Sweat Lodge Building

My best friend and Apache spiritual leader, Delmar Boni came and helped me build and bless a lodge in my yard.

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Here we are after digging the holes and setting in the four directions.

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Hole in the center is for placing the hot stones.

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Hole in front is for the fire to heat the stones. The the lodge has been blessed, sung in, and tied, tested strong. The entrance faces east.  Next I have to put up colored flags to honor the four directions, yellow, green, white, black.
Gather lava rocks and blankets to cover the lodge.
I have had many people ask if a lodge is the same as my yurt. No, it is not although many similarities between a yurt and wikkiup. Wikkiup is built much like a lodge only built larger and for living.

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