1. Condemn Not A Man by the hue of his flesh, the lilt of his voice or the curvature of his face, for it is within him and unseen that which can love you.
2. Look into the eyes of your child once a moon and see there for you the miracle of the Great Spirit.
3. He who knows not the love of a small child cannot know the love of the Great Spirit.
4. When you think you are a great chief and above your tribesmen go into the forest, stand before a mighty pine, then tell that pine how great a man you really are.
5. If you find fear in your heart go into the mountains, stand high on the peak, watch the storm come from the horizon, see the lightning and hear the thunder and know that all this power is small in comparison to the power of the Great Spirit with which he has to protect you.
6. When you become a wolf in the lodge of your loved ones go into the forest, find the tranquility, there rest a while, then come home again, a man.
7. Beware of the man that smiles too soon, for does not the wolf smile just before he bites?
8. Father in your youth have time for your son and in your age your son shall have time for you.
9. In the profusion of the forest examine the small weed and note there the work of the Great Spirit.
10. Great Spirit loves the song of the Raven, and did he not give him this?
11. Hurt not any child for they are the possessions of the Great Spirit and remain so until maturity.
12. Honour your father and your child shall honour you.
13. Make sure others are not hungry when you have sufficient for loneliness will drive you mad.
14. Remember, hate destroys the hater and the hated watches him die.
15. Mend the tribe you have defeated in war and they shall no longer be your enemies.
16. If a stranger enters your lodge, feed first his dog and by this he will know you are of a kind heart.
17. Gratitude comes from the heart and the heart cannot speak.
18. Knock not upon the lodge of another for you may frighten the children.
19. Make sure the smell of your people is a good smell to your nostrils.
20. When you take of the trees of the forest thank the Great Spirit, for they were made by him and given to you as to your need.
21. The Shaman Chief shall kill no game, for his duty is to preserve all life of the tribe and pertaining to the tribe.
22. If the Dog Soldier be commanded by the chief to take the life of another, the chief is responsible and may only do so in the defence of the tribe or the chieftainship.
23. When you walk on the land of a strange tribe, remove your moccasins in honour of this tribe for their land is their great love and the possession of their God.
24. If you wish to feel the hand of the Great Spirit stand naked in the sun.
25. Clothe yourself for warmth and not for shame.
26. Love is man's greatest possession for even the beasts of the forest will return it when loaned.
27. Despise not the infirmity of your brother's mind or body or any condition of life for they may become in time your own lot.
28. When sickness or infirmity or the reverse of fortune affect us, the sincerity of friendship is found.
29. The path to the Great Spirit is as wide to the tribesman as it is to the chiefs.
30. To discover truth the mind must be sedate, seek council at the council rock.
31. In all your reason employ your mind in the search of truth.
32. The true worship of the Great Spirit is an important and reverent necessity to success.
33. Know that to be a leader and a chief you must be the servant of the least of your people.
34. Know that the Great Spirit is the light beyond the sun, who created the sun, water and earth, then with these things he created man.
35. The eldest of the lodge is chief of the lodge and though he becomes feeble, you in time will be also.
36. If your father's bones lie in the land, you are of the land for his spirit lie with the spirits of this land.
37. It shall be the father who council in truth with his son in matters of the flesh and mothers with their daughters. Sons belong to fathers for they were once sons, and daughters to mothers, for they were once daughters. The son raised by a mother will never become a warrior, and a daughter raised by a father shall have difficulty in the search for gentleness.
38. If your village stinks, sickness will visit your people.
39. Make no dung or water within four lengths of a man, to a river, lake or brook.
40. If a man be crippled or maimed, it is the will of the Great Spirit. Never condemn the will of the Great Spirit.
41. Feed the stranger who appears at your lodge, for he is also a child of the Great Spirit.
42. Beware of the man who has no love for his dog, particularly if his dog has no love for him.
43. If you see a man unclothed in the sun, know that it is beautiful, for it is the likeness of the Great Spirit..
44. Know that flesh upon flesh is a very small part of love and that it is the completion and not the beginning.
45. Take for yourself one mate and you shall have peace in your lodge.
46. The child of the elk and the deer is owned by neither.
47. The man who touches a deer and lets it live is truly a hunter, but he who kills for the like of killing has a lack of heart and few friends.
48. If you wish to hunt for the sake of killing, hunt a man, he is your equal and can fire back the arrow.
49. Tend the wounds of your brother, for the Great Spirit made both of you in the same manner.
50. If it be necessary to punish a child, do it in such a way as to improve his strength or his mind, but lay not your hand upon him for you may damage the possession of your god, his gift to you.
