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Wed, Nov 15


Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

The Art and Alchemy of Making Incense

Learn to make your own natural incense

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The Art and Alchemy of Making Incense
The Art and Alchemy of Making Incense

Time & Location

Nov 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, 7500 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO 80112, USA

About The Event

Do you find most incense on the market overstimulating and irritating to the senses?

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own incense? 

Do you feel called to develop a deeper connection with the plant world, and learn to unlock its secrets in a deeply mystical way?

If so, read on, this workshop is for you. 

The art of truly natural incense is nearly a lost art, maintained only by a few lineages of masters, mostly in Japan. What was once a sacred art has become big business of cutting cost at every possible corner for profit and mass production. I estimate that less than 1 percent of the incense on the market today is  made with all natural ingredients, despite claims on pretty packages. All commercial incense less than a few dollars a package uses artificial fragrances and/or slave labor. Period.  If it smells strongly, perfume like through the package, it is artificial. Not only is this an ethical issue, but it causes irritation to the sensitive olfactory system, causing headaches, sinus issues and desensitization that then requires more unnaturally strong stimulation to smell. The solution is educating yourself and purchasing only natural incense from ethical makers such as Incense Alchemy and other small brands committed to the true art of incense. Some big brands such as Shoyeido also have premium lines of incense that are all natural and absolutely exquisite, for a very steep price. Another solution, one you will find absolutely fulfilling and joy filled is to learn to make your own incense. 

Making your own incense will change your relationship with the plant world of aromatics and engage you in a sacred process of alchemy, where all the elements; Earth, Air Fire, and Water are required. This will enrich your personal life, even connecting with the spirit of the plants to empower your own healing and spiritual rituals and ceremonies. For those interestedin herbalism this will deepen and expand your relationship with plants, and how to use them for healing and joy in a whole new way. 

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. 

NOTE ADDRESS CHANGE FOR DYSG!!! NEW ADDRESS IS 7500 E Arapahoe Rd, Suite 208, Centennial, CO 80112

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. 

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