Friday, May 31, 2013

New Kyphi in the Works

This newly formulated kyphi represents protection and empowerment. It won't be ready for months yet, but I thought it would be nice to see the progression through.

Pinon pine resin pre-powdered


All the powdered herbs and resins pre-wine

Blurry picture of powdered herbs and resins post-wine

The whole mess, post wine/gin and post boiled honey

More of the whole mess

Close up of the whole mess, which looks suspiciously like something I cleaned off the lawn a few weeks ago . . .

Here's the list of ingredients:
honey
golden raisins
gin
merlot
frankincense
pinon pine resin
opoponax
myrrh
benzoins (Siam and Sumatran)
dragon's blood resin
gum arabic
santal
orris
calamus
galangal
sweet grass
cinnamon
spearmint
acacia flower

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    1. It never ceases to amaze me how kyphi is transformed through the process of drying and 'curing' from this lump of gooey almost bland-smelling clay-stuff to an intensely fragrant perfume. The process of drying has begun and already the true nature of this kyphi is being revealed -- it is deep and warm and spicy sweet, scenting the entire house as it exhales the last bits of moisture from its bones. In the next day or so I must get to shaping the bits or it'll end up being a huge single lump of incense!

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    2. Alchemical magick! Someday I will have to try the Kyphi making.


      I think that about that in the bottle. How it goes from all sorts of different things, into one thing. A symphony on the skin.

      It's always something that makes me smile :)

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    3. There's a tutorial at the Academy, maybe when the new course starts in September you can join in with the new students? It's worth every long exhausting hour you put into it.

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  2. Did you received the kyphi I did?
    Marian

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    1. Yes, and it was fabulous. I've got all my kyphi incense and kyphi resin gifts in a little box just for kyphi stuff.

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