Smoking ceremony

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A smoking ceremony is an ancient custom among Indigenous Australians that involves burning various native plants to produce smoke, which is believed to have cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits.[1] Smoking ceremonies are performed at major events, such as births and deaths.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth Smoking Ceremony". December 3, 2003. 
  2. ^ "Smoking Ceremony".