For most Christians, the story of the Magi is something taught in grade school. As the birth of Jesus was approaching, a great star appeared in the sky. Three wise kings, who had a fascination with astrology, knew this star signified something incredibly special. As the story goes, the men set out to follow the star, bringing with them each a valuable gift from east of Israel: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.
All three gifts were considered ordinary offerings for a new king. Gold has some value to it, but frankincense was used as a perfume and myrrh was a commonly used anointing oil. So why did the Magi bring these particular gifts? Is there a deeper meaning behind the surface? How can we apply them to modern medical holistic practices? Are these gifts secretly a solution to many of today’s ailments? Keep reading to find out.