Chinese Censers

The history of censers in Chinese culture probably began in the late Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770–256 BCE). The Chinese words meaning “censer” are compounds of lu (爐 or 炉 “brazier; stove; furnace”), which originated as a type of Chinese bronze. Xianglu (香爐, with “incense”) “incense burner; censer” is the most common term. Xunlu (熏爐, with “smoke; fumigate; cure (food) with smoke”, or 薰爐, with “fragrance; an aromatic grass”) means “small censer, esp. for fumigating or scenting clothing; censing basket”.

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Censer at a Temple in Vung Tau, Vietnam

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Photos and Videos of Chinese Censers

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According to the sinologist and historian Joseph Needham, some early Daoists adapted censers for the religious and spiritual use of cannabis. The (ca. 570 CE) Daoist encyclopedia Wushang Biyao (無上秘要 “Supreme Secret Essentials”), recorded adding cannabis into ritual censers. The Shangqing School of Daoism provides a good example. The Shangqing scriptures were written by Yang Xi (楊羲, 330–386 CE) during alleged visitations by Daoist “immortals”, and Needham believed Yang was “aided almost certainly by cannabis”



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