All For the Right to Pray ( 8 )

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 8 – The Horseman – Misty 1 By Ghost Dancer The year I turned 13, my stepdad sold our home in Ocala and we bought a small ranch in West Anthony, which is known as horse country. We had plenty of room for pastures, so allContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray ( 8 )”

All For the Right to Pray (7)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 7 – Sanctuary in the Wilderness By Ghost Dancer I have never been an indoor person and no matter where I have been or lived, being in the swamps, woods or mountains is where I truly find my inner peace and re-energize my whole being. In wildContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (7)”

All For the Right to Pray (6)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 6 – Intellectual and Spiritual Gifts By Ghost Dancer I do not remember when it was actually that folks started noticing that I had exceptional memory and learning abilities but I was very young. My Grandpa Beavers made sure that I understood how important it was forContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (6)”

All For the Right to Pray (5)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 5 – Athletic Training, Skills & Opportunities By Ghost Dancer My dad first started playing ball with me as soon as I could walk pretty good and from then on I was in for lots of learning. Even after my parents were divorced, my training continued wheneverContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (5)”

All For the Right to Pray (4)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 4 – Growing Up in the Alabama Mountains By James Johnson My father, James Johnson, lost his own father when he was fourteen years old. One of a large farm family, he had to work to help his family survive so he never had much opportunity forContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (4)”

All For the Right to Pray (3)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 3 – Growing Up in Florida By Ghost Dancer My mother, born Mary Joyce Beavers, was and always has been, a happy-go-lucky person who loves life and loves having fun. She has always been a buffer to the world around me and all of her children. WeContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (3)”

All For the Right to Pray (2)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 2 – Invitation to My Nene Cate (Red Road) By Ghost Dancer The story I bring to you, dear reader, is about my personal journey and some of the wisdom and insights I have been given over a lifetime. Hopefully my story will resonate with something insideContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (2)”

All For the Right to Pray (1)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 1 – Ghost Dancer Speaks to the Court On September 1, 1995 after a mere two-day trial in the Federal Court, Northern District of Florida and on the flimsiest of circumstantial evidence, a Native American man known as Thunder Eagle Ghost Dancer was found guilty of robbingContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (1)”

Ghost Dancer’s Vision

Throughout his decades in state and federal prisons, honoring his cultural heritage, practicing and teaching his Native American religious beliefs has been Ghost Dancer’s strength and purpose. The spirit run and sweat lodge ceremonies are central to the mental and spiritual well-being of many traditional Native people. Being in prison did not stop Ghost fromContinue reading “Ghost Dancer’s Vision”

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”