Frakincense papyrifera is thought to be the original sacred Frankincense of antiquity, used ritually as far back as the ancient Sumerians and Babylonians. It is still the preferred Frankincense resin in Catholic and Orthodox churches, beloved for its high spiritual energy and effects on the mind and soul.
This Frankincense is particularly high in Incensole Acetate, a chemical which interacts with receptors in the brain, spine, and skin. The systems that it activates create feelings of warmth across the skin, as well as connection and serenity in the mind. It is also anti-depressant and neuroprotective.
In our experience, the first effects of this Initiatic are an elevated ringing in the ears, higher and yet calmer. That sound connects to the heart and brings a strong ant-anxiety effect, and it seems like that could be enhanced through chanting, devotional song, or singing, perhaps in combination with our Heimia and Hibiscus Initiatics.
After the sound effect balances out, a strong activation in the heart center came in, and it was very easy to focus on love and to feel that quality radiate out from both the Heart and the Solar Plexus. “Radiance” was the strongest sense we got from this Initiatic, and the feeling of warmth it creates in the skin soon became an electrically radiant feeling in the Wei Qi, invoking the shining corona of the Sun. We also had a sense of the world becoming brighter, which is a visual corollary for antidepressant effects and the uplifting energy of the Solar intelligence.
After a time of inner, calm contemplative thoughtfulness, we found our minds activated and clarified with thoughts and ideas, sharper but not too busy or frenetic. We think this Initiatic would be helpful for meditations on problems or difficulties, to observe them with calm detachment and then to emerge with mindfulness and wise solutions.