Twenty Years Ago – Thanksgiving Day, 1995

November 24, 1995 – A band of pilgrims gathered at First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Massachsetts with Grandfather William Commanda and Frank Decontie of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, and Jose’ Lucero of the Santa Clara Pueblo. In a circle around the roaring ceremonial fire on the beach, the pilgrims vowed to begin a prayer […] Read more »

Reunion: Eagle-Quetzal-Condor

In this brief video clip, Chief Phil Lane shares his understanding of a key ancient teaching of the Americas: the reunion of the Eagle, Quetzal and Condor. Read more »

Stunning Sunbow Illuminates Moscow

On Sunday, January 19, Valera Yangurazov, a passenger on a Moscow train, videotaped a dramatically vivid Whirling Rainbow (Sundog, or Sunbow) illuminating the sky in Russia. You can watch the short video on this page. Beholding the natural beauty of the Sunbow as I watched the video, I immediately recalled how that vivid sky sign played […] Read more »

Valiant Pilgrim Paths Will Cross in Memphis

This month a small band of women from the Ojibwe native nation is walking the land in prayer from the source of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca in the north, more than 1,200 miles in a south direction along the shore to the point where the great river spills into the sea at the […] Read more »

Step by Step Along the Mississippi River

“What they greatly thought, they nobly dared.” – Homer, the Odyssey Right now a small band of women from the Ojibwe native nation is walking in prayer from the source of the Mississippi river at Lake Itasca in the North, to the point where the great river spills into the sea at the Gulf of Mexico. […] Read more »

“Profiles in Wisdom” – bestseller now an ebook

“This wise and provocative collection is highly recommended.” – Library Journal I’m pleased to report that Harlem Writer’s Guild has this week announced that one of my early books, the best-selling Profiles in Wisdom: Native Elders Speak About the Earth, has been converted to an eBook file format.  The new eBook version, EPUB, is becoming the […] Read more »

R.I.P. Mishomis, Grandfather William Commanda

At the UN – Grandfather Commanda (center) displays the Seven Fires Wampum Belt at The House of Mica – UN headquarters on Manhattan Island. Dear Relatives – Grandfather William Commanda died early on the morning of August 3, 2011, two days before the start of his annual gathering in Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada. He was 97 […] Read more »

Pyramids Added to True Tales of The Whirling Rainbow

Ever since writing and publishing Tales of the Whirling Rainbow last September, I’ve been tinkering with it: improving the content, layout, and adding photographs. This January I decided to add a new chapter about the thousands of pyramids and temples in Meso-America, and the role they have in the teachings about the transition of the Mayan […] Read more »

New ebook: Tales of the Whirling Rainbow

  I’m pleased to announce that I’ve written and published a new book Tales of the Whirling Rainbow: Myths & Mysteries for Our Times. The book is my account of some of the key myths and mysteries of the Americas, and an exploration of how those myths are echoed in real time. The true stories […] Read more »

Emphatic Echoes: The Cry of the Earth

As I think of it today, I am moved to post a link to Day 15 of the epic, non-fiction saga, Odyssey of the 8th Fire. Odyssey of the 8th Fire is a an online journal I created in 2006 to tell the true story of a prayer walk for the Earth that lasted for […] Read more »