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Lakota Beliefs
Quotes from Others
Lakota Prayer
Quotes from Others

"When something is sacred, it does not have a price. I don't care if it is white people talking about heaven or Indian people talking about ceremonies. If you can buy it, it isn't sacred. And once you start to sell it, it doesn't matter whether your reasons are good or not. You are taking what is sacred and making it ordinary".

—— "Dan" (Neither Wolf nor Dog)


"Spirituality cannot be bought or sold and nobody has the right to capitalize by attempting to do so. Prayer cannot be purchased. Those who participate with and support the fraudulent 'Pipe Carriers', 'Medicine Men', 'Clan Leaders' and 'Shamen' heal only the exponent's personal finances and, in doing so, assist in the destruction of not only Lakota culture but the spiritual ways of all traditional indigenous people".

—— Lakota Oyate


The Wisdom Garden - "Stories are medicine. They have such power; they do not require that we do, be, act anything ——we need only listen. The remedies for repair or reclamation of any lost psychic drive are contained in stories. Stories engender the excitement, sadness, questions, longings, and understandings that spontaneously bring the archetype back to the surface".

"I encourage people to do their own mining of story, for the scraped knuckles, the sleeping on cold ground, the groping in the dark, and the adventures on the way are worth everything. There must be a little spilled blood on every story if it is to carry the medicine".

—— Clarissa Pinkola Estéés

Paul Dwyer Religion