Desert Sage Smudge Stick - Pure Desert Sage by itself.
On the Back of the Packet: Sage Spirit Sticks are made with Sage from New Mexico; they are wrapped with 100% cotton yarn for safe and healthful burning. Each ingredient is considered a scared herb used for centuries by Native Americans in their "Smudging" ceremonies. "Smudging" is the name given to the burning of these herbs for the purposes of cleansing and sending our prayers. Today people are "Smudging" to receive the benefits known to generations of our Native American brothers and sisters.
Caution: A lit sage stick should not be left burning while unattended, and care should be used when extinguishing smoldering sticks.
How to Use Your Smudge Stick
Light the end of your sage stick and after it has ignited, extinguish the flame and direct the smoke around your body. You may wish to hold a container in your other hand to catch ashes or to serve as a resting place for the smoldering stick if you use a fan or a feather to direct the smoke. You can direct the smoke around yourself, another person, or in your place of ceremony to purify the energy that is present. The smoke from your sage stick may also be directed as an invocation honoring the four directions, the father sun or the mother earth ("Fathermother God"). To extinguish your sage stick, smother the end and examine closely to make sure the stick is completely out. Note: Your stick may continue to burn if not completely extinguished.
Smudging Is a ceremony used to clear away negative energies and to attract ones that are more positive. Native Americans have traditionally used many herbs for this purpose, each one having a different effect on the aura and inner being. You may burn a smudge stick directly from the end (extinguish carefully afterwards), or break off fragments to burn in a container such as a shell. When smudging, try to feel connected with a power greater than yourself. You may say prayers while using a feather, or simply the palm of your hand, to brush the smoke over you.
Country of Origin: New Mexico, USA
Size of Smudge Stick: Approximately 7" in length (roughly 17.5 cm).
More About Desert Sage
Desert sage (Artemesia Tridentata) covers much of the high desert and plains areas of the Western States of America. As well as being burned, desert sage is often held, worn or kept with sacred objects to ward off negative influences. Native American tradition says that wherever sage is, evil spirits cannot enter.
Sage, which cleanses and disperses negative energies, is sometimes called the 'ear opener' because it opens up our inner ears, allowing us to become more in tune with the sacredness of the world around us. Sage can be used before meditation, prayer or ceremony or any time you wish to clear your aura. It can also be burnt to cleanse your house, and is frequently used in Feng Shui for space clearing.
Packaging: These are sealed in a small plastic bag
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This is the first time I have used sage to cleanse myself and my crystals. It is so easy to use; simply light one end and allow it to smoulder. The smoke released is clean and fragrant. It can get a little messy as particles fall from it as you handle it. However, this is a bonus, as I collect the shavings and place them on a heated charcoal disc in my cast iron incense burner. Doing this gives off lots of sage smoke; ideal for cleansing.
As a practising Native American Medicine Man in the UK this site has proved itself invaluable. This is a high quality product harvested in an environmental and sacred way, as it must be to be used to it's potential in ceremonies. Meets my needs perfectly, highly recommended. By far the most commonly used smudge stick, it is ideal for cleansing and purifying. An ideal first smudge for anyone new to it.