Cedar – (juniperous virginiana)

Wood from the Cedars of Lebanon was used to build the Jewish Temple of Solomon. King Solomon was said to have had magical powers along with an ability to call spirits into his service.

Cedar was used for the Temple to aid the King in the summoning of these spirits.

Cedar bark is sometimes burned in Native American sweat baths to purify the body and clear the mind.

In some cultures evergreen cedar represents the promise of eternal life and is considered sacred.

Cedar chips are used in medicine bags to attract money or burned to protect an area from theft. Also sometimes hung in a doorway to guard against sickness and negativity.

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