Caliph from 786-809 A.D.
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Instructions on How To Burn Incense
A Cleansing Incense (see suggestions below)
Or a Cleansing Herb (see suggestions below)
Have you ever wondered why so many religious services include incense burning? Particularly in temples, holy places & churches? For centuries, incense burning has been used to cleans & neutralize negativity from the atmosphere in places where people gather. We have long known that incense burning has a very powerful effect on its surroundings. The smoke produced creates its very own vibration, creating a new morphogenic field in the room.
I am sure you are familiar with the phenomenon of negative energy in a room. Moods, thoughts and actions may take on lives of their own; influencing the surrounding energy. In some instances spirits and entities may attach themselves to an object or place on the earthly plane. Incense burning may be used effectively in the following situations:
* Places where there is a lot of arguments or much grief:
* Houses, apartments or new business places before you move in
* Sick rooms and rooms where people are dying or have died
* After a violation of "personal space" such as a break-in or robbery
* In the workplace where there is gossip and/or back stabbing
* To cleanse an area after an act of violence
To cleanse the atmosphere of a building or room use this method:
Think of the purification as a spiritual bug bomb. You will want to begin by Closing all the windows and doors. Walk through the room ( most folks prefer a counterclockwise rotation) and fan the rising smoke in all directions. Make sure to outline all windows, doors, electrical outlets, drains & faucets. As you leave each room, close the door. You may consider leaving the space for the evening - then airing it out in the morning. If this is not possible, wait at least 3-5 hours before opening doors and windows.
FOLLOW THIS UP WITH A protection incense retracing your path in a clockwise direction.
Incense may also be used to cleanse objects. Sometimes burdensome and negative energy will come attached to an antique or inherited piece of jewelry. Suspended in incense smoke, objects can be cleansed of any influences and restored to harmony. Incense smoke is also used to cleanse ritual and healing objects using the same method. Crystals, altar tools and icons are all candidates for cleansing by smoke.
Incense blends that may be used to cleanse and object or space include: