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Originally posted by WalkInSilence
But for those of us with "pale" skin ( I often feel the shame of my race) is there no rescue should we not all change our path? Are we doomed all? What of those who truely feel the calling and walk it?
I read the Credo Mutwa interview months ago, very good, but soo long, I find this more down to earth and comprehencable.
I do not know if you wish to hear personel spiritual statements of experienses about the condition of our Mother Earth?
Originally posted by masqua
Forget trying to change Big Oil or Multinational Conglomorates, Superpower Governments or Petty Dictators...the changing has to be done inside of each individual on a personal level. Only you or I can change things...the governments and movements are gollums which cannot adapt and must stumble blindly on in their quest for bottom lines and investor confidence.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
Interestingly, Elder William notes the events of September 11, 2001, as being the moment in time when the light skinned race were given a choice between those two roads.
Does the Elder or anyone else claim to know which road was taken?
I have my opinion on which one but wondered if they had anything to say or confirm my beliefs.
Originally posted by Amano_Jacku
...when you said that Elder Commanda lived in Kanata, did you mean Kanata, Ontario in Canada? Just curious....
Originally posted by masqua
Originally posted by masqua The First Prophet told the people that in the time of the First Fire they would leave their homes by the sea and follow the sign of the megis.
What is a 'Megis'?
The "Megis" was one of the primary symbols that represents the Medawewin religion. The Megis is a little shell called a cowry shell. The word "Cowry" was derived from a Hindu word and is defined as "Any of various tropical marine mollusks of the family Cypraeidae, having glossy, often brightly marked shells, some of which were used for money in the South Pacific and Africa.
Exodus 13:20 They set out from Succoth, and camped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness. 21 The LORD went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day and by night. 22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
Originally posted by Ghaele
> "In this time there will be a new people who will emerge from the clouds of illusion."
I find this expression, 'people from the clouds of illusion', to be a bit odd. People either exist or don't, they can't be illusions, was my first thogts.. But we actually have illusionary people. Cartoons, robots, androids (like Data from ST) and even actors can be considered. The people that actors play are fantasy or 'from the clouds of illusion'. Data (Brent Spiner) fulfills two of the mentioned possible illusionary people (actor and android ).
from the bookLearning from a kindergarten dropout by Romola Thumbadoo (ISBN 0-9738693-0-5)
The struggles commence with the land, and this remains an issue of great contention. The fundamentaly opposed understanding of one's place and responsibilities on the Earth, the opposing viewpoints of owning land versus being owned by the land, and the new energy of 'commodifying' what had been viewed as sacred: these constitute the climate of confusion, misunderstanding, exploitation and expropriation under which the land treaties were negotiated, and they bred a legacy of distrust and conflict.
> "They will retrace their steps to find the treasures that had been left by the trail. The stories that had been lost will be returned to them. They will remember the Original Instructions and find strength in the way of the circle."
I don't understand this part. I guess one must understand what exactly this 'trail' mentioned is to understand. I obviously don't think one mean an actual trail...
'The way of the circle' seems to point towards the witches with their circular rituals and dance, not to say 'circle' (group!).
from the book Learning from a kindergarten dropout
The symbol of the circle is fundamental to the ideologies of indigenous and pagan cultures. The Medicine Wheel/Circle concept incorporates a cyclical view of life. There are many variations of the symbol, and its teachings are complex and endless.
It is essential for the medicine Wheel to be balanced, with no domination of any one spectrum. The Medicine Wheel spins and is always in motion. For Indigenous peoples of North America, the Medicine Wheel can represent the following and much more:
. The four cardinal directions- east, south, west, and north
. The four elements- fire, earth, water and air
. The four winds- east, south, west and north
. The four seasons- spring,summer,autumn and winter
. The four symbolic races- yellow, red, black and white
. The four dimensions of human nature- emotional, physical, spiritual and mental
Anyway I doubt the path to a peaceful future lies by not thinking. Feelings do not lead to the truth in my experience, only more trouble. Hate overrule all other feelings and so long as feelings exist there will be hatred and wars. As long as certain rich people and the media promote racism/facism and pro-war opinions I guess the way downhill is here to stay.
Altoght I like the Hopi-indians idea of 'one people' it is probably a product of naivete/ignorance or fantasy. On the other hand I guess the 'one people' (see hopi legends and my signature) is the only way to really combat racism and thus in the end wars.
from the pdf file
"It was prophesied that the time would come when the voice of the indigenous peoples would rise again after 500 years of silence and oppression, to light a path to an external fire of peace, love, brotherhood and sisterhood amongst all nations."
We must come together with one heart, one mind, one love and one determination.
Originally posted by ArtemisFowl
who are the anishinabe i've never heard of them?