Saturday, July 31, 2010


"The elements of love, and the elements within having a loving interest in another soul is a tribute to the sacred design of being oneself." - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories

elegant beauty in black stockings

“Dance when your broken open, Dance when you've torn the bandage off, Dance when you are perfectly free.” – Rumi

dancing at Talia's party 2

Nia Long PETA poster

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Book of Going Forth By Day

"Before there existed the Ten Commandmants there were the moral laws observed in Egypt known as the 42 Declarations of Innocence of Maat which is known as the 42 Negative Confessions." ~Carmen Stevenson, researcher 

Goddess in the midst of dawn


1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.

2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.

3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. Confession#37

4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6 “You shall not murder. Confession #5
7 “You shall not commit adultery. See Confession #23
8 “You shall not steal. Confession#4
9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Confession#9
10 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.” Confession #40

Goddess arising from the water


IF Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible having been raised as the son of Pharoah's daughter
the 'influence' has been passed off in Commandments that were originally 'Confessions" that were spoken when the deceased crossed over to Duat (underworld)led by Anubis to the goddess Maat and confessed "I have not" for which the testament was weighed by her white feather, if it was balanced he was led to Osirus/Ausar and given immortality due to the respect of these laws that balance the universe. Moral codes of ethic's began in Egypt, it is ironic for Moses to go up into the mountain, metaphyically it means a high state of enlightment and came down the mountain with the 'ten commandments' to the hedonistic Israelites who needed 'The Law'.

It is from these Principles, erroneously called the 42 Negative Confessions by European Egyptologists that the Christian religion got it’s 10 Commandments. Unlike the Spook principle of Idols and exterior divinity our ancestors manifested the indwelling divinity and said “I have not” instead of being ordered “Thou Shalt not”.



1. I have not done inequity.

2. I have not robbed with violence.

3. I have not done violence to any man.

4. I have not committed theft.

5. I have slain neither man nor woman.

6. I have not made light the bushel.

7. I have not acted deceitfully.

8. I have not purloined the things which belong to God.

9. I have not uttered falsehood.

10. I have not carried off goods by force.

11. I have not uttered vile (or evil) words.

12. I have not carried off food by force.

13. I have not acted deceitfully.

14. I have not lost my temper and become angry.

15. I have invaded no man's land.

16. I have not slaughtered animals which are the possessions of God.

17. I have not laid to waste the lands which have been ploughed.

18. I have not pried into matters to make mischief.

19. I have not set my mouth in motion against any man.

20. I have not given way to wrath without due cause.

21. I have not committed fornication, and I have not committed sodomy.

22. I have not polluted myself.

23. I have not lain with the wife of a man.

24. I have not made any man to be afraid.

25. I have not made my speech to burn with anger.

26. I have not made myself deaf unto the words of right and truth.

27. I have not made another person weep.

28. I have not uttered blasphemies.

29. I have not acted with violence.

30. I have not acted without due consideration.

31. I have not pierced my skin and I have not taken vengeance on the god.

32. I have not multiplied my speech beyond what should be said.

33. I have not committed fraud, and I have not looked upon evil.

34. I have never uttered curses against the king.

35. I have not fouled running water.

36. I have not exalted my speech.

37. I have not uttered curses against God.

38. I have not behaved with insolence.

39. I have not been guilty of favoritism.

40. I have not increased my wealth except by means of such things as my own possessions.

41. I have not uttered curses against that which belongeth to God and is with me.

42. I have not thought scorn of the god or the city.

(Number 7 & 13 are inaccurately translated)

The Book of Going Forth By Day part 2


The Book of Going Forth By Day (The Egyptian Book Of The Dead) (The Papyrus of Ani) R.Faulkner
(This link to the first information.)

1. Oh Wide-strider who come forth from Heliopolis, I have not done wrong.

2. Fire-embracer who come forth from Kheraha, I have not robbed.

3. Nosey who came forth from Hermopolis, I have not stolen.

4. Swallower of Shades who came forth from Kernet, I have not slain people.

5.Terrible of Face who came forth from Rosetjau, I have not destroyed the food offerings.

6.Double Lion who came forth from the sky, I have not reduced measures.

