ANCIENT AROMAS by AMERICAN INDIAN HERB CO. embraces the use of "smudging bundles". These are made of a variety of traditional sacred aromatic herbs gathered, bundled and tied by Native Americans in the mountains and valleys of Baja California, Mexico.
As practiced by generations of these native people, the pointed end of the smudge bundle, while held over a bowl of sand, is ignited. Blowing on the glowing surface will provide the fragrant smoke. Saying a prayer for someone special or in need, while gently "wanding" the bundle around the area, will enhance the enjoyment of this ancient, sacred ritual.
WHITE SAGE - A smudging herb for purification in the Native American tradition. The smoke of this highly aromatic plant is used in ceremonies and rituals as well for cleansing the home and sacred spaces. 1 to 2 inch loose leaves mixed with cut-n-slice. Minimal stems for more leaf by weight than wood, this white sage is perfect for shell/bowl smudging, herbal baths/sachets, ground into powder for spell blends or in the making of your own incense.
ABALONE SHELL - for holding smudge wands, burning loose leaf herbs, incense & resins as well as holding your favorite crystals & small treasures. Sizes vary.$8.95
SWEET GRASS BRAID - $11.95
SAGE SPIRIT (TM) Smudge Wands are made from a combination of Sage, Cedar, Sweetgrass, Lavender and Copal.
Wrapped with 100% cotton string, each wand is considered a sacred herb used for centuries by Native Americans in the smudging ceremony. "Smudging" is the name given to the burning of these sacred herbs for the purpose of cleansing and sending out prayers. Today, people are smudging to receive the benefits known to our Native American brothers and sisters for generations.
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ANIMAL SPIRITS KNOWLEDGE CARDS: To the ancients, all things in nature had sacred or spiritual meaning. The world was inhabited by the higher beings, who took the form of fantastical creatures that were part animal, part human, and exceedingly powerful. These beings are the spirit guides who lead the departed to the next life, heal the sick, and restore balance and harmony to a troubled world. The tribal healers knew the animal sprits well. They journeyed beyond the threshold of ordinary reality to invoke the power of these great beings.
The 48 paintings by Susan Seddon Boulet (American, b. Brazil, 1941-1997) reproduced in this deck resonate with an ethereal energy and speak in the language of the soul. Each image is accompanied by a brief description of the animal's power and symbolism in various cultures.
Size: 3/4 x 4" $9.95 Deck of 48 cards
GODDESSES KNOWLEDGE CARDS: Goddesses from Greek, Roman, Celtic, Native American, Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Scandinavian, and many other traditions are gathered here to enhance our understanding of the roles of the feminine deity. In learning about these archetypes, we come to recognize them in ourselves, to gain a clearer perception of our powers and weaknesses and to achieve a common thread, a link to the collective unconscious. Susan Seddon Boulet's magnificent paintings and Michael Babcock's insightful text offer a brilliant vision of the female pantheon.
With paintings on one side and brief biographies on the other, these Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information.
Size: 3 1/4 x 4" $9.95 Deck of 48 cards.
Herbal Scents were created to enhance your spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. Make an offering of the herbs, smudge to bring about positive changes, breathe in the aroma, scatter these sacred herbs about the Earth, or use as a house blessing and more! $2.95 ea.
*These make great gifts and are very useful while traveling, easily tucking away in a purse or pocket.*
HERBAL SCENTS: BLUE CORN - Blue Corn is used in ceremony as an offering to Mother earth. Comes with a muslin bag. $3.95
HERBAL SCENTS: CEDAR TIPS - Cedar can be used as a smudge to attract good influences; great for sweat lodges. Label includes instructions. Comes with a mini shell. $3.95
HERBAL SCENTS: DREAM HERBS - Dream Herbs are used to enhance your dreamtime. Keep in a container next to your bed or underneath your pillow in the enclosed muslin bag. Ingredients: Mugwort, Roses, Lavender, Hops, and Herkimer Diamond Powder! Label includes attributes and instructions. $3.95
HERBAL SCENTS: JUNIPER BERRIES AND LEAVES - Juniper Berries & Leaves can be used as a smudge to attract good influences; great for sweat lodges. Packaged with a muslin bag. Label includes instructions. $3.95
