Copal resin burns all year round in South and Central America, including by the Maya peoples. A lot of copal resin was burned atop the Aztec and Mayan pyramids.
Indigenous Mesoamericans perceived copal as the food of the gods, as corn is the food of the people; they symbolised this by moulding copal into ears of corn.
Copal resin is burned all year long in churches in Mexico and has also been used as an offering to the gods in Central America. It’s well-known for its use in Mexican homes on the Day of the Dead. It is said that the familiar scent of copal helps souls find their way back during their annual visit home. Indigenous Mesoamericans perceived copal as the food of the gods, as corn is the food of the people; they symbolised this by moulding copal into ears of corn.
Copal unites the energising force of the Sun with the grounding, transmutative properties of the Earth. A powerful yet gentle healer and cleanser, copal draws out and transmutes negative energy of all kinds on all levels. Copal aids in physical self-healing, emotional healing from depression, and environmental cleansing. It opens and cleanses all the chakras. Highly protective, copal incense also aids in the manifestation of ideas to reality. The life force trapped within copal promotes fertility and, as such, it is often used to prepare a healing or birthing room.
Use copal incense with the Manipura chakra to increase confidence, mental clarity, and creative self-expression. It’s also very good for the Sahasrara chakra, allowing you to experience deep states of meditation and access higher states of consciousness.