By Thomas E. Mails
Frank Fools Crow is appeared through many because the maximum local American holy individual of the final hundred years. Nephew of Black Elk, and a disciplined, mild, religious and political chief, Fools Crow died in 1989 on the age of ninety nine. Fools Crow: knowledge and Power is the one booklet to bare, frequently in his personal phrases, the philosophy and perform of this old chief.
Over a interval of years starting in 1974, writer Thomas E. Mails met repeatedly with the striking Sioux holy guy Frank Fools Crow, and was once entrusted with the strong, transformative and therapeutic teachings of this crucial chief. Fools Crow healed and touched many lives, and maintains to take action during this loved vintage of local American spirituality.
This variation of Fools Crow: knowledge and Power comprises extra pictures of Fools Crow (some formerly unpublished), an afterword with an outline of the good teacher's Seven methods of Healing, and a foreword by means of Russell potential.
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Then when they put you ahead of themselves, there is perfect love - perfect unity - and no one has to worry about equality any more. You have something much better. Besides, you can never have equality, because the person you want to be equal with is not stand ing still and waiting for you to catch up . " "Come with me," he said, and then picked up a small cloth medicine bundle and a pint jar as he arose to lead the way toward the creek. When we reached it, he filled the jar with water. Then he used his pocketknife to cut a quarter-inch diameter willow branch, and trimmed it until it was about twelve inches long.
He though about that for a moment, and then answered me with another question. "Shouldn't we always remember that Wakan-Tanka does not ask us to 9 Reference to Fools Crow's illnesses can be found in Fools Crow, p. 2 0 1 . Little Hollow Bones 33 do these things alone? " "Can you," I asked, "point to examples of longevity because of a spiritual life? " "I am one," he said without the least indication of humility. "Black Elk is another . . Charles Red Cloud is 89 . . Iron Cloud and my father.
You have seen pipes that are clogged with junk or mineral deposits. " "Doubt, guilt, reluctance, fear, selfishness, wanting to tell Wakan-Tanka how and when it ought to be done . . " "You say we must do this for the sake of others. What about doing it for our own sakes? Is it wrong to ask for help with personal needs? " "Of course we will ask for personal help, but our reason must be that we want to be helped so that we can help others. There must be nothing selfish in this. Wakan-Tanka's wish is that we do for others, and we are taken care of when others do for us.