*Live Remote Online Offering* Herbal Smoke, A Spiritual Practice
October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$30.00
Indigenous people have used herbal smoking blends as a form of connecting and healing since their creation stories were spoken into the world. “Medicine” is used as a word in indigenous groups that describes something as having spirit. Plants offer their “Medicine” to us in many forms including their essences as smoke. We use this smoke and energetic vibration to elevate our prayers sending our intentions to the ears of our holy ones and guides. As we see the smoke rise we witness the gift of communication from this physical world into another.
In this class we will talk about external and internal smoking methods, the various herbs and plant “medicines” used, including different blends as well as the different alternatives to smudging with sage. I will show how to roll herbal cigarettes and how to appropriately smoke them as well as other alternatives to rolled cigarettes. I will also talk about the rules of safety and contraindications. This class is about bringing the awareness of ceremonial/intentional smoking as a spiritual practice.
Samuel Nez is Diné (of the Navajo Nation) and Mexica, born and raised near Shiprock, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation and incorporates the healing traditions from both sides of his family. Over the years, Samuel has traveled and studied with traditional healers, curanderos/curanderas, shamans and medicine men and women in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. He developed a relationship with the sacred fire at a young age and has been a firekeeper for the temezcal and inipi sweat lodges for many years.
As a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine and a practitioner of Curanderismo he utilizes a variety of therapies and modalities in his private practice. Samuel is also a Registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado and a certified NADA Acu-Detox Specialist. He is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her trainings via the Archetypal and Cross-Cultural Studies Institute. Samuel is also a participant of the International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers Curanderos, Sanadores and Shamans which originated in the Sacred Mountains of Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.
You can follow Samuel on Instagram @samzen812