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Originally posted by RangerMel
I've recently come to believe that i have a strange connection with ravens. And like many Native American people, and unlike in our western traditions, i believe that Raven represents good luck, and seeing Raven is a very good omen.
[edit on 24-1-2010 by RangerMel]
Originally posted by DrJay1975
A black scorpion came to me. What's the symbolism there? My grandmother was a full blooded Crow, I should know this.
Originally posted by Skid Mark
Oh, boy, where to start.. Ok, First, I mean no disrespect by posting this reply. It's not my intention to tear anyone down.
You can't really lump all native beliefs together like that. Not all native nations are the same. There are 500 nations and each is different. Not all have the same belief system. For example, the Apaches don't have totem poles. Also, being an Indian, I've never heard this. It sounds new-agey to me. This new age stuff hurts the credibility of the many native religions. It also tends to make the traditionals annoyed or angry. Also, there's a danger of doing things you don't really understand-as the sweat bath deaths will illustrate. Another thing,why is it so important for non-Indians to go find their "inner Indian"? That's not really being true to yourself if you do. Love yourself for who you are and as the Creator made you. Go in peace.
Originally posted by whitewave
Well this has been informative. Also a nice break from the usual doom and gloom.
Black panther, cats, and recently-spiders for myself. Not sure what I'm supposed to do with that knowledge but there it is.
Originally posted by moondog_0003
Ya know, technically... there is no such thing as "black" panthers, but it is interesting that u still perceived it as such. I guess the different aspects of ourselves really dont have to reflect 'real' totem animals... haha
juss curious about this, it would be pretty kool to have a "black panther" totem.
much love n no disrespect