Incense of the Week: Sage
The ancient art of burning sage has been thought to be a spiritual practice used to clean a person or space of its toxic energy. For thousands of years, Native Americans, ancient Celtic druids, and indigenous Amazonian tribes have use this plant in healing ceremonies. The acrid tangy smell alone indicates some type of nostril cleanse if nothing else.
If you are burning sage to purify an environment or cleanse a person of particular energy, it is recommended that you set an intention before lighting it. Really dry sage will burn quickly so beware of thick burrowing smoke.
When lighting sage in your home, concentrate on bringing the smoke around windows, doors, closets, hallways, or any other gateway area. If practiced on a regular basis, you may start to see a difference in the lightness of energy that descends into your living space.
Amelia Ingraham is a photographer based out of Connecticut. She graduated from Hallmark Institute of Photography at the top of her class, and is currently working as a freelance photographer. She has always been highly creative, which influences her conceptual and editorial style.