Storax Benzoin Resin Powder Incense. Choose 50g or 100g quantity. Comes in foil ziploc pouch with two charcoal discs.
This is a highly energized resin used in magic and sacred incense blends from ancient times. It is especially useful in cleansing and for astral/entheogenic entity contact, especially positive and higher Intelligences. It is balsamic resin obtained from the bark of several species of trees in the genus Styrax, used in ancient Orphic, Egyptian and Persian theurgy as well as many traditions of magic. It is renowned for its subtle, affirming energy, a perfect companion incense to create empowered space in the visionary states and high theurgy. This is good to burn daily in the temple, house, even in tiny amounts, or mixed in with the indigenous herbs of one’s area to create a magical synergy. It has a very solar energy and is used in many of the solar cult ritual incenses and oracular blends.
The Theoi who were offered storax: Demeter; Dionysos; Erinyes (+ manna); The Graces; Hermes Chthonios; Hippa; Kronos; Misa; Proteus; Prothyrea; Semele; and Zeus.
TO THE GODDESS PROTHYRÆA
The Fumigation from Storax.
O venerable goddess, hear my pray’r, for labour pains are thy peculiar care;
In thee, when stretch’d upon the bed of grief, the sex as in a mirror view relief.
Guard of the race, endued with gentle mind, to helpless youth, benevolent and kind;
Benignant nourisher; great Nature’s key belongs to no divinity but thee.
Thou dwell’st with all immanifest to sight, and solemn festivals are thy delight.
Thine is the talk to loose the virgin’s zone, and thou in ev’ry work art seen and known.
With births you sympathize, tho’ pleas’d to see the numerous offspring of fertility;
When rack’d with nature’s pangs and sore distress’d, the sex invoke thee, as the soul’s sure rest;
For thou alone can’st give relief to pain, which art attempts to ease, but tries in vain;
Assisting goddess [Eileithyia], venerable pow’r, who bring’st relief in labour’s dreadful hour;
Hear, blessed Dian [Artemis], and accept my pray’r, and make the infant race thy constant care.