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Smudging and smudge sticks are part of a practice brought to us from the ancient traditions of the Native Americans, and

typically involves the practice of burning some variety of herb (sage, cedar, sweetgrass being common herbs for

smudging) to create a smoke that purifies, cleanses, and can even carry your prayers to the divine. Bundles of these herb

are called smudge sticks, and perhaps most frequently utilize white sage within their blessings and purification's. More

information Below.

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Sacred & Blessing Herbs & Smudging



With the discovery of fire, early humans began to notice that aromatic smoke was produced by burning dried plants. As herbs, roots, resins and barks are changed from their physical form (of this world), they are changed by the element of fire into smoke (spirit world form). This transformation is evidence of the spirit within substances. Throughout human history aromatic plants have been used in the daily activities of people from every culture. In Catholicism the use of incense is likened to one's prayer being kindled by fire in the heart, spoken by the lips resulting in the odor of Christ on the breath.

As time has passed, this connection between people and plants is being forgotten. We are drifting further and further away from the ways that connect us to the plant and animal spirits we share the earth with. We are losing our understanding of the physical things around us connect us to the spirit of life. People native to Turtle Island (The Americas) understand that the influence of plant medicine is very real in their daily lives.

Smudging


The act of smudging is done with a smudge bowl or Abalone Shell with the appropriate herbs directly lit or burned on a coal or Charcoal Tablet. When using charcoal tablets, the bowl or shell should be filled with sand or a flat stone to prevent overheating the container. Smudging is also done with herbs tied in bundles called Smudge Sticks. In either case the smoke is 'washed' over the person or object with a Feather or by fanning the smoke with one's hand.

To do a blessing of a person, begin by looking into the eyes of the person for a moment to 'greet' them, fan the smoke first at their heart and then up to the right side (your left) of the person's head, moving around clockwise (sun-wise), gently washing them with the smoke. Continue brushing smoke down over their left shoulder and the length of their arm and back up again to the shoulder. Wash the smoke down the left side of the torso, left leg and foot. Now smudge the right foot, up the left leg, torso and down the length of the right arm and back up to the shoulder. Now turn the person around, turning to their right (sun-wise again) and repeat these movements as you smudge and bless the person's back. For objects, bless them moving sun-wise around them also.

Smudging in the Seven Directions


Facing East - I welcome the energy of the beginning way, the rising sun at the beginning of the day and the light of illumination. Welcome Eagle, flying nearest the heavens, with the clearest of vision. I welcome the energies and spirits of the East. HO!
Facing South - I welcome the energy of service to all my relatives, the heat of the noonday sun and the spirit of action in the world. Welcome Coyote spirit. I welcome the energies and spirits of the South. HO!
Facing West - I welcome the energy of looking within to find the gifts of healing. Welcome Bear spirit going deep within to seek the gift of renewal. I welcome the energies and spirits of the West. HO!
Facing North - I welcome the energy of wisdom and blessing and the Grandmothers and Grandfathers who teach me. Welcome Buffalo and the spirit of giveaway, teach me to be generous and honor all that I receive. I welcome the energies and spirits of the North. HO!
Looking up - I welcome the energy and spirit of Above. Father Sky, Star people, and Cloud people. Welcome all that is masculine, grandfathers, fathers, brothers, uncles and sons. And that masculine energy that also exists within the feminine. I welcome the energies and spirits of Father Sky. HO!
Looking down (touching the ground) - I welcome the energy of Mother Earth, the feminine principle, the energy and spirit of Below. I welcome the energy and the spirit of our grandmothers, our mothers, sisters, aunties and daughters. And that feminine energy that exists within the Masculine. I welcome the energies and spirits of Mother Earth. HO!
Looking within (holding your hands over your heart) - I welcome the energy of Within, the principle of being connected, the energy and spirit of Within. I welcome the gifts of balance, oneness, and the connection with all things, for all things are one and all things are related. HO!

Smudging and Blessing Herbs


Sage
The use of sage is for healing. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. Sage is used to 'wash off' the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space. Objects are likewise washed off with sage medicine smoke to rid them of unwanted influences.The plants that are called sage can come from very different families of plants. True sages are in the genus of Salvia; this includes Salvia Officinalis (garden sage) and Salvia Apiana (White Sage), also called California White Sage and Sacred Sage. Many of the herbs called sage come from a completely different family of plants, the Asteracea family. This family brings us the genus of Artemisia from which come New Mexico Sage (Artemisia tridentada), and the sage from the Dakotas (Artemisia ludoviciana), also called Grey sage, Prairie sage, Dakota sage, Lakota Sage and mistakenly sometimes called White sage. All of these sages (Salvia and Artemisia) are used for healing and cleansing. More can be learned from the book Sacred Sage, How It Heals.

