Why Black Elk Matters

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“But if the vision was true and mighty, as I know, it is true and mighty yet; for such things are of the spirit, and it is in the darkness of their eyes that men get lost.”—Black Elk Speaks, as told by John G. Neihardt

How did I put it last post? “Wherever you are be there and nowhere else?” That’s Zen. Being where you are wholeheartedly, whole-mindedly while simultaneously non-mindedly. How’s that for a tongue twisting mind-bender?

Being in the moment, very Zen as I said.

But there’s another sort of moment. Not the individual moment—your’s and mine, but the collective moment. The NOW of all of us who share our culture or civilization. Few, very few, truly have grasped that moment, that NOW.

And that, to me, is why the great early twentieth-century spiritual document Black Elk Speaks matters today.

For, growing up in the eighteen sixties, Black…

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