The oil is described in The Book of Abramelin by Abraham of Worms, a Jew from Worms, Germany. While no records can confirm it, he is said to have lived from c.1362–c.1458. The Book of Abramelin tells of an Egyptian mage named Abraham who taught a magical system to Abraham Worms. The system of magic from this book found new popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries thanks to Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers who translated the book and retitled it, The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. Mathers, a British occultist, and Freemason integrated these teachings into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an organization devoted to the study and practice of the occult, metaphysics, and paranormal. They were considered a magical order that studied astrology, geomancy, Tarot divination, and scrying. Their rituals and practices helped to form the magical roots of what is now known as Wicca and Thelema. As far as the recipe for this oil goes, Mathers took it upon himself to alter the original recipe that was recorded by Worms. The original recipe is the same as the holy oil given to Moses by God, as told in the Bible: myrrh, cassia, cinnamon, calamus, and olive oil. Mathers switched out the ingredient calamus for galangal root. Some say this is a translation error. Others think he made the substitution to differ it from the biblical recipe.
Contains cinnamon, cassia, myrrh, and galangal in a base of fractionated coconut oil.