Cedar
Cedar is a medicine of protection. Cedar trees are very old, wise and powerful spirits. Cedar is often used to cleanse a home or apartment when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences. Cedar is used as a name for a number of different genuses of trees and shrubs. The primary ones are Cedrus, Thuja, Libdocedrus and Juniperus. The Junipers are not truly Cedars (scientifically) but are used as such by many people. Keep in mind that these scientific names have little meaning to the people using them as medicine in traditional ways.

Sweetgrass

Also called Seneca grass, holy grass and vanilla grass. This very special herb's sweet vanilla-like scent is the breath of the Earth mother, bringing the blessing of Mother Earth's love. Sweetgrass is burned to remind us of essence of the feminine and that the earth provides us with everything we need. Sweetgrass can also be be unbraided or trimmed with a scissors into small pieces and sprinkled on hot Charcoal Tablets. Allow the sacred smoke that follows to wash over the subject of the blessing. The sacredness of the sweetgrass herb then sustains the smudging process. Use a smudging feather if you need to douse the flame or promote more smoke.

Lavender
This native of Europe is often used for invitation of the spirits. The name may be derived from the Latin lavare (to wash) or livendula (meaning bluish). In ancient times lavender was an important herb used in mummification. There is a legend that the clothing of baby Jesus was laid upon a lavender bush and acquired the fragrance. Some Christians still regard the scent of lavender as a safeguard against evil. Burning Lavender is best done on Charcoal Tablets.

Copal
This is tree sap from Mexico that is similar to Frankincense. When burned it has a crisp, clean, sharp scent that is almost citrus-like. Copal is sacred to the native peoples of Mexico, as it is a gift 'pleasing to the gods.' Because copal is the blood of trees, it is offered to honor the enormous gift given to us by all of the tree people of our planet. Burning Copal is best done on Charcoal Tablets.

Frankincense
At one time both Frankincense and Myrrh were considered to be more valuable than gold. Used to embalm the bodies of the Egyptian Pharaohs, this tree resin is considered to cleanse and protect the soul. Frankincense became important to most every major religion in the world and is still used in Muslim, Jewish and Catholic rituals. Frankincense is said to ease depression and promote clairvoyance. Burning Frankincense is best done on Charcoal Tablets.

Myrrh
This tree resin is said to help one maintain a state of enlightenment. It also connects one to the spirit of youth and clears the path of debris that stands in the way of one's truth. Burning Myrrh is best done on Charcoal Tablets.

Smudging Feather
It is traditional to use a bird's feather to brush the smoke over the person or object being blessed. It is important to use the underside of the feather to wash the smoke over the object of blessing. It is the underside of the bird and its wings that face the Mother Earth as it flies and it is this surface of the feather that offers the blessing medicine of the bird.


 

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California White Sage

Sage burning is a Native American spiritual tradition that's meant to cleanse. Sage burning, also called smudging, drives negative energies away. Learn more about where to find sage sticks and how to properly burn sage

Sage can clean out negative or old energy from a space. You might wish to perform a sage burning when

  • You move into a new house,
  • When someone you don't like has visited
  • to cleanse the space spiritually after you've been sick or unhappy.

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House Clearing Kits $24.99

House Clearing kit
Unique kit with everything you need to do a clearing on your house, complete with inst- ructions.

Enough for 6 rooms

  1. Sage and Cedar Smudge stick
  2. 6 tea lights
  3. Sea Salt
  4. 20 Sticks Frankincense
  5. 20 Sticks Myrrh
  6. Complete Instructions





Baby White Sage Stick

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 $5.99

These small white sage bundles measure approximately 2-3" long, bound with string to keep the leaves tight and in order. Smudging is an important purification ritual in many different cultures and traditions, used for purification and blessing.

These smudge stick bundles are ideal for multiple uses, if put out properly at the end of each session, the sweet white sage bound within can last you through several uses, even when used for an extended time in ritual.

 
 
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 Black Sage 4" Smudge Stick 7.99

Black Sage

Used within path- working, divination, and dream work as well as cleansing and purification, Black sage is a popular smudge stick used by those who are seeking spiritual journeys. 4"









 

 

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 White Sage Information


It is perhaps better known though for the spiritual practices that revolve around it, particularly the spiritual art of smudging.

