GAIA Gaia, the great Mother Earth - is the source of all life and provider of all our needs. This incense can be used to celebrate the beauty of our Mother-planet. Her health and wellbeing is paramount to peace and happiness on earth. Give thanks to her gifts and make a pledge to take care of her as she takes care of us. This blend contains sacred herbs from four continents and a special ingredient from the Holy Isle of Avalon. The Gods delight in beautiful scents and incense is their sacred ambrosia. The ancient practice of burning incense as an offering to the Gods has been practiced by cultures all around the world since time immemorial. The fragrant smoke carries our prayers to the heavens. It is a pathway of communication with the Gods. Not to burn incense is like starving the Gods of their favourite food and amounts to cutting ourselves off from our spiritual source. The Gods depend on our offerings as we depend on their divine graces. EARTH ~ Practicality, five senses, material world, sensuality, manifestation, prosperity, grounding.
MAGICAL COLLECTIONS Our range of Spiritual 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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