The magical scent of incense can lift our spirits and transform the energetic vibrations of a space.

Since ancient times incense has been used in rituals and religious practices. Whether to appease the gods or enhance magic spells, it has remained a powerful tool for spiritual use. In addition to exploring practices using incense, you will also learn about some ways its use can enhance your life.

The burning of incense often accompanies prayers, invocations and spells, in order to activate its natural properties. Incense is believed to have properties that dispel negative energy. Burning sage or “smudging” to purify and clear a room is one example. The smell of incense can also bring about heightened sensual awareness and consciousness for the user.

 

Incense for personal use

Whether you perform any form of spiritual worship or not, the personal use of incense can help you in a number of ways. It can clear spaces of negative energy and purify your space. It can help clear your mind and increase your focus during meditation or any activity requiring concentration.

In many cases it can help relieve stress and restore emotional balance. Many psychics claim it enhances your psychic ability and induces dreams. You can even use it to help attract love and abundance.

When working with incense the type you choose is dependent upon your purpose. If you choose one because you enjoy its scent that’s fine. Often we are intuitively guided to what’s best for us.

Below some recommended scents:

Cedar or Sage – for cleansing and purification

Jasmine, Lotus or Myrrh – to clear your mind and enhance your meditation

Lavender or Rose – to relive stress

Pine or Sandalwood – for grounding and balance

Vanilla – as an energizer

Anis or Myrrh – for enhancing your psychic skills

Patchouli – to attract positive things to your life

Rose or Musk – to attract love.

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