SMOKE AND SPIRITUALITY
We're mindful of the fact that the origin and history of tobacco are in the New World. According to anthropological findings, the plant was used as part of religious ceremonies linked to peace, magic and cures. Tobacco was closely related to cosmology and religious cults practiced by Cuban aboriginals. Given the supernatural values enshrined in this plant, its billowing smoke used to be offered to the gods in a bid to extol them and help them chase malign feelings away.