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  • Scents by Lauretta
    Gator Allie's recommended facial masks by Lauretta part two
    As stated in part one, Scents by Lauretta has three great facial masks designed for specific skin types.Scents by Lauretta, offers a facial mask for mature or sensitive skin using frankincense, lavender and carrot seed. Now, of course, I was quite...
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    A star, some wise men, and the voice of God
    Read Matthew 2Let’s start with a star and some wise men from the east. How far east?Arabia, Persia, India or beyond?In any case, they had seen a star and followed it to the place where Jesus was living. We are told that this occurred after...
  • Review: Mermade Magickal Arts Incense scents for the spirit
    Review: Mermade Magickal Arts Incense scents for the spirit
    The incense made by Mermade Magickal Arts Incense will take you to a whole new level of incense. Not your ordinary run of the mill incense sticks, these incense products take you back in time when convenience was not the most important aspect ...
  • Frankincense Tears
    Aphrodisiac ABC's: Frankincense
    In the Aphrodisiac of the Day series leading to Valentine's Day 2012, I present to you some of the easier to find aphrodisiacs and suggest creative and fun (as well as safe!) uses for your own amusement and pleasure. I'm also attempting to...
  • Wise men take gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Jesus
    Why gold, frankincense and myrrh were gifts given to Baby Jesus
    On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their treasures and presented him with the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11)Why did the wise men present gifts...
  • The Magi and their gifts
    The Magi and their gifts
    Magi is another name for the wise men who went to see Jesus.Eastern literature suggests there were at least 12 wise men; not justthree as shown on Christmas cards. People assume there were only 3 because of the 3 gifts they presented. However, it...
  • Frankincense: A wise man's treatment for arthritis?
    Frankincense: A wise man's treatment for arthritis?
    The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal remedy laced with religious meaning: frankincense. Cardiff University scientists have been examining the potential benefits of frankincense to help relieve and alleviate the...
  • Mary with crown of stars
    The Christmas story, 'Mary and the gifts of the Magi'
    The article that follows was is excerpted from a longer article written for The Atlanta Astrologer in December 1997 by my friend Martha Lee Hornberger. Martha Lee, an AIDS hospice nurse, passed away in 1999. She was only 38. I use it here with...
  • Spice shop in Dubai
    Frankincense and myrrh. Why did these gummy resins make good presents?
    These fascinating herbs are best known through the story of the Three Wise Men delivering gold, frankincense, and myrrh for the baby Jesus. Even though details of the story of the three wise men are questionable, the Bible does specify that gifts...