Tue, Sep 13|
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
The Art and Alchemy of Making Incense
Learn to make your own natural incense
Time & Location
Sep 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, 5808 S Rapp St, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
About The Event
This time there will be an extra 30 minutes of class time so we can do an incense ritual. It will also be a new recipe to explore new variations of aromatics.
The alchemy of incense making is nearly a lost art. What was once a deeply meaningful process with honor, intention and integrity has become big business of cutting cost at every possible corner for profit and mass production. Originally, incense was used for healing. It was medicine for health and spiritual issues and it was used as offerings in prayer to the ancestors. It was sacred. You will still see some of this in cultures around the world, especially in Asia. But what very few people realize is that over 90 percent of the incense on the market today uses artificial ingredients to ‘enhance’ the aromatics and make the smells stronger. Even the handmade incenses are almost all using artificual ingredients. Not only has the integrity diminished, and the spirit missing, using it actually desensitizes the olfactory nerves by overstimulation and introduces irritating and toxic chemicals into the body resulting in headaches and various other issues. Would you prefer to cut corners on your sacred rituals and meditations or discover the true power of incense by making your own? Making your own incense will change your relationship with aromatics and engage you in a sacred process of alchemy and connecting with the spirit of the plants to empower your healing and spiritual rituals and ceremonies.
In this workshop you will:
- Make your own incense to take home and enjoy
- Learn basic formulation so you can create your own unique recipes at home
- Honor to the spirit of the herbs to activate deeper healing qualities in your incense
- Experience some of the finest aromatics available in a special incense ritual
The cost of admission includes all materials necessary to make your own natural incense using some of the highest quality aromatics available on the planet.
About the facilitator:
Your guide into the world of incense is Michael Cutter, a local incense maker located in Denver, Colorado. Michael’s passion for incense led him on a quest to find the best incense from around the world. His training as a healer with Native Americans and other shamans gave him a foundation of use of aromatics such as various sages of North America, juniper, sweetgrass, and various tree resins. Unable to find quality incense using these healing herbs he ventured into making his own, which ignited a deep passion for revival of the art of incense. It took over two years of extensive trial and error (end expense!) to master the formulations and production methods. The result is Incense Alchemy, which, according to industry experts, may be the only commercial manufacturer of this style of incense in North America. That seems surprising, but considering the extensive knowledge required and time required to make it correctly, its really not that surprising. It is this background of experience you will learn from in this workshop.
You can see more at www.incensealchemy.com