People usually think of sage when they are going to “smudge” – meaning burning herbs so that the smoke will purify. When a person or object is smudged with sage, the smoke clears away any negativity in the energy field.
Healing, purification, money, protection, love. Cedar smoke is purifying and can cure nightmares. Keep cedar in your wallet or purse to attract money, and use in money incense. It can also be used in love sachets or burned to induce psychic powers. Use to draw Earth energy and grounding.
Burning cedar is often used for smudging or blessing, as an alternative to sage.
When an elder wants to bless or heal someone, a feather is used to fan cedar or sage smoke over them.
During ceremony, if a gift is to be given, it is first blessed with cedar smoke.
Spiritual instruments such as the Sacred Pipe, drums and feathers are passed through cedar smoke for purification before use.
Cedar smoke is an excellent way to purify crystals.
If there has been an illness or upset in a home, burning cedar will help clear away the negative energy.
If you regularly build fires in your fireplace, offer cedar to the fire as a blessing and honoring. It will help you build a relationship with fire, one of the most powerful and magical of the elements.
For any situation for which you would use sage, you can also use cedar.
Herbs have been used from the beginning of time. Animals instinctively learned to use different plants for their own healing and strengthening. Man has also used herbs to treat his illnesses for thousands of years and the usage of herbs by humans has been documented in all major ancient civilizations. Many people, throughout the world, still continue to use herbs to benefit their lives. Herbalists believe that herbs put the body in tune with nature and scientific studies are being done into the folklore of herbal uses to help develop new therapeutic medicines
In ancient times, herbalism was a mixture of medicine and magic. Herbs have been used in magical rituals for centuries by women and men alike and are one of the main tools of wizards and witches. Theirs has been a tradition of honoring and keeping the ancient ways of the use of herbs.
Approximately 1 oz.