Be inspired to return to Nature. I just had a pretty social and infectious week in the city becoming despotic, hateful, and heavy. However, I just cleansed myself with Bay Laurel leaves and am not feeling so bad any more.
They are great to burn on a coal, even just one, in order to get prepared and cleansed for more serious incense and practice. Sort of a preliminary incense. This is not to say that the Laurel Bay leaves are not serious, but they are leaves. Who can not be jovial around a leaf?
When I was about 12-14 years old, I would pluck leaves from the neighbors' bushes yards that I was rebelliously walking through and rub the leaves in between my thumb and fingers, while also tearing them apart along the way. It was a twisted mix of the desire to be with my Mother Nature and matricide.
Laurel Bay leaves satisfy both the need for elementotherapy catharsis (the cleansing work with the elemental) and "crimes against (black) nature" (destroying the leaf). Like Dontrell Kiser says in the review below, "They burn very quickly because they are leaves. But there is a lot in the pouch." In this case, we can use the example that the crime against black nature would be temperance. We can be temperate by respectfully burning every part of the leaf, and seeing just how quickly they burn can make us appreciate the short time that we have.
I have not prognosticated yet, but look forward to sharing my experience with you. ❤️