Many people are using incense as an offering but not many knows that many incense can be used during your daily routine, while at rest, during meditation or even spell works. I call them ‘intention incense’ as one could use their intention with the correct incense to manifest oneself and amplified their intention.
Incense is actual one very common magical tools to many practitioners. Many practitioners use incense for nearly every magical act, from simple meditations to elaborate rituals. It’s not that its a very powerful or versatile tool, but it is a fairly useful one. Incense utilizes our sense of smell to help align both the practitioner and the area in which it is burned with a desired mood and energy.
Some common uses for incense include:
-In spellwork and ritual incense is often burned to help raise energy and adjust the energy of the area.
-In meditation incense is burned to help the practitioner achieve states of clarity, focus, and/or calm.
-In cleansings and exorcisms incense is burned to purify or sanctify an area.
-Preferable incense can be burned to attract certain types of entities to an area, where as deplorable incense can be burned to repel certain types of entities from an area.
-When contacting a deity, incense which is associated with the deity is often burned both as an offering and show of respect for the deity and also to help the practitioner make a connection with the deity.
-Incense can also help us connect into the ideas and energies it is associated with.
There are literally thousands of types of incense out there. There are a few types I will like to introduce,
Nag Champa – Nag Champa is a sacred incense (it’s a blend which consists partly of Sandalwood). Nag Champa can be burned for many of the same reasons as Sandalwood. It can be used to sanctify or purify an area. It’s also a good general purpose incense for spiritual matters. This includes acts like meditation and seeking spiritual enlightenment or evolution
Lavender – An incense to assist reduce stress, alleviating mental fatigue and can give feelings of courage, inspiration and peace of mind. Lavender promotes beauty.
Lotus – Generally associated with mental clarity, increased focus, and heightened intelligence. Because of these properties Lotus is often seen as ideal for meditation.
Dragon Blood- Dargon Blood incense traditionally is burned for love and protection. It drives evil and negativity away when burned. Can be used during meditation to drives away all negative thoughts.
Meditation – Incense sticks which gives out lovely and spiritual atmosphere during meditation or Yoga.
Citronella – Incense that gives energy and harmony. It is known to relieve fatigue and bring harmonizing energy out to the environment.
More to come…