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sacred white buffalo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on March 22, 2021 at 2:08 pm

watercolor  8 x 10   3/2021  

 

“Nineteen generations ago the beautiful spirit we now refer to as White Buffalo Calf Woman brought the Sacred C’anupa (Sacred Pipe) to our People. She taught the People the Seven Sacred Rites and how to walk on Mother Earth in a sacred manner. Pte-san win-yan. As she left, she turned into a young beautiful white buffalo and then she walked over the hill and out of sight. This is where she received her name, White Buffalo Calf Woman. She gifted us with the Seven Sacred Rites that still sustain our People today. The person who smokes the sacred pipe achieves union with all Beings. By smoking this C’anupa, you will make direct personal contact with the Great Mystery. . . Following the Way of this Sacred C’anupa, you will walk in a sacred way upon the earth, for the Earth is your grandmother and your mother and she is sacred. . .″

— Chief Arvol Looking Horse

 

The story is also a prophecy. White Buffalo Calf Woman told the people that she would return in the form of a white buffalo calf and that it would be both a blessing and a warning. When the white animal shows its sacred color there will be great changes upon the earth. Arvol and many others interpret those changes to mean the current ecological crises taking place. If humanity continues to live without harmony with the earth it will be cursed, but if spiritual unity and harmony with the earth is achieved humanity will be blessed.

the night the stars fell

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on April 23, 2020 at 4:50 pm

watercolor 4/2020

There is a traditional Lakota story. It is told that a beautiful woman appeared and gave the tribes profound teachings. She gave them seven sacred ceremonies to protect Mother Earth and the ceremonial pipe. After imparting the wisdom she transformed into a white buffalo calf. To this day the white buffalo remains a symbol of that mystical appearance of ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman.’

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sacred wisdom

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on May 23, 2014 at 10:32 am
watercolor aceo 5/2014

watercolor aceo 5/2014

Honor the earth,
join heart and mind,
walk in balance.

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white buffalo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on November 7, 2013 at 8:27 pm
watercolor aceo 11/2013

watercolor aceo 11/2013

The first Saturday in November has been declared ‘National Buffalo Day.’ The Lakota are calling it ‘White Buffalo Day.’

 

sacred buffalo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on October 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm
watercolor aceo 10/2013

watercolor aceo 10/2013

The Sacred White Buffalo brought the peace pipe to the tribes and offered her teachings.

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miracle

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on February 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm
watercolor aceo 2/2013

watercolor aceo 2/2013

The sacred white buffalo brought the gift of the peace pipe to  native americans.

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big medicine

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

watercolor aceo 11/2012

The white buffalo is sacred within Native American spirituality.  The legend is that a holy woman brought the peace pipe to the Lakota. She taught them how to pray using the pipe and she told them of the value of the buffalo, women and children. She told the women that they were from Mother Earth. She said to them that what they were doing was as great as what the warriors were doing. Then, she left saying that she would return and then turned into a female white buffalo calf. White buffalos are very rare. Whenever one is born it is considered auspicious. ‘Big Medicine’ was a white bison male who lived 1933 to 1959.

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