Flashcards in Native American Thought Deck (9)
The great spirit
Source/creator. Not overly personified yet it's interactive. Sends signals. Provides omens,listens to prayers, grants blessings, oversees and guides yet allows freedom
Derived from reverence for life. Spirituality and practicality completely intertwine. Life is affirmed,celebrated, and honored. All life is sacred
Nature is evidence of spirit in all dimensions. Ex: trees, animals, lakes, birds
All things have souls and spirits
Usually an animals that provides the groups sustenance
Taken for sustenance and religion. Done with reverence and replaced by acts of hollering. Apologized to spirit and make them understand why
The earth is often seen as the mother, nurturer, and provider. Understand the gift. Humans need to remain close to the earth. Life is rooted in respect,cooperation
State attuned to nature, spirit, and it's ways. Can use herbs, cure, and predict events.
Even if not chosen you still need to live with nature and understand eachother and spirits.