Rochester: Destiny Books, 1990. Large format paperback, xii+171 pages. New.
Due to their power to evoke associations and emotions, perfumes have, throughout the ages, been an important component of magical practice and ritual. The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes is a practical, hands-on guide to the therapeutic and spiritual properties of fragrances, including their capacity to balance the personality and open doorways to higher states of consciousness. Covering the history of the occult properties of perfumes, the raw materials from which they are blended, and their relationship with the Qabalah, Alchemy and Astrology, and including exercises and meditations to help the reader get started in magical practice with perfumes, this is an excellent beginner’s book for anyone who wants to explore the potentials of using perfumes for spiritual development and occult practice.