David Swallow speaks of a new era, learning from the prophecies of Crazy Horse. After a large flash lights the sky, charcoal and ashes fallen to cover the Earth, new grass will grow and the waters clear, and God’s children will play together. Follow the spiritual leaders into the sacred places for guidance, to experience a land without modern-day illusion. In the spirit world we are all connected, the fire that generates life without end.
Rituals and Traditions
WilderUtopia celebrates world culture with a frame of environmental sustainability. Our inspiration sources from ethnically-based indigenous arts, myth and storytelling, as well as dance and music, played out in the rituals, customs, and traditions of the many peoples of the planet.
Shoshoni: Grizzly Bear Song
Bear Dancing into Autumn: Hunting the Big Dipper
In a blending of an Iroquois and Cree legend, with autumn approaching, four brothers had the same dream for four nights. They saw a vision of themselves tracking and killing the monster bear. Believing the dream to hold the truth, the brothers followed it into the sky.
Warao of Guyana: The Origin of the Pleiades
A myth from the Warao People who inhabit the rainforests of the Orinoco Delta of northeastern Venezuela and western Guyana. The term Warao means “The Boat People,” referring to their intimate connection with water. Here a hunter takes on an ogress in a story of the origin of the Pleiades.
Haitian Healing Pilgrimage: Saut-d’Eau Waterfall
Life and Death: Lakota Spiritual Practice
Lakota spiritual leaders speak about dealing with a world out of balance, life after death, and overcoming drugs, money and emptiness. Lakota history and the Seven Sacred Rites are discussed.
Lakota Vision: White Buffalo Calf Woman and World Harmony
The supernatural appearance of White Buffalo Calf Woman tells of her divine revelations to the Lakota people regarding the Seven Sacred Rites to bring about spiritual rebirth and world harmony.