Friday, November 21, 2008

Prosperity Accord


Continuing on from yesterdays post on weaving magic into botanical perfume formulation I will share some of the methodology utilized in the magical accord within the Sierra solid perfume. To read the initial post on the Sierra solid perfume from November 8th click here.

I began by looking at the planetary associations and influences with prosperity. I choose:

SUN = PROSPERITY
EARTH = MANIFESTATION

Then I looked at numerical associations. In researching numbers I decided on 4 since it is associated with the Earth. I choose to infuse four materials in oil that I would leave in the SUN for four days and bury in the EARTH for four nights. Alternating between the SUN and EARTH to impregnate the energetic’s of both into the raw material with a blueprint of SUN and EARTH. I began the infusions on SUNday.

Next I looked at plant materials associated with the SUN and EARTH. I made a list of what I discovered:

SUN
  • Amber
  • Benzoin
  • Broom
  • Calendula
  • Everlasting
  • Frankincense
  • Labdanum
  • Saffron
  • The Red Tincture: Ceonathus Root, also called Red Root
EARTH
  • Mushrooms
  • Patchouli
  • Sage
  • Spruce
  • Vetiver
Somewhere I had read that Tonka Bean is associated with prosperity, so I included Tonka Bean on my list. At another source I read that Vervain is used to make dreams come true, so I added it. I also included Myrrh because of the association with the gifts of Frankincense and Myrrh to the Christ. I added Champa for its warm SUN-like quality. Oakmoss was on the list, however, I did not have it diluted in oil, so I did not use it. Black Musk smells extremely EARTHY to me so I added it as well.

My four tinctures, begun on SUNday, over a period of four days in the SUN and four nights in the EARTH, I used the following materials:
  • Benzoin: SUN
  • Tonka Bean: Jupiter is the planet of fortune
  • Onycha: Elemental water for flow
  • Red Root: This was my substitution for the “Red Tincture” listed for the SUN. I liked that it was from a native plant and a root, roots are associated with EARTH.
During the formulation I found the synergy got a little overly EARTH smelling, which I choose to correct so that there would be an equinox of Earth and Sun.

I add a drop of this accord when creating the Sierra Solid Perfume. My suggestion is to anoint yourself with the perfume while envisioning what prosperity means for you. Consider beginning with gratitude, I have been told that one of the paths to prosperity is gratitude.

Special thank you to Harry of Alchemy Works for his input on the formula and very useful website.

Roxana Illuminated Perfume™
E-Shop where you can find Sierra Solid Gold in a few sizes.




Opening image: Expand Your Vision ©Greg Spalenka

4 comments:

AromaX said...

Those are interesting experiments. Mostly I use books of Cunningham to find out the Element or the Planet connection.

Surprising (to me) way to assimilate the elements energy into perfume by exposure to the Sun and burying. I was also thinking of using gemstones and coloring. About gemstones - not sure if it's safe for both - stone and perfume to put some into a bottle.

I am also wondering if it'd work to make an accord based only on numerology (the amounts of drops), like one drop of... for... etc. Much space to play anyway. Thanks for sharing.

Roxana said...

Hi Aromax,
I know other perfumers and healers who use gemstones in their formulas. In fact I will be doing some distillation with a local fellow and we will be using gemstones in the process.
As you can see from my post I used some numerological elements in this accord. If it speaks to you to make an accord using numerology, then I suggest going for it.
It all comes down to intention...so intend away and enjoy!
Thank you for sharing your comments and ideas.

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

I am amazed by all of this.. very interesting & new to me.. I can't wait to experience your incredible creations!!!!
xoxoxo Laura

Roxana said...

Hi Laura and welcome!
Amazed is a good word for me as well. I've found plant materials to be so in tune with humans. They are completely there for us if we tune in and work with them. Such great facilitators.
Thank you for your comment, I look forward to hearing your experience with my botanical fumes.
:-)