The Fool's Journey
The Fool's Journey 2018
Aspects of the Magician
Anise Swallowtail Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Anise Swallowtail is a creature of wide open spaces. She flies through wide open spaces, over hills and through lots abandoned by humankind, dancing among dill, parsley, fennel, and wild carrots.
Bourbon vanilla, star anise, cypress, juniper berry, a drop of blood orange, and bronze fennel.
Dainty Sulphur Perfume OilOut of Stock
Drifting low to the ground, this tiny, tough butterfly searches for nectar and mates in vacant lots and coastal flats.
Orange blossom and brimstone.
Echo Azure Perfume OilOut of Stock
Our gilded silvery mud-puddler! His scent is of the blackberry bushes and wild lilacs in which he makes his home.
El Segundo Blue Perfume OilOut of Stock
The El Segundo Blue butterfly is endangered, and only three colonies remain: one at Los Angeles International Airport, one at an oil refinery, and one on a tiny patch of SoCal beach.
Sand and sea salt, murky beach water, a gust of peony, and a drop of petroleum.
Eyes Skyward, Eyes Shut Perfume OilOut of Stock
Divine ecstasy and divine madness. Ambivalence and absolute faith.
Frankincense and lemon peel drifting on a cloud of lemongrass, white coconut, sandalwood, and vanilla absolute.
Fate’s Jester Perfume OilOut of Stock
Speaking truth to kings, beggars, and popes alike, immune to retribution and lordly wrath as he flings wise quips like cream pies and barbed arrows.
A motley tunic, festooned in bells: red currant and lemon peel over sugared patchouli and a bit of buttercream.
Great Basin Woodnymph Perfume OilOut of Stock
A child of summer, the woodnymph sips moisture from the sand and flits through grasses and wild buckwheat.
Hay and grasses with two eyespots of cacao and tonka.
Il Bagatella Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Carnival King, the embodiment of the liminal space that exists between the death and resurrection of Christ: pomegranate and Lebanese cedar, the martyr’s red rose, and an aspergillum of wine-soaked hyssop.
Il Matto Perfume OilOut of Stock
Reviled and mocked, pelted by stones and set upon by dogs, all the while singing the song of divine madness: red sandalwood, tobacco absolute, palo santo, black copal and balsam dusted by burnt sage, soot, and an echo of frankincense.
Jongleur Perfume OilOut of Stock
Wherein the Magician and the Fool are one, spinning the story and juggling the knives that drive a man’s fate.
Frankincense and star anise, bergamot and clove bud, rue and green cinnamon, saffron and carnation, cedar and vanilla absolute.
La Papesse Perfume OilOut of Stock
A visionary heretic, martyred to usher in a new Aeon: rose oudh, blackened myrrh, and cathedral incense.
Narr Perfume OilOut of Stock
The affable fool who uses his own obtuseness and ignorance to his advantage: milk, honey, and wild fig with ambrette seed and almond buttercream.
Pater Populi Perfume OilOut of Stock
The foundation of a stable and just society, the keeper of tradition, the enforcer of laws: bay leaf and olive blossom with ambrette seed, white oakmoss, petitgrain, lavender, cedar, and leather.
Pomegranates and Date Palms Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Mysteries of Persephone’s divine descent entwined with the Mysteries of the Temple of Solomon, forming a map of the Tree of Life.
He made chains in the inner sanctuary and placed them on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates and placed them on the chains.
Pomegranate, dates, and cypress infused with ketoret smoke veiled in violet, purple, and crimson.
Queen Butterfly Perfume OilOut of Stock
perfumes her wings
by floating over this orchid
Russet amber and orange blossom honey, red labdanum and wild plum, golden musk and a rustle of patchouli root.
Taschenspieler Perfume OilOut of Stock
The master of sleight-of-hand and trickery: dexterous, clever, and roguish. He is the mischief-maker whose tricks propel men to action, or dupe the foolish into traps of their own creation.
