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Cangleska Wakan: Sacred Hoop of Life

Native Americans perceive life as a series of cycles.  The Lakota speak of the Cangleska (Chan-gles-Ka) Wakan, the Sacred Red Hoop of Life around which they walked.  The United States government believed that the Lakota spoke of solely of religious beliefs which they dismissed as superstitious constructs.   The military would not accept that the Lakota  spoke literally of their physical environment.  In addition to representing many spiritual teachings, the small circular icons we see worn and displayed represented a literal relationship between the Lakota and their physical environment in the Black Hills of South Dakota.   It was the Lakota relationship to Black Hills that was considered sacred.

The Black Hills are a geological wonder. It is a wedge shaped land mass  that rises from the prairie in the western corner of South Dakota.  It is as though someone cut a piece out of the  Northern California forests and dropped them in the center of the western prairie.  The Lakota speak of a Great Race of Animals around the Black Hills, the tumult of which caused the Hills to rise from the floor of the earth(1)

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The Power of Four Directions: Medicine Wheels

Below are several examples of medicine wheel icons from the Lakota tradition.

Notice that the colors are in different directions on the wheel.  Is there a correct placement of the colors on the wheel  and what do they mean?  Is there such a things as “ The right  or wrong Medicine Wheel?”  One internet author wrote:

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The Purpose of the Inipi:Learning from James Ray

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