I put together a loose incense for my New Moon work for daughter. It’s purpose was to break this foulness that seems to have attached itself to her in the forms of depression (yes she is being clinically treated).
How do I compose these ingredients? Why do I choose this over that? Most times I like to limit my ingredients to less than 5. There is no reason to dump the entire kitchen sink into the recipe, however, as you will see, yeah, I’m not fucking around.
First, determine the action you want and what is working against you. We felt there was some sort of nebulous, dark energy attachment that needed to be strongly dealt with.
Second, mentally think out the personal dynamic and what you feel about the materials you have chosen. This is where intuition plays a part; the more you work with the materials you use (in my case organic herbs, spices, resins and plants), the more comfortable and “right” you will feel about your choices. For example, my choice of a Willow bark and St. Johns Wort was specific to this situation.
Thirdly, how will you use it. This compound was to be tossed on a fire of pine and birch (both protective trees) so it didn’t need to be bound into a cone form. I wanted something composed of burnable materials like roots and flowers, as well as resins which smoked.
Root and Floral elements:
Galangal Root (Low John) – energy, strength, courage, hex breaking, burn to remove ill spells and break curses.
Burdock Root – protection, healing, wards off negativity, holds sacred space.
St. Johns Wort – Banishes, protects against black witchcraft, burn to banish demons and spirits. Linked to helping depression medically.
Willow Bark – Guards against negativity, brings in the spirit of the moon, ending pain. I use a willow wand in my work and felt this would benefit our mother-daughter connection.
Myrrh – consecration, healing, enhances any magickal working.
Frankincense – enables the divine to manifest. Consecration, protection, purification.
Copal – love and purification, sets sacred space, allows guides and guidance to happen.
Dragons Blood – strong banishing powers, use with any spell to increase potency.
Cloves – banishing, protection against evil forces,
Cumin – burn with Frankincense to increase Frankincense’s ability.
Black Pepper – burn to dispel bad vibrations, being a spice is linked to increasing energy of a working and to casting off.