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Re: Orbs, censers, and power!
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In this painting, which was given to us by Magdalena, you can see a very good example of a "censer", which can be seen swinging from the hand of a woman in the lower right of the painting (that is to our right) dressed in white. As you can well notice the "censer" is in motion, swinging, etc.

http://www.wga.hu/art/g/gaddi/taddeo/madonna.jpg

The smells of incense / frankincense / myrrh, etc., were used to cover the smell of the dead, and to frighten away evil spirits! But, perhaps my description is too simple so you might read;

http://www.fathom.com/course/21701787/session3.html for a better explanation!

This is all the more interesting since these gifts to a new born baby Jesus were presented by the "wise men!" Would a gift like this show that they understood the impending death of the baby? Or was it more a case that these items were very valuable?

Ron

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