The Sacred Oil of Christ Consciousness: Frankincense


The Sacred Oil of Christ Consciousness:


By Cynthia Olivera de Kapp

Frankincense (Boswellia Cartii)

Frankincense Speaks…

Spirit of the Holy Tree by Artist, Wendy Byrd.

Spirit of the Holy Tree by Artist, Wendy Byrd.

“I am sunshine, a power so strong that I enlighten every cell of your body. The light from the Sun, the Great Central Sun and the Galactic Center streams forth from my being.  This Light is of Great Wisdom, the Christ Consciousness that encourages you to remember and let go of what no longer serves you. You have a deep remembrance of me as you have walked on this Mother Planet many times. 

You burned my incense in the halls of the great Mystery Schools for purification, strength, and healing.  I paved the way for you to increase your light, and connect you with all levels and dimensions of existence.  I am a silent powerful Master Teacher.”


“To Be One with the trees is to know Life within your own spirit.” 

~Chief Sequoia

Facts about Frankincense


The trade name gum, known as Olibanum-from the Arabic term al luban meaning “sweet resinous gum” or liban, which means “milky” and refers to the color of the resin when it is new.  The word Frankincense is derived from Old French “frac encense”, meaning incense or free lighting. 

Frankincense is an ancient wisdom tree, an evergreen gnarly, twisted and beautiful.  It grows in the arid deserts of Southern Arabia (Yemen-Omen) and India and Northern Africa.  It grows in arid soil that can be not much more than a polished rock or mountain side.  The tree be found in a boulder or in the face of a rock. 

Frankincense has been with us since the beginning of time.  We have information that dates back over 5,000 years.  She had been used for her medicinal, preservative, aphrodisiac and spiritual properties.  Frankincense is found in many cultures around the world.  There is a mural, which depicts sacks of frankincense on the walls of the ancient temple of Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut  (circa.1458 BC). Also, alabaster vessels of frankincense were found in King Tut’s tomb and they were still potent, which speaks to the power of non-dilution and purity when working with essential oils.

Creating Frankincense Essential Oil

When the tree is injured a milky white, sticky liquid flows out.  This liquid solidifies and turns into a resin when exposed to the sun, which serves to heal the wound.  When harvesting frankincense, scraping the bark or “tapping” the tree with a tool called a mengaff, like a double-edged spatula, stimulates the flow of the resin.   This resin then gets sent to a distillery where it is steam distilled, yielding an essential oil.  Essentially then, when you put frankincense on your body, you are anointing with the blood resin of the tree—where the light is held—and creating a synergy of light as it communes with you and your life force. 

Some Spiritual Uses

* Frankincense is to be an essence of Consecration.  To consecrate is to devote to a purpose with deep dedication: to make or declare sacred.  In the past, anointing was practiced to consecrate ourselves to the Divine, to connect us to our Inner God-like Nature.  This is something we should remember to do daily. 

* Frankincense rekindles the inner light of the mind.

* Frankincense raises the frequencies of light vibrations.

* Frankincense can also be used to purify the astral and etheric realms.

* Frankincense is amazing for meditation.

Some Physical Properties

Anti-bacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-depressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory,

anti-tumor, anti-cancerous, antiviral, an immune stimulant and muscle relaxant. There are so many wonderful physical properties to frankincense too numerous to mention in the article.  I suggest that you buy a bottle and see for yourself all the magic that this essence holds.

 Barry Kapp in his book Wisdom of the Earth Speaks reveals the deeper voice of Frakincense:  “My name Frankincense does reveal my character quite well when you look at me closely.  Frank gives you the gift of authenticity, to look at and go into your own life, to see what is going on.  In is as “in this life”, now in the moment of your very present feelings and experience I AM with you.  And cense, to shower you again with the true sense of you and who you really are.”


I write about Frankincense today, because I believe that with the internal and external changes that we are experiencing, this essence is needed for us to continue our journey of evolution.  This amazing essence connects us to our light and transforms us to our ability to be an authentic Human.  If you are willing to anoint yourself daily, preferably on the base of the skull (the occipital), also known in Kabbalistic teachings as the Hidden Temple of Daath—one of the most sacred places on your body—the entry place of the astral world.  Anointing this area will protect you from any negativity that wishes to harm you and will set up a shield of protection and grounding that will get you through the day. 


As we continue to grow as conscious beings in this Ascension process, this essence is worth its weight in gold.  It’s no wonder that it was presented to the Baby Jesus with Myrrh and Gold.  True alchemy is found in Frankincense for staying centered, grounded and in Love, as we continue to develop and offer our wisdom and healing back to our Mother Planet, Sweet Gaia. 

 From Deep Within the Mystery of Earth, Cynthia

Cynthia Olivera de Kapp is is a Master Aromatherapist, and is the Educational Director
for “Wisdom of the Earth” essential essences in Page Springs, Arizona,
where she teaches advanced aromatherapy workshops with her husband,
Barry Kapp, the founder of  WOTE.



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