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The Incense Bible is a comprehensive guide to the spiritual meaning of real, raw, natural incense and how to use it in prayer, meditation, or simply in creating a home environment to reconnect with divinity and nature. This unique book examines the spiritual and ritual uses of pure incense (not sticks, cones, or synthetic mixtures), explores our attraction to it, and explains how we can use it at home to increase wellness. Filled with easy-to-use references and easy-to-understand technical information, the book also looks at the use of incense in health and medicine, a history of its use in a variety of countries and cultures, and various types of raw incense, including eucalyptus, sandalwood, sweet grass, agarwood, frankincense, and myrrh.
The Incense Bible examines aspects of spirituality and religion, health and medicine, botanical medicines, ethnobotany, and history of real incensenot the low-quality, processed, synthetic fragrances most people think of as incense. This enlightening and entertaining book, written in everyday language and filled with photgraphs, examines why incense appeals to our sense of smell, of adventure, and of spiritual and physical well-beingand has for centuries. The book looks at the use of incense for purifications and cleansings, creative inspiration, meditation, worship and prayer, for inducing dreams and sleep, to improve learning and problem solving, and as a perfume for clothes, hair, and body.
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Posted May 4, 2007
An inspirational book that takes you on an insightful journey into the cultural world and history of incense-what can be described as the most spiritual way people use plants. As an Osteopathic medical student, I am intrigued by the exploration of raw, natural plant incenses as medicine. The implications for the role of incense in integrative medicine practices are absolutely fascinating. This book reminds me how nature can really be a great guide to healing. Additional helpful information on individual plants supports you in creating your own incense experience. The lists of plants and their properties are handy for checking what feels right to use for a given purpose. Whether choosing a scent to simply perfume the house or to deepen meditation, connection, and spiritual presence, this book is truly the ultimate guide. As a lover of incense, the book gave me new insights into the potential for the use of raw plants in my own practice with incense. This book is a must read for anyone who loves incense, and wants to appreciate its rich potential even more.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 9, 2009
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