Daimonic Essence

Daimonic Essence Cover © 2016 Janice Duke

This is the cover for Daimonic Essence, a book about essential oils, incense and plant mythology I am currently fully illustrating for the wonderful Dana Varahi. The internal images are decorative headers and footers, and illustrations of plants focussing on their mythical associations as well as their anatomy.

From the author herself:

The book charts my journey into researching and making Abramelin Oil and Incense. It will introduce the reader to its rich historical and multicultural background dating to ancient Babylon and Egypt.  It will present the wide array of possible ingredients and their botanical identities. It includes plenty hands on instructions and recipes as well as an abundant plant section presenting folklore and different uses for the plants.

Dana hopes the book will be out by summer 2017. Watch out for sneak peeks and updates!

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