Category Archives: Sacred Scents

Sacred Scents – Addendum (I)

‘ Burning and offering incense was a means of communication between the earthly and divine spheres. Thus it would also serve as a link between the deceased king and the deities in whose company he was believed to travel across … Continue reading

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Ointment Making

I was telling you all in a previous post about the ointment I’d be making for the upcoming celebrations and thought to share a few pictures of the process. Quite pleased with how it came out, it passed the tests and … Continue reading

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Lise Manniche’s Books on ancient Egyptian herbs and sacred scents

 These two books - Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt (Lise Manniche and Werner Forman) and An Ancient Egyptian Herbal (Lise Manniche) have been a staple in my practice for years.  The Ancient Egyptians believed that scent has a divine origin, … Continue reading

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Reconstructing and Adapting Rituals

I’ve been asked a few times for advice on how to reconstruct ancient Egyptian rituals for various purposes. My answer has been the same, somewhere along the lines of ‘I’m not going to tell you do this or that, but … Continue reading

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Consecrating The Spear of Seth and experimenting with Bdellium

Yesterday I finally managed to consecrate The Spear for magical use. It’s Seth’s Spear. It’s a sacred instrument of the Art, quite different from the more commonly used ones such as wands, chalices or various blades.  It’s a physical rendering … Continue reading

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Sacred Scents: on the alchemy of scent in Heka and worshipping the Gods

I’ve touched this subject only briefly before and thought it’s high time to expand on it. Scent and perfume is of primary importance in the art of Heka and worshipping the Egyptian Deities. It is said the the Gods themselves … Continue reading

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