Because of their power to elicit specific responses in the body and psyche, perfumes have, through the ages, occupied an important part in ritual. The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes shows how scents can become the very aessence of magic, a providing direct access to the emotional centers of the brain and memory.... the muscles, the appetite, the sense of smell, the voice, the breath, the prana or vital energy, as well as steel, knives, weapons ... discipline, executive ability, fitness, goal-directed energy, obedience, robustness, sex drive, strength, valor, and zeal. ... His color is blood-red, and has been repeatedly soaked in the ruby liquid.
|Title||:||The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes|
|Author||:||Richard Alan Miller, Iona Miller|
|Publisher||:||Inner Traditions / Bear & Co - 1990-08-01|