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de sopa de mirra 1 colher de sopa de juniperos 1 colher de sopa de sangue de drago 1 colher de sopa de raiz de Iris Germanica (Roxa) 2 colher de sopa de mel 1 colher de sopa de canela 2 colheres de sopa de cardamom

Soak the raisins in the red wine overnight. Using a mortar and pestle, individually grind the sandalwood, juniper berries, o rris root, and cinnamon. In a large wooden or ceramic bowl, mix the dry ingredie nts together. Using a mortar and pestle, individually pulverize the frankincense, benzoin, myr rh, and dragon s blood into small granules. Add the resins and gums to the powder mixture. Drain the red wine from the raisins and mash the raisins with the mortar and pes tle. Add the raisins and honey to the dough. Knead thoroughly with your hands, t hen form the dough into pea-sized balls. Spread the balls out on wax paper and s tore them indoors away from direct sunlight and moisture. Turn the balls daily f or one to two weeks, depending on the climate. Once they are dry, store your Kyp hi balls in a sealed plastic bag or glass jar. Smolder the incense balls one or two at a time over charcoal. Adapted from Incense, Rituals, Mystery, and Lore, by Gina Hyams (Chronicle Books , 2004).

-----Mix/grind together: .8 oz granular frankincense resin .4 oz granular benzoin .4 oz granular gum arabic .4 oz granular myrrh .4 oz powdered sweet cinnamon .2 oz cedar .2 oz powdered galangal .2 oz powdered calamus root .2 oz ground juniper berries .2 oz orris root

Store these ingredients together in an airtight container for at least 1 week. After 1 week, add: 3 drops Ylang-Ylang oil .4oz of organic red wine, a medium sized handful of raisins

agave nectar as needed You might want to take this time to send positive energy or dedicatory prayers i nto the blend. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry with your hands. Tear and smash and mix the raisins in very well. Add agave nectar as needed until the bl end is the appropriate texture. The blend should stick together and form reas onably well, but not be as wet and shapeable as clay. When the texture and blen d is correct you should be able to roll homogenous pieces into balls about a dim e in diameter. You should not have giant clumps of raisin or sticky patches of agave, but a very even mixture. Store this blend together in an airtight container again for at least 1 week. After this time, I recommend keeping your Kyphi airtight and refrigerated. If y ou don t refrigerate it, it will grow mold within 6 months. Alternately, you can attempt to dry it and powder it. Some people have had success with oven baking Kyphi pills but I don t see the point in that. Kyphi is so great that you ll use it up before it goes bad anyway! If you re wondering where to get all the ingredients, I recommend Mountain Rose He rbs. They offer organic and ethically wild-harvested herbs, and they are a trus tworthy environmentally minded organization. As you ll notice, aside from being e xtremely time consuming, buying all the ingredients for your own Kyphi can be ex orbitantly expensive for just one small batch. Luckily, the herbs used in Kyphi are very useful for all kinds of other blends too! Enjoy! ----------The dry ingredients: - 3 parts frankincense resin - 2 parts myrrh resin - 2 parts gum arabic - 1 part dragons blood resin - 1/2 part copal resin - 1/2 part galangal root - 1/2 part cinnamon - 1/2 part cedar wood - 1/2 part orris root The wet ingredients: - 1 part juniper berries (I had half berries and half fronds) - 3 cups of raisins - 1 cup of chopped dates - 1/2 cup of honey - 1/4 cup of red wine - couple drops of lotus oil Note: some recipes, but not all, also called for sandalwood and storax. Each of these bowls of ingredients were mixed well and kept in an air tight cont ainer for two weeks, stirring occassionally. The fruits sucked up all the liqui d, becoming plump and easy to smash. When I finally blended the two together, i t smelled heavenly! It made a sticky dark paste which I rolled into small balls about 1" in diameter. Some recipes called for this size, pea sized, or even sm all cone shapes. These were then rolled in powdered benzoin and left to airdry on wax paper for nearly two more weeks. Then it was time to wrap them individua lly in cheesecloth and store them in a large airtight container. Apparently, th e longer these cure, the better they burn and smell. Just make sure that they a re not mistaken for delectible snacks and eaten!

