Native Rules of Respectful Behavior

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 12 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer I would now like to speak with you on the importance of showing respect when around Native people. You may be at a powwow or visiting a reservation or someone’s home, and knowing a few key rules of respectful behavior can mean the differenceContinue reading “Native Rules of Respectful Behavior”

Moons, Ceremonials & Dances

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 11 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer Now it is important to understand each month has its own specific moon cycle. There are 13 moon cycles per year and 28 days to a complete moon cycle. We counted time by the moon cycles. We harvested crops, planted crops, hunted, fished, gatheredContinue reading “Moons, Ceremonials & Dances”

LONG ROAD HOME (20)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 20 Calm Before the Storm February 2020 – Our spiritual group had been complaining for more than a year about the lack of materials to re-build the sweat lodge. See, if you are not of the professed faith group of one of the institutional chaplains, getting anythingContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (20)”

LONG ROAD HOME (19)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 19 Wash the Pain From My Soul A week, 10 days, 15 days, then 17 days go by and I’m thinking these staples sure hurt and I’m noticing a green discharge through the bandages. I never got a call out to come to medical to remove themContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (19)”

LONG ROAD HOME (18)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 18 Gonna Be Days Like This If it wasn’t for Mike Lunsford who gave me the “smuggle buggy” as we named the walker he gave me – and that medical eventually authorized me to have – I would have had a lot more problems, even more painContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (18)”

Ghost Dancer’s Art

For My Dad – A gift from the heart Over the years I made many items for my dad from a wooden/glass inlaid gun case, gun racks, hand tooled leather belts, wallets,  holsters, a shotgun and rifle case with hunting scenes of him hunting rabbit on one side and deer on the other. He lovedContinue reading “Ghost Dancer’s Art”

LONG ROAD HOME (16)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 16 Wasn’t Long and it Wasn’t Long On my second day I went to the A & O (Admission and Orientation) that is mandatory in every federal prison. It was the same old spiel, “do this, don’t do that, go here, not there, yada, yada, yada. I’veContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (16)”

Sacred Peace-Healing Energy

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 8 Throughout my life, people have asked me how I can find the inner peace to go so deep within myself to a trance. Now to answer this is not simple but I will give a simple answer. The most powerful way of claiming this inner spiritual peace is byContinue reading “Sacred Peace-Healing Energy”

LONG ROAD HOME (15)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 15 Finally a New Circle April 30, 2019, I arrived in Talladega about 9am, and went thru the usual check-in routine, interviews and unit assignments. I’m told they have me assigned to Gamma-Beta Unit but it’s full so they’re going to house me in Delta till spaceContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (15)”

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”