Abramelin The Mage in his endeavor for spiritual enlightenment replicated the Holy Anointing Oil used by the High Priest in the temple of ancient Israel. In the Hebrew Bible, the Israelite way of life and cultural environment put great importance on the sense of smell for survival and was highly esteemed. Spices and oils were chosen which assisted man in orienting himself and in creating a sense of safety as well as a sense of elevation above the physical world of decay.
The sense of smell was also considered highly esteemed by deity. In Deuteronomy 4:28 and Psalms 115:5-6 the sense of smell is included in connection with the polemics against idols. In the Hebrew Bible God takes pleasure in inhaling the "soothing odor" (reah hannihoah) of offerings (Genesis 8:21)
Directions for Use
Spirits love fragrant smells, aromatic colognes, fine incense, and essential oils. They will not come unless your ritual space is clean and your body is clean. Always shower well before conjuring spirits and anoint yourself with the Santerismo oil of choice to call the specific spirit group you want to communicate with.
Basic offerings to give your spirits is light with candles, a glass of cold water, or a cup of black coffee. Do research on the spirits you are trying to call and learn about their culture so you know what they like. Purify and banish negative energy from your space, you do not need to sage, just use the prayers found on this PAGE. Then create a ritual to call the well intentioned and good spirits of your group to give you guidance. Saying prayers, playing music, and dancing to celebrate the spirits lives can also be a part of your ritual.