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Sun Incense – Recipe

Sun Incense – Recipe

The winter solstice–the longest night of the year–nourished hope for the return of the sun. Make and burn this sun incense in honor of the day. This incense is used to bring out the sun in human beings because sunlight brings out the green power (chlorophyll) of the plants.

Sun Incense


3 parts frankincense
1 part cinnamon bark
1 part cardamom seed

Grind ingredients together with a mortar and pestle. Place by small spoonfuls on the coals.

Other typical sun spices include turmeric, nutmeg, saffron, and cinnamon.

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Adapted from Pagan Christmas, by Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling (Inner Traditions, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Pagan Christmas, by Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling (Inner Traditions, 2003).

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1:11PM PDT on May 29, 2011

cool, thanks

12:55AM PST on Dec 12, 2010

Thanks for the article.

9:33PM PST on Feb 1, 2010

Winter solstice is the most yang day of the year!

10:00AM PST on Dec 16, 2009

thankyou will try it this solstice.

9:02AM PDT on Jun 28, 2008

this is a great and easy recipe--thanks

4:34AM PDT on Apr 3, 2008

thank you

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