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Red Road Lesson 4: The Tree of Life
“The white man is too far removed from America’s formative processes. The roots of the tree of his life have not yet grasped the rock and soil…But for the Indian, the spirit of the land is still vested…When the Indian has forgotten the music of his forefathers, when the sound of the tom-tom is no more, when the memory of his heroes is no longer told in story…he will be dead.” – Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux Chief, 1905-1939…
My people, the Oglala Lakota, like other Native American Tribes, viewed life around them as very wakan, Sacred. The circle was seen as the basis for every part of human and animal life, the earth and sky around us, and even the universe and stars. 839 more words
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WHAT IS SHAMANISM?
Shamanism is the oldest way in which humanity has sought connection with Creation. The origins of shamanism go back at least 40,000 – 50,000 years to Stone Age times. 228 more words