51. Know the success of a man by the weight of his child and the smile upon his child's face.
52. Blame no child how it came to be, for the gift of life is from the Great Spirit.
53. When the nose of your son reaches your first rib, take him into the forest, kill for him a deer; from the fore shoulders to the rear, remove one hand span by two arm lengths of leather, then from the underside remove a strip the width of your thumb long enough to circle his waist; put the warm hide between his legs and lace it through the belt, front and back. He will then know the reason for killing; Waste not the remainder of the deer.
54. Hold your head high my son for it is your father you honour. If you cannot honour your father, you will never hold your head high.
55. The evil of nudity is generally in the eye of the beholder.
56. Humility is one of the most amiable virtues one can possess.
57. The child who is solemnly fed and never injured in games of hunt, or damaged from childish play, will become like a beast of prey who destroys without pity, for the search for the knowledge of suffering.
58. Flattery made to deceive and betray, should be avoided as a rabid wolf.
59. Unhappiness is brought to those who are deaf to the calls of duty and of honour.
60. If you have only trees to view, you have many possessions.
61. They who have much given to them will have much to answer for.
62. It is not to be expected that those who in early life have been dark and deceitful should afterwards become fair and ingenious.
63. They who have laboured to make us wise and good are the persons whom we ought to love and respect and whom we ought to be grateful to.
64. From the character of those whom you associate with, your own will estimated.
65. It is the Great Spirit who breathes the wind upon the earth with the breath of spring who covers it with splendour and beauty.
66. When the trees get their leaves, the brook again sings after the long winter, and the land becomes green again, it is the time of giving.
67. The truest gift in substance your child can give you is two sticks tied together; It is not the two sticks, it is the tying.
68. To enjoy your own land, look back upon it from another.
69. The ruin of a tribe is generally preceded by a universal degeneracy of manners and contempt toward the Great Spirit.
70. We are frequently benefited by what we have dreaded
71. It is no great virtue to live lovingly with good-natured and meek persons.
72. It deserves our best skill to inquire into those rules by which we may guide our judgment.
73. If we lie no restraint upon our lust, no control upon our appetites and passions, they will hurry us to guilt and misery.
74. To promote iniquity in others is the same as being the actors of it ourselves.
75. Be not afraid of the wicked, they are under the control of providence.
76. consciousness of guilt may justly affright us..
77. Convey unto others no intelligence which you would be ashamed to avow.
78. How many disappointments have in their consequences saved a man from ruin and his Chieftainship.
79. A well-poised mind makes a cheerful countenance.
80. Virtue embalms the memory of good.
81. The Shaman may dispense but the Great Spirit alone can bless it.
82. Condemn not a man till you have walked a mile in his moccasins.
83. In many pursuits we embark with pleasure and land sorrowfully.
84. Rocks, mountains and caverns are of indispensable use both to the earth and to man.
85. The hive of the village or the lodge is in the best condition when there is the least buzz in it.
86. The roughness found on our entrance into the paths of virtue and learning, grow smoother as we advance into manhood.
87. The harmlessness of many animals and the enjoyment which they have of life, should plead for them against cruel usage.
88. We are often very busy to no useful purpose.
89. Genuine charity how liberal soever it may be, will never impoverish ourselves.
90. However disagreeable, we must resolutely perform our duty.
91. A bout of sickness is often a kind of chastisement and discipline, to moderate the affection for the things of this life.
92. Health and peace, our most valuable possessions, are obtained at a small price.
93. True happiness is an enemy to pomp and noise.
94. Few depressions are more distressing than those which we make upon ourselves in our own ingratitude.
95. Cultivate your own heart and not that of evil ways.
96. Wars are attended with distasteful and devastating affects; it is confessedly the scourge of our angry passion.
97. The blood of all men when spilled together cannot be defined apart.
98. Encourage no man to do what he believes to be wrong.
99. It shall not be said that we are charitable donors when our deeds proceed with selfish motives.
100. A great joy to a father is the glint of the sweat on the muscles of his son in worthy effort.
101. The gentleness of a daughter is a joy to her mother.
102. Endeavor to become a great chief and you stand a good chance of becoming a great warrior.
103. Great warriors do not always fight but with wisdom, are peace makers.
104. May a young man put his hand in the hand of an old man and let him live again a day of his youth, and from this learning your youth will become more keenly full.
