Star Child (Glastonbury) - Natural Incense - Festivals - Beltain
- Star Child (Glastonbury) - Natural Incense - Festivals - Beltain
Fresh growth covers the ground, juicy and lush. The air is abuzz with busy bees and the Earth is decked out in her prettiest flower dress - it's the wedding day of the Goddess and the young Sun God. Fully grown and fertile they join in loving union. Nature is celebrating with them and everywhere, love is in the air. The fires of Bel are lit and people join the wedding feast of the May King and Queen, jumping the fires to purify their souls and showing the corn how high to grow.
Beltain is a time to celebrate love and life and the marvellous miracle of fertility. It is a time of divine ecstasy - full of potential yet to take shape.
Fire ~ Action, will-power, creativity, insight, initiative, courage, drive, enthusiasm.
Air ~ Ideas, concepts, thought, knowledge, mental powers, logos, reason, visualisation, understanding.
How to Burn Star Child Incense
Use a suitable Grated / Sieved Burner or a Charcoal Disc in an appropriate holder.
Place a self-igniting charcoal disc in a fireproof dish, well away from flammable objects. The charcoal discs can be ignited simply by holding a match or lighter to the rim. Be aware that these discs may spit and sparkle profusely upon ignition. Allow plenty of air to flow around the charcoal to ensure that it burns evenly. Once the charcoal disc has finished sparkling it will start to glow, usually first on one side, then slowly spreading over the whole disc. When the entire disc is glowing red hot it is ready to use and you can place a pinch of incense on top. As the disc burns, the fire will concentrate in its centre. You may occasionally want to scrape off the ashes to expose the glowing centre and add fresh incense as desired.