HERBAL SCENTS: LAVENDER - Lavender brings peace of mind and inner calm. Comes with muslin bag. Label includes attributes and instructions. $3.95
HERBAL SCENTS: MEDICINE WHEEL MIX - Medicine Wheel Mix, a blend of white sage, sweetgrass and cedar, is for offering and giving thanks to the Spirit Keepers of the Six Directions. It can also be used as a smudge. Comes with a mini shell. Label includes attributes and instructions. $3.95
HERBAL SCENTS: PINION PINE - Use Pinion Pine as smudge for protection and clearing. Comes with a mini shell. Label includes instructions. $3.95
HERBAL SCENTS: SACRED HOME - Use Sacred Home as an offering to bless your home; pour contents of package into the enclosed muslin bag and hang it in the kitchen or other central location. Label includes attributes and instructions. $3.95
HERBAL SCENTS: SAGE & CEDAR - Sage & Cedar can be used as a smudge for cleansing and purification. Comes with a mini shell. Label includes instructions. $3.95
HERBAL SCENTS: SMUDGE MIX - Smudge Mix: a blend of white sage, lavender and roses, can be used as a smudge for cleansing and purification. Comes with a mini shell. Label includes instructions. $3.95
HERBAL SCENTS: WHITE SAGE - White Sage is the purifying herb for clearing homes and sacred spaces. It brings strength, wisdom and clarity. Use as a smudge. Comes with a mini shell. Label includes instructions. $3.95
WHITE SAGE WAND - White Sage Smudge Wands. Hand wrapped. Wands approx. 6 to 7" each. $4.95
PRAYER FEATHERS/SMUDGE FAN: SINGLE FEATHER $29.95
Used in ceremonies to create Sacred space, house blessings, healings and purification rituals and as 'Talking Feathers'. Feathers and leather. Each Prayer Feather comes with write-up of uses and information. Decorative feathers and handle leather color will vary. Hand-made by Spirithawk.
YERBA SANTA, LOOSE - A smudging herb for purification in the Native American tradition. Burn for Clarity of thought and removing 'blockages' in the environment. Steam is inhaled to help relieve congestion in the chest and the head, for asthma, allergies, and cold-symptoms. A poultice can be used on skin disorders. Yerba Santa, called the "Holy Herb" by early Native Californian people. Loose leaves and stems. .8oz. $2.95 See CLARITY SMUDGE WANDS
DESERT SAGE, LOOSE - A smudging herb for purification in the Native American tradition. The smoke of this highly pleasant, aromatic plant is used in ceremonies and rituals, as well for cleansing the home and sacred spaces. Smoke offers protection during meditation and Dream Walking. Spirit Guides and visions. Loose leaves. Good for medicine bags, and filling Dream Pillows. .8oz. $3.95 / $21.95 1/2LB / $39.95 1lb.
SHISHA-LITE, SWIFT-LITE CHARCOALS: Roll of 10 Disks
Foil package of ten charcoal tablets. Foil wrapped tubes, sealed against moisture and dust. Made in England. Easy to light & long burning. Can be broken in half. Crumble them and add to your own ground mixes for powder incense. Also use in braziers and hookas. $3.95
SHISHA-LITE, SWIFT-LITE CHARCOALS: BOX of 8/10: Box of 8 foil packages, containing 10 charcoal tablets in each package. (80 tablets, total.) See above. $19.95
Ingredients: Bear Berry, Mullen, Red Willow Bark, Osha Root and Yerba Santa.
Producer: Native Scents.
Comes in a re-sealable foil pouch. $7.95.
SMOKER'S AID 1 ounce.
A non-tobacco ritual blend.
Designed to reduce coughing, repair lung tissue and aid in weight control. Can also be used as a tea.
Ingredients: Mullein, Nettle, Coltsfoot, Damiana and Dandelion. $4.95
FOUR WINDS SMOKING BLEND 1 ounce.
A non-tobacco ritual blend of Coltsfoot (wisdom, relaxation, visions & animal magic,) Mullein (courage, exorcism, nightmare protection,) and Mugwort (strength, psychic power, healing, astral travel and protection,) to aid in transformative or visionary work.
Good for clearing the repertory system and purifying the body. $3.95
PRAYER FEATHERS/SMUDGE FAN: SINGLEWHITE
PRAYER FEATHERS/SMUDGE FAN: SINGLEBROWN
PRAYER FEATHERS/SMUDGE FAN: SINGLEBLACK
PRAYER FEATHERS/SMUDGE FAN: DOUBLEWHITE
PRAYER FEATHERS/SMUDGE FAN: DOUBLEBROWN
PRAYER FEATHERS/SMUDGE FAN: DOUBLEBLACK
PRAYER FEATHERS/SMUDGE FAN: TRIPLEWHITE
PRAYER FEATHERS/SMUDGE FAN: TRIPLEBROWN
PRAYER FEATHERS/SMUDGE FAN: TRIPLEBLACK
Please note that each of our Prayer Feather Smudging Fans are hand-crafted originals using natural materials so each will vary slightly in style, sued color and smaller feather accents used.