The moose, also known as the American elk, is the largest of all deer. Its antlers are large and partly flat just before the tip. Long legs and a long neck allow it to graze even under water and to swim well. Without sinking, it can walk on soft ground such as mud, snow and sphagnum bogs.
Shamanism is universal. Some people today call themselves shamans, but don’t really understand shamanism and use this word to describe the gifts they have.
A question I have often been asked is why I give the Creator the masculine gender, that of the Father.
In all indigenous and natural peoples of the earth there have always been gatherings for cyclical ceremonies and rituals. One of the purposes of these events is the gathering itself. People have an organic need to see each other, to communicate, to laugh together, to dance, to exchange and to share.
This is an article I wrote in response to many questions about the end of the Mayan calendar. This very accurate calendar ended a 27,500-year cycle on December 21, 2012. I had been invited by a Mayan organization in Merida, Mexico to celebrate the change of era with them.
“”Rituals are a vessel, a tool, a means to communicate with the divine. They are not important in themselves but are only a means to open the door to the subtle realms, as a way for us to commune with the creative intelligence of the universe. “
Blue Eagle, translated from book: L’Héritage Spirituel des Amérindiens
The coyote, often called the sacred dog by First Nations peoples in America, is the cunning, the trickster and the prankster.
The most important spiritual events in the lives of all people on earth are the rites of passage. As in nature, rites of passage mark the rhythm of the seasons of human life. Each one signals the beginning of a new stage in life and the evolution of those who benefit from these life-changing experiences.