Tag: incense
Jasmine

JASMINE – MOONSHINE IN THE GARDEN

Since ancient times Jasmine has been thought of as the queen of flowers.  It’s oil was used for anointing kings and wealthy people of society.  It has a cooling and soothing effect.  The Jasmine flower releases its fragrance at night after the sun has set and…

Incense

SEDATIVE PROPERTIES OF INCENSE (Video)

The calming effects of incense are well known by Monks and spiritual leaders.  Certain incense aromas is believed to slow down the heart rate and soothe nerves.  These calming effects help to relieve built up tension in the muscles, enabling incense to also be used as a muscle…

Incense

INCENSE in NEW AGE RITUALS

The use of Incense in New Age rituals is quite common.  The fragrance of incense is pleasing to the spiritual world as are the good intentions that go upward with it.  Incense is believed to give full disclosure of the spiritual world around when the incense…

White Sage Smudging

WHITE SAGE FOR BURNING (Video)

White sage, used in Smudging, is a flowering perennial that is native to the Southwest U.S.  It has tall woods stems and tiny white flowers that grow in full sun and flourish in the rocky heights of the southwestern canyons.  White sage, an herbal member of the mint…

Meditation

HOW TO MEDITATE (Video)

Preparing for Meditation can be just as important as the actual meditation.  Getting your meditation space prepared is necessary for a good meditation.  Meditations usually are 20 to 30 minutes in length, can be longer or shorter, depending on the individual.  The right atmosphere  — candles, incense, music,…

Meditation

MEDITATION TRANQUILITY

Incense can be a very important part of a meditation.  Burning of incense helps to create a positive state of mind and helps associate a particular fragrance with a calm, relaxed mental state. Frankincense is the original incense; in fact that’s where the word “incense” comes from.…

Incense

FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH

Frankincense and Myrrh incense and essential oils have been experiencing a resurgence recently, both in New Age practices and those wishing to experience the unity of the divine feminine and the divine masculine. Frankincense provides profound spiritual benefits, especially the power to focus our spiritual consciousness…

Incense burning

INCENSE FOR GOOD LUCK

Incense has a long history of being used as a valuable ritual tool.  Incense is associated with the element Air and helps us to create and open the way to a Sacred space.  For many years people have burned magical herbs and aromatic woods to help…

Incense and Smudging

SMUDGING for CLEANSING

Smudging is a process of cleansing and purifying the mind, body and soul by burning herbs and essential oils.  Native Americans started the smudging ritual by burning sacred plants in a bowl or on a stick to clear space of negative energies and restore balance.  They have…

Essential Oil

NAG CHAMPA

Nag Champa is sometimes called the most popular scent in the world.  As an incense it can be used for a calming meditation, and it is very metaphysical in property.  Dance clubs have been known to burn Nag Champa for its pleasant effects and masking of…

Dragon's Blood

DRAGON’S BLOOD – A SPICY INCENSE

Dragon’s Blood is the bleeding red sap of a tree. As the resin hardens, the woodsy aroma is trapped within the hardened sap. Sap can be purchased in this form, breaking chunks of resin and warming them will open up the sent of Dragon’s Blood. When…

Beeswax Candles

CANDLE MEDITATION FOR METAPHYSICAL HEALING (Video)

The Candle has been used for healing, in different religion ceremonies and for metaphysical purposes for about as long as fire has been around. On physical levels, it represents the eternal light of the soul and the connection to our core being. Fire operates in all…

Dreaming

DREAMS – OUR REALITY

I believe in everything until it’s disproved.  So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.  It all exists, even if it’s in your mind.  Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?  ~ John Lennon Dreams make perfect sense…

Incense sticks

INCENSE – A STIMULANT FOR THE SENSES

Incense is composed of aromatic plant materials, often combined with essential oils. The exact origin of incense cannot be traced but ancient writings provide insight into how religions and cultures of old used the aroma of burning herbs, flowers, tree leaves and other natural sources in…