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sweathouse, sweat lodge

1. A structure used for sweating of tobacco.
2. An American Indian structure heated by steam produced by pouring water on hot stones, and used for therapeutic sweating or ritual.
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She followed the full 90 day inpatient program and really engaged with all the services and suggestions offered including the sweat lodge, dancing, the chiropractor, acupuncture, and more.
The concept of sacred time and space has been expanded to include our campfires, where music and stories are used, and our end-of-camp Native American-style sweat lodge.
But, comparisons with other ancient settlements produced the theory the mounds, which were found next to streams, were originally sweat lodges or saunas.
Reasons for living questions about spiritual connections could include asking prayer, participation in ceremonies, and participation in sweat lodges.
Sweat lodges have been used by native Americans for at least a thousand years and were their main treatment for diseases including pleurisy, influenza, poisonous bites and rheumatism.
Ian Armit, senior lecturer in archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast, who led an investigation into one of the sites on North Uist, said: "Some people believe these mounds were used in a similar way to Red Indian sweat lodges or saunas.
Since then, Edmunds also has assisted in the placement of sweat lodges at four other correctional facilities.
Burroughs detested the limitations of living in a body and probed into anything that promised to shake his mind free from the earth plane -- Scientology, Whitley Streiber's aliens, sweat lodges, and, of course, yage, the "telepathy" drug he searched for in the jungles of Colombia and Peru.
Its many varied and colourful pictures illustrate the features typical of rural life and landscape -- bison, aboriginal sweat lodges, historic homes, curlers, native dancers, houses in a Manitoba storm, roughnecks readying a rig for transport, funerals, Inuit hunting beluga, Old Order Mennonite boys frolicking in a field, families at meals, strippers in a Newfoundland pool room, replanted evergreen plantations in Quebec.
His father testified that he had taught his son to live in a traditional way, described as living in harmony with nature by gathering herbs and creating medicines, gathering food from the land, hunting and fishing, and joining in ceremonial traditions such as elders gatherings, pipe ceremonies, and sweat lodges.
She added: "The bottom line is that sweat lodges can kill.
A second book, The Marriage of the Sun and Moon (Houghton Mifflin, 1980), examined the diverse ways in which people around the world alter their consciousness--from peyote-based religious ceremonies to eating hot peppers, sitting in sweat lodges, munching on fresh mangoes and experiencing lunar eclipses.