The Sacred Lakota Inipi

Introduction Lessons & Ceremonies of the Inipi (1) By Ghost Dancer Inipi – Breath of Spirit Some people have heard of a Native American sweat lodge but have little understanding of what they’re all about. A few may even have experienced the sweat lodge, but still have many misconceptions or concerns. While the traditional sweatContinue reading “The Sacred Lakota Inipi”

Keeping the Faith

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher Creator, thank you for giving me another waking breath, thank you for looking over the ones that I love and those that need your help. I’m positive I’m one of them. Help me in understanding even when IContinue reading “Keeping the Faith”

A Woman’s Last Noble Act

Thoughts from Raccoon Valley, Tennessee By Edna Peirce Dixon It’s hard to remember how long ago it was; at least twenty years. I was in my early sixties and had this notion of learning to play some of the old-time fiddle songs Jack and I enjoyed at the annual fiddler’s convention down at Townsend inContinue reading “A Woman’s Last Noble Act”

The Spirit World

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 7 Now, at times I have spoken about going to the Spirit World and I know you must have wondered about this or even been turned off by the idea. I hope you will stay with me and let me explain how all this works. This is important to understand:Continue reading “The Spirit World”

Who Am I & What Am I Doing Here?

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 6 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer How many of us sometimes wonder what we are doing here? What is our purpose? What is it that I’m missing? Do you keep searching all kinds of different beliefs looking for something that feels right? Do you feel you are missing something reallyContinue reading “Who Am I & What Am I Doing Here?”

Your Inner Power

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 5 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer Every single one of us has a power or more than one. Very few today even know how to find theirs because no one teaches this or practices this much anymore. Now, I hear you saying, “Well how would I find my power?” I’mContinue reading “Your Inner Power”

Understanding Native Ways of Thinking

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”

Being A Shaman

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”

Southeastern Medicine Ways

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”