Goddess Recipes, Incense, Oils, and
[From 'The Witches' Goddess by Janet & Stewart Farrar (C) 1987
and published by Phoenix Publishing Inc., Portal Way, P.O.
Box 10, Custer, Washington USA 98240. Presented here to help
encourage the continuance of The Craft and to encourage those
who find it of interest to acquire the books written by the
selfsame authors. Uploaded Into computer BBS circulation by
the MYSTERIA MAGICIA BBS of Des Moines, IA.]
MOON PRIESTESS PERFUME:
1 Drop Queen of the Night Oil
3 drops rose oil
1 drop lemon verbena oil
4 fl. oz (120cc) white spirit
Blend the three oils in a bottle. Add the white spirit, and shake all
vigorously. A cologne can be made by adding another 1 FL. oz (30cc)
of white spirit and 3 fl. oz (90cc) of distilled water.
MOON PRIEST COLOGNE:
1 fl.oz (30cc) lemon verbena or Lime oil
2 fl.oz (60cc) coriander oil
1/2 fl.oz. (15cc) camphor or myrrh oil
1/4 fl.oz. (7cc) white spirit
3 3/4 fl.oz. (105cc) distilled water
Blend the oils in a bottle, add the spirit and water and shake all
vigorously. Increasing the myrrh oils gives a darker perfume; increasing
the camphor, a lighter and more spicy one. All perfumes 'behave'
differently on different skins, so it is worth experimenting to find
your own balance.
EARTH MOTHER PERFUME:
Blend in equal parts, bottle and shake well.
Blue Lotus Oil
Blend equal parts, bottle and shake well.
SUN GODDESS PERFUME:
Lemon Verbena Oil
Blend equal parts, bottle and shake well.
OIL FOR THE DARK OF THE MOON:
2 fl.oz.(60cc) tincture of myrrh
1 fl.oz.(30cc) oil of cinnamon
1/4 fl.oz.(7cc) Queen of the Night Oil
1 fl.oz.(30cc) oil of rose
Blend, bottle and shake well.
OIL FOR THE RITES OF ISIS:
7 drops oil of rose
2 Drops oil of Camphor
2 drops tincture of myrrh
3 drops oil of blue hyacinth
Blends the oils of rose, camphor, and blue hyacinth during the
waxing moon. Bottle and keep till the Moon wanes. Add the Myrrh
This is an individual and personalized incense, for attunement
to your own Dark of the Moon.
1 oz (30gm) sandalwood chips
1 oz (30gm) Dried jasmine flowers or 6 drops jasmine oil
1/2 oz (15gm) dried rose petals
2 drops of your own menstrual blood
Blend and use for private meditation during the onset of your
1 oz (30gm) musk amberette
1/2 oz (15gm) dragon's blood (resin used in violin staining)
4 drops patchouli oil
4 drops civet oil
4 drops of blood from your own finger
Blend at the dark of the Mon, put in a jar and bury in the earth
for 6 weeks (a flower pot of peat in a cool cupboard will do).
ATHENE OIL & INCENSE:
The olive is sacred to Athene, so use pure olive oil as an
anointing oil in particular, rub between the palms of your hands
and anoint your feet, forehead and lips. For the Incense:
1 oz (30gm) cedar wood chips
1/2 oz (15gm) camphor
7 drops musk oil
Female sweat (as much as possible)
6 olives unstuffed and preferably black
Blend the first four ingredients well, at the full moon, and add
the olives. Put in a jar and leave for one month to mature. Then
remove the olives (Which will have imparted their essence to the
rest) and throw them away.
Stuffed olives, both black and green, are an obvious food for
a ritual of Athene, also stuffed vine leaves, a very Athenian dish.
If possible, of course, the wine should be Greek - especially
retsina, though that is an acquired taste.
PRE-RITUAL BATH SCENTS:
To cleanse and relax the body before a ritual, and to energize
the psychic centres. Fill small sachets of muslin cloth with equal
amounts of the following herbs:
Basil (for psychic energy)
Borage (to strengthen the inner self)
Lavender (to banish mental and emotional stress)
Centuary (a traditional witch herb)
Rue (a traditional bathing herb)
Put a sachet into your bath five minutes before you get in, to
give the aromatics time to work.
DIANA OF THE MOON INCENSE:
It is recommended that it be made in the hour and the day of the
Moon - i.e. the first or eighth hour after sunrise, or the third or
tenth hour after sunset, on a Monday.
Thoroughly mix equal amounts of the following:
add a few drops of wintergreen oil and moisten with a little clear
AINE of KNOCKAINE INCENSE:
1/2 oz (15gm) meadowsweet flowers and leaf (gathered when the
plant is in full bloom and dried)
1/2 oz (15gm) finely chopped pine needles
1/2 fl.oz. (15cc) lemon verbena oil
By the way, meadowsweet blossom also makes a delicious wine.