On Friday, I let my hair down (so to speak) and had a grand old time in my room grooving out to classic vocal trance, a bottle or two of wine, and a fuckton of incense. I ended up burning enough to make my room pretty dense with smoke, enough to set off a smoke detector, that’s for sure, but that was because I ended up adding more things to burn in the brazier. The end result was fantastic; in fact, I was pretty blissed out and hypersensitive to any number of things.
Because it was so awesome, and because I want to remember what I put in it and share the recipe for you, I give you XTC (Expetibilis Thymiana Cythereae) incense. The recipe for the incense was kinda complicated, and it ended up becoming something like a Venusian kyphi. I ended up blending the scents by burning them separately, some with sticks and some with loose powders, but here’s a good approximation of what a complete recipe would be:
- two parts rose
- one part musk
- one part gardenia
- one part patchouli
- one part jasmine
- one part lavender
- one part orris root
- one part sandalwood, splintered or powdered
- one part dragon’s blood resin, finely crushed
- one part benzoin
- one half part calamus
- one half part cinnamon bark, splintered or powdered
- a few drops kava kava extract
You could probably mix it all up and make pellets by soaking some figs or dark raisins in some rosé wine or champagne with a bit of honey, then blending it all with the above and burning on a charcoal.
Sounds good! I’ve been experimenting too, not with making my own incenses but making my own oils and tinctures. I’m planning to make the planetary spagyrics, and then maybe making a set of lamens (on your design) where the lamens are initially soaked in the tinctures of the planets. Anyway, keep up the crafty work!
This is a very good idea, and Agrippa even suggests something very much like this in his Fourth Book to make lamens with.
Also, I suppose another name for this could be MDMA Incense (Mel Dulcis Magnae Aphrodites). So many options, so little time~