Myrrh is one of the sacred incenses of the Bible and is mentioned several times in the Old and New Testaments. Myrrh represents Christ’s suffering and the gift of Myrrh by the Magi presages his death and entombment. The evangelist Mark says that Christ was offered wine mixed with Myrrh prior to the crucifixion. This beautiful resin (mixed with Frankincense) is still used in church incenses of many Christian denominations.
Myrrh is sacred to the Great Mother, whether she is called Mary, Isis, or Binah. It is an herb of the ancient Goddess, especially in her aspect as She Who Mourns and who hears the cries of the mourning.
As an incense and anointing oil, Myrrh can lead to rich and rewarding meditation (especially introspection). It is used to heal personal sorrow and to connect with the dead and the Underworld. Myrrh is rarely used alone. Its character is somewhat malleable depending on what it’s blended with.
- Used to connect with those who have passed
- Helps to heal sorrow
- Represents The Crone, Mary, Isis
- Cultivates wisdom, self-healing and the feminine mysteries