Defumação or Smudging
Fumigation, or Portuguese – Defumação, it is an important activity not only in ceremonial work with space and energy and in the purification of one's own or someone else's. Various sacred herbs or resins are used for ritual fumigation across different cultures. Fumigation serves various purposes. Sacred smoke (Fumaça) cleanses us of negative influences or calls spirits who can help us in our work, or serves to carry our prayers to the creator. Each fumigation substance has its own spirit, its character and is suitable for different ways of working.