Three Levels of Ritual

Midewiian Ceremonial Site & Bundles The Deepest Foundations The holiday season is fully upon us. We’ve just passed Chanukkah, winter solstice is on the 22nd, and Christmas is the 25th.  At the foundation of all the frenzy and excitement, lies the rituals – the traditions – each individual and family have carried forth from generation […]

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WeCast: Favorite Holidays & Food Traditions

Staying on the topic of holidays, the whole month of December – this week we discuss our favorite holidays of the year and… get back to the topic of food! Every holiday has certain foods associated with it – from burgers and hot dogs on July 4th to Christmas cookies on Christmas – and everyone […]

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Zi’igwan, The Shortest Day

Interior of a traditional Mide’/Shawnee lodge. The Rhythm of the Sun In the time before the pale ones, from a far away place where the sun awakes, came to our lands – when our world changed forever – we had in our culture, times and places for all things. The sun and the moon were […]

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WeCast: The Holidays… Getting Back to the Basics

Happy Holidays from the WeWan! We are now solidly into the holiday season, with Chanukah having just begun, solstice and Christmas coming up soon.  This week we discuss the commercialization of this holiday gift gifting season and how we might reset our thinking. Ideas on how to bring the holidays back to a more simple […]

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Thanksgiving Time

Famous Seneca chief, Red Jacket, political negotiatorand critic of European religion, speaking to crowd    It’s Thanksgiving Day! For most people in United States Thanksgiving is a day where families gather to break bread and celebrate the family unit. This usually results in an tryptophan and/or sugar crash. For those who haven’t succumbed to overeating, […]

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Popular and Lesser Known Holidays

As harvest season and the winter months are upon us, so are the Holy Days, and the “holidays.” Around the world people are celebrating their harvest, the coming of seasonal changes, and important Holy events in their lives. We are familiar with the holidays in our regions, particularly for our North American followers, the religious […]

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Do You Make a Difference?

Making a difference is part of our mandate in life. It is a goal of achievement that elevates our self esteem, our admiration of our fellow travelers, and most importantly the respect of our Creator. We are taught in the Mide’ way of the Pot of Life, a lesson on the Path to the Veil. […]

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Keep Sacred the Destiny

In the Time of Our Grandfather’s Grandfathers “In the time of our Grandfathers Grandfather…” how many times have we heard these words uttered in the history and stories told to us by the Tribal Elders and Storytellers. How enlightening and educational, how inspirational are the words of the Ancient ones. How valuable are our heritages […]

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