This incense is part of a series of necrosophic blends dedicated to the work with the dead and the first bringer of death, Qayin and his twin-sister Qalmana.
The ingredients for these blends are mainly inspired by the workings outlined in the Liber Falxifer book series. Characteristic for both incense blends are woods and resins, as well as fruits, leafs and flowers from thorny trees, such as myrrh, rose, whitethorn and blackthorn respectively, in harmony with the esoteric doctrine pertaining to the path of thorns, upon which Qayin and Qalmana guide their disciples. Protective and baneful, benific and venific elements balance out each other. The blends come along strong and may be mixed in equal amounts with myrrh and dark copal.
The blend for Qayin contains herbs, woods and resins traditionally connected to the dead and necromancy. Some ingredients such as Palo santo wood and black copal resin also feature in the Argentinean cult of Senor la Muerte. This is an overall dark blend, which is supposed to remind of the smell of fresh grave soil or of a cold crypt. The blend is refined with various traditional “kitchen” herbs and spices. Rue, red carnation flower petals and clove add a protective quality. Further ingredients such as the aromatic masterwort root represent the male and masterly aspect. Blackthorn is of course part of this blend, as well as cypress and yew, along with wormwood, myrrh, patchouli – each possessing powerful links to the underworld. Some rare additions are ebony dust and ironwood shavings, the latter which have been granted to me by a fellow practitioner. Venific herbs, such as aconite, datura, henbane and mandrake root are added in moderate amounts to address the poisoner aspect and link the composition to the dark side of Venus. A pinch of asafoetida, sulfur and saltpeter as well long pepper and ghost chili add a baneful touch and push the blend’s potency.
Scent: earthy, sharp, musty, reminiscent of the smell of fresh grave soil or a cold crypt
Caution: The necrosophic incense of Qayin contains several venific herbs as well as extremely hot ghost chili (bhut jolokia) powder. Avoid skin contact and do not touch your eyes, when handling this blend.