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Living the Circle, part 5: Death and the Afterlife

“The murmuring water is the voice of my father’s father. The rivers are our brothers. ” said Chief Seattle in a speech. Native Americans believe the ground where they live on is holy because their forefathers are buried in there. … Lees verder

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Living the Circle, part 4: Rituals

(This is an article in 5 parts about the spiritual ways of the original inhabitants of North America) The Sun Dance By the time the berries were ripening,  in July and August, all people went through an annual and very … Lees verder

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Living the Circle, part 2: Mother Earth

In this second chapter, you ‘ll learn why each and every particle in Nature is individual; even every leave of grass is different from the other. Why Native Americans prefer to walk barefoot and sit and sleep on the ground. … Lees verder

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Living the Circle (part 1)

(A Native American view on the natural and the supernatural)   We love silence We let the mouse play When the wind whispers in the trees, we are not afraid. (Indian chief to the Governor of Pennsylvania, 1796)   Many … Lees verder

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