Peru balsam, tobacco absolute, leather, white sage, and blackberry juice.
The Bindle Perfume OilOut of Stock
A jester’s balloon, a vagabond’s pack. The riddle and the punch line. The Consequence, the Mystery, the Untapped Collective Knowledge of All Mankind.
Jasmine petals tumbled with a panoply of spices, suffused with incense smoke.
The Crescent Moon Perfume OilOut of Stock
The mystery of divine virginity, insemination, and the cradle of all birth. Fertility, wise counsel, and the gift of true wisdom.
Gleaming amber and copal with white sage and sheer juniper.
The Cross Perfume OilOut of Stock
The integration of spirit with the material world: frankincense, styrax, oakmoss, patchouli, and birch tar.
The Crown Perfume OilOut of Stock
The three phases of the moon fashioned into a lunar triregnum: blue chamomile, mugwort, and orris root.
The Earth Mother Perfume OilOut of Stock
The personification of nature itself: patchouli and clary sage with a host of dark mosses and lichens, wild grasses, warm acorns, dammar, burgundy pitch, pine needles, mandrake root, hay absolute, and sweet vetiver.
The Emperor’s Armor Perfume OilOut of Stock
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts.
– John Steinbeck
A talisman against fear: Roman chamomile, frankincense, ylang ylang, vetiver, and Italian bergamot.
The Emperor’s Beard Perfume OilOut of Stock
Sweet tobacco and raw patchouli with Italian bergamot, pine needle, vintage dime store musk, and red sandalwood.
The Emperor’s Crown Perfume OilOut of Stock
A symbol of Divine Power made manifest in man, of the order of the universe being executed upon earth. It signifies the apex of glory, triumph, and immortality, and the extension of dominion: a symbol of rulership blessed by celestial providence.
Self-control that leads to self-realization: frankincense and styrax with bergamot and lemon peel.
The Emperor’s Rams Perfume OilOut of Stock
Twin symbols of Aries, signifying courage and aggression: dragon’s blood resin, red peppercorn, red poppy, red musk, and red amber.
The Emperor’s Scepter Perfume OilOut of Stock
Formed into the crux ansata, symbolizing his absolute power over life and death: golden myrrh, calamus, iris root, and cardamom.
The Emperor’s Throne Perfume OilOut of Stock
He is seated upon the throne whose capitals are the heads of the Himalayan wild ram, since Aries means a Ram. At his feet, couchant, is the Lamb and the Flag, to confirm this attribution on the lower plane; for the ram, by nature, is a wild and courageous animal, lonely in lonely places, whereas when tamed and made to lie down in green pastures, nothing is left but the docile, cowardly, gregarious and succulent beast.
– Aleister Crowley, Book of Thoth
Tobacco leaf, stone-grey ambergris, cistus, benzoin, and Himalayan cedar.
The Eternal King Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Old King is sacrificed, dismembered, and returned to the earth so the land may be renewed and nourished.
The death knell of the Old Order so life may begin anew: juniper and yew berry, black pine, white sage, soil, and pyre smoke.
The Eternal Queen Perfume OilOut of Stock
A whisper of names: Nandi, Dido, Clytemnestra, Hatshepsut, Merneith, Olga of Kiev, Boudicca, Urraca the Reckless, Makeda, Sasaban, Semiramis, Rabodoandrianampoinimerina, Theodora, Julia Agrippina, Wu Zeitan, Irene Sarantapechaina, Elizabeth. She is every queen that has ever walked on this Earth, and every queen that shall come. She rules the past, the present, and the future; she is the archetypical sovereign, the amalgamation of feminine power – dark and light – throughout all of mankind’s history.
White gardenia and tuberose with ambergris accord, vegetal vanilla musk, bourbon vanilla, and amber incense.
The Eternal Virgin Perfume OilOut of Stock
The keeper of the secrets that are hidden [AB3] at the moment that life begins. Her light is the veil that cloaks the spirit; she is the mediator between the supplicant and the word of the gods.
