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hecatespather3 26-08-2021 06:14 PM

smudging
 
I can not seems to keep my smudge stick burning, suggestions

bobjob 28-08-2021 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hecatespather3
I can not seems to keep my smudge stick burning, suggestions


wrong forum to ask - This one is for help about forum problems etc

BigJohn 29-08-2021 06:17 AM

You might want to post in the Wicca/Pagan section.

What I do is hold it upright and blow on the sage to keep it burning.
If that doesn't work, you might want to 'dry' the sage more so it will burn better.

Uma 17-09-2021 04:27 AM

I've tried using sage but either I'm doing it wrong or the smell just turns me right off! I like the smell of fresh sage though.

BigJohn 17-09-2021 06:43 AM

There are a 'lot' of various sages.

One you might like is Lavender Sage.

Uma 17-09-2021 12:11 PM

Okay thanks John :)

BigJohn 18-09-2021 04:43 PM

You are welcome.

There are some exotic sages.

For example, there is even a smudge available that have 7 colors (flowers) representing the 7 respective Chakras.

Jenny Crow 23-09-2021 06:24 AM

For cleansing there are many other things than saging. Frankincense incense, for instance, cleanses and is way better than sage. Dragons blood incense also cleanses.

BigJohn 23-09-2021 06:51 AM

Sounds Great!

By the way, there is even a Dragons Blood Sage.

SaturninePluto 11-10-2021 02:17 AM

There have been studies indicating that sage is being over harvested in many areas. Not only that is the issue with appropriating a culture.

Therefore I try and use herb smudges that do not utilize sage. Usually local plants I harvest ethically myself. Unfortunately I have witnessed as a traditional witchcraft practitioner I have noticed mentioning alternative cleansing plants on online platforms has led to an increase in these alternatives being sold and the exposure of them increasing demands, an example being rosemary.

There are real issues regarding the threat to our environment, local plants and animals, and appropriation.

These days I find myself trying to remain more ethical and true to my own culture without divulging too much information of my personal practice. I have noticed some, especially businesses, misusing information they gather from such places as social media.


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