Abramelin Oil: the early beginnings.

My research into Abramelin started in 2009. Firstly I researched different occult and magickal sites and from them I was able to compile a table showing variations between different versions of the book and comparing them to the Holy Anointing Oil of the Bible.

BIBLE German French Mathers Crowley Dehn Guth
1981 1725 1750 1893 1912 2001 2006
myrrh 1 1 2 1 2 1 1
cassia 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
cinnamon 0.5 0.5 4 2 4 0.5 0.5
galangal 0 0 0 0.5 1 0 1
calamus 0.5 0.5 1 0 0 1 0
olive oil ? ? 3.5 1.75 3.5 0.875 0.875
Rejoicing arrival of 'Plant Resins'.

Rejoicing arrival of ‘lant Resins’.

At this early stage of research I felt that the main difficulty will regard understanding how the ingredients combine together ‘according to the art of apotheracy’. The other thing that occupied my attention was identifying the plants correctly. I decided to begin by reading about plants and resins and their uses.

To research such subject requires time and money. Many books that go into detail often were not digitised and expensive to buy so I had to pay a visit to my local library and order some in. I immersed myself in literature varying in subject from science to folklore and other plant related fields.

I soon felt a compulsion to buy the plants and begin using them as incense to familiarise myself with their scents. Before this I had only smelled frankincense and myrrh and until then I never realised what I was missing out on!

PENTAX Image

Different gums and resins.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You can add images to your comment by clicking here.