In this practice, white sage is usually the preferred herb used to bundle up into a long stick or wand.
One end is then lit to smolder slowly, as the smudging stick is then used in ceremonial offering, or in rituals of cleansing, purification, and protection.

This tradition, born of Native American beliefs, is said to keep away evil spirits and negative energies, and has been adapted to the practices of many neopagan traditions. Within these practices, the uses often extend to seeking prosperity, fertility and longevity, and are sometimes used in rituals of money drawing, banishing, or consecration.

Herbalists often speak of the medicinal properties that White Sage possesses aiding in decreasing sweating and salivation. It is also said to aid in ailments of the nose and throat and lungs by decreasing the mucus secretions of the sinuses. It is sometimes also used in a cold tea as a tonic for stomach ailments, or in look warm tea for soothing away the pain of a sore throat. The leaves of white sage have also been said to be of great use for treating heavy menstruation, though it should be noted that this can sometimes decrease lactation.

 California White Sage bundle $12.99

White Sage
Gathered and bundled by Kumeyaay Indians, this sage smudge stick is an authentic Native American product. Consisting of wonderful California white sage bundled and bound with string, and ranging from 8 to 9" in length, this smudge stick is traditionally set to smolder upon one end, with the smoke being used in rituals of prayer, purification, and protection

 California White Sage Loose (1 oz)

Bulk White Sage

 $4.99

Also known as Salvia Alpine, Bee Sage, or Sacred Sage, white sage has a long history of being revered for medicinal practices, and has long been viewed as possessing many virtues believed to aid in maintaining general well being. 

 

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Sage &Cedar Smudge Stick $11.99

Cedar Smudge Stick

These small white sage bundles measure approximately 2-3" long, bound with string to keep the leaves tight and in order. Smudging is an important purification ritual in many different cultures and traditions, used for purification and blessing. These smudge stick bundles are ideal for multiple uses, if put out properly at the end of each session, the sweet white sage bound within can last you through several uses, even when used for an extended time in ritual.

  Desert Sage 5-6" $8.99

Desert Sage

Smudging is an important purification ritual in many different cultures and traditions. This Sage smudge stick is one of a wide variety of different smudges we have in stock for all your ritual needs. Easy to use and durable, these smudge sticks will last for months of use if properly put out each time. The sage is in a thick, 5"-6" long bundle.



 

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 Dragons Blood Smudge Stick 9.99

Dragons blood smudge

This  smudge stick blends mountain sage with dragon's blood resin, mingling two of the most popular fragrances within magical practice into a wonderful ritual tool.  Used for max- imum protection, healing, cleansing, love and to drive away evil and wash off unwanted influences 4"

 Blue Sage Smudge Stick $7.99

Blue smudge

Great for your smudging rituals, this small smudge stick has been created with our bundled blue sage. 4" - 5"

 

 

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 Sage & Lavender smudge stick 5" $8.99

Sage & Lavender smudge stick 5

 $8.99

This smudge stick introduces Lavender to the traditional art of smudging, adding its calming influence to the purifying qualities of Sage within this Sage and Lavender smudge stick. 5"



 Grandmother Sweetgrass Braids $11.99

Grandmother Sweetgrass Braids
Braided exclusively for Taos Herb Co. by native elder grandmothers in the northwest USA. This Sweetgrass is sustainably grown on a farm, not wild harvested. Long 34 - 36 inches. Each braid sold separately.

 

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South Dakota Sage Wand 10-12" $14.99

South Dakota Sage Wand 10-12

Gathered into bundles called Wands, this sage - actually an Artemesia - is hand-gathered with prayer in South Dakota. Also known as Artemesia Ludoviciana, Man Sage, Black Sage, Badlands Sage, or Dakota White Sage. 10-12" long

Wee Sage $5.99

Wee Sage

Created entirely of bundled cedar tips, this 7" cedar smudge stick is perfect for blessings and rituals of purification and cleansing. Light one end and use the blessed smoke to purify, or use it as part of a more elaborate ritual to help carry your prayers to heaven.

 

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Abalone Shell Smudge burner 5" - 6" $13.99

Abalone Shell Smudge burner

Abalone shell smudge burner. They range in size from 5”-6” assorted. These silvery and iridescent abalone shells are useful for burning cone or resin incense. 5-6”

Sacred Sage, How it Heals $10.99

Sacred Sage, How it Heals

Sacred Sage, How it Heals- Book by Silver Wolf Walks AloneWritten to honor the spirit of the Sagebrush, this is a great little book on smudging and healing with Sage

 

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