Sunday, April 10, 2011

Smudging Feather

Feathers are used in smudging to direct the blessing and cleansing smoke from burning sacred herbs and resins.

It is traditional to use a bird's feather to brush the smoke over the person or object being blessed. It is important to use the underside of the feather to wash the smoke over the object of blessing. It is the underside of the bird and its wings that face the Mother Earth as it flies and it is this surface of the feather that offers the blessing medicine of the bird.

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