Dream Snake is a unique Mermade blend we have been creating for over 13 years...
An incense that speaks....
This is a heady blend for trance dance , journey and oracle work, also aids in dreaming.
A self igniting incense that can be used for "Libanomancy" or incense divination.
It contains traditional psychoactive plant materials and resins
and should be used carefully and consciously in a sacred manner.
This incense is created to not only release a frangance but also to create a magickal environment. It has wonderful incense qualities, very natural with a hint of Ylang Ylang and Labdanum essential oil.
When using this blend be conscious of performing a ritual. It is not meant to just perfume the air, but to create a sacred space and be used as a form of Divination. Take your time and enjoy the ritual of incense.
Remember this incense does not need charcoal or a heater to use, it has a self igniting ingredient ("Vesta Powder") added to the natural herbs, woods and finely powdered resins. This mineral salt also lets Dream Snake burn like an oracular incense, with hisses and small flickers of flame. Very different from our other blends.
- Frankincense Oman, Styrax
- Salupati (Shorea robusta) “the deliverer of intoxicating resin”
- Greek Bay Laurel leaves, as used in the temple at Delphi
- Tegetes lucida (Mexican Marigold) Used by Aztecs in trance inducing smoke blends, grown here at Mermade
- African Artemisia, and Wormwood grown here at Mermade
- Datura "MoonFlowers" , (flowers only) grown and harvested here during the summer. Used in many countries for journey work and in flying ointments
"The most beautiful feature of Daturas is certainly their trumpet-like flowers which emanate an unusual heady scent at dusk....The Datura bud unfolds its petals in a gorgeous spiral pattern, which is a beautiful example of the Fibonacci sequence in nature."
"In the mythology of Native Americans, Datura was a sacred plant used for both magical and medicinal purposes. Native American mythology is composed of traditional narratives and spiritual stories which are deeply rooted in nature. In such a religious system, rich with the symbolism of plants, Datura holds a special place. In the culture of aboriginal America, an area populated by Indian tribes living throughout the North and South continents, Datura was one of the most widely used hallucinogenic plants. The plant was prized for its ability to help mortals communicate with gods and with the spirits of the dead."
Place a small spoonful in a censer or bowl. Shape it into a cone like mound and light it. It will begin to flame. Wait a few moments and gently blow or fan out flame. It will then begin to smolder and smoke with small crackles and licks of flame. It is a good idea to have a small bowl to place over the lit incense mound in case you want to extinguish it before it has burned completely. You can use any ceramic bowl or plate or a natural flat stone to burn Dream Snake on. Does not generate as much heat as charcoal.
Use this incense in sacred way....That is how it is prepared.
(We recommend using a chopstick to get the resin blends from the bottom of the glass vials , resins tend to stick over time)
For more information:
Oracluar Incense and Incense Divination, article at Mermade
Datura, an article at Frangrantica - By: Marina Milojević