Copal - Gold (Agathis Dammara) - Manila (Philippines). Gold Copal (Agathis dammar) is from Manila in the Philippines. To the ancient Mayans, the divine god of the earth extracted copal resin from the tree of life and gave it to humans as a gift. Copal is said to be cleansing and aid in mental as well as spiritual endeavors. It opens the soul and stimulates creativity and imagination. Gold Copal has a gentle, soft and warming fragrance.