Saturday, November 22, 2008

Handcrafted Handrolled Divination Incense

כ"ה חשון תשס"ת
Phasma Priscus 27

"These handcrafted, hand rolled cones are made of Mugwort, Meadowsweet, Rose petals, Willow and Cedar, all enchanting, mysterious scents, renowned for their strong scrying powers. Pure oils have also been added to enhance the scent and strengthen the Divinatory properties of the incense."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Handmade Ogham Staves

ט'ו חשון תשס"ת
Phasma Priscus 15

Each of my new ogham staves is handmade by the artist from the wood of the tree that it represents (birch for birch, rowan on rowan etc.) and measures about 5 inches long. The wood comes from prunings gathered or collected from 43 acres of organically managed woodland in Kent. Ogham letters are pyrographed into the hand-sanded area of the stave.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Thirteen And One Propitious Times

י' חשון תשס"ת
Phasma Priscus 12

In addition to 4 traditional solar energies (sunrise, midday, sunset and midnight) used in magical practice, halachic times of practical kabbalah list 10 more daily "propitious times" for timing and powering spellwork. The thirteen and one propitious times (named in association with traditional kabbalistic "ritual time" for convenience and cross-referencing) can be calculated by zip code here and are:

alot hashachar (dawn)
earliest tallit & tefillin
netz hachamah (sunrise)

latest shema
zman tefillah
chatzot (midday)

minchah gedolah (earliest minchah)
minchah ketanah
plag haminchah

shekiah (sunset)
tzeit hakochavim (nightfall)
chatzot (midnight)
sha'ah zemanit (proportional hour)