Traditional Blackfoot Sweat/Purification Lodge

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1420 Dewitt Smith Rd

1420 Dewitt Smith Rd · Pittsboro, NC

How to find us

Drive into the farm, keep on the road to the right past the barn/shed, turn left at the road juncture, follow the narrow road to field entrance on left. Park here. Go back to the main road, turn left into the lane , walk to the ceremonial site.

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In Bear Spirit Medicine Purification Lodge (Sweat Lodge), ceremony is a meaningful community prayer experience in keeping with the traditional ways of the Blackfoot Indian people. Sweat Lodge is conducted out of doors and within a large covered structure. The ceremony connects the spiritual and physical worlds.

The Lodge is our spiritual mother in physical form. Red hot stones are splashed with water by the ceremony leader (Water Pourer) and hot steam becomes our words rising up, touching everything and becoming part of All - That -Is. Herbs songs and prayer are offered because its medicine is to connect to All That Is.

THERE IS NEVER A CHARGE FOR CEREMONY BUT DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FOR THE PURCHASE OF WOOD AND STONES AND UPKEEP OF THE SITE.

Remember that to enter the sweat lodge you must be at the site for the lighting of the fire before 9:45 AM. After the fire is lit you are welcome to join in supporting those inside the lodge through holding sacred space and honoring all our relations in prayer. You may not enter the lodge once the fire is lit.

Bring 2 towels, a lawn chair if you desire, water, finger foods, insecticide, gratitude and attitude, a change of clothes, an open heart, and loving spirit, dress modestly, and wear solid shoes. Pack lightly.

Sign up below and join us for this gathering of men and women who will celebrate their connection to the ALL THAT IS and all our relations.

DO NOT ARRIVE AFTER 9:45 AM AND EXPECT TO ENTER THE LODGE. The Moon lodge starts when the people gather around the fire to honor Creator. The fire will be lit at 10 AM. Ceremony does not begin when you enter the structure. It begins when Creator blesses the community at the lighting of the fire.