Occasionally during the course of researching something, I trip over something else that makes me say "Huh? Who decided that this was right?!"
Tonight, I was going though herbology formula books looking for an incense to use with geomancy workings (discovered a couple of possible ideas; open to suggestions). One of the books I was going though was Ancient Wisdom: Master Grimoire (herbs, oils and incenses: their magical uses and formulas) by Pat Kirven Sawyer. It is a fairly good book if you are into making oils and incenses, stuff like that.
But I did stumble across a recipe that made me question the authority of some of the sources used in the book.
Behold the recipe for Golden Dawn Incense (also listed as Tiphareth Incense)
Dittany of Crete (Mint)
Balm of Peru
It does not sound too bad. Except that the description for its use said that it is for invoking evil spirits (for the casting of hexes and curses), and that the incense draws its power from the dark side fo the Tree of Life.
Huh? Says who?
I have yet to make a batch (I am sorry, but the description has me curious and don't act like you are surprised that I am willing to experiment with it); but looking over the recipe, I do not see anything that makes me think that it is a dangerous (evil) recipe. So am I wrong? Or is it the source?
Cue organ music: I guess we will have to experiment and see, won't we? Bwahahaha!