Smudging with Sage

SageThe Chinese, Egyptians, Romans and Native Americans were all known to use Smudge Wands as tools to purify their living spaces. The same tools and techniques used by these cultures hundreds of years ago remain effective instruments in cleansing our home and work environments today.

Smudge Wands are basically bundles of sage or sage mixed with another odiferous herb and tied at one end with string. The user holds the tied off end in their hand while lighting the open end or wand tip with a match or lighter. Much like incense, the cleansing properties (smudge) of the sage are released into the air as the wand begins to heat up.

Simple as it may appear, there is a proper way to light a wand and smudge an environment.

1) Place the tip of the wand perpendicular to the ground or floor and light the open end with a lighter. Gently blow on the tip of the sage until it begins to smoke. Continue this process until the wand smokes rather vigorously.

2) Start at the front door of the house and pass the smoking wand over the shape of the door, then start to move directly into the next room following either the ceiling or floor layout. Remember to pass the wand over the shape of each window and door as you continue through each room of the house or work space. In order for the ceremony to be most effective, the Sage Wand should cover every room, door and window. The house will become a bit smoky and it is acceptable to open the door and windows to let the smoke out.

3) It is wise to carry a plate or large ashtray during the ceremony to catch any hot cinders to avoid damaging the carpets, furniture and floors. An abalone shell serves this purpose and can then be used as a storage place for any half used wand.

This ceremony should be performed whenever you feel you are surrounded by negative or stale energy. These energies may manifest as inconsistent emotional patterns; projects and goals that become delayed or perhaps fall apart; continuing restless sleep behavior. After a good smudging, you will notice a calming effect throughout the area that was cleansed. In addition, if you are having disturbing dreams, it is recommended that you smudge frequently in the room where the dreams occur.

The Center for the New Age has smudge wands and hand tied sage bundles to “clear the air” of negative or stale energy.

About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.


We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.

Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111

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