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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.