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A Sand Sculpture Opera written and directed by Sultans Of Sand Worldwide. Produced by the City of Jesolo, Italy. Summer 2007
  Featured artist: Alexey Dyakov - Moscow Russia
The Peace Pipe Ceremony

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Alexey, a long time veteran of the event, is a great talent and a lot of fun. Often quiet and subdued, he does possess a quality of mischief that is always a subtle yet  palatable undercurrent which can rear up at the drop of a hat. He has an uncanny ability to be "the life of the party" seemingly where none existed before.  Alex tripped off to Pisa for some sightseeing during his comp time, post event.  Look for him at the Sand Nativity event next November/December.
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The Peace Pipe
The Peace Pipe Ceremony
by Alexey Dyakov
Moscow, Russia
Photo By Jorge Wiegand

                                                                         
  The ceremonial use of the peace pipe is a simple ritual. The peace pipe serves as a portable altar. It is loaded with tobacco, or a tobacco variation called kinnic kinnick, which is the bark of the red willow.  The pipe ceremony begins with loading tobacco, a natural substance, into a pipe and then acknowledging the four directions, plus Mother Earth and Father Sky. It culminates with the final offering to the Great Spirit. The pipe is held firmly by the bowl in the palm of the hand with the stem pointed outward. The last step of the pipe offering is the holding up of the pipe with its stem pointed straight upward, out into the center of the universe.  The smoke itself represents the participants' visible breath and stands for truth: truthful words, truthful actions, and a truthful spirit.



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