Ancient Incense Formulas

Ancient Incense Formulas

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Persian Incense is a combination using Sandalwood and a
Spice, mainly Cinnamon, together with Benzoin or
Frankincense and Myrrh.




Most Egyptian Incense is the burning of plain Symtra
Benzoin, however, this may be mixed with a little
Frankincense and Myrrh as a variation.




All India or Hindu Incenses contain Sandalwood as a base,
and they together with any Spice, particularly Cinnamon, is
burned in the Temples. However, some of the Hindu Incenses
are made more aromatic with the addition of essential oils
or perfume bases.




Chinese Incense always contains as a base Patchouli Leaves
or Root with a possibility of Cinnamon being added, and in
some incidents, it is used with Pig Dung. This is used
sometimes in the Temples on some religious ceremonies. Other
spices may be added. In the Lama Temples of Tibet, they
generally burn just butter.

Daily Feng Shui News for Jan. 6 – ‘Three Kings Day’

Some calendars mark today as ‘Three Kings Day,’ a time to celebrate the visit of the Three Wise Men to the infant Jesus. Among the gifts they offered were gold, frankincense and myrrh. Today, I want to concentrate on frankincense. This fragrance has long been used in many spiritual ceremonies and celebratory events because of what some call its ‘mystical/magical’ character. It’s also been used for thousands of years in Indian Ayurvedic medicine due to its anti-inflammatory curative qualities. According to Feng Shui, frankincense is one of the best incenses for cleansing or clearing a space. Used as an anti-cancer, anti-arthritis and anti-aging and cleansing agent, it’s clear why this is a gift for the ages.

By Ellen Whitehurst for