Also known as Gum Arabic, this golden yellow resin has a 'glassy look' and a light, woody fragrance when burnt. It derives from several species of acacia that mostly grow as thorny bushes and are native to the arid regions of North Africa. The tree was honoured as the abode of a Goddess that could bestow fertility on women and heal the sick. In ancient Egypt it was used in the embalming procedure. Throughout the ancient world it played a role in medicine and magic.
Gum Acacia has excellent binding properties and is very useful as a fixative for more volatile substances such as essential oils. It is used in incense blends intended for protection, healing, fertility and prosperity and is useful for spiritual grounding.
Arabic Gum Powder can aid one in connecting to Spirits. Burn Arabic Gum Powder in combination with Dragon’s Blood Resin to create a very strong incense to call up the dead.
Official Name: Acacia senegal
Other Names: Arabic, Egyptian Gum, Indian Gum
Metaphysical Powers: Spirituality, Purification
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore about Gum Arabic Powder
Use a combination of Gum Arabic and Dragon's Blood Resin to make a stronger mix for Calling up The Dead. Gum Arabic Powder is used for purification and increasing spirituality. Add to any incense for good vibrations; it can be burned alone to promote a meditative state.
The tree is honored as the dwelling of a Goddess that can impart fertility on women and heal the sick. Ancient Egyptians used in the embalming practices. Throughout the ages, it has been used in medicine and magic.
Also known as gum hashab, it is associated with the Sun for its light warmth. It is also associated with Air for its lightness.
You can burn it for offerings or purification. A sprig of the tree can be put over a bed to ward off evil. It will open the mind to visions: Burn the leaves on charcoal to aid in psychic ability development; adding Frankincense and Myrrh will intensify the effect. For meditation & inspiration: burn the leaves on charcoal. It is used in money and love spells. It is used as an emblem of immortality, initiation, and a sense of resurrection. Dip the tree leaves in Holy Water, sprinkling over an altar or burn to contact the dead and aid in communicating with or honor the dead. The wood has been used for sacred chests to hold ritual tools. The herb can be used to consecrate boxes and sacred instruments.
To Cleanse a Sacred Space with Gum Arabic Powder
Burn the dried gum as incense. The leaves or wood can be infused to create sacred water for asperging (Asperges is a rite of sprinkling a gathering with holy water.) Acacia is used for religious blessing spaces. (A temple, Circle, altar, and magical items.)
Gum Arabic(Acacia senegal) or acacia gum is made from acacia resin, specifically that of Acacia senegal. It is used in the food industry as a stabilizer and also used as a binder in the production of incense and fireworks.
It also has its own light fragrance and may be used alone or in combination with other resins, such as frankincense, myrrh to purify and sanctify an area or dragon’s blood for communicating with or calling up the dead.Gum arabic resonates with masculine energy and is associated with the air element, the sun and aquarius
- Purify Negativity and Evil.
A sprig of the tree placed over the bed wards off evil, as it does when tucked into the turban in Eastern countries. When the wood is burned with sandalwood the psychic powers aare stimulated. Acacia is also used in money and love spells, although in the latter case the outcome would be platonic love.