This is pine resin
after the turpentine
has been removed. It has such a strong affinity for the Element
of Fire that if kept in a powder form (this is chunk), it can
spontaneously combust. It has a lightly resinous smell rather than a
pine scent, but it can be used wherever pine resin is called for in
incense recipes (so can amber).
it is said that regularly breathing the fumes of burning colophony
can cause occupational asthma, in the past its fumes were a remedy
for bronchitis. Some people are allergic to this resin, but it
is frequently an ingredient in cosmetics and in paper. It is also a
component of many polishes and varnishes.
10g/ 1/3 oz. $4.50
In Witchcraft & Magic:
2006, 2018 Harold A. Roth; No reproduction without permission