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Incense - Gyphi-balls, Semiphoras, 5 pcs

Incense - Gyphi-balls, Semiphoras, 5 pcs

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Incense - Kyphiballs, Semiphoras, 5pc set

The unique recipe of Semiphoras' handmade kyphi balls is a mix of new and old, past and future. The kyphi balls are made from the finest natural ingredients: Greek mastic, white cardamom, Mukul myrrh, organic honey, juniper berries, Ceylon cinnamon, raisins, red wine, rose petals, etc. The size of the kyphi ball is about 10mm x 10mm. Sold as a set (5 pieces). Made by hand in Espoo.

Kyphi (Latin cyphi) is a mystical incense that was used in ancient Egypt for religious and medicinal purposes. In the ancient city of Heliopolis, the sunrise was honored by burning frankincense, the midday sun was worshiped by smoking myrrh, and the sunset by burning kyphi. It was written about Kyph that it induced sleep, dispelled anxieties and brightened dreams. The name "kyphi" is based on the Egyptian word " kap-t " which means e.g. fragrant smoke, incense, heating and burning. Kyphire recipes from the Ptolemaic era are still visible, immortalized on the walls of the temples of Edfu and Philae.

Greek physician, psychologist, experimental physiologist and writer, Klaudios Galenos (c. 130–201 CE) mentions kyphi recipe (in Greek κυ̑φι) in his work De antidotis, II, 2. Galenos probably studied at some point in Memphis in the House of Life, the temple of the Egyptian god of medicine Imhotep (Greek Asklepios). At least some of his works are direct translations of ancient Egyptian medical papyrus texts. Kyphi was made by carefully mixing and boiling carefully selected raw materials. According to Galenos, the finished mass was rolled into small balls which were placed on glowing coals to produce fragrant smoke like incense. Kyph was also used as a medicine in the treatment of liver and lung diseases.

As the kyphi balls are heated, a rich, evenly soft smoke rises up, with a sweet, spicy and sensual aroma in its nuanced and multi-layered aroma. Traditionally, kyphi was burned in large censers at night, when the soothing aroma rising from them mixed with the fresh night air. Semiphoras kyphi balls are excellently suitable for altar and ritual work that takes place in the evening and at night, and as sacrificial gifts to the gods and goddesses of the night.

Ritual use

  • Cleansing : Incenses not only clean the physical environment but also dispel negative energy. Their gentle smoke can help clear away darkness and obstacles and make room for new growth. - For example, carefully take the censer in your hand and spread the smoke around you. You can do this by moving the smoke slowly and deliberately around your body, starting at the head area and working your way down. You can also diffuse the smoke in the room or space you are in to purify it.
  • Connection : Incense smoke reaches up toward the sky, creating a symbolic bridge to the spirit world, divinity, and higher dimensions. The intoxicating smell of incense carries your requests and intentions to the heights. - For example, before burning incense, set an intention about what kind of connection you want to create. Breathe deeply and calmly, let the mind quiet down, and as the incense smokes you can imagine how the smoke lifts your thoughts and intentions towards heaven. Make room for possible intuitive messages and insights.
  • Sacrifice : Sacrifice of the old self in terms of limiting beliefs and things that hinder development. - For example, before burning incense, set an intention about what you want to achieve with the sacrifice. You can think of traits, behaviors, or burdens of the old self that you want to release. Light the incense and focus on the emotions you want to release. You can imagine how the rising smoke symbolizes these feelings or traits. You can also say out loud the feelings or thoughts you want to release.

Other uses

  • Life changes: Incenses have been part of various life change rituals. They symbolize the transition from one state to another and help us embrace the power of change
  • Calming and increasing awareness: The scent of incense wafts around you, creating a calming atmosphere. This magical atmosphere invites you to a world of meditation and spiritual concentration.
  • Intuition and wisdom: The smell of incense awakens intuitive awareness and helps to open a connection with the inner wisdom that lies within all of us.
  • Gratitude and Respect: Incense can be a gesture of gratitude and respect, whether directed at higher powers, ancestors, or the sacredness of nature.
  • Sensual experience: The scent of incense awakens the senses and increases sensual pleasure. It can also open the gate to ceremonies and rituals that celebrate the world of the senses.

If you want more information about rituals and their purpose, participate in Semiphoras online courses or book an appointment for personal guidance.

This is how you burn kifi balls

The pyphi ball is placed on the lit incense coal, which has turned gray on the surface. The kyphiball slowly melts and releases a lot of fragrant smoke for several minutes. Since the incense produces a lot of smoke when it burns, you should take care of sufficient replacement air. We recommend using incense near an open window or balcony door. In this case, the smoke of the incense mixes with the fresh outdoor air and the scent is more prominent. You can also burn incense outdoors. Allow the kiphi ball to burn slowly over the coals until it goes out.

Note!  For ritual use. Store in a dry and cool place protected from light. For external use only. Not suitable for consumption. Attention to fire safety. Act like an open fire. Do not leave lit incense charcoal unattended. The coal gets very hot, so the censer also gets really hot. Make sure that the smoke can rise freely and that there is nothing flammable near the burning incense, for example curtains or textiles. Also, make sure that the censer is on a heat-resistant surface. Do not use the product on children or pets and keep out of their reach. The burning time of incense coal is about 45-60 minutes.

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