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#1 Michele

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:30 AM

This is an incense I use a lot at this time of year. It is great in ritual for calling the dead and helping a trance-state. I also burn it in the house - even if I'm just doing mundane things - to let the dead know I am thinking of them. It is good burned in the garden at night, sitting quietly and waiting for impulse and inspiration. Mugwort, Mullien and Damiana with cypress oil used as a "binding" agent to hold the lot together. Has a wonderful earthy-gravish smell and doesn't have so many ingredients that it costs a paycheck to get them.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 04:34 AM

This made me think of the incense that I see all the time at the Chinese grocery that they have in the area that's especially for funerary and ancestor alters. I say this, because some of your ingredients kinda reminded me of the smell it has. I'm going to have to see what it's made of. Also, I love your recipe, and I think I already have all of it over in herb box^_^

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 07:40 AM

This is an incense I use a lot at this time of year. It is great in ritual for calling the dead and helping a trance-state. I also burn it in the house - even if I'm just doing mundane things - to let the dead know I am thinking of them. It is good burned in the garden at night, sitting quietly and waiting for impulse and inspiration. Mugwort, Mullien and Damiana with cypress oil used as a "binding" agent to hold the lot together. Has a wonderful earthy-gravish smell and doesn't have so many ingredients that it costs a paycheck to get them.

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Thank you Michele, its amazing how wotever I need always finds me! Lost my mother yesterday after a debilitating 25 year illness! Thank you so much.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 08:12 AM

Oh Marshy, I don't know you well but I am sending you a great big cyber (HUG). I am sorry for your loss.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:32 PM

Marshy here is a massive massive hug and kiss :hugs:

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:57 PM

Oh, Marshy. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope it was a peaceful passing and that she has now found relief.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:17 PM

Oh wow Marshy - that's hard... I don't have words that would help with the loss or missing her. Our dead are never really gone, but knowing that really doesn't help with the fresh wound and missing the physical person. I am so sorry.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:56 PM

Thank you Michele, its amazing how wotever I need always finds me! Lost my mother yesterday after a debilitating 25 year illness! Thank you so much.


So, sorry, Dear.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:26 PM

So, sorry, Dear.

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Thank you J, in many respects it is a blessing, I have been tryin to work for a peaceful pasage for her for a while now, at least she went with dignity in the end!

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:26 PM

Oh wow Marshy - that's hard... I don't have words that would help with the loss or missing her. Our dead are never really gone, but knowing that really doesn't help with the fresh wound and missing the physical person. I am so sorry.

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Thank you M

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:29 PM

Thanks everyone the end was the best possible under the circumstances and was pain free and dignified. She will suffer no more.
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:50 PM

Very sorry for your loss Marshy. Especially this time of year.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:54 PM

Sorry to hear bout your loss.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:55 PM

Am so sorry Marshy. Sending lots of hugs your way.
She will be able to watch over you now...

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 03:04 PM

I am very sorry for your loss, Marshy, yet relieved that it was under the circumstatnces you described. You are in my thoughts.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 08:24 PM

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Thank you Michele, its amazing how wotever I need always finds me! Lost my mother yesterday after a debilitating 25 year illness! Thank you so much.

Oh Marshy, my heart goes out to you at this time. Isn't it wonderful, how this informative post of M's just hit the right spot of comfort for you, and give you that connectedness to your mother still. Simply amazing.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 09:53 PM

Interesting Michele, thank you.

Sorry for your loss Marshy.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 02:09 AM

This is an incense I use a lot at this time of year. It is great in ritual for calling the dead and helping a trance-state. I also burn it in the house - even if I'm just doing mundane things - to let the dead know I am thinking of them. It is good burned in the garden at night, sitting quietly and waiting for impulse and inspiration. Mugwort, Mullien and Damiana with cypress oil used as a "binding" agent to hold the lot together. Has a wonderful earthy-gravish smell and doesn't have so many ingredients that it costs a paycheck to get them.

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Michele,

Damiana is not a herb that I am familiar with. Is it hard to come by? I know it isn't available in any of my local shops, unless it goes by another name. Also, I have never had much luck making incense, so I usually just purchase it. Since the combination you speak of is not commercially available, though, I may give it another try.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 08:35 AM

Oh Marshy, my heart goes out to you at this time. Isn't it wonderful, how this informative post of M's just hit the right spot of comfort for you, and give you that connectedness to your mother still. Simply amazing.

Regards,
Gypsy

I have given this advice to people many times and not sure they understood, maybe they evn thought I was fobbin tthem off. My mentor told me years ago to open my true self and when I was ready what I was seekin would find me! Maybe in this real life situation it will help people relate to the advice more, non of us know all the answers and the path we tread is not easy but you MUST have Patience nothing worth havin is easy I am afraid.

Thanks for all the good wishes
Marshy

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 10:18 AM

Oh Marshy, my heart goes out to you at this time. Isn't it wonderful, how this informative post of M's just hit the right spot of comfort for you, and give you that connectedness to your mother still. Simply amazing.

Regards,
Gypsy

I have given this advice to people many times and not sure they understood, maybe they evn thought I was fobbin tthem off. My mentor told me years ago to open my true self and when I was ready what I was seekin would find me! Maybe in this real life situation it will help people relate to the advice more, non of us know all the answers and the path we tread is not easy but you MUST have Patience nothing worth havin is easy I am afraid.

Thanks for all the good wishes
Marshy

sorry for your loss marshy.... i lost my nan this time last year, its always a tough time to lose someone