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November 8, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER HEREDIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They sipped hot coffee, burned sage in an abalone shell and prayed for the health of their families as the autumn night air slipped in through an opening in the garage where they gathered. One of the men lifted the shell in the direction of each of the six group members, covering them with smoke. The purpose of the ritual: to acknowledge the directions of the compass--east, west, north and south--and to purify the spirit.
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November 8, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER HEREDIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They sipped hot coffee, burned sage in an abalone shell and prayed for the health of their families as the autumn night air slipped in through an opening in the garage where they gathered. One of the men lifted the shell in the direction of each of the six group members, covering them with smoke. The purpose of the ritual: to acknowledge the directions of the compass--east, west, north and south--and to purify the spirit.
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