Cedar has been used for healing, purification and spiritual protection. Its properties promote peaceful thoughts and help to interpret messages from the inner self.
The cedar tree has been revered for its spiritual significance for thousands of years. Its wood has been used for the doors of sacred temples and burned in cleansing ceremonies for purification. The tree is thought to house important gods and to be an entrance to higher realms.
The English word cedar comes from the Hebrew "qatar," meaning to smudge, indicating cedar wood was used in purification rituals and cleansing. In the Himalayas, cedar is called "deodar" from the Sanskrit word "devdar," meaning timber of the gods.
Ancient Sumeria revered the cedar over 7,000 years ago, calling it the World Tree, the abode of Ea, their chief god. The Bible has numerous references to the cedar, including its use in the Ark of the Covenant.