Preparing TheSweat Lodge

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Preparing TheSweat Lodge

Postby Ierrellus » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:17 pm

Among the Natives I.

At dusk the Native and I
Went into the woods to gather
Sticks for starting the fire
For baptizing the sacred stones.

One limb I found inhabited
With crawling insects.
The Native said, "Put that one back.
Somebody lives there."

I realized I was a guest
Of the Natives and the woods.
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
I admit I'm an asshole. Now, can we get back to the conversation?
From the mad poet of McKinley Ave.
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Re: Preparing TheSweat Lodge

Postby Zoot Allures » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:01 pm

* imperious Indian chief nod and succession of mms and ahhs around a fire *
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Re: Preparing TheSweat Lodge

Postby Ierrellus » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:30 pm

Zoot Allures wrote:* imperious Indian chief nod and succession of mms and ahhs around a fire *

Have you ever been in a sweat lodge?
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Re: Preparing TheSweat Lodge

Postby Ierrellus » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:14 pm

II
When the pyre on which the rocks were placed met the ground, the rocks had gone white. A Native told me that the rocks weighed less after bathing in fire. "They gave of themselves, " he said.
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Preparing TheSweat Lodge

Postby Zoot Allures » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:54 pm

If you find yourself in a hundred degree room full of naked dudes with towels on, you never let em see you sweat, ierrellus. That's a general code of conduct.
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Re: Preparing TheSweat Lodge

Postby Ierrellus » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:50 pm

The natives warned me not to tell...So I would not dare describe the spirit quest here. I'll just stick to preparations for the lodge.
On the foot path to the lodge one tree had a ribbon tied around it. The ribbon meant--you are own sacred ground. Put out your cigarette.
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