Air is the element of cool abstraction, the lofty concepts of the mind, the rational, orderly, clear cut world of ideas, ideals and theories. It expresses the principles of logic and reason. It is the faculty of thinking and the mind is its tool. The mind flies high on the energy of air. Air corresponds to the rising sun in the east. Its season is Spring and its astrological signs are Libra, Aquarius and Gemini. In Christian symbolism the Archangel Uriel embodies the element of air. Burn this incense to invoke the spiritual qualities of the element of air and let it take you on a flight into the world of ideas. Or use it to meditate and focus on gaining clarity, perspective or detachment. AIR ~ Ideas, concepts, thought, knowledge, mental powers, logos, reason, visualisation, understanding. Fire, Earth, Air and Water - in metaphysical terms, these are the basic elements, the building blocks of all existence. But they would be lifeless without the fifth element - the all-permeating spirit, which animates everything and gives it life. The ancients regarded the elements as spiritual qualities that had their corresponding expression in the physical world. Thus, fire is not just the process by which a log is burnt. Instead, the fire is already within the log- in its life-force, which becomes visible as flames when the log is ignited. The log also contains earth, water and air, which become visible in the smoke, ash and sizzling sap or steam as the log burns. The elemental qualities find their correlation in all things - the four directions, the seasons, the temperaments of our astrological signs and even the archangels Uriel, Raphael, Michael and Gabriel.
MAGICAL COLLECTIONS Star Child Elemental Incense contain purely natural substances such as fragrant herbs, flowers, resins, gums and wood chips that are infused with pure essential oils and absolutes. The symbols assigned to each type of incense indicate the ethereal nature of the special collections added to the respective blends and thus provide a reference to their magical qualities. Each blend contains ingredients that are appropriate to the associated deities and magical purposes for which they are intended. They are potentised with our Magical Collections gathered from various sacred sites in accordance with the cycles of the Sun and Moon. The symbols assigned to each type of incense indicate the ethereal nature of the special collections added to the respective blends and thus provide a reference to their magical qualities. Star Child creations are based on tradition and magic with intent.
Star Child magical incense is designed for a range of common magical purposes and intentions. Remember though, that incense is merely a tool that helps to facilitate the workings of the practitioner, it is not a ‘magical potion’ in itself. Whilst it can assist focussing the mind on the task and help clear ethereal energy blockages, it won't do the work for you. Desired opportunities may arise - but it is still up to the practitioner to follow them up with appropriate action.
Star Child Incense provides the perfect ambrosia for the Gods and can be used for all kinds of meditations, rituals and ceremonies. Or, do as the Gods and simply gorge yourself on their beautiful scents. Traditionally, incense plays an important role in ritual purification often referred to as 'smudging'. The smoke is used to 'wash' away negative energies and emotions, thus cleansing the atmosphere. Likewise, it is also used to purify the hearts and minds of the participants prior to sacred ceremonies and rituals.
HOW TO BURN INCENSE:
Place a self-igniting charcoal disc on a fire-proof surface, well away from flammable objects. The charcoal disks can be ignited simply by holding a match or lighter to the rim. Be aware that these discs may occasionally spit and sparkle profusely upon ignition. Allow plenty of air to flow around the charcoal to ensure that it burns evenly. Some people prefer to open the window while the charcoal is igniting as it gives off quite a bit of smoke. Once the charcoal disc has finished sparkling it will start to glow, usually first on one side, then slowly spreading over the whole disc. When the entire disc is glowing red hot it is ready to use and you can place a little pinch of incense on top. As the disk glows through, the fire will concentrate in its centre. You may occasionally want to scrape off the ashes to expose the glowing centre and add fresh incense as desired.
CARE FOR YOUR INCENSE:
Incense keeps well and often improves with age if kept in a cool and dark place. Charcoal, on the other hand, does not, as it has a tendency to absorb moisture from the air. Once the packet has been opened, keep it in an airtight container to preserve its self-igniting properties.
Keep incense and charcoal out of pet’s and children’s reach. Charcoal discs are highly flammable. PLEASE BE CAREFUL when igniting your charcoal disc. Once the disc has been lit do not touch it, as it will cause a burn. Make sure your incense dish is fire proof and does not conduct heat to the surface on which it stands. Glass (even glass ashtrays) will break. Do not dispose of the remaining ashes in a waste paper bin or plastic garbage bin as it may cause a fire. Do not hold the disc in your hand while lighting or burning.
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