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Frankincense: Powerful and Sacred Protection and Healing

Frankincense: Powerful and Sacred Protection and Healing

A powerful, purifying scent

Frankincense is not an herb but the sticky, dry resin of a desert tree. It is associated with purification and cleansing, and it elevates the mind and connects to the spirit, making it an excellent selection for meditation, visualization, centering, and achieving a calm and relaxed state.

The fabled combo of Frankincense and Myrrh has never been improved upon. It makes an incredibly powerful and balanced incense for cleansing, protection, and in rituals related to exorcism or banishing.

Frankincense: Definition and Etymology

Frankincense is the resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia. The word is from old French franc encens, meaning “high-quality incense“. Frankincense has been traded for more than 5,000 years. It was used in ancient Egypt in the mumification process, and is still used in traditional medical practices.

Frankincense: Wiccan Ritual Uses

It has a long history for healing, purification, relaxation and enhancing mental agility. Its long history of use in rituals of all sorts proves both the flexibility of its uses and the power of this resin. This is a suitable choice for purification, rites of passage, protection and for banishing rituals.

With its association to the sun and to fire, frankincense is a suitable offering to any Sun God. Bless or consecrate it to the God, and burn to send your prayers, magic or dedication with the smoke to the deity you are honoring. Also burn it as an offering to the returning Sun at Yule.

As it has a cleansing and purification quality, burn frankincense to purify the atmosphere, burn off negative energies and increase the vibration and positive energy of any space. Use to cleanse your home or your ritual space with equal effectiveness.

There is a long tradition of using frankincense in healing, and the smoke can drive away disease and encourage good health. It diminishes feelings of stress, anger and anxiety.

Use in protection sachets or in protection spells, as well as for banishing negativity.

The essential oil is useful for rites of passage as a cleansing agent. Use the oil to anoint your ritual items.

It is an excellent choice for meditation. Try burning this resin to help reach an altered state of consciousness, focus the mind, and open spiritual doors by increasing psychic awareness.

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Frankincense is not a plant, but the dried sap of a desert tree. This sticky resin has a long history of uses.