Black Storax resin has been used since the days of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, it was known in ancient Egypt as ‘Miniaki’ which translates as “festive fragrance”. Phoenician traders treasured it for its wonderful aromatic properties. Black Storax is called for in many medieval and ancient recipes.
Burned for purification, astral projection, clears negative energy, emotional balance, eases sadness, depression, weariness, grief, anger, anxiety and to attract prosperity. Benzoin is best used to provide focus and enhance concentration. It is a desirable herb for those seeking a journey into the astral world. Magickally it promotes generosity and can open a closed spirit suffering from selfishness. Energizing, uplifting, stimulating. It is known to ‘melt away’ blockages and drive away evil spirits.
Since ancient times Black Storax has been used to calm and relax, it is also said to be of aid for insomniacs. It is burnt to protect against negativity in many magical traditions. It also has sensual, love inspiring qualities.
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