In a ceremony, everything matters and we attend to every detail. As we approach ecological healing with a ceremonial mind, more and more becomes visible for our attention.
What the current pipeline dispute in North Dakota is really all about is how we, as the human family, wish to live in the twenty-first century. Two very different philosophies and lifeways are at issue, one deeply connected to spirit and the sacred beauty of Mother Earth, the other utterly disconnected, regarding the material realm as nothing more than an economic resource.
Originating from the healing dances of the Plains Indians, the Round Dance is a dance of joy and happiness, kinship and harmony. Indigenous people are gathering in cities, towns, malls, plazas, roads and railways across the planet to dance, sing and stand up for human rights and decency.
The union of the Sun and the Moon is recurrent in philosophies and myths
world-wide. Realms of consciousness hidden to us in our daily lives are perfectly represented
by the corona of the Sun in union with the Moon. A total
solar eclipse signifies an alchemical exchange of phases
of consciousness, a peak
psychocultural experience, while a whole new social event has come into being as a highly specialised traveller phenomenon.