The Incense Bible: Plant Scents Transcending World Culture, Medicine, and Spirituality

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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 out 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789021694
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. The Most Spiritual Use of Plants
  • A Worldwide Ritual
  • Honoring the Divinity in Nature
  • Unification of Mind, Body, and Spirit
  • What is Incense?
  • A Quick Tour of Incense History
  • Is Incense Safe?
  • Types of Raw Incense
  • How Can I Use Incense?
  • Chapter 2. The Sacred Sense
  • Scent Through Time
  • Scents in Ancient and Classical Times
  • Christianity and the Odor of Sanctity
  • The "Olfactory Revolution"
  • The Essence of Culture, Class, and Gender Differences
  • Seduction and Scents
  • Scents in Non-Western Cultures
  • Synthetic versus Natural Scents
  • How the Sense of Smell Works
  • The Link between Taste and Scent
  • Scent and Memory
  • Scent as a Direct Path to the Soul
  • Perfume and Fragrance Allergies and Sensitivities
  • Essential Oils and Flower Essences for Healing
  • Incense for Keeping Time
  • The Divinity of Scents
  • Chapter 3. The Pervasiveness of Incense
  • The Early Incense Trail in Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Times
  • Arabian Secrets
  • India’s Bridges to Inner Awareness
  • Following the Buddhist Path to China
  • Israel: Incense Arising From the Holy Land
  • The Catholic Church and Christianity
  • North America: The New World’s Indigenous Incense Traditions
  • Europe: The Old World of Incense
  • From the High Andes to Deep in the Rainforest: Incense Use in South America
  • Africa: The Origin of Man and Incense?
  • Chapter 4. Types of Raw Incense
  • Agarwood (Aloeswood/Jinkoh/Eaglewood): Promoting the Soul’s Development to its Highest Levels
  • Balsam of Peru/Balsam of Tolu: Two Soothing Incenses with Similar Names
  • Benzoin: A Sweet, Fast-Burning Fragrance
  • Camphor: Cool and Camphorous
  • Cedar: Helps You to Find Your Vision
  • Copal: Latin American Food of the Gods
  • Dragon’s Blood: Smoke from the Dragon
  • Eucalyptus: Beats the Toxins Out of You
  • Frankincense: The Choice Incense
  • Mugwort and Moxa: Protection and Medicine Worldwide
  • Myrrh: The Female Quality of Incense
  • Sandalwood: Sweet Sensuousness
  • Sweet Grass: A Braid to Attract Good Spirits
  • Vetiver: A Cool Relaxing Scent
  • White Sage: Big Medicine
  • Chapter 5. Bringing it Home
  • Making Incense
  • Forms of Incense
  • Some Incense Materials and Symbols
  • Chapter 6. Nature’s Divinity Awaits Us
  • Different Uses of Incense
  • Becoming More Alive
  • Appendix A. Resource Directory
  • Appendix B. Selected Experts
  • References
  • Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    Fascinating....A Must Read!!!

    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.

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