7.He-whose-Eyes-are-in-Flames who comes forth from Asyut, I have not stolen the god's property.

8.Burning One who came forth backwards, I have not told lies.

10.Breaker of Bones who came forth from Memphis, I was not sullen.

11.He-of-the-Cavern who came forth from the West, I have not fornicated with the fornicator.

12.He-whose-Face-is-behind-him who came forth from his hole, I have not caused (anyone) to weep.

13.Anointed One who came forth from the chapel, I have not dissembled.

14.Hot-Legs who came forth at twilight, I have not transgressed.

15.He-who-is-Blood who came forth from the place of slaughter, I have not done grain-profiteering.

16.Eater of Entrails who came forth from the Council of Thirty, I have not robbed a parcel of land.

17.Lord of Truth who came forth from Hall of Two Truths, I have not discussed (secrets).

18.Strayer who came forth from Bubastis, I have brought no lawsuits.

19.Planter (?) who came forth from Heliopolis, I have not disputed at all about property.

20.Doubly Evil One who came forth from the Busirite Nome, I have not had intercourse with a married woman.

21.He-who-Sees-what-he-has-brought who came forth from the House of Min, I have not (wrongly

22.He-who-is-over-the-Great-Ones who came forth from (?), I have not struck terror.

23.Demolisher who came forth from (?), I have not transgressed.

24.Proclaimer of Speech who came forth from Weryt, I have not been hot (tempered).

25.Youth who came forth from the Double Scepter Nome, I have not been neglectful of truthful words.

26.Dark One. who came forth from darkness, I have not cursed.

27.He-who-Brings-his-Offerings who comes forth from Asyut, I have not been violent.

28.Proclaimer of Voice who came forth from Wenis, I have not confounded (truth).

29.Possessor of Faces who came forth from Nedjefet, I have not been impatient.

30.Captain who came forth from Weten, I have not discussed.

31.Possessor of Two Horns who come forth from Asyut, I have not been garrulous about matters.

32.Nefertum who came forth from Memphis, I have not done wrong

33.I have not done evil.

34.He-who-does-not-(allow)-Surviviors who came forth from Busiris, I have not disputed the King.

35.He-who-Acts-as-he-Wishes who came forth from Antinaiopolis, I have not waded in water.

36.Thy who came forth from the Primordial Waters, My voice was not loud.

37.He-who-Prospers-the-Commom-People who came forth from Asyut, I have not cursed a god.

38.Uniter of Attributes who came forth from the Cavern, I have not made extollings (?).

39.Uniter of Good who came forth from the Cavern, I have not harmed the bread-ration of the gods.

40.Upraised of Head who came forth from the shrine, I have not stolen the Khenef-cakes from the Blessed.

41.He-who-Brings-his-Portion who came forth from the Hall of the Two Truths, I have not stolen Hefnu- cakes of a youth, (nor) have I fettered the god of my town.

42.He-who-Brightens-the-Land who came forth from Faiyum (?), I have not slain sacred cattle.

These 42 declarations were pronounced by the deceased after Anubis took him/her to the presence of the Goddess Maat and the Divine Judge Tehuti. If the Principles of Maat were respected the heart of the deceased would have nothing weighing down, so it would be lighter than the feather and everlasting life would be given due to respect of these laws that balance the Universe.

It is from these Principles, erroneously called the 42 Negative Confessions by European Egyptologists that the Christian religion got it’s 10 Commandments. Unlike the Spook principle of Idols and exterior divinity our ancestors manifested the indwelling divinity and said “I have not” instead of being ordered “Thou Shalt not”.

(Carmen Stevenson shared this rather extensive knowledge with me.)

Bear Legend - Cherokee

Native American Cherokee Chief Wilma Man Killer

In the long ago time, there was a Cherokee Clan call the Ani-Tsa-gu-hi (Ahnee-Jah-goo- hee), and in one family of this clan was a boy who used to leave home and be gone all day in the mountains. After a while he went oftener and stayed longer, until at last he would not eat in the house at all, but started off at daybreak and did not come back until night. His parents scolded, but that did no good, and the boy still went every day until they noticed that long brown hair was beginning to grow out all over his body. Then they wondered and asked him why it was that he wanted to be so much in the woods that he would not even eat at home. Said the boy, "I find plenty to eat there, and it is better than the corn and beans we have in the settlements, and pretty soon I am going into the woods to say all the time." His parents were worried and begged him not leave them, but he said, "It is better there than here, and you see I am beginning to be different already, so that I can not live here any longer. If you will come with me, there is plenty for all of us and you will never have to work for it; but if you want to come, you must first fast seven days."

