by Amy Martin
This is a book for anyone wanting to purify or offer prayers using herbal smoke.
Burn special blends of loose herbs on hot barbeque charcoal to discover a new method for smudges and ceremonies rooted in the ancient Mesoamerican tradition of immersion smudging.
Go far beyond the usual smudge sticks. Utilize woods, resins, leaves, and even seeds and flowers for smudges that create billows of aromatic smoke to purify several people at once. Make lunar, solar, masculine, feminine smudges and more.
Create powerful aromatic rituals with smoke prayer blends for ceremonial occasions including memorials, initiations and divinations, plus honoring the Moon, Sun and seasons. Enhance shamanic rituals such as releasing, manifesting and spirit invocating.
All presented in an easy to use recipe format, with clear instructions on working with herbs and a great herb glossary.
Learn how to use insta-light charcoal bags and a small hibachi for quick ceremony with no mess.
Not with new eco options in charcoal and lighter fluid.
The reader feels like he or she is having a friendly chat about herbs. Martin’s slight sardonic sense of humor entertains the reader on a topic which could be a bit dry. Her directions are easy to follow… tone and style are comfortable and easy to read. Her techniques are unique and convenient for use by nearly anyone. It is obvious she has used the techniques extensively and has put a lot of research and time into this book. Quality shows.