Published on August 9, 2011 by Amy
Smudging in General: Smudging, the sacred smoke blessing, is a ceremony for cleansing and purification for the physical and spiritual bodies. Smudging calls on the spirits of sacred herbs and plants to drive away negative energies and to restore balance.
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Smudging in Particular: Is different for every Tribe/Nation, as you will see as you read the articles below.
Most Native Americans feel that sacred ceremonies, such as smudging, should not be photographed. Others would say that the ceremonies should not be written about either. I have included the articles below, for educational purposes only. Those that are doing the smudging ceremony, are taught by their elders how to do it, and not by reading about it.