Green Man Hand Blended Incense by Star Child of Glastonbury.
He is the sap within the trees, the green of the leaves, he is power that sprouts and grows, that covers mother earth in bright green clothes. The green man is the life-force of nature that fertilizes the earth. Each year in spring he is reborn, and with him all of nature awakens and blooms. When autumn comes around, he retreats deep into the earth womb. Here his potency regenerates until he is ready to re-emerge once more the following spring, when the cycle starts all over again. Burn this incense to tune into the potent life-force, the creative potential of the male aspect of nature.
The Gods delight in beautiful scents and incense is their sacred ambrosia. The ancient practice of burning incense as an offering to the Gods has been practiced by cultures all around the world since time immemorial. The fragrant smoke carries our prayers to the heavens. It is a pathway of communication with the Gods. Not to burn incense is like starving the Gods of their favourite food and amounts to cutting ourselves off from our spiritual source. The Gods depend on our offerings as we depend on their divine graces.
How to use:
Place a charcoal disc on a fireproof surface away from anything flammable. A ceramic or metal dish containing some sand is ideal.
Hold a match or a lighter to the rim of the disc, taken care as the disc may spit and spark on ignition. Also allow a good air flow around the disc so that it can burn evenly, and be aware that it may give off quite a lot of smoke.
Once the disc is red hot and glowing, drop a pinch of the incense on the top.
Scrape off the ashes from time to time to expose the glowing centre of the charcoal disc and add more incense as required.
NEVER hold a lit disc in your hand, and dispose of spent discs carefully.
Looking after your incense:
This type of incense keeps well, and as long as it is kept in a cool dark place it should actually improve with age.