Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Building a Sweat Lodge

Dear Eden, I have been reading several books about sweat lodges and their construction and I don’t see that it's necessary to build it the way the Lakota or other tribes do it and I am wondering if a more modern construction with sauna stones will also work? I am of nordic descent, my ancestors also built sweat lodges, and I do not believe that it is a practice that only native american peoples are entitled to, or own. Thanks, M.
Dearest M.,

Intent is everything. The strength of your will and the intention behind it is all that determines the outcomes of your ceremonies. If you believe that you need a particular construction, than you will. If you do not, than you don’t. You create your reality and thus you can create a sweat however you wish. There is only your desire and will to take into consideration. If you need to do particular rituals to focus your intention, than by all means do them. Play with it. Enjoy it. The world is yours to do with as you will. Do not be beholden to another’s world, or their will.

Blessings, Eden


  1. Hello There,

    Can you recommend me some book about construction of Sweat Lodge
    Thank you Martin

  2. Sorry, I myself have not read any books about building sweat lodges. However, there is a lot of information about it on the internet -- you should be able to find everything you need to do with a few searches.

    Best of luck, and En-JOY!


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