Great article, thank you RP. I am absolutely mad about frankincense and myrrh (wouldn't mind the gold, either!) - and have bought an incense burner set. It works with a tea light and a perforated burning surface, and I burn myrrh, frankincense, a rose incense mix and an Orthodox Church incense blend. It is a fabulous way to satisfy one's senses and one's soul! The ancients once thought frankincense, in particular, had hallucinogenic qualities, and although I can't speak to that - I haven't noticed that effect, anyway - if true, it could be another reason it's been used for thousands of years in religious ceremonies.