THE SACRED PIPE- A MODEL OF THE UNITY OF SCIENCE
The Sacred Pipe has many meanings. Some of the meanings are about the physical world, the world we can see and some are about the Spiritual World, the world we can't see. One of the important meanings of the Sacred Pipe is how everything is related to everything else, including all the branches of science.
The Stone Bowl represents the Mineral Kingdom.
The Wooden Stem represents the Plant Kingdom
The Eagle Feather or designs on the Sacred Pipe represent the Animal Kingdom
When you put the Sacred Pipe together and stand the Sacred Pipe, upright, with the bowl upward, it represents the Human Kingdom. We contain all Life.
This can be understood as an Aboriginal Model of the Unity of Science.
Mato Gi, Brown Bear, Tiger Lane, Age 10, Ihanktowan Dakota, White Swan Oyate and Chickasaw Nation.