What Do You Put in a Medicine Bag?


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Medicine bags typically contain items the wearer considers significant in a spiritual sense. These include leaves, herbs, feathers, stones, crystals, shells or seeds. Medicine bags are small bags of leather worn around the neck in many native or shamanic traditions.

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What Do You Put in a Medicine Bag?
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People who wear medicine bags pick the items they carry in the bags carefully, choosing items that have personal meaning to them. People include tokens of their totem animal. Healers often include healing items in their medicine bags, such as jojoba, moonstones, feverfew and special feathers. A medicine bag is considered holy and private; it should never be opened by anyone but its owner.

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