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The magical properties of frankincense and myrrh

The magical properties of frankincense and myrrh
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Frankincense and myrrh, two resins used in religious and spiritual rituals for thousands of years, are known for their many healing and magical properties. These resins, extracted from trees of the genera Boswellia (frankincense) and Commiphora (myrrh), have a long history dating from the ancient Egyptians to the Magi in the New Testament.

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Frankincense, also known as olibanum, is often used as a cleansing agent. In modern magical traditions, the resin is burned to cleanse a sacred space, or the essential oils are used to anoint an area that needs cleansing. Frankincense is also used for consecration, purification, exorcism, propitiation, spells, psychic abilities, religious rituals, meditation, visions, divination, purification of the aura, spirituality, and luck attraction.

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Myrrh, another valuable resin, is used in a variety of ritual contexts. It has a strong connection to spiritual and healing practices. Myrrh is often used in aromatherapy and spiritual practices to promote healing and spiritual enlightenment.

Both resins have healing properties that can help people emotionally, vibrationally and spiritually. They are often used in rituals to help the sick. They also have medicinal properties that protect against coughs and colds (viral infections), relieve phlegm and mucus, relieve constipation and respiratory problems, and act as antifungals. They stimulate blood circulation, digestion and nerves, increase perspiration to cleanse the body and much more.

However, it is important to know that myrrh oil can have toxic effects when used in excess. Therefore, it is always advisable to exercise caution when using these resins and use them in moderate amounts.

The magical properties of frankincense and myrrh are a fascinating area of research that gives us insight into the ancient practices and beliefs of our ancestors. They remind us that nature is a rich source of healing and spiritual enlightenment, and that we can learn much from it if we are willing to listen and observe.