Thursday, July 24, 2014
Myrrh was burned to Ra at noon in ancient Egypt, and was also fumed in the temples if Isis.
Burned as an incense, myrrh purifies the area, lifts the vibrations and creates peace. However, it is rarely burned alone; usually in conjunction with
Frankincense or other resins. Myrrh increases the power of any incense to which it is added.
Myrrh is also included in healing incenses and sachets, and its smoke is used to consecrate, purify and bless objects such as talismans, amulets, charms and magickal tools.
Myrrh also aids meditation and contemplation. It is often added to sachets, usually with Frankincense.
Considering the plant's shape and the fact that its gum resin has been used as a drying stimulant, it is easy to place this incense in Mars. The thorns of the tree represent the grief of loss as well as the resin's ability to protect and heal. This is an excellent incense to help with loss, whether it be that of a loved one or a great injury (and thus loss of safety) done to one's heart, spirit, or body. It brings Martial protection to the injured and is wonderful for all sorts of purification.
In the Kabbalah, it is associated with Binah, and it connects with Crone energy and thus the Underworld and the Abyss.