Exquisite, graceful, alluring, the rose is associated with sophisticated beauty and love. But the rose is much more than an ornamental flower adored for its heady aroma. The healing medicine of the rose is extraordinary and under-appreciated, and using roses as food and medicine can offer us deep physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. There are many simple ways to enjoy the extraordinary healing medicine of the rose, including making your own rose elixir
Labdanum or ladanum : Holy Incense-Cistus Incanus Tea from Crete.: CISTUS CRETICUS SPP. CRETICUS "The Adoration of the Magi" El Creco Dominikos Theotokopulos(He comes from area of labdanum). Myrrh is mentioned in the Bible (Psalm 45:8; Song of Solomon 4:14) and is believed to have been a mixture of myrrh and the oleoresin labdanum. One of the three gifts the Magi brought to Jesus Christ (Matthew 2:11)."
Pope uses incense during Mass for catechists in St. Peter's Square at Vatican
Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love. ~ Lucinda Franks ~