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Sacred Smoke – The Ancient Art of Smudging for Modern Times

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A book to help you understand the culture of smudging, finding sources of herbs and resources on more information on smudge herbs.  Learn how to make smudge sticks and identify, collect and grow a wide range of sacred plants for smudging.   On SALE!

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Sacred Smoke – The Ancient Art of Smudging for Modern Times is a book to help you understand the culture of smudging, finding sources of herbs and resources on more information on smudge herbs.  Learn how to make smudge sticks and identify, collect and grow a wide range of sacred plants for smudging.   

Smudging

Smudging is the burning of certain herbs to create a cleansing smoke bath, which is used to purify people, ceremonial and ritual space, and ceremonial tools and objects. There are different ceremonies and rituals that can be done. The principle herbs used are sage, cedar or juniper, lavender and sweetgrass.  The herbs are burned on their own or in mixtures, depending on tradition and required effect.

The burning of herbs or incense is a practice held sacred by many indigenous cultures. It is a ritual for cleansing, purifying and protecting the physical and spiritual bodies. The effect of the smoke is to banish negative energies or odors.

Many differing cultures and peoples have their own methods and herbal mixtures for this purpose. Smudging, done correctly, can bring physical, spiritual and emotional balance.

The term smudging originated in the Native American culture. Native American Indians use a variety of smudging mixtures.  Historically, the end of the smudge stick or braid was lit from the central or cooking fire.  We strongly suggest using a large flame to get your smudge stick burning efficiently. 

Smudging is often used by healers. During the healing the smoke may be fanned over the person by the healer either using their hand or a fan.  This clears out unhealthy energies and brings in the special attributes of the herbs. There are various invocations, chants, and prayers used during the healing.

Sacred Smoke – The Ancient Art of Smudging for Modern Times is a gem of a book for learning about the smudging ritual.  Highly recommended!

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