You have noticed that everything an Indian does in a circle,
and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles,
and anything and everything tries to be round.
... Everything the power of the world does is done in a circle.
The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball
and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon
does the same and both are round. Even the seasons form a great
circle in their changing and always come back again to where they were.
The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so
it is in everything where power moves. Our teepees were round,
round like the nests of birds, and these were always set
in a circle, the nation's hoop, a nest of many nests,
where the Great Spirit meant for us
to hatch our children.
Black Elk (1863-1950)
Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
His habitation high is here, and nigh,
His arm encircles me, and mine, and all.
From a hymn by
Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)
Founder of Church of Christ, Scientist
Crop Circles (NON-space alien kind!)
Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,
And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,
Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
New King James Version
Lakota Instructions for Living:
Friend do it this way - that is,
whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.
And if you do it that way,
the Power Of The Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.
When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.
If you do it that way - that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One - whatever you ask for,
that's the Way It's Going To Be.
Passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman
(Supernatural, sacred prophet of the Lakota religion)