Discover the Alchemy of Incense

Discover the Alchemy of Incense

Eye of Horus Ritual Incense Blend by Catamara Rosarium

Eye of Horus Incense and Oil

Rosarium Blends makes their own ritual incense blends, essential oil blends, and natural perfumes using the finest herbs, woods, resins and essential oils. All formulations are original recipes and the result of extensive historical research, practical experimentation and magical studies. Each incense is blended and charged during specific lunar phases, astrological transits, and correspondences. Thus formulated with intention to enhance the charm’s potency, enliven the senses, and increase the heightened awareness they are designed to awaken. This is traditional incense, which is burned on a charcoal tablet in a censer for group ritual or individual devotionals or meditation.

We were so impressed with some samples we received a couple of years ago, that we had Catamara create our signature incense blend for Eye of Horus, based on the mythic parts of our symbol, the Eye of Horus, the “moon” Eye.

Catamara Rosarium is the sole proprietor of Rosarium Blends. She is a Master Herbalist, Alchemist and Ritual Artist. But that’s just the short version.

Rosarium Blends founder, Catamara Rosarium

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Alchemical Ritual Incense Blends

These ritual incense blends use the finest herbs, woods, resins and essential oils. Each incense is blended and charged during the appropriate lunar phases and astrological correspondences to enhance the potency and heighten awareness. All of the blends are designed to metaphysically awaken to their purpose during use, to elevate and enliven the senses of the ritualist, and thus serve as a direct link to the inherent energies it embodies.

Alchemical Ritual Incense

Loose Incense Blends

Each blend comes in a re-usable glass storage jar to keep it fresh between uses.

These bottles contain more than just incense, each batch is carefully hand-blended to achieve magical results. When you open the bottle you discover a mingling of scents which is truly alchemical. It smells good enough to be used as potpouri right out of the bottle, but that is only the first glimpse of what is hidden inside these herbal mixtures. Layers of alchemical meaning has gone into each handmade batch. Add your True Will and sprinkle over lit incense charcoal to create meaningful and transformative rituals.

All of these blends are creations of a Master Herbalist, Alchemist and Ritual Artist, Catamara Rosarium.  Her experience and knowledge working with herbs is extensive, refined through much experimentation, and motivated by her desire and attraction to herbs and scents and how they impact the senses. Some have few ingredients, and some many.  There are several to choose from, including our own custom incense blend:

How to Burn Loose Incense

Brass Resin / Loose Incense Burner

Brass Censer / Burner

This incense is not self-lighting. You will need to use an incense charcoal disk in a ceramic or soapstone bowl with a base of sand.  You can also use a brass censer like this one.  You can put the lit charcoal on the screen (flipped over to form a screen bowl rather than dome) OR remove the screen and put a base of sand in the bottom. Take a charcoal disk and light until glowing (an old pair of tweezers is good to hold the charcoal while you light it) Once glowing, set the  lit charcoal on top of the sand or screen.  Take a pinch of the incense blend and sprinkle directly on the charcoal. (We recommend Three Kings charcoal – it is more reliable and easier to light than other brands)

Burning herbal or resin incense in this manner is extremely smokey. So make sure there is adequate ventilation (and you are far enough away from a smoke alarm) before burning.  Some incenses are best burned outdoors.

In addition to our alchemical ritual incense blends, be sure to check out all of our other traditional resin and herbal incenses.

If you are interested in creating your own incense blends, we carry a couple of books on the subject:

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham
Do you know which incense to burn? Is it possible to add scented oils together to get a more powerful oil? And how do you make your own, appropriately-scented tools?

Incense – Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents by Carl F Neal
Making your own incense with natural ingredients is a powerful way to connect with earth energies-and it’s much healthier to burn indoors than the chemical-laden commercial variety. Incense is your complete guide to making your own homemade blends.

T. Thorn Coyle coming to Eye of Horus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

T. Thorn Coyle coming to Mpls.

T. Thorn Coyle coming to Mpls.

Author’s Talk Explores the Great Work of Ancient Alchemists

September 8, 2009, Minneapolis, MN – Author T. Thorn Coyle will discuss Wholistic Magic(k) and Kissing the Limitless at Eye of Horus Bookstore

EVENT: Lecture and Book Signing
DATE: Friday October 23
TIME: 7 – 9 pm
COST: Free
VENUE: Eye of Horus Metaphysical Store, Labyrinth & Gallery
2717 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
612.872.1292
http://www.EyeofHorus.biz/

About Kissing the Limitless
By practicing the Great Work of the ancient alchemists and magicians, readers are guided into self-possession–constant communication with their divine selves– and connection with the Limitless Divine.  Set up as a detailed training course using contemporary techniques that echo those hinted at in antique sources of wisdom, it includes tools for soul balancing, energy cycling, shadow and dream work, tarot and meditation. Readers will learn to open up “life power” and access breath, will, and desire–the key components of effective magic–to, quite literally, reshape the world.

Kissing the Limitless by T. Thorn Coyle

Kissing the Limitless by T. Thorn Coyle

“Kissing the Limitless” is a manual for self-liberation through magic, providing a complete system of spiritual practice to help serious seekers tap the unlimited possibility of their own divine natures. The goal of the book is to help guide you through the stages of personal consciousness that will then enable you to step into inclusive consciousness — a consciousness that encompasses the personal, political, environmental, social, mental, and transpersonal. It is this inclusive consciousness that enables us to reach the Limitless Divine.

About the Author
T. Thorn Coyle is an internationally respected teacher and author. A spiritual seeker her whole life, she has studied the craft of magic for more than twenty-five years. Mystic, spiritual director, musician, dancer, activist, and author of Kissing the Limitless, she makes her home near the San Francisco Bay.

“A magically refreshing breath of air! Thorn Coyle is a true modern adept who has mastered her subjects, her craft, and most importantly, herself.” —Lon Milo Duquette

About Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus is the Metaphysical Store, Mythic Art Gallery and Labyrinth nested between the Wedge and Uptown areas of South Minneapolis. The store provides books, music, tools and services to support creativity, spiritual awakening (or deepening) and centered living. At the Eye, all paths are welcome.

At Eye of Horus, we believe Myth and Ritual are transformative, not outdated, and that spirituality can be expressed both in action and contemplation. Our labyrinth and gallery exemplify our active approach in providing a space where individuals and the community come together through events, workshops, and discussions which enhance their practice and inform their journey.

Contacts:

Jane Hansen, Creative Director
Eye of Horus, Inc.
2717 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
https://www.eyeofhorus.biz/
jane @ eyeofhorus.biz
612-872-1292