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What is smudging?

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Smudging is the ancient Native American practice of burning sage or other dried herbs to cleanse and clear your space.  White sage, sweetgrass and cedar are three of the most sacred herbs for smudging.  The dried herbs are packed into a small bundle and tied together into a string - this is a smudge bundle or smudge stick.  An ash catcher, often an abalone shell, is carried in one hand while the smudge stick is in the other.  You light the smudge bundle, let it burn for a moment, then blow it out.  The smoke created from the hot embers creates a purifying smoke that clears the air of unwanted, dense, dark energy and spirits.  Traditionally an Eagle feather is used as a fan the smoke.  Since Eagles are now an endangered species only imitation feathers are available.  Check out my collection of handmade smudge fans at ScentualGoddess.com

  

 

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