Pekar incense

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Pekar incense

Postby Tssrt » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:54 am

I discovered Pekar as an incense. I didnt buy it yet, but the lady in he shop told me that name. I know the usage of Gogul, but what is Pekar used for?

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Re: Pekar incense

Postby Tarpa » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:58 am

I think you're talking about purkar resin, I have never been able to find any info whatsoever on the web about this resin, other than something spelled purcar being used in a perfume, this resin seems to be entirely unknown to magickal herbalists as well.

I bought some from potala gate and it is advertised there as " burned to invite wisdom dieties during puja ", I would assume it's an invocation / materializing incense.
It's very smoky, I imagine this bag of it will last a very long time because it only takes a small piece and is very smoky, I burn it during practice. Seems to have a feminine nature, soft mellow vibe, but I don't know anything of its history and use.
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Re: Pekar incense

Postby pemachophel » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:18 pm

It's a type of frankincense. If not exactly frankincense, it's a very close cousin. Yes, it's used during jen-dren to invite the deity. However, it's been years since I've been at a U.S. center where this was used. Forty years ago with my original Teachers, we used it at every tshog. Interesting, a Mayan medicine man in Belize gave me something that looked and smelled almost exactly the same. It's a solidified tree sap or resin.
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Re: Pekar incense

Postby Tarpa » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:02 pm

Thanks for the info, it makes sense that it's a type of frankincense since it's as smoky as frankincense is.
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Re: Pekar incense

Postby Blue Garuda » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:16 pm

Copal?
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Re: Pekar incense

Postby Tarpa » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:14 am

Could be copal too I guess since there are so many varieties of copal, it doesn't smell like copal or frankincense though, nor myrrh.
I think maybe the name purkar is wrong, I've searched using variations of the name and found nothing as well, I would think surely it must be known by some other name somewhere, witches burn just about every herb and resin known to man so I can't imagine a resin not being known, it's a nice resin, fumigates very well since it's so smoky and imparts a nice feeling.
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Re: Pekar incense

Postby pemachophel » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:52 pm

Po-kar, not pur-kar or pe-kar, i.e., white (kar) incense (po). Sorry, I don't know how to make an umlaut over the o in po.
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Re: Pekar incense

Postby Grigoris » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:24 pm

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Re: Pekar incense

Postby Grigoris » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:44 pm

I found a supplier for you Yudron I have purchsed many items from this site over the years and can guarantee them 100%. They are based in the UK so the postage may come out a bit pricey.

As for Poekar, it is a resin that comes from the or Sal tree, the tree that offered its branch to Buddhas mother, Queen Maya, to assist her when she was giving birth to the Buddha.
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Re: Pekar incense

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Re: Pekar incense

Postby Grigoris » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:21 pm

I'm a big fan of pure resins, herbs, etc... and mixing up my own incese.
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Re: Pekar incense

Postby Grigoris » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:18 pm

Sure. I am about to experiment with using roots as non toxic-binding agent. In "olden times" the ground up roots were used by book binders to glue the spine. Seeing how they are also edible (and odourless) I surmise that they would be an excellent binding agent for making Tibetan style incense sticks.

Here on Lesbos it grows wild and is considered a weed in olive orchards.
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Re: Pekar incense

Postby Grigoris » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:52 am

If it is frankincense you are after, we buy it by the kilo from spice shops here in Greece. It is the most commonly used incense in Greek Orthodox rituals. Cheap as hell.
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