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Abramelin Oil is a ceremonial magickal oil first described in a medieval grimoire called The Book of Abramelin written by Abraham the Jew and based on the Jewish Holy anointing oil of the Tanakh, found in the Book of Exodus.
Abramelin Oil is probably the ultimate consecration oil for occultists and ritual magicians and can be used to bless working tools, charms, spells and people as part of initiation or ascendancy rituals.
There seems to be confusion about the actual recipe itself though. Both proportions and ingredients have been muddled in translation from German to English, specifically the use of galangal or calamus. Both S. L Mathers and Aleister Crowley recommend galangal, particularly because it represents for them, ‘both Kether and Malkuth, the First and the Last, the One and the Many.’
The original recipe suggests using raw ingredients as part of a maceration, but Crowley advocated the use of essential oils. Our version uses both, in a subtle blend that is suitable for application to the skin (please see our standard recommendation about testing for allergy before use) as well as charms, spells and magickal items. We also like to leave raw ingredients in our bottles, as we have found that this adds to the magickal charge of our preparations. We also double consecrate all our oils, using previous batches to make the next one, for the same reason.
This has been working rather well for me so try it out yourself. Take a jar and fill it with coins, some basil and cinnamon and magic money oil. Seal it with gold or silver ribbon. Stand in a window so that it can be energised by the sun and moon, and give it a shake each day.
Black, in Egypt, was the colour of night, death, and the underworld, but could also symbolise resurrection, life and fertility.
White is the colour of cleanliness, associated with sacredness and ritual purity. White is also sacred to the virgin Moon.
Red is the colour of blood and fire, and symbolises life and the forces of chaos. Red candles are burnt for love and and vitality.
Orange is the colour of love and happiness and orange candles are burnt to represent change of plans, and prophetic dreams.
Yellow is the colour of the sun, and symbolises eternity, life and truth. Yellow candles are burnt for devotion and cheerfulness.
Green was the Egyptian colour of growth and of life itself. In both European and Chinese tradition, green also represents the spirit and the fertility of nature, while to the Ancient Greeks it was the colour of love.
Blue represents both the heavens and the waters, life and rebirth, and heavenly power. It also symbolizes peace and truth.
Purple has always been associated with royalty and spiritual authority, hence purple candles are burnt for mastery and ambition.
You can anoint candles in two ways. Either rub the Candle Anointing Oil upwards and downwards onto the candle, from the centre out for sending magick or from the top and bottom towards the centre for receiving magick. Either way you should focus on the intent and expectation of the spell whilst annointing your candle, keeping a picture in mind or chanting words that sum up the intent or dedicate that candle to the spell or a particular deity. This not only sets your candle out as something special you are going to use in your magick but also creates the scene and starts your magick working from the word go.
Hold a silver spoon in the flame of a black candle until it turns black.Carefully scrape this black soot into a small amount of water. Repeat this a number of times until the water is black. For best results add a few drops of Raven’s Feather Ink. Think about the most negative thing in your life, something you wish to change or loose and choose a picture or word that best sums that up. Write that picture or word on piece of Spell Paper and carefully burn it in the flame of the back candle. It is always best to never re-use the same spell and componants, unless it is a repetition spell. This way your magic becomes special, has more meaning and is more effective.
Made to an old Hoodoo recipe, Van Van Oil is excellent for ridding negative energy, adding psychic and occult protection and changing bad luck to good.
Chinese wash is made by adding Van van Oil to a detergent mix with the secret ingrediant of broom straws. Since our Van Van Oil not only already includes broom but comes with a fresh sprig, then it is ready to make your very own version. Simply add to washing up liquid or any cleanser, dilute with water and away you go:
Chinese Wash is used in rites of protection; in spiritual house-cleansings; to clean away messes left by enemy root workers; to open the way for new beginnings; and to purify the home in the interests of maintaining marital fidelity and a peaceful home, keeping rooms rented, or attracting customers to a bawdy-house or private gambling den.’
Wash the house from the top floor to the bottom floor, and from the back of each floor to the front, ending at last at the front doorstep. To dispose of the left-over wash water, throw it out the front door or into the front yard, toward the East, if possible.
African folk magical tradition suggests that when you have finished cleansing your space you should throw the broom straws out into the yard.
After cleaning the premises outward with Chinese Wash, it is also customary to wash the path and front door entryway inward with a small amount of water in which you have stirred some herb-based hoodoo oils for various luck-drawing conditions, such as Attraction, Magic Money Drawing, Fast Luck or a home-made mixture such as cinnamon for wealth or sugar for sweet things.