Being a perfumer, the opening lines to verses 3:6 of Song of Songs, “Who is that coming up from the desert? Like a palm column of smoke, spewing out myrrh and frankincense, all sorts of merchant dust” is visually like the fragrant spirits rising from my perfumer's organ. It gives me the sense that these sacred and revered resins play some significant role in the arrival of King Solomon to be crowned in wisdom.
For centuries Myrrh has been known to be an elevating aroma that when inhaled can anoint and elevate the mind to receive higher frequencies of information. It has been used just as long by shaman and priests as a way to open the 7th chakra found at the crown of the head. The spiritual quality of myrrh is said to act on the olfactory bulb and join with the (pineal gland) found at the stem of the spine, located between the left and right spheres of the brain, and open up a conduit to possibilities beyond the 3rd dimension. Myrrh is used to preps the mind for the opening of the 7th chakra. According to the ancient knowledge of Akashic energy, it is vital that this gateway is receptive when one is about to receive a download of cosmic information to be used to the balance of body, mind, and spirit. This is probably why the resins show up in the biblical story of the Wisemen, are burned in cathedrals and used during meditation.
From where I sit as a fragrance artist, I draw upon the symbolic nature of these precious resins, once worth their weight in gold, and rever how I used them in the development of many fragrant creations.