Today we are going to cover one of the most powerful resins you can easily add to your daily routine even if you aren’t an expert witch. We will talk about Frankincense Magical Properties!
What is Frankincense?
Frankincense is a gummy aromatic resin that is made from a tree that grows in Arabia and Southern Africa, the Boswellia thurifera, also known as B. sacra.
Frankincense (the name refers to the pre-eminence as “true” or “frank” incense) is also improperly known as olibanum, a term that derives from the Arabic al-lubán (“milk”), a reference to the extracted milky substance from the tree.
However, in reality, the olibanum is extracted from the Boswellia serrata and has the characteristic citrus fragrance.
It is often used in Oriental mixtures, and it’s famous for its extraordinary fixative properties. It has a spicy and balsamic smell, similar to that of incense.
Magickal Origins and Uses
Frankincense was used lavishly in religious rites.
It is the starting point for any mixture you feel like doing; it is the incense par excellence.
By virtue of its characteristics, it can adequately replace any other resin or grass in a mixture of herbs.
Its nature is mainly solar, although it can be approached, as already mentioned, to any other astrality – usually with Sun, Moon, Jupiter.
According to Egyptian mythology, it was the phoenix, a mythical bird, that carried incense in the land of Punt with its claws.
According to the legend, therefore, incense resin is a special gift from the gods. Its delicate and balsamic aroma was for Egyptians the most sacred and precious – it was like a divine perfume. In their language, the incense was called “what makes divine.”
It was used for sacred purposes and allowed access to the upper spheres; accompanied the prayers, the sacrifices, the funeral ceremonies, the public events, the crowning of the pharaoh and the daily rites celebrated by the priests in the temples.
According to Arabian / Judaic mythology, this resin, called levonab, represented one of the treasures of the Jewish temples.
It was one of the ingredients of the Moses mixture, and it was also burned individually. Incense is mentioned twenty-two times in the Bible.
Until Solomon’s time, its use was limited to religious circles. Some ancient legends tell that Adam, expelled from Eden, was allowed to take away the incense.
In the Gospel, according to Matthew 2:11, gold, (frank) incense and myrrh were the three gifts offered to Jesus by the Magi from East.
It was the Phoenicians who imported this resin from Southern Arabia to Israel since the tree did not grow in those lands.
The one given to Jesus by the Magi probably came from Yemen.
Incense, in Latin olibanum, is still used in ceremonies and religious functions of the Catholic Church.
Why should we let frankincense burns to spread its magical powers?
- It will help you stimulate the awareness to the ritual you’re performing.
- When the incense burns before the magic works, its scented smoke also purifies the altar, removing the disturbing and negative vibrations.
- When the smoke rises, it helps to carry the message directly to the deities that we invoke.
- You may burn it together with other herbs to attract certain specific energies to pile on the personal potential to finally produce the necessary change.
- When the frankincense burns without a flame in the place where the ritual is celebrated, it undergoes a transformation.
- But in general, you can use incense to purify, meditate, attract peace and harmony, bless the place, strengthen qualities, mood, and feelings, to attract protection, success, and prosperity, and for healing purposes.
Love Spell with Frankincense
Besides its purifying powers, frankincense is also perfect for an easy love spell.
Things you need:
- A picture of you and the person you want to be with
- A pencil
- A red candle
How it’s done
The first thing you have to do is take a picture of the loved one and write on the back the full names and surnames of you and the other person.
Additionally, you will write the following phrase: “You will love me as I love you.”
Then light the candle and hold this picture above it, so the smoke from the candle consumes it.
Hold it for a few minutes and then put it on a table or altar.
Let the candle burn down completely.
When that happens, pour three drops of the melted wax on the backside of a picture (where you have those names written).
Then take a picture, fold it in half and store it in the purse.
You can also find a few think of me spells here.