Smudge Stick - Black Sage - 22.5cm
Different types of mugwort are often called "black sage." These are related to Artemisia vulgaris, the species most often sold as mugwort, though they do not contain as much of the hallucinogenic compound thujone. Still, black sage is extremely helpful for inner healing, dream magic, shamanic journeying, trance work, and protection during astral travel. Whenever you need to look inward, or access other realms of consciousness, black sage can help you.
Black Sage is a herb of introspection and inner healing. It can be used to encourage dreams and visions. When burnt before bedtime, it aids in restful sleep and pleasant dreams.
Sage is traditionally used in Native American medicine and shamanic practice. Sage is renowned for its healing, benevolent energy. The scent calms the mind and purifies the body. Sage smoke is believed to have the power carry prayers to the heavens, to remove spirits, and cleanse & purify ritual space.
Instructions for use:
Holding the smudge stick by the “handle” end, use a match or lighter to ignite the tip. Blow out any open flames so that the leaves slowly smoulder. Next, wave the smudging stick, (or use a feather to fan the sage stick which is the traditional way), around a room, person, or objects to direct the fragrant, cleansing smoke. Catch the ashes in a heat-resistant dish. (An abalone shell is traditional, but you can use a smudge pot, incense burner, or even a regular plate, as long as you put something under it.) Please watch out for falling embers. Smudge sticks can be extinguished in a dish of sand or with water if needs be and can be re-used many times.
Never leave burning smudge sticks unattended.
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