Is it possible for someone, a spirit, deity, someone to communicate through the smoke of incense? Is that possible?
Messages in Smoke
2 forms of using smoke for this form of spirit communication are called Libanomancy and Capnomancy.
Libanomancy is divination through incense smoke, usually frankincense. Ancient Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and later Europeans used libanomancy though its popularity has declined over the centuries. This form of divination is different from regular smoke divination in that is is specific to smoke from incense and that the omens can also come from ashes of the incense as well as the smoke.
Interpretations of incense smoke will vary from person to person, as it does in many forms of divination, however most of the reading comes from the direction the smoke sways towards, how it clusters, and if any images can be seen in the smoke. It is recommended to read these signs when conditions include calm wind (or when the air condition or fan aren't blowing) and to use loose incense on coals rather than stick or cone incense due to variances in manufacturers and elements used in their creation.
Like Libanomancy, reading the smoke is often a matter of deciding the meaning behind which direction it is going, if there are any breaks or clusters in the plume, etc.
Yet another form of smoke divination that falls under the umbrella of Capnomancy is Dendromancy which is a Druidic practic using specifically oak wood and mistletoe.
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