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.