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The Life You Save May Be Your Own: Thoughts on Pipe Smoking & the Contemplative Lifestyle – Chicago Pipe Show 2024

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“‘The Life You Save May Be Your Own’: Thoughts on Pipe Smoking & the Contemplative Lifestyle” will explore ways pipe smokers can incorporate age-old practices of meditation and nurturing the soul which build on popular understandings of the pipe as an avenue for aesthetic appreciation, gourmandizing, and collecting.  In doing so, Mark will discuss his new book, The X Pipe: Mystagogic Tales for the Pipe Smoker, a blend of pipe lore, contemplative practice and academic pastiche, stoved and pressed before being sliced into seven stories of two pipemen and their singular quest to discover the truth about a pipe said to be carved from a piece of the True Cross buried in the Vatican Secret Archives.

Mark T. Irwin is a Doctor of Pipes and  Peterson researcher extraordinaire.


April 12
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club
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DWF B – Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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