Sage is one of the most well familiar faces in the occult world.
Practitioners of simple, white light visualizations use it and ceremonial magicians use it. Homeowners who don’t even practice anything spiritual, will still go through and suffumigate or smudge their home with Salvinia alpina.
There are two versions of this Plant Spirit available here.
Astrological Sign: Taurus
White Ceremonial Sage
Artemisia spp. apiana, A. spp.
The White Ceremonial type is what most people think of when they say “Sage” in terms of magick practice. This is what we typically burn to cleanse or consecrate a person, place or thing.
Loose White Ceremonial Sage
This is my personal preference. I like it loose, because I am almost always using it in small amounts. I find that using the large bundles produces too much smoke for average usage.
It’s also nearly impossible to get them to extinguish when I want them to, unless I put them in an air tight container. That smothers the flame but if you do that repeatedly, it seems to adversely affect the scent of the bundle.
So I typically use a sprig or two at a time and they burn out fast enough that I don’t have to bother extinguishing them.
Over the years that I ran a brick and mortar occult shop, I heard various misconceptions about Sage. Many people had been falsely informed that you have to use it in bundle form. This is simply not the case.
Unless there is a specific spell, a ceremonial process happening during the tying, there’s no difference… at all. The bundles are a matter of convenience and that’s all.
I’ve actually never met anyone who bundles the leaves in a ceremonial way, although I think that’s a fantastic idea!
Salvia officinalis is what most people think of when they say “Sage” in terms of cooking. This is organic, kosher and delicious. Kitchen witches need this On hand for any sorcerous recipes, as the White Ceremonial is too extreme of a taste. Use Salvia officinalis for any cooking purposes.
It’s equally effective in terms of using it in magick practice for clearing out negative energy.
The White Ceremonial Sage is Wild Harvested – No pesticides or foreign chemicals in the cultivation.
The Garden Sage is certified organic.
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