Sage burning is common among many religious, healing, and spiritual groups.
It has long been used in “smudging” ceremonies for purification, protection,
longevity, and immortality. The ritual of purifying with smoke comes from native
peoples in both North and South America. In North America the smoke is created
by burning sacred herbs such as sage, cedar, sweet grass and juniper. Native traditions
relate that wherever sage is used, no evil influences may enter. The smoke is used to bless,
cleanse and heal the person, space, or object being “smudged”. It is also used to “wash off”
the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space. Objects such as your
stones or crystals are also “washed off” with sage medicine smoke to rid them of unwanted
influences. Smoke may be used to purify the body, spirit, pet, home, office,healing rooms,
any space or item important to you.