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Smoking Ceremony

Episode: 7
Broadcast: 26th April
Presenter: Tod Johnston

Tod goes to Walyunga National Park to meet Barry McGuire and his brothers, understanding the ancient, indigenous tradition that has been passed down tens of thousands of years.

  • There are several different ceremonies of the smoking ceremony, the passing of a family member, which involves the smoking of all their belongings and their home, releasing the light in that house to travel with the deceased person.
  • Another smoking ceremony is for the sick, where the smoke envelops the sick individual, healing the individual.
  • The smoking ceremony that Tod undergoes is a building of physical and spiritual strength, ensuring that his journey throughout Western Australia is a safe one.