Smoke Cleansing from a spiritual perspective

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People of every walk of life are turning to smoke cleansing for its purported health benefits and use in spiritual practice. The internet is ripe with smudging “how-to” posts and videos to get people started. “Smudge” is the common term for Smoke Cleansing most frequently associated with Native American or Indigenous peoples, but it can be traced to many cultures over millennia. It is important to practice a certain level of respect and sensitivity when engaging in activities that other cultures revere as sacred. It is our desire to educate the layman on the ceremonial use of herbs and guide…
People of every walk of life are turning to smoke cleansing for its purported health benefits and use in spiritual practice. The internet is ripe with smudging “how-to” posts and videos to get people started. “Smudge” is the common term for Smoke Cleansing most frequently associated with Native American or Indigenous peoples, but it can be traced to many cultures over millennia. It is important to practice a certain level of respect and sensitivity when engaging in activities that other cultures revere as sacred. It is our desire to educate the layman on the ceremonial use of herbs and guide them towards the development of a spiritual practice that does not intentionally infringe upon other cultures.

What Will You Learn?

  • History of smoke cleansing
  • Introduction to ceremony
  • Basic understanding of Animism
  • Introduction to plant medicine
  • Setting proper intentions
  • Introduction to Medicine Tools
  • Creating your own ceremony

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Course Curriculum

Introduction

  • Getting Started

History of Smoke Cleansing

  • Ancient origins
  • Ceremonial use of herbs
  • History of Smoke Cleansing

Honoring the Spirit of Plants

  • Ceremonial use vs Spiritual partnership with herbs
  • Introduction to Animism
  • Plant Medicine
  • Plant Energies

Benefits of Smoke Cleansing

  • Energetic benefits
  • Health benefits
  • Smoke cleansing benefits

Why Smoke Cleanse?

  • Setting a Strong Intention
  • Reasons to Smoke Cleanse
  • Reasons for smoke cleansing

Common Materials

  • Suggested materials for Smoke Cleansing
  • Traditional Herbs used

Smoke Cleansing Ceremonies

  • Smoke Cleansing – Self
    00:00:00
  • Smoke Cleansing – Others
  • Smoke Cleansing – Objects
  • Smoke Cleansing – Environment
  • Smoke Cleansing Ceremonies

Next Steps

  • Creating your own Ceremony
  • Alternatives to Smoke Cleansing

Course Summary

  • Course Summary
Free
Free access this course

Requirements

  • Matches
  • Fire proof container
  • Dried plant materials / herbs
  • Feather or fan (hand works as well)

Audience

  • Seekers of deeper understanding