Star Child (Glastonbury) - Natural Incense - Festivals - Imbolc
- Star Child (Glastonbury) - Natural Incense - Festivals - Imbolc
The ice is melting and the ground turns muddy and soft. The water cleanses and prepares the Earth womb to become fertile once again. In the hidden depth of the earth hitherto dormant seeds are beginning to germinate and life is stirring. The Sun Child is gathering strength, the days age getting longer and light and warmth are beginning to return. Almost imperceptibly the Earth is quickening and the buds are beginning to swell. Imbolc is a time of fasting and cleansing. The larder is getting sparser. It is time to clean out, and get rid of old stuff in preparation of next season's growth.
Earth ~ Practicality, five senses, material world, sensuality, manifestation, prosperity, grounding.
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.