Californian White Sage Smudge Stick - 6"
2 in stock.
Smudging is like a spiritual dance of herb and fire. Light the tip of the smudge stick, wait for it to smoke, then waft the bundle around anything you'd like to cleanse, including yourself. Alternatively, you can pass any objects through the smoke (crystals, for example). White Sage (like all sage varieties) has purifying properties.
Watch the smoke weave and swerve, and make note of the patterns it makes and the direction it takes with each object. This is sort of like augury - you're intuiting the messages of the smoke through its dance. This can tell you how much cleansing it needs, or which areas of the body might need more work (if cleansing yourself or another).
It's also possible to feel Great Spirit's presence through this dance. To this end, the lighting of White Sage can also be used to open a channel of communication to Great Spirit itself.
When you have finished smudging, either rest the bundle on a heatproof container where the ash can safely fall, and let it burn out (can take anything from one to ten minutes), or smother the lit tip out onto the container, or into salt or sand.
Always burn in a well-ventilated space.