Our #421 brothers today (held symbolically on 4/21) had a fantastic and unique spiritual experience at an authentic sweat lodge ceremony – performed by our brother John Crow Dog, Master Mason and Lakota Indian Chief.  Special thanks to our brother William Sanders, PM who provided delicious chicken fajitas on-site – along with plenty of fresh fruits after the experience.

What is a sweat lodge?  With the purpose of repairing damage done to their spirits, their minds and their bodies, many Native Americans consider the sweat lodge a place of spiritual refuge and mental and physical healing, where they get answers and guidance by asking spiritual entities, totem helpers, the Creator and Mother Earth for the needed wisdom and power.

Not been to a “Sweat lodge” with your lodge brothers lately?  You’re missing out!  Check the Carmel #421 Trestle Board to find out where #421 is going next.

For more information about Masonry, contact Carmel Masonic Lodge #421 and schedule a talk with a lodge member Mason. There is no pressure to join and you will most certainly come away with a better understanding of why Masonry is so important to the members of Carmel 421. As the lodge is only open for activities a few times a week, it is best to contact us via our email form, or call and leave a message at (317) 846-2346. Just let us know you have an interest in Masonry and wish to talk with a Carmel Lodge member.