The father and mother talked it over and then told the headmen of the clan. They held a council about the matter and after everything had been said they decided: "Here we must work hard and have not always enough. There he says is always plenty without work. We will go with him." So they fasted seven days, and on the seventh morning al the Ani-Tsa-gu-hi left the settlement and started for the mountains as the boy led the way.

When the people of the other towns heard of it they were very sorry and sent their headmen to persuade the Ani Tsaguhi to stay at home and not go into the woods to live. The messengers found them already on the way, and were surprised to notice that their bodies were beginning to be covered with hair like that of animals, because for seven days they had not taken human food and their nature was changing. The Ani Tsaguhi would not come back, but said, "We are going where there is always plenty to eat. Hereafter we shall be called Yonv(a) (bears), and when you yourselves are hungry come into the woods and call us and we shall shall come to give you our own flesh. You need not be afraid to kill us, for we shall live always." Then they taught the messengers the songs with which to call them and bear hunters have these songs still. When they had finished the songs, the Ani Tsaguhi started on again and the messengers turned back to the settlements, but after going a little way they looked back and saw a drove of bears going into the woods.

As retold by Barbara Shining Woman Warren

Native American flag of the Eastern Band Cherokee nation


You know guys; not looking to anyone in particular, if you want to create respectful relationship, here's a few tips.

dancing at Talia's birthday party 2010

(1) Never unwittingly show a girl that you need to always be right by flaunting your intelligence like confetti.

(2) Always, always know humility is the better part of Valour.
(3) Ambiguity is not a sacred twin of Integrity.

(4) Honesty is one of THE MOST SEXIEST qualities on this planet. -Mereana Taki

Resurrection of Eva

African American mature woman


Women give birth to children. This creative process is outside of the scope of a man’s ability to plant seed in his woman, and perhaps outside the scope of understanding beyond the need to have sex with an ideal of sexuality. Birthing transforms life forms, reshapes families, relationships, and women’s bodies. Birthing a child changes a mother’s relationship with life, beauty, need, health, work, fashion, and the dreams she held, since her own birth, for herself. Because the journey from immaturity towards maturity is necessary who decided a woman’s beauty, and her body is supposed to remain in the immature state of a 20-something year old woman? Is the survival habit of compliance so deeply ingrained within women that the acceptance of the fashion industry’s standard as their standard so easily donned as apparel? What happened within the struggle for equality, for the rights of woman in their country, or the long fight from the inquisition period of Europe to the shores of the Red Man?

Homosexual men dominate the fashion industry. What is as yet unearthed within that paradigm that works against women, and their assessment of self, and womanhood; African in particular? This subject is an immature women’s forbidden zone. They don’t have the divinity, and the depth of maturity to approach the subject in private or in public because the fear of the Gay community’s political power, but that influence courses deep within the inner woman making decisions for them. On the other hand religious establishments prefer old women, not the Wise Women, the Old Crones. If the initiatory approach to the three stages of a woman’s growth is deleted from religious practice what hope is there of women aging with power, insight, depth, beauty, and mystery, or developing the prerequisite allure of an older woman’s sensuality?

© Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories


African woman at Mountain Eagle Place 2010

"Astounding in scope, depth, breathe, and light elements that define the essence of a woman's intangible gift to the senses, her world, and the family she is fully capable of creating." - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories

African American woman

"...the intellect alone can never lead one to truth. Without love, indeed, there is no ultimate verity. Without fixity of purpose, born of the heart’s devotion, the intellect wanders endlessly. It cannot settle for long on anything."
 —Swami Kriyananda, Rays of the One Light
Adam & Eve a creation story

African Native American woman at 1st Annual Mountain Eagle Place Inter-tribal PowWow 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

3 teachings

Pope John Paul II

“Catholicism is really good for pageantry and drama. You get the repression and from that you get creativity and before you know it you’re acting.”¨–(Frances O’Connor, actress, Harper’s Bazaar, July 2001)

“Men’s nature rises. Women’s nature flows.” · Tiffany Garrett, activist, (November 19, 2001)

Cleo sipping wine at home

bird - Elster

“If only the most beautiful birds sang the forest would be a quiet and lonely place.” -anon.


