Mystic Visions: Black Elk's Great Vision Clarified

Mystic Visions: Black Elk's Great Vision Clarified

by Quentin H. Young


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In 1872 on the plains of Montana, a nine-year old Lakota boy named Black Elk embarked on a journey to the spirit world where six Grandfathers (spirits), recognized at the powers of the world, showed him four ascents described as generations and revealed to him the fate of humanity. 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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ISBN-13: 9780692879689
Publisher: Mystic Visions Publishing
Publication date: 04/14/2017
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Quentin H Young was born to Rosemary Likens Young and Mayo Beckford Young. His mother's side of the family has Lakota (Sioux) Sicangu (Brule) lineage; his father's side is Welsh. 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

Preface 1

Chapter 1: Prologue 3

My Personal Journey 4

The Journey Begins 7

Chapter 2: First Pipe and Vision Quest 13

Hanbleceya 15

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

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