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Legends of Incense Herb and Oil Magic by Lewis de Claremont

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:43 pm

Released May 14th-15th, 2016

Legends of Incense, Herb, and Oil Magic by Lewis de Claremont, first published in 1936, now, on the 80th anniversary of its publication, restored and re-released to the public as part of the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Library of Occult Classics.

Legends of Incense, Herb, and Oil Magic by Lewis de Claremont, ed. cat yronwode



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LEGENDS OF INCENSE, HERB, AND OIL MAGIC: Esoteric Students' Handbook of Legendary Formulas and Facts

Author of

Secrets of Attraction
The Ten Lost Books of the Prophets
The Master's Course of Lessons in Hypnotism
The Ancient’s Book of Magic; The Ancient’s Book of Formulas
The Seven Keys to Power; The Seven Steps to Power
Legends of Incense, Herb, and Oil Magic
How to Get Your Winning Number
The Home Herb Doctor

Inventor of Hypnopoule

Illustrated by
S. Quinlan

Restored, Revised, and Edited by
Catherine Yronwode


General Principles 7
Magic As a Definite Religion 8
Magical Secrets of Compounds 8

Occult and Psychic Anointing 11
Understanding the Trinities 12
How to Anoint 15
How to Dress a Candle 16
Oils Used in Magic 18

Altar Oil 20
Angel Oil 20
Attraction Oil 21
Bat's Blood Brand Oil 21
Bible Bouquet Oil 22
Black Art Oil 23
Buddha Oil 23
Chinese Oil 23
Cleopatra Oil 23
Commanding Oil 24
Compelling Oil 24
Concentration Oil 25
Dove's Blood Brand Oil 25
Exodus Oil 25
Five Circle Oil 26
High Conquering Oil 26
Hindu Grass Oil 27
Indian Guide Oil 27
King Solomon Oil 28
Kyphi Oil 28
Lovers Oil 30
Magnet Oil 30
Mecca Oil 31
Planet and Planetary Oils 31
Power Oil 31
Rose of Crucifixion Oil 32
Spirit Oil 32
Success Oil 33
Temple Oil 33
Ten Commandments Oil 33

Reasons for Using Incense 35
Incense in Divine Worship 35
Incense Used in Magic 37
How to Make Liquid Incense Oil 38
Formulas for Making Incense 38

Abtina Incense 40
Attraction Incense 40
Black Incense 40
Ceremonial Incense 40
Cleopatra Incense 41
Commanding Incense 41
Compelling Incense 41
Lovers Incense 41
Lucky Planet Incense 42
Magnet Incense 42
Mystic Rites Incense 43
Oriental Incense 43
Power Incense 43
Psychic Vision Incense 43
Spirit Guide Incense 44
Success Incense 44
Temple Incense 44

Sachet Powders 46
How to Make Sachet Powders 46

Baume Tranquille 47
Modern Baume Tranquille 47
Bush, Herb, and Condition Baths 47
White Lavender 47
Red Lavender 47
Chinese Wash 48
Seven Holy Spirit Baths 48

The Doctrine of Signatures 50
The Tree of Life 50
Herbs of the Classical Gods 51
Poisonsous Botanicals 51
Flowers and Herbs of the Virgin 52
Flowers of the Nativity 53
Herbs of the Crucifixion 55

Adam and Eve Root 58
Alkanet Tree 58
Belladonna 58
Bethel Nut 59
Buckeye 59
Cactus 59
Clover 59
Devil's Shoestring 59
Dragon's Blood 59
Elder 59
Fern 60
Five Finger Grass 62
Frankincense 62
Fungi 62
Good Luck Herbs Mixture 63
Grains of Paradise 63
Graveyard Dust 64
Hawthorn 64
Hellebore 64
Henbane 65
Holy Herb (Yerba Santa) 65
Jack-in-the-Pulpit 65
John the Conqueror. High 65
John the Conqueror, Low 65
John the Conqueror, Southern 65
Juniper 66
Kalmia 66
Life Everlasting 66
Lodestone 66
Loving Herbs Mixture 66
Lucky Hand Root 66
Marjoram 66
Master of the Woods 66
Milkwort 66
Mistletoe 67
Myrrh 67
Myrtle 68
Oriental Gum Resin 68
Periwinkle 68
Poke 68
Queen Elizabeth Root 68
Queen's Root 68
Rattlesnake Master 68
Rosemary 69
Rue 69
Sacred Bark 69
Saint Johns Wort 69
Sandalwood 69
Sang Root 69
Sea Spirit 69
Smellage Root 69
Star Fish 70
Sumbul Root 70
Tonka Beans 70
Waahoo Bark 70
Walnut 70
Wormwood 70

