People around the world have wondered what dancing horses of every color represent and who is the blue man, and why is he blue? Why did the six Grandfathers use the term ascents rather than generations? Why did butterflies of every color swarm around Black Elk?
Mystic Visions: Black Elk's Great Vision Clarified answers these questions and more and unlocks the message of Black Elk's great vision of the sacred hoop and flowering tree.
Join author Quentin H. Young on his personal journey on the Red Road and to enlightenment. Young shares his revelations about Black Elk's visions and the impact they have on our world in this illuminating narrative that feels like a night around a campfire with an old friend.
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About the Author
From the Lakota lineage, his grandmother's name was Rose Leaf Eliot, and his great grandmother was named Eliza Milton, a full blood Sicangu Lakota borne in 1854 in Nebraska. In 1855, a soldier took Eliza from the battlefield of the Blue Water Fight and gave her to the Milton's, a white family from Missouri who later adopted her. My mother believed the reason her grandmother, Eliza, named her daughter Rose Leaf and why Rose Leaf named her daughter (my mother) Rose Mary, was due to their knowledge that the Sicangu were located on the Rosebud Reservation. It was their secret way of connecting with their Lakota Sicangu roots.
Quentin has been involved in the Lakota spiritual way of life since 1950 at age 6, by 1989, he began keeping a caŋnuŋpa (pipe). In 1996 Quentin became a Sun Dancer, and has danced consecutively for twenty-one-years Quentin served as paratrooper in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne from 1962 through 1965. He retired as a design engineer in the year 2000 after 30 years. During this period, he designed and developed a complete set of prison locking devices for three corporations within the United States. Today, many of his lock designs are in use throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Quentin lives in Winfield, Illinois with his wife, Ginger, he has two grown children, two grandchildren and Sapa, his black cat who sat on the desk the whole time watching him write this book.
Dan Creely Jr. Professor Emeritus, Northeastern Illinois University
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Prologue 3
My Personal Journey 4
The Journey Begins 7
Chapter 2: First Pipe and Vision Quest 13
Chapter 3: Lakota Traditions and Beliefs 21
Chapter 4: Early Boyhood 23
The Dr. James E. Gillihan Conection 24
A Time to Reflect 27
Chapter 5: Coyote and the Crows 31
Take Care, Old Friend 31
You Can Go Back Now 34
Stay Alert 37
Chapter 6: The Bay Horse 41
Chapter 7: The Six Grandfathers 53
Chapter 8: The Caŋnuŋpa (Pipe) Doctoring 75
Black Elk's First Doctoring 75
Fast Horse And The Pipe 76
The Doctoring of Peter 77
Chapter 9: Vision at Needle's Eye 83
Chapter 10: The Rainbow Tepee 91
Chapter 11: The First Ascent Clarified 99
Chapter 12: The Second Ascent Clarified 105
Chapter 13: The Third Ascent Clarified 115
Chapter 14: The Fourth Ascent Clarified 119
Chapter 15: The Daybreak Star 131
Out of Body Experience 137
Chapter 16: Butterflies of All Colors 141
The Pipe and Butterflies of Every Color 147
Chapter 17: Spirits and the Lottery 151
Chapter 18: The Shortcut 153
Chapter 19: Mitakúye Oyasin and the Flowering Tree 159
The Pet Housefly 161
Appendix 1: Suggested Reading 175
Appendix 2: Lakota and French Word Meanings 177