It is a ritual of cleansing and purification for the physical and spiritual bodies.  smudging is used to cleanse energy fields. Each person, animal, rock, plant, home, has an auric field whick can capture negative energy. If this energy is not cleansed, it can create illness for its owner, it makes sense to keep ourselves and our environment free from disease.

Smudging process signifies one of the four elements, that, when used, evokes the fifth element, life energy.

- The shell represents WATER 
- The unlit herbs and ashes represents the EARTH

- The lit herb represents the FIRE- The smoke represents the AIR

WHITE SAGE BUNDLE:Is burned in smudging to drive out ill feelings or influences, Negative  Energy of all types.

SWEETGRASS: Is one of the most sacred plants. it is frequently burned after sage to bring in Positive
                           influences and energy. 

ABALONE SHELL: Shells are related significantly to the ocean, because they have been part of it for
                                many years. The ocean brings feelings of well-being and relaxation, it arouses all of our
                                senses. Holding a piece makes you feel beauty, comfort, caring, delight, gentleness,
                                 love, peacefulness and solace.

SMUDGE FANS: Feather fans aid in the smudging process and have the effect of combing the human
                             aura, therefore adding to the cleansing and restoring balance. Feather Fans used for
                             smudging in a ceremony not only look beautiful but also add the qualities and medicine
                             of the birds which they came from.



Drums and Rattles are magical creations that represent many cultures and traditions. Drums 
and Rattles are used in ceremony, healing rituals, and shamanic journeying. 

Bridge Between the Human and Spirit World:

Shamans are professional trance travelers, handling communication between this world and the spirit world. Across many cultures they come as healers, psychics, specialists in non-ordinary states of consciousness, clairvoyance and out-of-body travel; they lobby the higher powers to assure a good hunt, as well as diagnose and cure the sick and assist the dying in their transition to the spirit world.

At the simplest level, drumming is fun. This alone can justify it for anyone, naturalist or not. And, there is additionally an argument to be made for simple fun activity as a healthy part of a spiritual life. But considering some further aspects of drumming beyond simple fun can be intriguing and helpful.