White carnation, cardamom pod, and honey milk.
The Fiery Mountains Perfume OilOut of Stock
The aspirations of man, both in the material and spiritual worlds: clove, birch tar, red ginger root, and frankincense.
The Fool’s Dog Perfume OilOut of Stock
Sometimes playfully walking with the Fool, sometimes tugging on his stockings, sometimes attacking in a pack, sometimes tearing the ass out of his pants, sometimes chomping him right on the nuts: feral and tame, guardian and hunter, loyalty and opposition. Sometimes guiding the Fool off the cliff and other times warning him of dangers ahead.
A warm canine musk, trampled grass, a gleam of ivory-white fang, cardamom pod, and crushed yew.
The Fool’s Rose Perfume OilOut of Stock
Purity of ideal, unsullied innocence, liberation from base desires and worldly trappings.
White rose, frankincense, verbena, and angelica root.
The Fool’s Tranquility Perfume OilOut of Stock
At peace with recklessness and abandon, the serenity of accepting the embrace of disorder and obliquity: pink pepper and honey.
The Forest of the Empress Perfume OilOut of Stock
A verdant grove of evergreens, the promise of peace, quiet, and refuge within the heart of Nature’s embrace: clusters of clubmoss huddle silently under a gently shadowed canopy of silver fir, blue spruce, red cedar, cypress, and live oak.
The Harlequin Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Divine Comedian, the Eternal Jester, instructing through pranks and buffoonery: vetiver-steeped raspberry and red currant.
The Harvest of the Empress Perfume OilOut of Stock
Fancy with prophetic glance
Sees the teeming months advance;
The field, the forest, green and gay;
The dappled slope, the tedded hay;
Sees the reddening orchard blow,
The Harvest wave, the vintage flow.
Wheat stalks, hay absolute, and clove.
The Horned God Perfume OilOut of Stock
Lord of the cycle of death and resurrection, he is the personification of the rhythms of order found deep in the cycles of nature. He is the embodiment of virility and male fecundity and shepherd of souls to the afterlife.
Ash and white cedar, frankincense and acacia, holly and oak, verbena and nettle.
The Huntsman Perfume OilOut of Stock
Leading a host of spectral hounds, he scours the earth in search of errant souls: black pine and vetiver, leather and clove.
The Imperator Perfume OilOut of Stock
Commanding his legions to secure the safety of his people and promote the expansion of his lands: steel and gold wreathed by a crown of bay and iris.
The Initiatrix Perfume OilOut of Stock
Guiding the aspirant to spiritual knowledge and attainment through silence, reflection, intuition, and direct experience.
Red benzoin and rose.
The Legerdemain Perfume OilOut of Stock
The twilight in between the stage performer and the Magus; the sleight of hand trick transforms into true sorcerous skill: black silken musk, dark clove, guiac wood, black pepper, frankincense, and cardamom.
The Lemniscate Perfume OilOut of Stock
The sign of life, the sigil of eternity. The mathematics that form the structure of the universe, the finality of Omega, yet also the inconceivable, endless space beyond. Immortality and rebirth, the perfect aspiration of Spirit.
Frankincense and black pepper, Himalayan cedar, cognac, and tobacco.
The Magician’s Belt Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Ouroboros, the serpent as he consumes his own tail. Within this everlasting cycle, the spirit is reborn into eternity: frankincense, white rose, balsam, almond flower, and benzoin.
The Magician’s Garden Perfume OilOut of Stock
Flos campi and lilium convallium, Rose of Sharon and Lily of the Valley: the blossoms of transcendence and spiritual aspiration.
The Magician’s Hands Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Magician’s right hand bears the wand of Will aloft, while his left hand points earthward. This is the descent of grace, the act of drawing Divine light and inspiration to the material, mortal realm.
Sweet myrrh, calamus, ambrette seed, and Ceylon cinnamon.
