Posts Tagged ‘Ancestors’
The medicine wheel is a European termed used to describe Native American beliefs that life moves in a series of cycles. The small icons we see are the symbolic representation of the cardinal directions upon a circle. Each direction represents a series of lessons represented by specific animals, medicines, stellar and planetary alignments and colors.
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I was excited to find these videos of some Lakota Ceremonial songs. I have posted a Sun Dance song, a Pipe Honoring song, and the Four Directions Song in the side bar. You have heard me sing each of these at one time or another.
Music is very important in ceremony as it calls the ancestors and spirits to the ceremony. We will go over the lyrics and interpretations at a later time. For now, simply enjoy the power of Lakota music.