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  • Osense Fragrances
    Fight Off Those Winter Blues with Osense: Mood-Enhancing Scents
    Osense graciously gifted me four mood-enhancing fragrances to help ward off the dreary cold-weather doldrums. Read below for more information about the brand.Not sure what to buy for that holiday gift swap? Osense aromatherapy is the perfect...
  • Prayers and incense in a bowl
    Prayers and incense in a bowl
    When his division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, it happened that he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and burn incense. At the hour of incense the whole assembly...
  • Real Housewives of Miami
    ‘RHOM’ star Marysol Patton uses incense to rid her life of negative spirits
    “The Real Housewives of Miami” star Marysol Patton has been trying to stay positive after her mother, Elsa Patton, suffered a massive stroke earlier this year. She shared her pain on the first few episodes of the show, which was...
  • A man places incense at Pak Tai Temple
    Incense smoke may harm the lungs
    Although incense may appear to be a nice thing to do to help you relax, research has shown it can harm your health. The National Institutes of Health notes that incense burning emits smoke which contains particulate matter, gas products and other...
  • Operation Log Jam
    Obama's DEA arrests 90 individuals for selling incense
    More than 90 individuals were arrested and more than five million packets of incense were seized in the first-ever nationwide law enforcement action against the incense industry. More than $36 million in cash was also seized from individuals and...
  • Psychic fair July 21 at Mystic Beads and Earth Wear in Niles, MI
    Psychic fair July 21 at Mystic Beads and Earth Wear in Niles, MI
    Mystic Beads and Earth Wear is having their monthly Psychic Fair, this Saturday, July 21. There will be three readers, (listed below) new sales, live music, and other vendors selling their wares. Each of the readers have unique talents that can...
  • 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 ...
  • To life, life lived to its fullest for all people
    To life, life lived to its fullest for all people
    The play, “Fiddler on the Roof” has an interesting song as Tevye attends the bachelor’s party for his daughter, “Lechaim.” The song title means, “To life,” and is an integral part of any Jewish wedding....
  • Food for the poor yesterday, today, and tomorrow
    Food for the poor yesterday, today, and tomorrow
    Father Al Lopez began his homily, relating the beginnings of Mass incense. A cable ran from the back to the front of medieval churches and an incense burner the size of a small VW Bug moved along the cable. Jesus was our last sacrifice.The origin...
  • 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...
  • How to Smudge and rid your home of negativity
    How to Smudge and rid your home of negativity
    “Sage is one of the most sacred herbs among indigenous North American peoples. The clean burning sage is used in the energy cleansing ritual known as smudging (or purification), which in theory means, the smoke would attach itself to the...
  • Smudging, what is it?
    Smudging, what is it?
    Since ancient times, smoke has been used in numerous blessing, healing, and spiritual rituals. Smoke is believed to carry the scents to the spirit realm in order to honor Spirit and aid in asking Spirit to bless the individual, tools, or space....
  • Incense: fragrant meditation, the perfume of devotion
    Incense: fragrant meditation, the perfume of devotion
    A few years ago, while living in Vermont, I attended the funeral of a radio colleague in a small village Catholic Church. The funeral included the ritual of "incensing" the body of the deceased by carrying a large, ornate censer around...
  • Shoyeido Japanese Incense
    Top 10 Shoyeido Incenses (Part 2)
    This is part two of a two-part article. To view part one, click here.#5. Kyo-Nishiki - Kyoto Autumn LeavesIn one word: NostalgiaMy first run-in with Shoyeido was their delicate Kyoto Autumn Leaves from the Daily Series, which, as the name implies...
  • Shoyeido Japanese Incense
    Top 10 Shoyeido incenses (Part 1)
    In a previous article, I discussed how you can support Japan’s recovery from the recent natural disaster by purchasing from Japanese companies such as Shoyeido, makers of quality all-natural incense for over 300 years. Shoyeido’s...