posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 01:35 AM
I was recently told by someone that nothing physical affects the spirit world. This leaves me deeply curious since I have always learned that herbs
and other substances have meaning and powers that indeed connect us and reach into the spirit world. Throughout the bible you read different instances
of priests and others using incenses, herbs, and other substances. Many Native American Indians used different herbs during prayers. When smoking from
"peace pipes", they often used a mixture of tobacco, sage, cedar, and sweet grass. The pipe was often smoked during prayers and blown towards the
sky as an example of the prayers being physically sent.
When clearing/blessing a home, sage is often used along with candles. Sweet grass is sometimes used as well as other herbs. Sage is probably the most
popular due to its portrayal in many books, on tv, and online. Salt is often referenced to be used in a circle of protection, or to block certain
spirits when they inhabit a dwelling they are not wanted. I personally have used salt when I cleared one place I lived. The clearing seemed
successful, even though that may have been due more to the prayers and other things. Still it did seem to help.
While opinions are welcome, I am especially looking for answers that can explain how and why herbs and other substances do or do not affect entities.
Though I was told they do not, I feel that perhaps they do. There have been many shamans as well as wise and good people who have said they do affect.
Maybe it just needs to be better explained.