What religion does burning sage come from?
Smudging with Sage
Incense is still used today in the Roman Catholic Church and other religions for purification. Native elders teach that the smoke of dried sage clears negative energy and restores harmony.
What does sage mean in religion?
A sage (Ancient Greek: σοφός, sophos), in classical philosophy, is someone who has attained wisdom. The term has also been used interchangeably with a ‘good person’ (Ancient Greek: ἀγαθός, agathos), and a ‘virtuous person’ (Ancient Greek: σπουδαῖος, spoudaios).
What does burning sage protect you from?
Burning sage has been traditionally used to safeguard against negativity that could interfere with sleep. Some research suggests that sage contains compounds that could help ease insomnia. Classic garden sage (Salvia officinalis) is sometimes burned like white sage.