Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Herbs for Smudging

Herbs for Smudging
With herbalist, Sarah Preston
Saturday, September 6, 1-3pm

For thousands of years, people all over the world have burned herbs and resins to purify themselves, their homes, and their sacred places, and their ceremonies.  The native peoples of North, Central and South America have long burned certain herbs and plants for this purpose, and we call this “smudging”.

In this class, we will discuss different herbs used in smudging, and what their specific uses and energies are.  We will talk about the tools used in smudging, and we will smudge one another.  Sarah will teach how to tie a smudge stick, and each participant will tie one of their own.

The cost for this class is $20, and includes all materials needed to tie one smudge stick.  Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster.   Call 717-290-1517, or stop in to register.

Sarah Preston is a community herbalist in Lancaster, PA, and is owner of Herbs from the Labyrinth, LLC.  She says, “Being an herbalist is a natural extension of my life-long love of plants, trees and wild places, and my interest in natural healing, which was instilled in me by my mother.  I see herbalism as a lifelong learning process.  My spirituality deeply informs my work with herbs, just as my work with herbs informs my spirituality.   I see the Earth as the living body of the Goddess, and all living beings as parts of her body.

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