Lessons Of The Geese

In the fall when you see geese heading south for the winter flying along in a "V" Formation, you might be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way. It is because as each bird flaps its wings it creates lift for the bird immediately behind. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock is able to add at least 71% greater flying range, then if each bird was to fly on its own.

Quite similar people who are part of a team and share a common direction get where they are going quicker and easier, because they are traveling together, and the strength of each other helps to lift up and motivate one another along the way. Whenever a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go through it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the power of the flock. If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation and share information with those who are headed to the same place we are.

When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates in the wings and another goose takes over. It pays to share leadership and takes turns doing the hard jobs.The geese in the back honk, to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.Words of support and inspiration helps energize those on the front line, helping them to keep pace in spite of the day-to-day pressure and fatigue.It is important that our honks be encouraging otherwise its just well.....Honking.

Finally, when a goose gets sick or is wounded and falls out, two geese fall out of formation and follow the injured one down to help and protect him.They stay with him until he ether is able to fly or until he is dead, then they launch out with another formation to catch up with their group.When one of us is down it is up to the others to stand by us in our time of trouble to help and protect us.

We need to stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. It makes the trip easier when we shear the tasks, and burdens along the way.The next time you see a formation of geese. Remember their message that:it is indeed a reward, a challenge, and a privilege to be a contributing member of a team on this road called life.

rewrite by Thad Shouting Bear
from the archives of Bear Warrior

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Helen Mirren's classical beauty, poise, & presence


Inuit Woman's eyes show us something of her landscape and the prayers of her Ancients dancing in her Soul.

This Inuit Woman in ritual costume shows us other eyes within the same diaspora so that the dimensionalism of eyes as Gateways of the Soul essence travels with its own YOUniqueness into our own.

This Inuit Child has immaculate perceptivity which shines out of his eyes. There is something deep and wise immediately recognisable for me that is reflecting through this Childs inner Light. Eyes are also a visual exchange not only of the observed. Our own Subjectivity is at play in this imaginista of potential meanings and their ascribability without truly walking amongst our Sacred Kin and all of the Life textures which gives meaning to life according to their living realities.

I have Chosen the Inuit as their World is closer to their original lifeways and our own are more readily re understood upon a continuum of possibilities through which to re imagine ourselves.

Ocean Sister ...Smiling into the majik of Sacred Kinship - Mereana Taki's story (may 17, 2010)

Rima Fakih now Miss USA 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Classical Medicine Wheel Teachings in Montana

These four ceremonies give a thorough understanding of perceptual learning of the meaning and depth of North American Knowledge and spirituality bringing us back to even the ice age. The classical medicine wheel teachings when completed make it possible to have a deep insight to all tribal ceremonies and rituals in North America and in fact in other indigenous cultures as well. These classical teachings are the beginning of the way to understand the way of true medicine that is returning to the earth through the prophecies and the keepers and teachers of these ancient ceremonies.

We can understand our relationship with the earth and all living things with these learning ways to a Very deep and personal level. ~ Léa Shining BlueJay

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HELEN MIRREN, Monday, Sep. 17, 2007

picking up an Emmy for her performance in Prime Suspect

"You Americans are wonderfully generous people. You're a lot of other things as well — some good, some bad." -British actress HELEN MIRREN

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middle eastern beauty of stacey

"There is something frightening about the women who have become the ideology they suffered from the most. Women moving into the halls of corporations, missionary work, social activism, and government have more than a job to master. They have a Western tradition of thought, analysis, and behavior to unearth, unmask, and unlearn."

