The Emperor’s ArmorOut 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 BeardOut of Stock
Sweet tobacco and raw patchouli with Italian bergamot, pine needle, vintage dime store musk, and red sandalwood.
The Emperor’s CrownOut 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 RamsOut 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 ScepterOut 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 ThroneOut 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 Fiery MountainsOut of Stock
The aspirations of man, both in the material and spiritual worlds: clove, birch tar, red ginger root, and frankincense.
The OrbOut of Stock
The world over which he rules: bitter almond and gold oudh.
The Red RobesOut of Stock
Absolute power in the temporal world: red musk and leather streaked with tomato leaf and tobacco.
The StreamOut 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.