Sacred Smoke:  The Ritual of Smudging

Sacred Smoke: The Ritual of Smudging

Have you ever noticed that most times in sacred ceremonies, temples, places of worship and rituals around the world, no matter what symbols or prayers are used, one thing that is universally present is the use of sacred smoke?  Beyond aromatic scents, in many traditions, sacred smoke bridges the gap between the seen and unseen.  The practice of burning sage, palo santo, resins, or other dried herbs in personal smudging rituals combines ancient cultural, ceremonial, spiritual and medicinal teachings of

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