Bronze Japanese Censer With Handle And Ornate Crane Design On Cover. The censer or incense burner in neo-pagan witchcraft is used for burning incense, herbs, wood and other substances, to cleanse and purify the air before rituals. Censing, which represents the element of air, exorcises and keeps unwanted energies away from the magic site; offers sweet air to the God and Goddess; raises vibrational rates and summons energies; relaxes the senses; and contains and concentrates power. The act of burning incense or other substances is also known as carrying wishes up to the God and Goddess. Meiji Period. Size: 9" Dia. x 5.25" H.