A Look at Joss Stick Incense
What is a joss stick? A joss stick, also known as a Moss Stick, is a sacred Stick made of brass
and is an important sacred symbol for many Native American tribes and Spiritually aligned
individuals and groups. Joss Sticks is traditionally used in spiritual prayer, meditation, or
ceremony. They are sacred objects JinPaper used for special events and are often handed down from
generation to generation among the different tribal and spiritual sects. Joss sticks come in
different shapes and sizes but they all have the same purpose: To facilitate and enhance
personal spiritual experiences, bring about healing, and encourage people to increase their
levels of self-awareness and spirituality.
The term does stick is derived from a combination of two Latin terms: “jupiter” and “stick”. Jupiter
is the Roman/Hippoconic god of the sky, the moon, and stars. Bamboo is the wood used to
make the sticks used to burn in special religious ceremonies.
Generally speaking, joss sticks sticks made of wood that grows wild in tropical rainforests. It
grows as tall as six feet and has coarse bushy leaves that are dark green in color and which do
not grow continuously. The wood is commonly used to build temples, prayer wheels, and other
sacred objects. While some joss sticks may contain small amounts of bamboo powder, which is
not used in the burning process, most commonly joss are made from a hardwood tree with a
large diameter that will burn with a large number of tapers and has a coarse grain that burns
What are joss sticks used for? Joss sticks can be used for a number of things, including the
making of sacred objects or worship items. Some Christians use joss sticks for rosaries – small,
metal crosses designed to carry around the cross or mark one’s territory. Many Buddhists use
joss sticks, also known as “sticks of lingam,” in their spiritual practices. Some ancient tribes
believed the stick could channel the power of the universe.
Many Christians use joss sticks because of the calming effect they have on the mind. Incense
sticks, on the other hand, are often used by temple workers because of their calming effect –
they calm people down and bring more serenity and peace to their minds. In fact, temple
workers carry an assortment of different types of incense sticks with them at all times. While joss
sticks are a type of incense stick, they are usually used in much the same way as other types of
incense sticks. Temple workers put their joss sticks in their ear before going into the temple,
while others place their incense sticks on the altar or in the window to allow the congregation to
inhale the fragrance of the incense as they listen to the sermon.
Joss sticks can be made from a variety of materials, including plastic, bamboo, wood, shell,
ceramic, or paper. The material is only secondary – the stick itself is what determines the
properties and sticks come in a variety of shapes, weights, and sizes. In addition, joss sticks can
be arranged in different ways, creating different patterns and effects. A joss stick incense stick
can be made to resemble a pine cone, a football, a tree, flowers, coins, religious figures,
animals, etc. They can even be made to look like the image of Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, or any
other figure considered sacred by any religion.