The second ceremony is the ceremony of
perceiving and meeting with the representative totems from the animal
world that represent each wind direction. In this ceremony we will learn
the true meaning of our hunters relationships with the animals of the
earth. This is a moving and spectacular ceremony. With a direct
connection to the Spirit's of our close relations in the animal world,
for example, The Bear, The Eagle, The Wolf, and many others we will
understand and begin to put together our personal medicines. We will
gain insight and understand how in the past the great classical
medicines like The Eagle Medicine or The Bear Medicine.
The third ceremony is the ceremony of
finding true personal medicine by actually moving your perception into
the wind direction itself in the company of one of your personal totems
to guide you and explain to you and the meaning of you personal
medicines. In this ceremony by drumming and chants we use states of
elevated perception to actually move into a spiritual reality. So in
this ceremony we use the second way of perceiving, that is actually
moving with the perception into a spiritual reality.
The first two ceremonies are reciving
perception. The second two ceremonies we use the perception by actually
moving into the wind directions themselves.
The fourth ceremony is the celebration of
the clans of our earliest ancestors. In this ceremony we again actually
move into the wind direction being guided your personal totem. In each
wind direction we will be reunited with the clans and families of our
early ancestors. These grandfathers and grandmothers will be bringing
gifts of medicine, symbols, designs, and family spiritual objects of
that you can put your family medicine back together and walk again in
the footsteps of our grandfathers and grandmothers.
Each of the classical medicine wheel
ceremonies are a full day of teaching ceremonies and celebrating
together. Usually we start at nine or 10 in the morning and are finished
about seven o'clock in the evening. If the visas work out the morning
will be taught by Ahamkara my dear friend and gifted Russian shaman
Altai in southern Siberia. In the afternoon starting around 3 o'clock
the classical medicine wheel teachings will be taught by Chief Dancing
These classical teachings and ceremonies
can be understood and followed by young people starting at 14 years old
after that there is no age limit. There will be plenty of time for
questions and just talking.
Ceremonies over the whole world have been
used to bring people together to celebrate together and become ligelong
friends with one another by understanding one another and sharing
experiences and discoveries and just genterally having a good time
This is the true way of the Native
American to share what we have with others to help one another to grow
and understand our relationship with the Earth and all things that
exist. Actually, there is no better way to learn this then to
participate in friendship together in the ancient rituals of our
These four classical medicine teachings
have been taught for more than 35 years in the USA and Europe and formed
many lifelong friendships between all peoples with a great understanding
of our connection to the earth and each other. the rituals are sut up as
1234. So you have to start with one and two, and then complete with
three, and four.
Chief Dancing Thunder has been teaching
Native American rituals and ceremonies and the Native American healing
arts for nearly 40 years and has worked as a traditional Native American
healer for 52 years.
I will leave you with something my father
My father taught me that we must use humor
to balance out the awesomeness of the great mysteries.