Life as a Witch.

Crafting the Midwinter Night

Today I crafted an incense blend to be used on Midwinter through Twelfth Night. The design behind it was inspired by the Northern Witches – featuring the fungi Amanita Muscaria (Fly Agaric). The entirety of the incense blend is reminiscent of the deep and dark of Winters reign; the liminality which climaxes on Twelfth Night when the Lord of Misrule usurps order and brings the frenzy of ecstasy and chaos. It heralds the approach of the Wild Hunt and leads us beyond the North Star Road.

Amanita Muscaria has become a potent ally of mine, most notably under it’s alternative name of “Raven’s Bread”. At the first fall of snow the blend will be awakened, mixed with the ashes of Raven feathers and the blood of the Holly King himself.


3 responses

  1. The woods in Lincolnshire have been full of Amanita Muscaria this Autumn. I should imagine that your incense will be most effective for summoning the shades.


    Tubals Forge

    November 13, 2010 at 11:07 AM

  2. Stunning site image! Twelfth Night is indeed very important, and your ‘brew’ is aptly named. bonaventure!!! fff Shani

    November 13, 2010 at 3:44 PM

  3. neimh

    Thank you Shani, I’m looking forward to the starkness of winter when the wind howls through the bare tree limbs. This incense was in homage to that and what lies beyond the “Northern Wind.” FFF Matthew

    November 15, 2010 at 7:13 AM

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