Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Parchment with incense portion shown above sold here. Larger graphic here.
The incense offering portion - Pitom HaKetoret - of the Torah will be written in Hebrew with my own hand using my own blend of magickal ink onto parchment pages within my new Book of Shadows. It will be written (using the one above as a guide) preceding the introduction of incense recipes into the BOS.
The Zohar Shemot, Vayakhel Pg 218b
It is a ruling of the Holy One, blessed be He, that whoever looks and reads the incense-offering portion … will not be damaged that whole day.
Rabbi Shimon said: If men only knew how exalted the section dealing [with] the incense-offering was in the eyes of the Holy One, blessed be He, they would take each single word and make it an ornament for their heads, like a crown of gold. And whoever, wishes to study it should examine it in every detail. And if he concentrates upon it every day, he will have a share both in this world and the world to come. Pestilence will disappear from him and from the world, and he will be delivered from all the [evil] judgments of this world, from evil powers, from the judgment of Gehinnom and from Judgment of the alien kingdom.