Stone Peoples Lodge
Ceremony
(Sweat Lodge)

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Stone Peoples Lodge

(sweat lodge)

The Stone Peoples Lodge  is a heated, dome-shaped structure used by indigenous peoples and earth-centered peoples of today, as a purification rite to promote healthy living.

The Stone Peoples Lodge is a very Sacred Ceremony, one of cleansing and renewal. The Ceremony is conducted to cleanse the  body, mind, heart and spirit. By sweat and prayer, one can be cleansed of toxins, the mind of confusion, the heart of painful emotions and to heighten the spirit. This brings one into right relationship with all Creation.

 

The Lodge is made of saplings, covered with blankets and tarps. The intense heat is generated  by steam created from the pouring of water onto heated rocks. It is meant to encourage the release of negative energy that creates imbalances in life. It is a way to connect spiritually with the Earth Mother and Great Spirit. So in this way, the Lodge Ceremony is Medicine for the Soul.

This is such an ancient and Sacred Ceremony, so respect is given to the teachers who conduct this ceremony following their tradition and guidelines. Moon Women (women who are menstruating) do not participate in the traditional Sweat Lodge Ceremony. They are honored for the Power that they hold during this time at the Moon Lodge where they are cared for and respected.

(See Women's Gathering page)

The Stone Peoples Lodge is considered to be the womb of the Earth Mother. It is