Sacred Pipe Ceremony for the Community
by: Adam Kane
Date: We are currently looking for a space to host this ceremony on a monthly basis- please contact us if you have such a space
This ceremonial offering is a monthly event.
The Sacred Pipe is one of the most sacred items and rituals of indigenous North America. Different nations have different stories, but most agree that at a time of suffering a spirit being came into our world in physical form and delivered the first Sacred Pipe. They taught the first nation people how to restore harmony with the pipe and an agreement was made between the human nations and spirits nations that whenever the pipe is presented in ceremony that they would hear each others words. From that time on the Sacred Pipe has always been a bridge between our worlds to carry prayers.
Within shamanism and other indigenous practices prayer is our primary dialogue with the helping spirits and the creator. It serves as our bridge to open hearted living and harmony. The Community Pipe Ceremony is our time to send forth our gratitude to the spirits and to bring their attention to where we need help and healing.
The spirits come forth with the pipe in a way that is very humbling to witness and often brings people to a space of deep emotion and deep gratitude. The Sacred Pipe carries great power and can bring deep healing and blessings to those that pray with it in a good way.
What to expect:
We will be sitting on the floor in circle (if you would like to bring a pillow to sit on that is fine, but nothing too large to be considerate of other's space). The evening will start with smudging to clear our energy followed by ceremony to welcome in the healing spirits. We will then have a brief discussion concerning the pipe and proper protocol for handling this sacred object.
There will be two pipes offered for prayer in this ceremony.
The pipes are filled with tobacco during ceremony and then prayed with to put forth all of the gratitude and prayers for everyone gathered. The pipe will then be lit and passed around to be smoked to release these prayers to the Spirit Nations and to accept in the blessings of the pipe. You do not have to smoke from the pipe if this creates an issue for you (you can simply hold it to your heart and pass it to the next person).
About the facilitators of this ceremony
Adam Kane - Adam's closeness to the spirit world has been a life-long relationship. He has worked as a professional spiritual intuitive since 1987 and has practiced shamanism since 1992. It is important to Adam to bring the healings and ceremonies of the spirits to the people and to cultivate a strong sense of community. Adam Kane has been working with the Sacred Pipe since 1993.