Incense is a common magical tool.  It can be used with meditations to elaborate rituals.  Incense utilizes our sense of smell to helps to align the area in which it is burned with a desired mood and energy.

– In spell work and rituals, incense is burned to help raise energy, adjust the energy of the area.

– In meditation, incense is burned to help achieve states of clarity, focus and calm.

– Incense is used to achieve astral projection and lucid dreaming.

– In cleansings, incense is burned to purify or sanctify an area.

– Preferred incense can be burned to attract certain types of entities to an area where it can be burned to repel certain types of entities from an area.

– Incense can also help us connect into the ideas and energies it is associated with.

There are thousands of types of incense out there.  Here are 16 useful types of incense.

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Amber – represents both knowledge and history.  Amber is good for meditations in which you’re seeking to discover information.  It is also very good for past life regressions.  Associated with air.

Cedarwood – Cedar, like all wood incenses, is fire associative.  It is generally seen as an incense denoting strength or power.

Cinnamon – Cinnamon is the most useful incense and also one of the easiest to find.  Cinnamon is fire associative, which makes it a good choice when dealing with fire elements.  It also associative with passion, lust and sexual desire, which makes it a good choice to burn during sex.  Cinnamon raises energy.

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Common Incense and their uses

Frankincense – Frankincense promotes calm and peace.  It is used to relieve stress and Feng Shui Store - Feng Shui Shopanxiety.  It is also useful to ending conflicts and aruguments, reestablishing friendships that have ended due to conflicts, bringing peace and resolution to enemies and bringing peace and resolution to warring factions. It’s commonly used to relieve stress and anxiety.  It alleviates the tension of a tense situation.

Frankincense also has many healing properties and these are related to relieving conflicts and stresses within ones body which lead to illness.

Ginger – Ginger is fire associative.  It incites desire and lust.

Jasmine – Jasmine is both night and love associative.  Although Jasmine is associated with love, it is not associated with sex or sex appeal,  It is also associated with beauty.  Jasmine promotes mental and emotional connections.

Lavender – Lavender promotes beauty.  It can make one more attractive.  It helps to attract a mate and a good incense to burn during romantic situations.  Water associative.

Lotus – Lotus is associated with mental clarity, increased focus and heightened intelligence.  It is an ideal incense for meditation.  Air associative.

Musk – Musk is Earth associative.  It is good for restoring balance and order and realigns energy.  It removes negativity.

Myrrh – Myrrh is sun associative.  It promotes a renewal and purification.

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Common incenses and their uses

Nag Champa –  Nag Champa is a sacred incense.  It is a blend which consits of sandalwood.  It can be burned for many reasons.  It is used to sanctify or purify and area.  It’s a good general all purpose incense such as meditation and spiritual enlightenment.

Opium – Opium is dream associative.  It is a good incense to burn for sleeping and dreaming.

Patchouli – Patchouli is considered happy or joy associative.  It has a strong smell and not everyone will like burning this incense.

Rose – Rose is associative with love, sex and desire.

Sandalwood – Sandalwood is fire and water associative.  It is seen as the devine wood.  It is a good incense to use to purify or sanctify an area.

Vanilla – Vanilla is air associative.  It is a good general incest to burn to represent the element of air.  Vanilla associates with mental thought, intelligence and all abilities conferred by these things.


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Incenses and their Elemental attributions

Amber –> Air

Cedarwood –> Fire

Cinnamon –> Fire

Frankincense –> Water

Ginger –> Fire

Jasmine –> Water, to a lesser extent earth.

Lavender –> Water

Lotus –> Air

Musk –> Earth

Myrrh –> Spirit (Akasha)

Nag Champa –> All Five Elements*

Opium –> Air

Patchouli –> Fire & Earth, probably water too.

Rose –> Water, To a lesser extent fire**

Sandalwood –> Fire & Water***

Vanilla –> Air

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