Copal is popular in magical, healing and spiritual uses. It makes a great meditation incense and increases psychic insight. Inhaling its aroma is said to enhance the powers of clairvoyance. It is also used to provide systematic oracles.
From Mexico, we get the following method of copal divination:
- Meditate on your question as you burn copal incense.
- Toss small pieces or balls of copal into a pot or bowl of water.
If the copal floats in the water, your answer is affirmative. If the balls sink, the response is negative. The likelihood of success is indicated by whether more or fewer bits of copal float.
Source: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells