All For the Right to Pray (17)

Part Four – The Spiritual Warrior Awakens Chapter 17 – Eleven Years in Hell By Ghost Dancer After my return to the Alabama Department of Corrections in 1984, they tried to use loop holes in the Religious Freedom Act to deny me my religious rights once  again. I wasn’t asking for much – the rightContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (17)”

Extraordinary Experience

At the Sacred Grounds, Talladega Prison By Sings Many Songs (As told by Ghost Dancer) October 25, 2016 – Before the brothers entered the sweat lodge, Ghost Dancer recalls, “I was drumming and singing outside the lodge teaching the brothers and all the little winged ones came and landed on the fences surrounding the grounds.Continue reading “Extraordinary Experience”

The Eagle

When you look at this drawing of the Eagle I would like for you to see beyond the art and understand all that was going on that inspired it. In the early 1990’s, I was locked up at the notoriously infamous Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama, commonly known in the system as “The Bottom.” Administrators ofContinue reading “The Eagle”

The Gift

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher It’s always amazing to me how I can manage to learn all the songs I do, especially in different Native languages, as well as their translations. How glad I am to end the year 2021, my last fullContinue reading “The Gift”

You Can’t Wash it Off

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher And another amazing segment in the never ending rantings of a somewhat sane person. See, I was on the phone with Edna “Sings Many Songs” Dixon the other day before we went back on Covid Code Red protocols.Continue reading “You Can’t Wash it Off”

Going to Water

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 10 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer In the old days and even back to the ancient times of the mounds, our ancestors had a Sunrise Ceremony. This was our traditional way of renewing our birth connection to our Mother Earth and Grandmother Sun. When we are in our mother’s womb,Continue reading “Going to Water”

LONG ROAD HOME (10)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 10 Cat In The Forest Shortly after Walker left, about mid-week, I was asked if I would come to the next sweat and was told the brothers wanted to ask me to become a member of the circle and spiritual group there. For more than a year,Continue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (10)”

LONG ROAD HOME (2A)

2005 Vice Magazine Interview – From Chapter 2: While and during all these skirmishes, somehow word got out that I was battling the federal prison administration. I was asked by a reporter for Vice magazine if I would consider doing an interview over this “struggle” and my fights as a federal prisoner in securing Native American rights while incarcerated. I did this interview in 2005.
Now the lost has been found – Transcribed from the 2005 Vice Magazine interview written by Seth Ferranti that was published online under “Native Issues.”

The Universal Rainbow Spirit Within Us

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”