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PostSubject: Mabon Incense   Thu 08 Jul 2010, 8:17 pm

As the Wheel of the Year turns with each season, you may wish to use different types and scents of incense for your ceremonies and rituals. While incense isn't mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood. To make your a blend of incense for Mabon, the autumn equinox, we'll be using scents that remind us of the fall season, and the second harvest of the year.

You can make incense with sticks and in cones, but the easiest kind uses loose ingredients, which are then burned on top of a charcoal disc or tossed into a fire. This recipe is for loose incense, but you can adapt it for stick or cone recipes if you wish.

As you mix and blend your incense, focus on the intent of your work. In this particular recipe, we’re creating an incense to use during Mabon. It’s a time to celebrate the season of balance and harmony, as well as the gratitude and thanksgiving of the harvest season.

You’ll need:

* 2 parts sandalwood
* 2 parts pine
* 1 part rosemary
* 1 part cinnamon
* 1 part dried apple
* 1 part dried oak leaf

Add your ingredients to your mixing bowl one at a time. Measure carefully, and if the leaves or blossoms need to be crushed, use your mortar and pestle to do so. As you blend the herbs together, state your intent. You may find it helpful to charge your incense with an incantation, such as:

Mabon, a season of dark and light,
balance of day turning to night.
Counting my blessings in all I have and do,
love and harmony, and gratitude too.
Mabon herbs, bring balance to me,
As I will, so it shall be.

Store your incense in a tightly sealed jar. Make sure you label it with its intent and name, as well as the date you created it. Use within three months, so that it remains charged and fresh.
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PostSubject: Re: Mabon Incense   Sat 10 Jul 2010, 1:33 am

Here is another Mabon Incense recipe that is just a wee bit different from the one above. Both are wonderful to use in your Mabon Rituals. Follow the same steps as above to create this incense.

MABON INCENSE

2 parts Frankincense
1 part Sandalwood
1 part cypress
1/2 part juniper
1 part pine
1/2 part oakmoss
1 part of a crushed oak leaf

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