Some years ago, a beloved tribal grandmother asked me a deep, soul-searching
“Grandson,” she said, “what is the Most Sacred, the Most Powerful, the Most Holy , the the Most Meaningful Ceremony of All Ceremonies?”
With some pride, I began to recount some of the traditional tribal ceremonies that I had participated in over the years. After I was finished describing the Sun Dance, the Sweat Lodge, Vision Questing, and other… Continue
Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 30, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Here's what the EPA says. Now who really knows the science to say if this is correct or not?
Added by Stephen Bamford on June 30, 2010 at 2:10pm —
I don't know if anyone saw this or not but the EPA is having a news conference for reporters as shown below. It is only available for registered reporters. Don't know what that means but if there's someone amongst the membership who is such a person, here's the announcement:
--- On Wed, 6/30/10, U.S. EPA wrote:
From: U.S. EPA
Subject: BP Oil Spill Response Media Advisory: TODAY: Top EPA Scientist to Discuss Data from First Round of Dispersant Testing
Added by Stephen Bamford on June 30, 2010 at 10:37am —
Support the Atlachinolli Run From Mexico City (June 21) To Sacred White Buffalo Pipe, Green Grass,S.D. ( AUG 3 ) 44 Days Atlachinolli Route.doc Atlachinolli… Continue
Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 29, 2010 at 4:35pm —
In Praise of the Elemental Life Force
In praise of the Thunderbirds, the Gitche Manitou, the Elven Race, The Dragons, The Little People, the Kowi Anukasha, Tsvdigewi, The Wolves, the Menehune, the Leprechauns, the Devas, Deer and Fairy Race and all the spirits totems that govern the directions.… Continue
Added by Carol Petersen on June 29, 2010 at 10:00am —
I found a link to an interesting article on Asphalt Volcanism today. The article reviews a 2004 report published in the journal Science on discoveries of "tar volcanoes" in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the article:
The researchers, a team led by Ian MacDonald of Texas A&M University's Corpus Christi campus, dangled a remote-controlled camera off the German ship RV Sonne to the seafloor far below. Even with Continue
this short-range visual…
Added by Cathie Bird on June 28, 2010 at 12:28pm —
The Florida Webcasting Network Is Making An Appeal To The World...
This appeal is for The Global Ecosystem, Life As We Know It and A Coming Together Of All The Brothers & Sisters Of Planet Earth... Not Just In The Gulf Oil Disaster... But In All Global Situations Which Need We The People Of Planet Earth To Come To The Aid Of Our Earth & Global Family...
I, Christopher, live a life of Spirituality and My Life is Filtered thru God's Hands... I believe that the Great… Continue
Added by www.FYI-Fla.com, The New Media on June 28, 2010 at 9:42am —
FWII Mother Ship Launched On June 21, 2010, As Promised. Now Moving Into Warp Speed!
The FWII Mother Ship has taken off and is moving, as promised. These are our some of Mother Ships new capacities, in terms… Continue
Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 28, 2010 at 7:30am —
Tonight, my heart is full. I realized that the Creator is our hope, that truth and love is our hope. In this new age, our Creator has renewed our hopes in that day of peace when we shall all gather around that Sacred Tree. We can look around and see much chaos and destruction--the beast holding on in fear because it sees its end coming--but we can see, too, the signs everywhere of a new world breaking through the crusty ground of the old… Continue
Added by Billy Howell-Sinnard on June 28, 2010 at 4:04am —
This web site features various images of the Earth as viewed from space by the NASA GOES satellites. It is free and it requires a Java application that can be downloaded and this, too, is free.
Of interest to me is the Tropical Storm Alex out in the Gulf of Mexico now. Will there be waves created that will hamper the efforts to cap the badly leaking oil?
Added by Stephen Bamford on June 26, 2010 at 7:43pm —
"The news that we obtain from the various parts of the world are most gratifying, for though there are some great problems to solve, yet no one can fail to see the constant realization of those ideals we cherish. May that day soon dawn when the source of this spiritual power, which is permeating the whole of society, will be appreciated and venerated." --Shoghi Effendi, Letter of Aug. 21, 1928
Added by Billy Howell-Sinnard on June 26, 2010 at 1:25pm —
The young ones of all ages and all colours hunger for the stories of the the Red Nation. This is a time of great sharing. The sacred fires of peace are being lit all around the world. Our ears are opening to the cries of Ina Maka and our hearts are softened by the plight of our fellow nations. The four legged, the winged ones, the creepy crawlies, the water ones all of the nations that we share our dear mother with are asking, telling us to lsiten and act with an open heart.
Added by jim adams on June 26, 2010 at 3:22am —
The Bay Horse, Eagle Claws, Carried Brown Bear`s Arrow To The Sacred Heart Of the White Buffalo So Our Generations Would Live,Heal, Unify, And Be Spititually Victorious, As Prophesied !…
Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 25, 2010 at 5:43pm —
On June 25, 1876, 134 years ago today, the US Military, under the leadership of General George Armstrong Custer suffered the most devastating defeat of their history at the Greasy Grass (Little Big Horn) when the 7th Calvary attacked a peaceful camp of our Dakota, Nakota and Lakota Nation and our Cheyenne and Arapaho allies and relatives, just after we had completed a Sacred Sun Dance Ceremony, June 18-21. This Sun Dance was led by Tatanka Yotanka (Chief Sitting Bull). Tȟašúŋke… Continue
Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 25, 2010 at 11:42am —
"Upon suffering beyond suffering,the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world.
I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my… Continue
Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 25, 2010 at 7:30am —
Prayer For Mother Earth
Oh Tunkasila, Grandfather, Creator of All Things.
We Come to You in Sincere Humbleness to Seek Your Guidance and Blessings.We are Pitiful in our Human Condition,For We Know so Little of the Simple Mystery Which Can Bring True Peace and Harmony To All Living Things and Especially to Our Loving Mother Earth,"Ena."
As Her Two Legged Children We Have Been Inadequate in Our Love and Care for Her Simple… Continue
Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 24, 2010 at 9:00pm —
A Season of Change Continue
I wish for you never to be turned away from a conversation or a discussion because you have a different way of making sense. I wish for you to accept that there are people who cling to an unknown way foreign to yours. I want to offer the embrace of love for you who have felt rejected. I hold you with compassion and tenderness to calm your feelings.…
Added by Carol Petersen on June 24, 2010 at 7:05pm —
The Red Road was fraught with danger but filled with life... Hinhan… Continue
Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 24, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 24, 2010 at 5:48am —
Prayer At Time Of Adversity, Inuit Indian
I think over again my small adventures. My fears, those small ones that seemed so big, for all the vital things I had to get and reach. And yet there is only one great thing, the only thing, to live to see the great day that dawns and the light that fills the world.
Added by Billy Howell-Sinnard on June 23, 2010 at 2:57pm —