Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 3 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer I realize most of you have never been around old Native elders who believed and practiced the old ways. The mindset that was traditional to the ancestors is totally different from today. How you ask? Well let me show you some differences because takingContinue reading “Understanding Native Ways of Thinking”
“The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.” ~ Barry H. Gillespie
Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 2 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer Most people at some point in their lives have learned enough about tribal people to know they usually have someone amongst them with special powers referred to as a shaman or medicine man. Now many writers think they know what a shaman or medicineContinue reading “Being A Shaman”
Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 1 – Introduction Teachings by Ghost Dancer Most of us have a general idea of what “medicine” means in Native American terms, but understand little of the depth of how and why it is used. The traditions of our Southeastern Native ancestors’ medicine ways are intuitive and experiential. They understood,Continue reading “Southeastern Medicine Ways”
TALKING DONKEY – I gave Jimmy the name “Donkey,” used to tell him he was the only talking donkey in North America. He was just an old white man who had no business in my world of prisons and politics and gangs and such. He used to come with me out to the lodge and sit at the picnic table while we had our sweats. Jimmy was a good man.
I am Mvskoke; I live by respect for all life. This beaded disk is my interpretation of ancient symbolism passed down through the ages from the mound builders through Mvskoke traditions.
By Ghost Dancer (Sequel to The Universal Rainbow Spirit Within Us) “When you can love even those who persecute you, hate you, ridicule you, and even want to destroy you, then you truly understand the meaning of love…and you have become love.” ~ Ghost Dancer Now feel our Creator’s love, spirit inside of you. LetContinue reading “Claim the Rainbow Spirit Within You”
Walk the Sacred Path, by Ghost Dancer People have always asked me how I know this or how I know that. Many people have their own religious beliefs and still have missed what is right in their own teachings. Either they have not paid attention or overlooked the true messages, or just ignored them. ButContinue reading “The Universal Rainbow Spirit Within Us”
By Ghost Dancer Honoring Beloved Elders They Recognized Me, Touched My Life, and Helped To Guide My Path Part 1 – Early Childhood I would like to begin by sharing some things that may or may not resonate with something inside of you. I speak to the thousands who know they have an American IndianContinue reading “Walk The Sacred Path (1)”