The Magician’s Robes Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Red King and White Queen, sulfur and mercury, Rubedo and Albedo. The unification of opposites, putrefaction and individuation, the culmination of the Great Work.
ὁδὸς ἄνω κάτω μία καὶ ὡυτή: red and white musks alight with frankincense, white oudh, sweet labdanum, and saffron. The way up and the way down are one and the same.
The Magician’s Tools Perfume OilOut of Stock
With the Wand createth He.
With the Cup preserveth He.
With the Dagger destroyeth He.
With the Coin redeemeth He.
– Liber B vel Magi sub Figura I
Clary sage and patchouli for Earth, lavender and yarrow for Air, tobacco and Dracaena cinnabari for Fire, lotus root and myrrh for Water.
The Magician’s Wand Perfume OilOut of Stock
Energy, will, and the manifested Word of the Magus. It is the generative process, the act of creation: ash, rowan, oak, and elder wood, polished with sweet resins but handworn, glowing with inner fire.
The Magus Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Sorcerer, the Cunning-Man, the Sage. He is the Kerux, Initiator and Psychopomp, the Divine Messenger who leads neophytes on their paths through the Mysteries and shepherds the souls to the underworld.
Honey absolute, Oman frankincense, and asphodel.
The Moon Goddess Perfume OilOut of Stock
Virgin, huntress, witch, holding the mysteries and powers of womanhood between her palms: vetiver, white pine, hay, Sicilian lemon, leather, and agarwood.
The Mountebank Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Hustler, the Scoundrel, the Grifter, using the magic of misdirection, charm, and subtlety to swindle his way through this world, and through all worlds, seen and unseen. Eloquent and glib, he is the quintessential knave. He is the Guardian of Gamblers and the Protector of Con-Men.
A confidence trick: leather, sweet balsam, white sandalwood, thieves’ rosin, and dusty lavender.
The Night Priestess Perfume OilOut of Stock
Who leads the star-dazed hero in a moon-blessed quest for his mythical lover: night-blooming jasmine, clove bud, cardamom, moonlit vanilla orchid, and moonflower.
The Orb Perfume OilOut of Stock
The world over which he rules: bitter almond and gold oudh.
The Pillars Perfume OilOut of Stock
The pillars at the entrance to Solomon’s temple. And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.
“These two pillars, therefore, stand for the two great spiritual principles that are the basis of all Life: Jachin typifying the Unity resulting from Being, and Boaz typifying the Unity resulting from Love. In this Dual-Unity we find the key to all conceivable involution or evolution of Spirit; and it is therefore not without reason that the record of these two ancient pillars has been preserved in our Scriptures. And finally we may take this as an index to the character of our Scriptures generally. They contain infinite meanings; and often those passages which appear on the surface to be most meaningless will be found to possess the deepest significance. The Book, which we often read so superficially, hides beneath its sometimes seemingly trivial words the secrets of other things. The twin pillars Jachin and Boaz bear witness to this truth.”
– The Hidden Power by Thomas Troward, 1921
White cedar, cypress wood, sweet myrrh, honey myrtle, white sandalwood, spikenard, and frankincense.
The Precipice Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Leap of Faith or the Apex of Irresponsibility. One foot remains precariously touching the earth, the other hovers towards enlightenment or oblivion.
Green tea, neroli, and osmanthus, patchouli root, Spanish moss, tobacco absolute, and vetiver.
The Queen of Earthly Paradise Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Fruitful Mother of Thousands that rules over the House of Man: golden bulbs bursting through the ground at the first light of Spring: sun-bright golden petals of daffodil, gladiolus, tulips, crocus, aconite and jonquil gilded with amber.
The Queen of Love Perfume OilOut of Stock
O Venus, beauty of the skies,
To whom a thousand temples rise,
Gaily false in gentle smiles,
Full of love-perplexing wiles;
O goddess, from my heart remove
The wasting cares and pains of love.
