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Create Your Truth Through the Medicine Wheel

Create Your Truth Through the Medicine Wheel

I would like to give an example of creating a personal truth using the Medicine Wheel as your base. In using the Medicine Wheel as an approach to discovering a truth, you would have a question with which you would travel the wheel in a meditative fashion to find the...
Ekwabet – Watching Over

Ekwabet – Watching Over

“Listen, for I speak but once….As I gaze across the waters of the shimmering Fox River, I see the smoke of thousands of teepees where I once saw only gentle prairies and lush forests abundant with game. Many moons ago my people were among the first voices...
Ghosts of Our Forefathers

Ghosts of Our Forefathers

My summers have been spent on a lake in the north eastern corner of Michigan’s mitten.  Clean and pure, set along side Huron National Forest, the area is rich in natural resources and history. Native American lore is strong in Michigan; myth and legend...
More Medicine Wheel Facts

More Medicine Wheel Facts

There are many interesting facts about the Medicine Wheel so you will see that this blog is not a repeat but an extension on information I wish to share with you. The more one understands about the medicine wheel, the more one is able to work with this powerful energy...
Native American Altars

Native American Altars

As I travel about the country, I am occasionally requested by local spirits to assist in cleaning up or honoring ancient altars that have been desecrated or fallen into disuse. The altars are very natural ones, made of stone, and having, I have learned over time,...
Respect for Nature

Respect for Nature

It can perhaps be said that unless you are born into the culture you cannot speak of Native American Ways. If, however, one reads books by Native American Medicine Men, Medicine Women and/or Elders, and then reads a book by men and women of other cultures, one sees...
Shamanic Journey – Part 1

Shamanic Journey – Part 1

The Shamanic Journey is an inner voice process which enables one to access information from alternate dimensions or planes. This technique has been used for thousands of years by all indigenous cultures or other societies. Today, many of the journey techniques have...
Shamanic Journey – Part 2

Shamanic Journey – Part 2

Let’s do a journey to the Inner Earth, or as the Native Americans say, the Lower World. There are some things that you will need. You will definitely need a drum or rattle. Anything hollow will do if you do not have an actual drum, although the true drum will...
The Power of the Drum

The Power of the Drum

For thousands of years indigenous peoples of all cultures have used the drum to alter consciousness and travel into alternate realities to receive answers to their questions. These questions would perhaps be around finding food or for healings. The Medicine Man, or...
The Shamanic View

The Shamanic View

The word Shaman comes out of Central Asia and concerns those who enter into a state of spiritual ecstasy. This process enables them to pass freely into the Spirit World, or alternate reality to receive help for themselves or others. This work, called Shamanism, is the...
The Walkabout and The Vision Quest

The Walkabout and The Vision Quest

From the very beginnings of humankind there has been the need to find solitude and the reflection towards inner knowledge. These journeys have involved the outer frontier (physical travel) as well as the inward journey. The question we have asked ourselves is, where...