A common grade benzoin resin.
Benzoin is derived from styrax (storax) trees. It is a common incense in India, Orthodox Christian and Roman Catholic traditions. Astrologically, it is related to the Sun.
Includes one (1) ounce of benzoin resin.
"Benzoin purifies the astral body and dispels gross and sensual thoughts. Benzoin can be mixed with incense in a perfume censer, or all can be burned within a brazier. This is the most practical way." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
"The storax [styrax or benzoin] tree symbolizes wisdom and justice. The mantra of this tree is “Toliphando.” The elemental department of the storax tree is found to be intimately related with the activities of karma." —Samael Aun Weor, Igneous Rose
Gums, resins, and powders are best used with charcoal and a brazier. This ancient method is very easy and effective, but requires vigilance and caution, since it depends on fire. Be alert to ensuring that whatever you burn is kept far from flammable materials.
In a brazier or firesafe pot, light an incense charcoal. When it is white hot, spoon some incense onto the coal.
No word to describe other than you need to meditate with it.
The "personalities" of these incenses are truly a gift to get to know.
Thus far, Frankincense has touched me the deepest however Benzoin is equally special.
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The smell reminds me of being in an old European Church.
Smells a bit like vanilla, but with more kick/spice.
Powerful and refreshing, Benzoin purifies and clears residual negativity. It is very strong, so consider letting the incense do its own work while working with the elemental. Already in a crushed powder form, simply opening the bag brings awareness to its powerful presence and is always there for you on a cloudy day.
Great incense ! I recommend it to anyone.