The Power of the World Always Works In Circles

-Black Elk
Oglala Sioux Holy Man

"You have noticed that 
everything an Indian does is in a circle, 
and that is because 
 the power of the World always works in circles, 
and everything tries to be round...

The Sky is round and 
I have heard that the Earth is round like a ball, 
and so are all the stars.  
The Wind, in its greatest power, swirls.  
Birds make their nests in circles, 
for theirs is the same religion as ours...
Even the Seasons form a great circle in their changing, 
and always come back again to where they were.

The life of a man is a circle, 
from childhood to childhood, 
and so it is in everything where power moves."

-Black Elk

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who painted the portrait and/or who owns the rights to the portrait of Black Elk related to his prophesy about going around in circles.

If known please email or call 314-262-5438.