This incense blend is dedicated to seasonal feast day of Mabon, September feast days and the Autumn equinox in particular. It is part of the Teufelskunst “wheel of the year” incense series and is dedicated to the second of the harvest festival (the first being Lughnasadh and the third being Samhain). It is all about the rituals of autumn, for example the celebration of the Autumn Equinox and blot rituals / harvest blessing and sacrificial rituals. It smells earthy, warm and sweet, but also resinous. It unifies dark and light aspects. It contains aromatic and warming ingredients, such as cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, precious saffron, storax bark and vetiver root. The resins in this fiery blend are powerful protective agents, such as dragon’s blood, dark copal and pine resin. Sweet myrrh, oakmoss and sticky labdanum in turn revere the scents of autumn and bind the herbs. Fragrant herbs such as mugwort and mullein complete this special composition. Lastly, freshly gathered nettle is included as a reference to the goddesses of spinning and weaving, but also enhances the protective qualities of this magical Mabon blend. As an extra, dried belladonna fruits can be added for practicing secret hunting rituals.
A note on Mabon: Mabon is a figure in Celtic myth and features in the Arthurian legends. Apparently, a son of divine origin, he was separated from his mother only three days after conception. Mabon could only be found again with the aid of Arthur and another hero who was able to communicate with animals, namely a blackbird, a stag, an owl, an eagle, and finally a salmon, which ultimately carries the men to Mabon, who is incarcerated in a fortress. Finally, Arthur and his friends manage to free Mabon, who proves himself by winning the battle against a giant wild boar with the aid of some supernatural dogs. Mabon’s incarceration is sometimes interpreted as a form of initiation into the underworld and an apprenticeship in witchcraft.
Uses: blessing and blot rituals, grounding, purification rituals, empowering, hunting rituals, protection and defense rituals, honoring Mabon and the goddesses of spinning and weaving, honoring Donnar
Meditation topics: light and fire dualism, magical properties of fire and earth, nature phenomena in autumn, Mabon legend
Contains: cinnamon bark, coriander, dark copal, dragon’s blood, labdanum, mugwort, mullein, nettle, nutmeg, oakmoss, red sandalwood, rowan, pine resin, saffron, storax bark, sweet myrrh, vetiver root
Scent: earthy, warm, sweet, resinous
Colors: green, golden, red, brown