Love Powders 72
Classical Love Philtres 72
Classical Aphrodisiacs 73
African Love Beliefs 73
Hindu Love Beliefs 73
Persian Love Beliefs 74
Asian Love Beliefs 74
European Love Beliefs 74
American Love Beliefs 75
Midsummer Herbs for Love 75
Curious Water of Myrtle Flowers 75 Angel Water 76
The Spring Nosegay 76
Hippomanes for Lust 76
Dill for Love 77
Coriander, Violet Valerian 77
Sea Holly (Eryngoes) 77
Making the True Love Powder 77
Ambergris as an Aphrodisiac 78
Amulets for Love 78
To Continue Love Once Obtained 79
To Reduce Love 79
Turtle Dove Powder 80
Water of Magnaminity 80
Famous Love Poisons 81
Truffles for Seduction 81
Mandrake for Lust 82
Knapweed for the Future Husband 82
Basil and Women 83
Dragon’s Blood for a Lost Lover 83
Heliotrope for Fidelity 83
Lemon Peels for Truth in Love 83
Wecker’s Secrets 84
Cubebs, Opium, and Spices 84
The Notary Art of Solomon 85
Alcohol and Sugar for Lust 86
Herbs for Quenching Love 86
Water of Chastity 86
Wax Effigy Doll for Love Revenge 87
Untying and Tying the Knot 87
Three Impossible Tasks of Love 88

Making Metallic Talismans 89
Table of Affinities 90
Talismanic Secrets 90
Seals from the 6th Book of Moses 91
Seals from the 7th Book of Moses 92
How Talismans Are Used 94


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Re: Legends of Incense Herb and Oil Magic by Lewis de Claremont

Unread post by coastwitch » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:09 am

I am just catching up on posts here and I saw that you have this in the announcements of new products. I own a copy of an older edition dated 1966, which I bought in a metaphysical store in the 1990s, and it is really messed up as far as the printing goes. I will absolutely be picking up a copy of the new version. For one thing, the cover now makes sense to me -- it was just a blur before -- and second, when I compared your new table of contents against the one in my old copy, I can see what you have done. It looks like nothing has been deleted, but the order of the entries is more logical now in the chapters. This is exciting. I hope that younger and newbie practitioners will realize how important this book has been to us "old-timers." Good luck with this one.


This looks like a great book.

Unread post by gagasnake » Tue May 03, 2016 10:38 pm

I have pre-ordered this book. Thanks for allowing that, as I am in the UK and cannot attend the annual Festival.

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Re: Legends of Incense Herb and Oil Magic by Lewis de Claremont

Unread post by Miss Aida » Wed May 04, 2016 7:19 pm

Definitely buying this book for sure!


Legends of Incense, Herb, and Oil Magic by Lewis de Claremon

Unread post by BrookeJackson » Tue May 24, 2016 10:34 pm

I got my copy of this book in the mail. It was just like I remembered it, only better! I bought it in Chicago in the 1990s, and it had a red cover then and the text was bright blue. I loaned it out and it was not returned. :-(

The art is much clearer now, and the older illustrations (which are from the first edition, if I understand it correctly), were not in my previous copy. I like the green cover too.

Thanks for the great job.

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Re: Legends of Incense Herb and Oil Magic by Lewis de Claremont

Unread post by Sherry Lynn » Thu May 26, 2016 8:31 pm

I'm glad I came to the forum & found this! I've been searching the online catalog, waiting for the new books to be added. Yay!


Legends of Incense Herb and Oil Magic Book

Unread post by OglaMaria » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:33 am

I ordered this book from Amazon because Lucky Mojo does not ship to my nation. It is a charming book, filled with nostalgia. The recipes and spells are not a lot, but the legends are fascinating and the pictures are truly beautiful.

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Re: Legends of Incense Herb and Oil Magic by Lewis de Claremont

Unread post by kalskeep » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:51 pm

Thank you, Miss Cat, for making this available. I am ordering a copy as a present for myself. ;) Interestingly, Cora Anderson told us that Victor used this book decades ago (they had the third, abridged edition), with his own modifications. He used to burn his candles "in the trinity," as de Claremont describes. For example, Cora said he would dress a candle during the day, then wrap it in a clean white cloth folded into a triangle and keep the candle on his altar (so the candle would "absorb the power/so the power would be absorbed into the candle") till he was ready to do a "service." Then at the appropriate hour he would unwrap it, set it upright on the triangle, prayer over it, and light it.
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Re: Legends of Incense Herb and Oil Magic by Lewis de Claremont

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:01 pm


Thank you so much for sharing that. Victor Anderson was a true folk magician, and his knowledge of hoodoo, pow wow magic, and other cultural traditions was impeccably well-grounded.

I learned about the book "Legends of Incense, Herb, and Oil Magic," through conversations with members at Mount Zion Spiritual Temple in Oakland, California, in the 1960s. This church, under the direction of King Louis Narcisse, featured candle light services of the type described in 1941 by Rev. Adele Clemens and Mikhail Strabo in the book "How To Conduct a Candle Light Service," which i reprinted in the back of my book "The Art of Hoodoo Candle Magic."

If you go to the students area of the forum and look in "Your African American Video of the Day" and search for his name, you will find a link to a song by King Louis Narcisse, with many photos of the church -- and right before the end it includes a close-up of the stored and stacked candle trays he used on his altars, which i also have described in my book and at various workshops.

There is a continuity to our community, and it is important that we share these memories.

Thank YOU for sharing the information about Victor an Cora Anderson.
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