Smudging for Vitality
Sunday 16th April
The practice of smudging dates back to prehistoric times. Traditional herbs and incense are used combined with intentional meditation and visualisation to clear either physical spaces in preparation for energy work, special objects, or to clear the personal etheric space of imprints and unwanted energies.
Recent research also attests to the anti-bacterial and cleansing properties of smudging with particular herbs, especially white sage, lavender and Palo Santo.
We all hold an instinct to smudge/clear space and the act of smudging is reflected in nearly all structured religions e.g. Holy Water blessing and incense of Christian churches, Sandalwood ash anointing of third eye in Hinduism, incense drums of Taoism and Tibetan Buddhism, the witch’s broom in Witchcraft traditions are just to name a few.
When we acknowledge this instinct and transfer it into simple ritual, with intention and reverence, smudging can have a very powerful effect.
In this Shield Maiden workshop we will cover:
- When and how to smudge
- Typical and effective smudging herbs, mists and sounds
- Cleansing energy practices for psychic cleansing
- Salt Bathing
- Why and how to cleanse crystals and power objects
- How to make a herbal smudging stick and smudging mist
Materials, notes and take-home kit provided