The Sacred Art of Smudging
Learn how to work with the four sacred medicines: tobacco, sage, cedar and sweetgrass [and more]
“In some Native languages the term for plants translates to ‘those who take care of us.’”
Robin Wall Kimmerer
About this course
One of the first ways to communicate with and show respect for the natural world is the proper use of herbs: in how we pick them and how we use them.
This course will cover the four primary herbs North American indigenous people use for smudging:
- tobacco, sage, cedar and sweetgrass;
- what you will need for smudging,
- how to smudge,
- how to obtain herbs for smudging.
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Molly Larkin has walked the Red Road [Native American indigenous spiritual path] for close to 40 years. She’s a Sun Dancer, pipe carrier, purification lodge leader, and vision fast leader.
She was an apprentice to Muskogee-Creek elder and healer Marcellus Bear Heart Williams, with whom she co-authored his book, The Wind Is My Mother, The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman.
She was also a student of Lakota elder Grandfather Wallace Black Elk. Both Grandfather Wallace and Bear Heart trained and authorized her to teach these ways.
She teaches Spiritual Healing for England’s The Healing Trust and has also authored two related books:
Meditations on the Natural World; A Guided Journal To Help You Find the Technique That’s Right for You
The Fountain of Youth Is Just A Breath Away; Breathing Exercises for Relaxation, Health and Vitality
Why this course?
This course came about when Molly was asked to create a curriculum to teach therapists how to smudge their Native American clients.
Who is this course designed for? Beginners
Direct any questions about the course material to [email protected]. She’s happy to answer them. If she gets enough on a similar topic, she’ll add an FAQ.
“In some Native languages the term for plants translates to ‘those who take care of us.’” -Robin Wall Kimmerer
Certificate of completion:
How do counselors get a certificate of completion?
- Download and complete the quiz,
- Send your answers to [email protected], including the name you would like on your certificate.
- Make a $20 payment to [email protected] via PayPal or Venmo for a certificate which will be emailed to you.