There are thousands of different types of fragrant tree resins & incenses used all around the world by almost every culture. These sacred resins & incenses are used for spiritual, religious, medicinal, psychological, and practical purposes. From the holy Frankincense of Biblical origins to the Copal burned on the steps of the Mayan temples of ancient Central America, the lifeblood of the Tree People has aided mankind for millennia.
Ordinary people have burned incense resins for personal protection during deep meditation, in cities where energies are intense or overwhelming, in times of vulnerability, in times of grief, and during personal ceremony or ritual. Today there are many people practicing spiritual ways where burning incense resins can be beneficial, such as during shamanic journeying, cleansing or purifications rituals, releasing rituals, and so on.