Egyptian Kyphi (Kapet) Temple Incense - 1 oz tin with Charcoal Tablets
"Invoke me under my stars! Love is the law, love under will.... my incense is of resinous woods and gum, and there is no blood therein....To love me is better than all things. If under the night stars in the desert thou presently burnest mine incese before me, invoking me with pure heart and serpent flame within, thou shall come a little to lie in my bosom." ~ Goddess Nuit, Chapter One, The Book of the Law
Every few years, when the moon and stars are right, I will make a batch of Kyphi Temple Incense. it is usually about 6 to 8 week process starting with sourcing the rare ingredients, grinding the resins, herbs and spices in the mortar, soaking the raisins in wine and honey, then forming the incense into little balls to cure for 6 weeks. The recipe I use was recorded on the walls of the sacred Temple Philae dedicated to Aset (or Isis) and is slightly adapted as some of the original ingredients are still uncertain. Kyphi (or Kapet, meaning "Incense" in Egyptian) was usually burned at night "to appease the Gods as they journeyed into the underworld, and to ensure the safe return of the Sun God". It is said its mystical, resinous aroma provides "rest and restoration of the soul" and "allays anxieties and brighten dreams".
Made with ingredients including calamus and orris root, sandarac, pine, myrrh, and mastic gums, lotus blossoms, rose petals, galangal, juniper berries, cardamom, cinnamon bark, sandalwood, red wine and honey.
Burn small bits on fully lit charcoal tablets (included). One ounce tin of Kyphi is about 9-10 individually rolls balls than can be broken into small amounts for burning. For best results, it is suggested to burn a "pinch" at a time, or less than 1/8 teaspoon.