Red rose petals, benzoin, honey myrtle and ambrette seed.
The Red Robes Perfume OilOut of Stock
Absolute power in the temporal world: red musk and leather streaked with tomato leaf and tobacco.
The Robe of Pomegranates Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Queen who creates and cultivates all that sustains us on this plane: ripe red pomegranate and bakhoor oudh, honeyed incense, fig and ambrette seed, sandalwood and carnation.
The Scapegoat Perfume OilOut of Stock
To save a trump card, sometimes you must make sacrifices: tolu balsam, leather, labdanum, black pepper, and benzoin.
The Scepter of the Empress Perfume OilOut of Stock
One half of the Tarot’s binary expression of archetypical sovereignty, governing comfort and succor, the healing power of the natural world, the fecundity of the countryside, the stability of earth supported by the passionate tides of water, and all that gently nurtures humankind. This is the safety of home and kingdom alike, the promise of enough resources to sustain you and your community, the assurance the fruitfulness of the harvest, benevolent protection, and the wellbeing of generations to come.
Amber oudh, mandarin rind, and Florentine bergamot.
The Scroll Perfume OilOut of Stock
Her scroll is sealed, her book is closed, and she is silent: the wisdom that she grants is that which cannot be put into words, that which cannot be recorded but must be experienced.
Honeyed myrrh with a drop of Ceylon cinnamon.
The Shield Perfume OilOut of Stock
In some interpretations, her shield bears the eagle of dominion, in others, it is emblazoned with the symbol of the planet Venus. The sovereignty of love, the protection and succor of a benevolent mother-queen: white patchouli and helichrysum with blackcurrant, white sage, praline, vetiver, and orris root.
The Squishy Cushions Perfume OilOut of Stock
The glory of Venus as the apex of luxury and sensuality: velvet red rose petal attar, sweet red oudh, Mysore sandalwood, red benzoin, elemi, silken musk, and jasmine sambac.
The Starry Crown Perfume OilOut of Stock
Twelve petals in the heart chakra, twelve cranial nerves in the human body. Twelve lunar months, twelve lunations in a solar year, twelve signs of the Zodiac, twelve Earthly Branches. Twelve Tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles, Jacob and Ishmael each had twelve sons. Twelve days of Christmas, the sacred time between Christmas and Epiphany. Odin had twelve sons. There are twelve jurors in Athena’s celestial court. The stars in her crown are hexagrams, proclaiming her dominion over the material world.
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head: red musk and tolu, centifolia rose and black tobacco, French lavender and star anise, Roman chamomile and leather.
The Storyteller Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Raconteur, the Town Gossip, and the first character to appear on the stage in the first act. He is the Minstrel of the Heavens, the Devil’s Messenger, spinning morality tales, singing songs of loss, laughter, and triumph, and murmuring prophecies to all.
Beeswax, leather, hearth wood, and campfire smoke.
The Stranger Perfume OilOut of Stock
The unknown factor, the outsider entering your town uninvited, unannounced, and unknown: a narcotic black chypre with crushed violets, indigo lilac, patchouli, oakmoss absolute, labdanum, and clove.
The Stream and the Waterfall Perfume OilOut of Stock
The flow of inspiration and passion, intuition put into action. The stream flows from the heart of the Empress’ Forest into the verdant fields at her feet. Sakura blossoms, neroli, and peach blossom cascading into a pool of white frankincense and hiba cedarwood.
The Stream Perfume OilOut of Stock
The intuitiveness, compassion, sensuality, and creativity that nourishes and sustains Order: lavender buds and gentle bells of Lily of the Valley floating on a calm river of lychee, ylang ylang, and white magnolia.
Western Pygmy Blue Perfume OilOut of Stock
A flutter of bronze and azure blue: coconut amber, patchouli and tobacco absolute with blue lotus petal, lilac, tobacco petal, dried blueberry and blackcurrant, and khus.