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Reflective Journal

Wes, can you explain the uses of smoking ceremonies

Uncle Wes Marne
Uncle Wes Marne

Smoking ceremonies were used for numerous things - if somebody had died, to help spirits go on into the next life; also for cleansing if the ground was not good; if someone had done something bad and they were not old enough to be punished by elders they would be smoked for things like stealing, or anything else wrong or out of the ordinary - put through smoke to get rid of bad spirits inside.

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