Smoking small chillums brings hot smoke directly into your throat. The larger the pipe, the colder the smoke gets, and the more smoke youll get in your lungs. The more smoke youll get, the more of off your head youll get... For a more mellow smoke, pick a smaller one. The Chillum is a pipe used by Indian Sadhu, as well as Rastas of Jamaica. For them smoking a Chillum is always better than smoking a cigarette: its faster and they dont need any tobacco.
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Function of chillum
A chillum is a conical pipe traditionally made from a cows horn. Chillums are used as ritual pipes by Sadhu in India to imbibe charas. Also, they have recently been used by Rastas in reasoning sessions and grounations. It is a very social form of smoking as a chillum is generally far too strong to be smoked alone. The whole operation of preparing the mix and smoking the herb, ganja, or charas is something of a ritual. The Hindu god, Shiva is invoked with the ceremony and the smoker considers the spirit of Shiva to enter him with the act of smoking. Rastas believe ritual smoking purges body and mind of impurities, thereby facilitating meditation.
Method of smoking
Usually the ganja or charas will be mixed with tobacco. Hindu Ceremony: The safi cloth is wetted, the stone inserted and then the mix is deposited in the chillum until it is full. Then the mouth piece of the chillum is cupped between two hands forming a closed prism so that the smoker may inhale the smoke without touching the chillum with his lips. To do so would no doubt provoke a violent reaction from all present for such a break of etiquette. A match is struck by a second party and before the smoker inhales various praises to Shiva will be chanted such as Boom Shankar or Boom Bolenath The smoker must puff violently to ignite the chillum adequately which he will then pass always to the person on his right, preferably supporting his right arm with his left (except for Kali chillums which are passed to the left and usually include opium and ganja in the mix). The required etiquette can become quite complex and the average Westerner has little or no chance of meeting the ritual standards of a sadhu. Rastafari Ceremony: A ritual chillum used in Rasta sessions and grounations is made of a cows horn fitted with a large, concial, wooden bowl.
Types of Chillum
Originally the Chillum was made from fired clay but they also exist in wood, stone and glass. It is thought to originate in India, although they were also found in South America. The Chillum is special as its origin is purely spiritual. Following the 1980s legislation against charas in India, the ready-made clay chillums fell out of fashion. These had been disposable chillums that were simply thrown back onto the ground from which they were made. Chillums are still for sale in shops (without the charas) and can be incredibly ornate, set with snakes or Indian gods. The longer the chillum the cooler the smoke will be. Prices range from $1-20. Recently designer chillums have come into fashion. Those made by names like Alverman, Manu and Daniele are made of ceramic. Many people pay up to $200 for such a chillum. These are often seen on the goa trance scene.