The Fragrance of Prayer

Please come read my new blogpost at The Huffington Post:

“…The use of plant essences and scented oils to introduce a divine influence or presence is recorded from the earliest times. Anointing was used as a form of medicine, thought to rid persons of dangerous spirits which were believed to cause disease. Anointing is a ceremonial blessing, regarded as a tool to assist with health and comfort, a token of honor and a symbol of consecration. Anointing inspires ceremonies, rites of passage, rituals, and transitions such as birth and death…”