California Black Sage, Dream Weed, Mugwort, stimulate dreams Wand
Magical Sage for its unique ability to stimulate dreams, is found in the mountains of the West Coast from California north through British Columbia. It is renowned as a smudging herb for its subtle, sweet scent and dream-inducing qualities. This sage is used for magic purposes in ritual practices and for protection.
Black sage is extremely helpful for inner healing, dream magic, shamanic journeying, trance work, and protection during astral travel. Whenever you need to look inward, or access other realms of consciousness, black sage can help you.
|| How to Smudge ||
Prepare a fire resistant dish, shell, or vessel with sand to hold your smudge stick/sage or to extinguish it once you have completed your clearing. Light your smudge at one end until it is full in flame and then gently wave or blow the flame out resulting in a smudging smoke.
To cleanse the energies of a space open a door and a window to allow the energies to flow freely as you clear that, which no longer serves your higher purpose. Prepare your smudge and vessel as described above. Hold the stick at 45 degrees, begin the clearing from the door of the space you wish to clear and the move around the room along the wall until you have completed a full pass of the space. Once you have completed the round you can place your smudge stick in fire-resistant vessel to smolder at the center of the room and begin your meditation practice or be sure to fully extinguish the sage smudge if you plan to leave the space.
To cleanse a person, you will prepare sage smudge and vessel as above. Begin the smudging from the feet of yourself or another on the front side of the body and concluding on the back pane of yourself or your friend. Don’t forget to clear the space above making way for your higher purpose!