As believed by the ancestors, a prayer fan has considerable healing power and will dispatch a prayer to the heavens. Smudging is probably best known as a Native American ritual, although smudging has been used since ancient times by many people as a ceremony of purification, among the Catholics and Eastern Orthodox churches, among Hindus and Buddhists as well as the Native American tribes.
Smudging is a ritual to cleanse or clear a person, a place or an object of negative energies, spirits or influences. It is a ritual of cleansing and purification for the physical and spiritual bodies to remove negative energy. Smudging is not strictly for use in cleansing and purifying, it can be used to draw in positive energies and as a means of creating smoke to carry our prayers up to the Great Spirit/God.
Sea and Land
- Peacock Feathers
- Kangaroo leather
- Seahorse bead and gold wrap
- Twisted branch
- Selenite ~ shields a person or space from outside influences. Selenite can evoke protection from the angelic realm to dispel negative energy.