Monday, January 12, 2009

Gallimaufry with Frankincense.

¶ Burn more frankincense in your rituals: it is psychoactive.

¶ From this side of the pond, I would say that if not enough young people are not taking up Morris dancing, they are not getting drunk enough first. (In England?! -- ed.) Will it be only the Pagans and that sort who keep it going?

¶ Five top faked memoirs of recent years.

¶ Aiieee, it's the end of the world! The solar storm will wipe out all our gadgetry!

¶ Aiieee, it's the end of the world! The Ice Age is coming!

So learn some basic skills and have a plan, I reckon. And burn frankincense.

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Anonymous Di said...

Frankincense's psychoactive effect is really, really mild - but there is a reason that it's used in so many churches.

Also, frankincense is severely overharvested and frequently from the very violent Sudan. It might be good for a year or two to switch it out with copal or benzoin (and then switch back in a rotation, so as to not overburden suppliers and crops.)

10:06 PM  
Blogger Yewtree said...

Regarding Morris dancing, there are 2 problems with it: the fact that women are not allowed to take part in most sides (a historical oddity caused by Cecil Sharp not reviving mixed sides); and the hanky-waving.

If more sides looked like the Hunter's Moon Morris, the Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris, and the Wolf’s Head and Vixen Morris, I reckon more people would get involved.

5:20 AM  
Anonymous Pitch313 said...

Of course, nobody knew before this that incense, used by ordinary humans for millenia, might contain any psychoactive materials. Because why would we want to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of any burning herbs?

It isn't bad science, but the findings strike me as so lame...

11:00 AM  

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