Incenses known to humanity for endless time can be used to support you with:
Meditations and contemplation
Deepening your spiritual growth
Reconditioning your routine
Nurturing yourself and your essence
Removing various health conditions
Scents, releasing specific vibrations assist people around the world from the beginning of time and however in Europe they become most popular in 18th century, in Asia had been used for more than 5 thousand years. Monks and lay people used them to not only enhance their mood and connect with higher dimensions, but also to change the smell of their places while hygiene was not yet at its peek.
Experts on the field claim that burning cedar, sage, berries, roots and resins gave the birth to the concept of incenses. Therefore they were always considered as Divine Grace. The basis of incenses are really quite simple. It is a combination of aromatic elements and a heat source. Incense has always had ties to the religious and medical aspects of various cultures, and still does today. The name Incense is actually derived for the Latin verb incendere, meaning to burn.
Incenses, as representation of an Air Element, were considered as the best form of offerings to the Gods. Far before Christ’s life, Frankincense, as incense, had been used in Ancient Egypt, Persia and Assyria. After words it found its way to Roman Emporium and from there spread throughout Europe. Another interesting fact of incense is that when the tomb of Tutankhamen was found, they made an amazing discovery. In the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, archaeologists found huge quantities of oils, perfumes, and of course, incenses around his mummified body.
The science behind incense and its effects on the human body are very interesting. Every time we smell something, our brain deciphers information on a subconscious level. Further on, it is stored in the limbic system of the brain. The aromatic smell that burning incense releases stimulates the olfactory nerves. This stimulation is able to produce effects of various states such as physical, emotional, and psychological based on the fragrance.
THE VIRTUES OF INCENSE from a 16th century Japanese manuscript
It brings communication with the transcendent.
It purifies mind and body. It removes uncleanliness.
It can be a companion in the midst of solitude.
When it is plentiful one never tires of it.
When there is a little, one is satisfied In the midst of busy affairs, it brings a moment of peace.
Used everyday it does not harm.
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