Be Reiki Ritual Tools | Sacred Copal Ritual Incense
Copal is an aromatic resin derived from the sap or “blood” of certain trees from the Torchwood family that hardens when in contact with the air. These amazing incense sticks smell incredible and can be used for personal ritual, ceremony, accompany a meditation practice or healing session and are wonderful to lift the energy of your home. Use them to relax, cleanse and create sacred space.
Copal, when burned, produces a white smoke that Native Mesoamericans associate with Iztacteteo or “White Gods.” These gods, in turn, are believed to aid in the communication between humans and the Great Mystery. The column of white smoke created by copal burning represents the cosmic axis out of which the universe and all its creatures emerged and acts as the connecting thread between the worlds, between heaven and earth. The burning of copal calls upon the wisdom of the heart of all things and symbolizes the Mysterious center ever pulsating toward greater consciousness and connection.
Copal was highly valued in ancient Mexico and was used in different rituals, celebrations, and offerings throughout the year given the belief that the white smoke enabled communication with deities and several natural forces. The uses of copal in ancient Mexico and amongst native cultures nowadays can be divided into four functions: divinatory, preventive, therapeutic, and divine offerings. The Otomi people “read” the copal’s smoke with the aid of a candle to diagnose disease; copal smudging is one of the most common preventive and therapeutic practices in traditional medicine, the Lacandon people craft receptacles dedicated to a particular god(des) in which copal is burned, thus “feeding” the divine abode of such deities. Copal’s importance was such that not only survived the arrival of the Spaniards but was adopted by them, becoming a common element in Church services.
8 Top Quality Sticks. Handmade + hand rolled.
Each unique artisanal copal stick can last to about 90 min, burn it all or in stages.
Burn time can vary depending due to their artisan nature.