"PORTALFLARE" INCENSE—VOLUME II: ISSUE IV—SUMMER SOLSTICE MMXXI
NOTE: As a final incentive so that we can make our donation goal as soon as possible, we would like to gift one digital issue per tin of PORTALFLARE purchased. Please specify which issue(s) you would like in the prompt box (e.g., Winter 2020 or II.II); we will email the issue(s) within 24 hours of purchase. See the individual product listings for more info on each issue.
PORTALFLARE: Garlands of Daggers, ARISE!
Conductive and faceted, PORTALFLARE honors the sun of self. A seduction of the solar plexus, this incense invites self-determination and autonomy, charging mirrors with truth. It rises to your occasion; it is poised and psychedelic. Crafted by hand in ceremony, PORTALFLARE imbues confidence with tenacity, encouraging positive reflection and gilded purpose where soul meets sun and flares.
We close this aeon of OTHER OF BEETLES with an expression of gratitude. The materia for our incense this past year has often come from the land on which we each live: Ohlone, Chochenyo, and Muwekma Territories in the Bay Area, California and Coast Salish and Muckleshoot Territories in Washington State. All proceeds from PORTALFLARE will be evenly split between two recipients: The Sogorea Te’s Shuumi Land Tax, which rematriates and returns Indigenous land to Indigenous people, and Real Rent Duwamish, which works to revive Duwamish culture and the vitality of the Duwamish Tribe of Western Washington. Please join us in supporting the first peoples of these lands.
White Copal, Styrax, Ambrette Seed, Star Anise, Ceylon Cinnamon, Labdanum, Vanilla Bean, and reverently harvested Wildflower Honey, Plum Fruit, homemade Plum Melomel infused with Datura Seed & ethically harvested Jumping Spider, and Morning Dew collected post-lunar eclipse of May 2021
Limited Edition: 8 handmade balls of incense in a collectible tin.
$12 per tin / or $15 with 10 squares of natural charcoal.
Purchase here with our recommended charcoal or burn at home on your own charcoal. Each ball burns for approximately 10 minutes on the recommended charcoal; turn partway through the burn. Store in a cool, dark location.
To light our charcoal: Using tongs, hold the charcoal over open flame (e.g., candle or gas range) until it begins to glow; turn and repeat. This will take up to one minute, as this charcoal is not self-igniting and contains no saltpeter so as not to interfere with the aromatic effects of the incense. Burn only on metal or glass.