Black Elk

A Quote by Black Elk on indian, circle, sky, earth, wind, stars, birds, seasons, life, and human power

You have noticed that everything as Indian does
is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round..... The Sky is round, and I have heard
that the earth is round like a ball, and so are
all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for
theirs is the same religion as ours....

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from
childhood to childhood, and so it is in
everything where power moves.

Black Elk

Source: Visions of the Buffalo People‎ -Linda Little Wolf Page 109

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Black Elk on red man, spiritual reality, tradition, and wakan

It is often difficult for those who look on the tradition of the Red Man from the outside or through the "educated"  mind to understand that no object is what it appears to be, but it is simply the pale shadow of a Reality. It is for this reason that every created object is wakan, holy, and has a power according to the loftiness of the spiritual reality it reflects.

Black Elk

Source: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography

Contributed by: mattmoes

A Quote by Black Elk on circle and people

And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people as one of many hoops that made one circle.

Black Elk

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Black Elk on breathing and breath

And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.

Black Elk

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Black Elk

The power of the world always works in circles, and everything is round like a ball, and so are all the stars.  The wind in its greatest power whirls.  Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours..... Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were.  The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.

Black Elk

Source: Songs Of The Earth

Contributed by: Theresa

A Quote by Black Elk on spirit, peace, oneness, universe, and souls

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.

Black Elk

Source: Black Elk (1863-1950)

Contributed by: russq@shaw.ca

A Quote by Black Elk

The Holy Land is everywhere

Black Elk

Contributed by: Ookami san

A Quote by Black Elk on peace, people, and soul

There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.

Black Elk

Contributed by: Robert 'Standing Eagle'

A Quote by Black Elk on peace, people, soul, spirit, and universe

Peace...comes within the souls of [human beings] when they realize that at the center of the Universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.

Black Elk

Contributed by: Wendy

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