Storax lignum is a black, slightly moist substance with a warm balsamic, flowery scent. It is associated with Hecate, Goddess of witchcraft, and her magical arts. It can be used to invoke her powers and attune with her underworld realms. It is makes excellent incense for dream and astral work.
Since people first came together to honour the Gods and spirits of nature they used gums, resins and fragrant herbs to bring them closer to the divine beings and to give fragrant wings to their prayers. Every culture has their own sacred herbs that are particular to its region, yet, precious incense herbs and gums have also always been traded far beyond their country of origin.