The Pipe Ceremony is a Sacred Ritual for Connecting Physical and Spiritual Worlds – Hey look! This is a painting by Howard Terpning. Travel Junkie Indonesia love it!

The pipe ceremony is a sacred ritual for connecting physical and spiritual worlds. “The pipe is a link between the earth and the sky,” explains White Deer of Autumn.

The pipe is our prayers in physical form. Smoke becomes our words; it goes out, touches everything, and becomes a part of all there is. The fire in the pipe is the same fire in the sun, which is the source of life.” The reason why tobacco is used to connect the worlds is that the plant’s roots go deep into the earth, and its smoke rises high into the heavens.

Oh well. It reminds me of another lifetime, and of new life.

Howard Terpning is a great artist, but this artwork is a great story-teller! AMAZING!

Happy Green Travels!

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Source: native-americans-online

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