Saturday, June 2, 2012
Inside the Healing Lodge
This is the wonderful interior of the healing lodge from the last 2 days. In this urban healing lodge the rocks are heated by gas flames from underneath and after they are at the correct temperature the flame is turned off and the ceremony participants enter, sit in a circle around the rocks, and then the door is closed and the sweating and healing begins. In a traditional ceremony the rocks are heated on an outside fire and then brought into the lodge. Even with the door open and no heat it felt like a peaceful quiet place even though it is right in the centre of a busy part of the city!