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Black Elk - Selected Wisdoms for Meditation - Native American Indian

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Black Elk (Heȟáka Sápa) - Selected Wisdoms for Meditation - Native American Indian

Heȟáka Sápa, commonly known as Black Elk (December 1, 1863 – August 19, 1950), was a wičháša wakȟáŋ ("medicine man, holy man" ) and heyoka of the Oglala Lakota people. He was a second cousin of the war leader Crazy Horse.

When Black Elk was nine years old, he was suddenly taken ill; he lay prone and unresponsive for several days. During this time he had a great vision in which he was visited by the Thunder Beings (Wakinyan)"... spirits were represented as kind and loving, full of years and wisdom, like revered human grandfathers." When he was seventeen, Black Elk told a medicine man, Black Road, about the vision in detail. Black Road and the other medicine men of the village were "astonished by the greatness of the vision."

Black Elk had learned many things in his vision to help heal his people. He had come from a long line of medicine men and healers in his family; his father was a medicine man, as were his paternal uncles.

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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 09:25 AM

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