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Powerful Prayer: How to Make Smoking a Spiritual Practice

About one in four deaths from cancer occur from lung cancer, which often manifests as a result of smoking cigarettes. According to the Center...

The Healing and Purification Effects of a Sweat Lodge Ceremony

The benefits of sweating for healing and detoxification is a widely known practice in many Native cultures around the world. Not only does sweating...

More than Just a Trickster: The Many Faces of the Coyote

The coyote - myths and facts The coyote has a reputation of being a sneaky predictor and a nuisance. Many fear the coyote and believe...

The Seven Sacred Ceremonies of the Cherokee

For the Cherokee, ceremony is an essential way of connecting with one another in the community and giving thanks to the Great Spirit...

The Path of Two Spirit People in Native American Tribes

Two Spirit is an umbrella term adopted in Winnipeg in 1990 at the First Nations gay and lesbian conference. It refers to people who...

Hoka Hey! Courage, Confidence, and the Battle Against Oppression

Simply put, Hoka hey is a Lakota word meaning “Let’s go!” or “Let’s do it!” expressed with courage and confidence in the face of...

Interpreting the Native American Medicine Wheel

The Native American medicine wheel is a universal symbol used in many native tribes. Its meaning is versatile, depending on the tribe and personal...

A Look at the Powerful Native American Crow Medicine

"If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows." ~ Henry Ward Beecher Crows have a...

Understanding the Role of Animal Spirit Guides on your Path

Ancient tribes acknowledged the power of animal spirit guides and the importance of our harmony with these fellow creatures. Shamanic traditions around the world believed...

10 Native American Proverbs for the Wisdom Seeker in You

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It...

Embracing the Spiritual Power of Menstruation

In the world as we know it today, that certain time of the month sends convulsing shocks of pain to women worldwide, both physically...

5 Sacred Herbs for Cleansing the Spirit

Smudging or the burning of sacred herbs is a common practice in many healing ceremonies and shamanic traditions. Its a way of purifying and cleansing...

Animal Spirit Guide: The Sacredness of Cats and Dogs

“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.”...

Swastika – The Enigmatic Universal Symbol

Ancient symbols have a sense of mystery and awe wrapped around it - like the Swastika. The initial impression might revolve around its use...

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