|Handmade incense burner.|
For convenience we burn stick incense, but twice a week I compound my own incense, burning resinous frankinsence and myrhh, and the leaves of althaea and cat's claw, and occasionally a little loose tobacco, over a charcoal disk. This is an offering to the Spirit.
"And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand." -- Revelation 8:4 King James Version (KJV)
|Cat's claw, or Acacia greggii.|
|Althaea, or Malva parviflora.|
Incense may be compounded for an individual or for a specific circumstance. Scent is strongly linked with memory and certain scents take us back in time, and put us in mind of happy circumstances. Just remember the scent of a pumpkin pie baking in the oven!