i recently learned that its possible to read incense smoke. do any of you know how or know someone who does? are there any articles or pages you can link me to with information on this practice?
Smoke scrying is a form of folk divination a more ancient way of scrying that doesn't require much besides something to burn.
Like Prsona said, you just watch the smoke and look at any imagery or symbols that is relevant to your question.
Some people burn incenses, or bundles of herbs with meaning that is relevant to their question. First they'll meditate while burning the incense/herbs and when ready they can read the answer to their question from the smoke.