More about Black Copal
There is another name for Black Copal, Night Copal. Its fragrance is sweet and heavy. Many people describe it as being mystical and mysterious, and they say it carries the “secret energies of the night”. It has a grounding and calming fragrance that aids one in connecting to the deeper levels of your soul. Mexicans burn it in abundance, particularly on the Day of the Dead. They use it to help souls find their way back to their homes.
In the process of harvesting Black Copal, the bark is cut and the resin comes oozing out. It is from the botanical species Protium paniculatum and is a member of the Burseraceae family.
Copal originates from the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, which used the word “copalli” to describe scented smoke. Nowadays, people use it to refer to a wide variety of both fresh and semi-fossil incense resins.
The Aztecs would burn Copal in ceremonies to prevent evil spirits and cleanse negative energies. They thought that the pungent aroma would aid in physical and mental health by releasing energetic blockages from the subtle bodies, as well as helping reduce stress levels by aligning the chakras for inner harmony. Burning Copal produces a pleasant scent that can lift one’s mood and even bring about a more meditative state of mind. Today, many indigenous peoples of Mexico will still use Copal during their prayers and healing rituals.
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