The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 1990 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 184 pages
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Because of their power to elicit specific responses in the body and psyche, perfumes have, through the ages, occupied an important part in ritual. The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes shows how scents can become the very “essence of magic,” providing direct access to the emotional centers of the brain and memory.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
1
PERFUME MAGIC THE ESSENCE OF REALITY
3
ESSENCE AND QUINTESSENCE PERFUMERY AND ALCHEMY
11
INTRODUCTION TO THE MATERIALS OF PERFUMERY
15
THE LANGUAGE OF PERFUME
22
THE ESSENCE OF QABALA
31
1 KETHER AMBERGRIS
37
KEY 21 THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE SAFFRON
99
KEY 22 ADJUSTMENT GALBANUM MINT
101
KEY 24 DEATH BENZOIN OPOPONAX
104
KEY 25 TEMPERANCEART ALOE
106
KEY 26 THE DEVIL MUSK CIVET BAY
107
KEY 27 THE TOWER PEPPER
108
KEY 28 THE STAR GALBANUM BERGAMOT
109
KEY 29 THE MOON AMBERGRIS VIOLET
111

2 CHOKMAH MUSK
41
3 BINAH MYRRH CIVET
45
4 CHESED CEDAR
51
5 GEBURAH TOBACCO LEATHER
55
6 TIPHARETH OLIBANUM
59
7 NETZACH BENZOIN ROSE SANDALWOOD
63
8 HOD STORAX
69
9 YESOD JASMINE
73
10 MALKUTH PATCHOULI DITTANY OF CRETE
77
THE ESSENCE OF THE PATHS
79
KEY 11 THE FOOL GALBANUM
81
KEY 12 THE MAGICIAN MASTIC STORAX
83
KEY 13 THE HIGH PRIESTESS CAMPHOR ALOE
85
KEY 14 THE EMPRESS SANDALWOOD MYRTLE
87
KEY 15 THE EMPEROR BASIL
89
KEY 16 THE HIEROPHANT STORAX VANILLA
91
KEY 17 THE LOVERS WORMWOOD
92
KEY 18 THE CHARIOT ONYCHA LABDANUM
94
KEY 19 STRENGTHLUST OLIBANUM
96
KEY 20 THE HERMIT NARCISSUS
97
KEY 30 THE SUN OLIBANUM CINNAMON
112
KEY 31 JUDGEMENTTHE AEON OLIBANUM
114
KEY 32 THE UNIVERSE CYPRESS
115
PLANETARY PERFUMES AND THEIR GODFORMS
117
THE SUN APOLLO
125
THE MOON ARTEMIS
129
MERCURY HERMES
133
VENUS APHRODITE
137
MARS ARES
141
JUPITER ZEUS
145
SATURN HERA
149
URANUS URANUS
151
NEPTUNE POSEIDON
155
PLUTO HADES
157
SUPPLIERS
158
BIBLIOGRAPHY
164
APPENDIX
166
INGREDIENT INDEX
167
INDEX
169
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Biochemist, physicist, and herbalist, Richard Alan Miller is also the author of The Magical and Ritual Use of Aphrodisiacs and The Magical and Ritual Use of Herbs. Iona Miller is a practicing hypnotherapist and teacher of Jungian psychology. Their combined expertise offers original insight into the esoteric aspects of perfumery, while covering all the basic information on how to buy, blend, and use your own magical essences.

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