-Gregory E. Woods
Keeper of Stories


"The epitome of classical beauty is held within the mystique of India's women." ~ Dawn Wolf

Indian beauty by Shiromi Thineskumar

Indian pharamcist

Indian housewife 6

Maori woman's perspective on Womanhood

“Fashioned by the Universe a Woman is perfection's muse ...deep and ranging ...freefalling brilliance in genesis accord ...sculptured by the hands of time She is the Bearer of all gifts which blesses existence as form. Cherish and honour the power of your Sacred Feminine BEauty enunciated and literalized as a Woman.” –Mereana Taki

Maori woman's tattoo

LORI ANNE WILLIAMS, singer & mother

"...the amazing development and expansion of an idea of beauty, womanhood, the mother, singer and soul of an artist is a stream of consciousness appreciated best and needed by..."

-Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories

Monday, July 26, 2010

marriage, puritan ethic, technology


The puritan ethic, fundamentalism of Christianity, Islam and machismo, and the general consensus of the American perception regards the man as head of household and head over the wife. Translated into real life how true is this? How does it compare with the power of sexual politics, the prerequisite vulnerability of intimacy and the change and challenge technology introduced into marriage?

The actor, Ossie Davis, was often asked about and always admired for his long marriage to Ruby Dee. They had children and two careers as working actors, writers and directors but stayed tight and secure in their marriage business affairs, and friendship. In one interview Mr. Davis said that technology came into play and altered the tenor and fabric of all marriages. He spoke against the tendency of many to cling to paradigms that worked sixty, or seventy years ago against the life style change modern technology brought to the game of marriage.

I myself, divorced, found the creation story, Adam and Eve, full of flaws. Those flaws of perception were deeply imbedded into my consciousness. They needed to be examined and examined honestly. I took the basic premise of their teaching and turned it upside down for a simple and obvious reason. A man cannot give birth!  I placed Eve as first created and adjusted my place in the world and my world around this conceptual view, and my entire world changed!

I dare you.

~ Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories July 28, 2007

The problem with divine healing is in the interpretation and understanding of divine healing. Divine healing is a complete and immediate healing. It ignores the structures of belief and practice that creates the illness and heals.” ~ Gregory E. Woods, 1993

Dawn Wolf

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sandra Bullock in the threshold

Sandra Bullock has set a standard in my mind above the normal boundaries set by many beautiful women. Not taking herself as serious as one would assume has enhanced her outlook on life as she has conducted her life before her public, and made her seem approachable. But celebrity life is an illusion. Sales are the essence of show business. The sale of ideas, and illusions requires agreements on both sides of perception and belief. One, the public needs to believe a celebrity is approachable and like them or like they wish they could become one day, and on the other hand, the star needs to own a part of herself the public cannot access. The type of vulnerability Sandra Bullock carries within herself tells a clear story of trust: trust in public acceptance of her talent, and free spirit, trust in the idea of herself as a woman, and actress, and trust in the surety of ideas that support her sense of self that make her vulnerable. People unsure of themselves who cannot take confidence in their moral compass follow her love stories like movies. - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories

MARRIAGE: a healer's story

breath taking sight on the sofa

The first time a white woman showed deep interest in me was in college. It frightened me. Pat Pritchard's lips curled somewhere between a smile, temptation, a sneer and a promise. Sometimes it relaxed into a thin line forcing my gaze upward into her deep-set eyes. Her eyes were blue. The blue in her eyes moved the way the waters moved around the Hawaiian Islands in the 1960's. I felt like the depth and gentleness of her eyes would caress me endlessly. It scared me. I knew the lines of her body were drawn by special creatures who studied lines, and motion with such intensity that the intangible qualities of her love-making would capture and hold me against the contradictory nature of my politics, and emotions around white people, race, and my sense of Africa.

She would invite me to clubs. The big names of the times, Miles, Lonnie Liston Smith, and others, would show up at Blue’s Alley and I wanted to go but I wouldn’t go with Pat. But every excuse I had was weak and she met every objection with a solution. She had a car, she would pay for it, she didn’t care about the quality of my clothes, and she loved being with me. She could see my soul. That scared me because she was white and held a type of beauty I understood, and within the spaces between us I was safe, and making her save was natural to me, a given. Everything in me understood her, and resisted the inevitable connection between our souls because she was white. It was unmistakable what lay between us, and I was defenseless against what was a part of me.

