A pyre is a structure used for cremating bodies in funeral rites. In many religions, death is seen as the time when the individual soul rejoins the universal soul, and the pyre is a vessel to aid in this process. We chose to name our incense cones pyres not intending to convey the literal meaning of the term, but to evoke a connection to the spiritual and an exit from the material. We hope that burning one of our scented pyres will aid in this process.
The rest of the items, just mish mash of other things I saw.