Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the "WHISPER: Fact or Fiction Blog Tour". You may or may not know that I have major love for author Heather Hildenbrand and her books. So I am very happy to take part in this tour. Today I have a "Fact or Fiction" guest post from Heather, followed by a giveaway of WHISPER. I hope to read it for myself very soon. But first, take a look at the book.
Now, "Fact or Fiction"!
Smudge Sticks? – Fact. Cherokee, and other Indian tribes, have used smudge sticks for many years in cleansing rituals. The end of the stick was lit with the central or cooking fire and waved about. Also known as a “smoke bath” because the person conducting the ritual would bathe the area in smoke. Different herbs were used, depending on the intended purpose. Most smudge sticks were made out of dried herbs tied together.“Smudging is the burning of certain herbs to create a cleansing smoke bath, which is used to purify people, ceremonial and ritual space, and ceremonial tools and objects.”So obviously the whole smudge stick thing isn’t a fact for me, per se. But it exists in many Native American cultures. And it doesn’t take much stretch of the imagination to get from “smudge stick rituals” to “magic.” #AnythingIsPossible
The winner of the WHISPER ebook giveaway is Danielle!