Incense smoke is a golden thread that weaves the cultures of the world together. It is present in almost all sacred rituals and ancient spiritual practices. Therefore, it can act as a gateway for our spiritual transformation and personal evolution.
There is an incredible amount of wisdom behind the sacredness and ritual uses of plant smoke and aromatics across every culture. So much that one person cannot possibly understand it all in a lifetime.
However, learning about and experiencing incense and aroma in traditional sacred ways can be a profound key for unlocking the fragrant world of wonder and wisdom, and can contribute immensely to your current practice with aromatics and herbs. It can give you an ancient lens of perception that can help to bring rootedness and strengthen the foundations of your work.
I first discovered incense back in high school, and it became my gateway to sacredness and spirituality. It opened the doors to meditation, Buddhism, Eastern Philosophy, and many sacred sciences of the world for me at an early age. In my early twenties, I became fully immersed in herbal medicine, indigenous teachings, and many esoteric practices.
My quest for greater healing, a sense of sacredness, and ancient traditions took me on a lifelong journey of study, training, ritual experiences, and ultimately led me to the creation of Higher Mind Incense and the Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine.