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Incense Censer

Sleeping lotus flower censer for burning incense. In Taoist lore, the incense-burner remained the centre of changes and transformations associated with worship, sacrifice, ascending perfume of sweet savour, fire, combustion, disintegration, transformation, vision, communication with spiritual beings, and assurances of immortality. Wai tan (outer alchemy) and nei tan (inner alchemy) met around the incense-burner.