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Plan on spending days with the mortaring process. The mortar-by-hand process, th ough exhausting, is important for energetic transfer. Starting at your favourabl e hour in a dedicated space. Express reverence & thankfulness to the Gods as you mortar. You may also draw down the moon, the sun etc...in short, make this reci pe yours. 1/4 part Copal resin 1/4 part Calamus 1/4 part Orris root 1/4 part Galangal 1/4 part Cinnamon (zeylonika) 1/4 part Makko 1/4 part Opopanax 1/2 part Benzoin resin 1/2 part Lemongrass 1/2 part Juniper berries 1 part Frankincense resin 1 part Myrrh resin 1 pt. Indian Sandalwood(certified) As you can see, I have affixed my own concepts to the recipe. While you are busy mortaring, you can macerate the Juniper Berries referred to above, with 3 parts of golden, organic imported raisins and some Egyptian white wine (high quality) . It really is imperative to activate the authentic ethnic energies whenever pos sible...so, I always make a great attempt to find, locate and buy everything fro m Egypt & her cousins. Cover the berries and raisins with the wine and let them bathe in it for days (adding more wine ad continuum as they plump up). While thi s is happening, locate the very best, organic Egyptian honey and buy it. As bees are supreme herbalists, imagine them going from flower-to-flower over there in the land of the pyramids...and making honey from flowers that grew from the anci ent sands & mummy-dust .Tis the same philosophy for everything procured for Kyph i. When all above has been mortared to a fine powder & you have justly recovered, h eat the Juniper Berries & raisins in a *NON-METAL saucepan...I use a set of Le C reuset pans for this endeavor....they are heavy, enamel-lined and they retain he at very well. They are also beautiful! Heat to simmer...then turn off & cover... .if there is any wine left over from the Le Creuset- simmer, drink it! Then, mortar the raisins & Juniper Berries & marry them with 1 part honey (this should be in a big enamel or wooden container with a lid) as you will be adding everything you mortared into the container. Metal affects things adversely, so, don't ruin your good work by using it here. Now then.... For adding the above 13 ingredients: It is important to be clear & unadultered with no outside influences such as ele ctronics, phones, people barking beasts, distracting thoughts etc.. On the other hand, activate your Kyphi with the effects of those you love, admire and revere , you can have photographs, music, audio, colours, personal effects, cremains, e ssentially anything powerful, in the audience of your production. You can even a dd the dust of your beautiful lover, or the tail-hair of a marvelous stallion, i f so inclined. Add the ingredients instinctually. Follow your gut. If you electe d to morph the recipe into your own, celebrate accordingly. Pray, recite, sing,

incant, conjure. Add the ingredients & mix with a wooden spoon....again, I use an enamel-lined Le Creuset stock-pot for this. I also use enamel-lined creative license here, big time... I love Cardomom, it's camphory parfum really does it for me...& so, I de-husk it , mortar it and throw caution to the wind by adding quite alot of it. More mort ared Cinnamon, more Calamus & any essential oils I might feel the need for, like Neroli- they go in. In the past events I have added, 13 drops of Cypress, Cedar , Elemi, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Melissa etc...In short, whatever your essential oil totemics & herbs are, this is a fine place to add them. By this time, you'll have body-builder forearms. You can assess your mixture & a dd what you like, more Opopanax??? More Juniper??? It is your call. The texture should be like choc. chip cookie dough. Things will blend as you let it sit cove red, overnight...re-assess with a woodenspoon in the morning as the sun rises, a s you draw the sun, roll into small balls and lay to age on butcher paper...you can coat with Benzoin powder or not...whatever the case, turn the balls daily fo r a month...the longer they age, the better they are. Sample your first Kyphi on a favourable day, a party should be had...I use self-lighting charcoals from Mt . Rose Herbs & fire 3 of them up in a cast iron censor, placing 2 balls of Kyphi atop, prepare to be taken to an obscure temple of the mind, where sight & sound reverse & mystery becomes familiar....there is nothing quite like the beautiful purification that Kyphi compels. I store my Kyphi in the alabaster jar shown at the top of this page...my plan is to be cremated & rolled into my own highly personal Kyphi when the final curtai n drops....

------------The formula included: - 0,575 litre of carob sugar (Ceratonia siliqua) - 1010 grams of dry frankincense - 600 grams of styrax - 25 grammes de aromatic calamus (Acorus calamus L.)* - 10 grams of lentisque (mastic) resin - 15 grams of violet grains - 0,5 litre of mixed wine and water From all the forms of ancient Egyptian methods of aromatizing (fumigation, incen se burning, pomade and fragranced oils) only one seems consistent with what we c onsider perfume today: aromatic perfume-oils. Vegetable oils were used as a carr ier oil for the essences and two were favoured above all others by the ancient p erfumers: balanos and ben. The reason was their naturally neutral odour which wo uld minimally interfere with the final fragrance and the fact that they would ke ep fragrance longest. Balanos oil comes from the fruit of the Balanites aegyptia ca tree although nowadays no oil is commercially produced from it. Ben oil also circulated under the names moringa, behen, baq or horseradish tree oil (Moringa pterygosperma or M. aptera.) and was used in various therapeutic purposes as wel

l. The flacon containing perfume was as impotant then as it is now. Alabaster, acco rding to Pliny, was the finest material for the safe-keeping of scent due to its non porous nature. Egyptian alabaster is a very fine grained variety of re-crys tallized Eocene limestone (calcite,CaCO3) whereas in modern usage alabaster is a fine-grained, massive variety of gypsum (hydrated calcium sulfate, CaSO4.2H2O). Varied perfume flacons have been excavated in large numbers. One of the most rom antic excavations has been the Ulu Barun (at the Turkish coastline), a big galle y loaded with fragant materials which dates to the time of Nefertiti. Chronologi zing it was possible thanks to the fortunate discovery of a gold signet ring wit h Nefertiti's cartouche on it, which suggests a royal commission. Along with the fragrant materials, bars of blue glass were unintentionally designated to the d epths. One could dreamingly hypothesize that the amazingly similar to modern aro matherapists' vials colour of the glass could be intended for perfume bottles, h owever no such evidence exists. *It's interesting to note that although calamus is also referenced in the Bible (Exodus 30,23) as entering the composition of a sacred perfume for God made by M oses, it must be some other fragrant plant, as Moses was in the middle of the de sert. If you have an interest in ancient Egypt and the perfumes adorning its lifestyle , I highly recommend Lise Manniche's Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy an d Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt, Cornell University Press, 1999 which contains actu al ancient perfume recipes.