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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Spirit Smokes   Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:57 am

Every thursday for the past year or two I have smoked a 'prayer' bowl of PSLNF for Bro Tony and his family. Its become somewhat of a ritual.. I spend an hour or so sending up wish's for prosperity and health in the form of smoke. I don't know if this has caused good on his side of it but I spend an hour or so every week thinking about someone elses wants and needs instead of my own. That's got to help my soul in some way or another. I do know that for this small amount of time I feel connected and peaceful..

Anyone else do anything like this? Or am I the only nutball on here?
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:04 am

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:19 am

I think it's a wonderful idea. When one of the brothers or cisterns expresses a need or is going through a tough time, I'll sometimes fill the pipe with his/her favorite smoke as a way of thinking about them.

Then, there's the Dark Plug that Ken sent me. It sends off special Karma to sports teams. It works. Last year's world series and I smoked it during game six or the Celtics/Lakers. It's being saved for Bosox/Yankee games over the summer.

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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:23 pm

About once a month I smoke a bowl of a latakia blend in my dad's estate pipe in memory of him and my other known ancestors that have passed on. Several years ago, I would smoke kinninnick in my catlinite pipe with reed stem after a successful hunt or fishing trip in thanks.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:52 pm

A very fine idea. I smoke my Uncle David's pipes--especially his calabash--thoughtfully with his memory in mind. (Like me, kept a very clenched jaw when smoking, so I can line up my bite with his tooth-hole in the bit.)
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:25 pm

I occasionally smoke my great-grandfathers hand-made cherrywood pipe. Large bowl is CW; do not know what wood he used for the long, slightly curved stem. Have no idea what he smoked in it; probably some RJR burley blend. I don't "do" straight burley; so I smoke non-latweed Va/Turkish instead. FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:50 pm

pb, It's how I stay "sober", by thinking and dong for others, Ken. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:46 pm

Sometimes when I'm smoking, someone who has requested prayer, or someone I feel needs prayer, hits me and I'll spiritually smoke.

I like this idea of dedicating a special blend for prayers, and may start to do this as well.

Great idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:22 am

According to a Shaman I was fortunate to talk with, the complete package way is to smoke with your back against a tree, near fresh water (a flowing stream or river is ideal, but as long as standing water isn't stagnant, a lake or pond is fine).

I speculate that, this way, you're at an intersection where all the worlds are interconnected.

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Tony Ferrill
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:43 pm

Man!I just made a five or six -paragraph post about our prayers with the sacred pipe in the inipi scheduled for tonight in observance of the solstice,and accidentally brushed the Esc key,deleting it!
As a spiritual leader of the Native American Church in Indiana,I say that a smoke is a good prayer! Laughing I am leaving my altar on the shelf for a time,as I really have no time for the ceremonies;and find more enrichment in Zazen and karate-still,every time I smoke,I try to remember someone's need,someone else's wealth,and my gratitude for life.Respectfully-Tony
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:11 pm

Been on a hunerd or so fishing trips with my father-in-law. He recanted, many times, about his father smoking PA in his pipes. Once told him I wished he had saved the pipes. FIL asked me "Why". Told him I'd smoke em. FIL asked me "Why." Told him RESPECT! He smiled in his hard ass Montana way. He knew what I was saying. I know what YOU are saying.

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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:33 pm

thomas james wrote:
I know what YOU are saying.

I love you

So I guess there's no need to tell you, Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:01 pm

I don't think you are a nut at all! I say it is a noble endeaver and I believe if Jesus was here right now that he would sit right down with us and have a smoke.

There is peace in the pipe and can put you in the right spirit for prayer and meditation.
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:08 pm

Justpipes wrote:


I believe if Jesus was here right now that he would sit right down with us and have a smoke.


Chance are, it would be high grade Syrian Latakia and not some funky ol' gentile blend like Walnut.

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:08 am

thomas james wrote:
Justpipes wrote:


I believe if Jesus was here right now that he would sit right down with us and have a smoke.


Chance are, it would be high grade Syrian Latakia and not some funky ol' gentile blend like Walnut.

Very Happy

I guess you got me on that one TJ!

cheers Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Spirit Smokes   Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:59 am

I guess I'd have to agree with all of you folks. The pipe is a vessel for contemplation, and what better way to celebrate, or rekindle thoughts of past friends/relatives, or those in need for some spiritual healing. I like to commemorate a particular pipe for a particular occasion/person. Happens that the last 2 pipes that I have christened one is for the passing of my Dad, the other for the First Red Sox World Series Win in 86 years.
Great thread,
Best to all.
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