But race, the issues around race were at war with my intellect, and my cultural identity. I wanted to be accepted by my own people but Black Americans shunted me aside because I was outside of their idea of what was Black. I held a deep sense of who I was in my early 20’s, and that didn’t include loving a white woman. Race introduces an element between possible relationships that stops or slows a process of growth into a higher state of being. How many marriages, friendships, businesses, churches, and youth organizations were never created because of divisive racial issues?

Pat, at some point, gave in to the pattern set up by her own culture, her family, and the times and married a white man. She invited me to her wedding along with two of my Black friends. We went to the wedding, and read the meaning of the invitation, and what her marriage really meant. We were the only color in a lily white room. During the reception Pat hid none of her elegance, or the beauty of what lived between us, or could have been. The intangible element, the promise, and power of who we could have been, and who we were together was not hidden from view. She walked over greeting us, touched me somewhere lightly with meaning and stared deep in my eyes. I couldn’t tell you a thing she said five seconds later, but all of these decades have passed, and I can tell you what she conveyed. She knew how hard it was to love across the racial lines for me. She knew I had not developed the internal fortitude to weather the inevitable storm. She was not marrying the elements within me she needed at that time. She was marrying for other reasons a white man and that was safe.

I went into mourning. Pat left a birthmark upon my sensibilities, the way I learned to love, unearthed a healer’s song, and taught me to question roles. –Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories

a manhood teaching: discovery


There are many reasons a man finds himself spellbound. Three of them lie in the allure of the things he can barely describe, may never know, and would have to continually rediscover should he become one with her. -Dawn Wolf


Saturday, July 24, 2010


My Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to Creator and to the path Creator has put me on. I pledge allegiance to my family, to my ancestors who walked before me and to my future generations who will walk after me. I pledge to walk the way of the warrior, to protect those who need protection, to guide those who need guidance, and to help those who need my help. I pledge to be a man of honor and integrity and to do my part in making this world a better place to live. Aho.

Bear Warrior


“Suppose a white man should come to me and say, Joseph, I like your horses. I want to buy them. I say to him, No, my horses suit me; I will not sell them. Then he goes to my neighbor and says, Pay me money, and I will sell you Joseph's horses. The white man returns to me and says, Joseph, I have bought your horses and you must let me have them. If we sold our lands to the government, this is the way they bought them.”

Chief Joseph, Nez Pierce

mikayla mendes

"magic is seen in others through the magic within ourselves." Gregory E. Woods


Maori man playing conch shell

"Aspiring to a depth of awareness of the sacred whole has always been the path to wisdom and grace." - Charlene Spretnak

Mars above

Friday, July 23, 2010


"I always thought women with a side to themselves that was elegant played a lot. That playfulness is sexy, and engaging. "It keeps you alive: play." my Grandmother Teacher told me a few times." -Dawn Wolf

Star Burdick


Native American women Raven Skye WinterHawk & her niece 2010 New Years

The two of you carry your youth and beauty lightly which is the nature of the birds who fly around the essence of who you are. -Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories

Kaua e rangiruatia te hā o te hoe; e kore tō tātou waka e ū ki uta.”
”Do not lift the paddle out of unison or our canoe will never reach the shore.”
–from Mereana Taki’s indigenous wisdom

Raven Skye WinterHawk, Cherokee

Lush Being

lovers embracing each other - an art form

Fragrant damp forest
Orchids facing each other
Petals yearning

Speaking through sensate auras
Swaying, curling, turning outward, then in;
Emitting their fragranced call

Waterfall’s cooling sparks
Orchids facing each other
Wafting sighs; the breath of a flower
Petals flutter like shy eyelashes

This power within a moment
Ensconced here, in the foliage of paradise
Our beauty is eternal

Your petal’d face. Your wrap around leaf-hands.
The dirt in which you are planted
But more than these;
The strength with which you stand and face me.

These rare flowers that we are
Orchids facing each other,
Would wilt or burn, in other environs

Within this perfection of light & shade
We become a truer Eden
We lushly meet and soothe and intermingle until the end of time

@Eden Sunyatananda Skye ~ All Rights Reserved.

Keke Wyatt lounging on love seat