a space. The ancients burned dried sprigs of sage
in temples and during religious rituals. The Greeks
and Romans wrote that the smoke imparted wisdom
and mental acuity. In the tenth century, Arab physicians
said that sage brought about immortality, or at the very
least, a long and healthy life. In England, seventeenth-century
servants of the royal family scattered a blend of sage
and lavender on the floors at court to help disguise the
aroma of day to day life.
In magic, carry sage leaves in your wallet or
purse to promote financial gain. Burn leaves
to increase wisdom or gain guidance from
your spirit guide. Make a wish and write it on
a sage leaf, and then hide it beneath your
pillow -- if you dream about your wish over
the next three nights, your wish will come true.