This kit contains a 5 ml. bottle of our Black Frankincense ‘Thurimel’ Initiatic, a 5 ml. bottle of our Black Frankincense ‘Thurimel’ Ritual Oil, and 2 grams of the raw resin in a satin drawstring bag (colours vary).
This resin is a fair trade, sustainable and rare Frankincense from Somalia, where it has traditionally been harvested for medicinal use by local tribes, who are gradually expanding the trade to export some as well. It is quite different from the more familiar “gemmy” Frankincense types we see in the form of hard tears. As with our other Frankincense Neglecta, this Frankincense is black, crystallized and opaque, with a honeyed quality in the middle of the large chunks.
It is a fresher Frankincense than the gemmy types, closer in aroma to the living tree, with warm woody notes that speak of the tree’s living Spirit of adaptative intelligence. We find its energy more mobile, electric, and connecting than that of the gemmy resins, and we have been enjoying exploring it.
As an Initiatic, it gives the sense of being a strong, stable island in a sea of energy currents, each one coming in to be worked with and moved through the body. After a time in this receptive state, it facilitates the extension of the energy field into the outer world for magickal action or spiritual practice.
As a Ritual Oil, that open receptivity is filtered a bit, and an electrical aura is formed around the self that acts as a field of protection, useful for standalone protection rituals, or to keep unwanted influences away during other practices.
As an incense, it combines these inner and outer effects in a buzzy feeling in the Wei Qi, creating sensitive resonance to vibration and sound. Using all three versions together would be interesting for scrying and divination work with reading the currents of energy, influence, or time.