105. Do one great deed in your life and it will be easier to die.
106. Recompense to no man evil for evil; this will define the leaders of men for the chieftains of the tribe.
107. Meekness controls our angry passions, candor our severe judgments.
108. To be faithful among the faithless argues great grants of principle.
109. Be not fooled but know that wars are regulated robberies.
110. A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes.
111. A witty and humorous vein more often produces enemies.
112. Many have been visited with afflictions who have not profited by them.
113. The experience of want enhances the virtue of plenty.
114. The wicked are often ensnared in the trap they lie for others.
115. When retiring at the setting of the day and there is an argument in your lodge, say you are wrong, though you are right and go to bed happy.
116. It is hard to say what diseases are controllable they are all under the controls of the Great spirit.
117. Fear not the Shaman for he is guided by the Great Spirit, and his cures are the gifts of the Great Spirit's forest.
118. A steady mind may receive council, but there is no hold on a changeable humor.
119. Excessive merriment is the path of grief.
120. To practice virtue is a sure way to love it.
121. One should study to live peaceably with all men.
122. A great warrior has a soul that can secretly defy death and consider it nature's privilege to die.
123. The man who claims no fear is an idiot and a liar.
124. Let not the sternness of virtue affright us; she will soon become amiable.
125. True valour protects the feeble and humbles the oppressor.
126. Hurt no child or elder in war for they are the possessions of the Great Spirit.
127. One should recollect that however favourable we may appear to ourselves, we are vigorously examined by others.
128. Virtue can render youth as well as old age, honour.
129. Rumour most often tells false tales.
130. Let gossip not break a treaty between friends or tribes; often a jealous tongue will use it to dishonourable advantage.
131. Weak minds are ruffled by trifling things.
132. It is an honourable chieftain who feeds the hungry, visits the sick and clothes the naked and helpless of his children.
133. It is good to be cheerful without levity.
134. The gaiety of youth should be tempered with the respect of age.
135. The most acceptable sacrifice is that of a humble and contrite heart.
136. We are accountable for whatever we patronize in others.
137. It is a mark of a vicious disposition to torture animals, to make them smart and agonize for our devotion.
138. A guilty man cannot avoid many melancholy apprehensions.
139. If we injure others we must expect retaliation.
140. The conscious receiver is as bad as the thief.
141. The Great Spirit is not only the creator but the ruler and preserver of all life.
142. Honest endeavours, if persevered in, will finally be successful.
143. It requires a kind heart as well as a just mind to be a great chief.
144. Inquire into the cause of the crimes of your warriors before you pass judgment on the crime itself.
145. If your steals a loaf of bread, judge him for why. If to feed his children, you are also responsible as Chief that no child should be hungry, but if for self gain only, then he is guilty.
146. When the father of a child be a slave to your tribe, remember the child is yet the possession of the Great Spirit who at the time of maturity may claim your tribe as his own; this be his right.
147. There be first the child, then the rabbit warrior, then the claim to the tribe at maturity, then the hunter, then the dog soldier (the protector of children and the chieftainship), then a councillor, then an elder.
148. The bloodline chief becomes in line for chieftainship, being the youngest son at the death of the grandfather, therefore the father chief will have time to train him.
149. The child will choose the parents upon the death of his own.
150. Children in their childish battles must be taught to feed the loser for the following day.
151. Learning is losing an argument.
The Wisdom Wheel
The Wisdom Wheel puts into motion our Traditional Programs based on the following definition:
Our Wisdom Wheel represents spirituality and is located outside the Circle. The Cross within the Circle that puts our Wisdom Wheel into motion represents Jesus Christ, the Great Mystery's only begotten son, sent to mankind by the Great Mystery. Within the Circle is the foundation of principles and help any other race of people who chooses to honor the Wisdom Wheel teachings. The Great Mystery provides an organizational structure for the Native peoples, describing the way to lead a life of principles.
Our Wisdom Wheel produces our Traditional Purification Lodges and our Traditional Purification Circles. Within these lodges and circles, the teachings are non-political; there is no cross talk. When a person leaves the doorway of the Lodge/Circle, he/she may take his/her experience in the lodge or circle but not that of anyone else's experience. Personal experiences are shared then; there is cross talk, which produces the organizational structure to address concerns that affect us.
The Wisdom Wheel is here to help us to help the animal people, the tree people, the water people, the winged people and the stone people. This is how the Native people share their Native philosophy based on the teachings of the Wisdom Wheel.
Our Wisdom Wheel is our organizational structure to create employment opportunities and produce an economically sound format to deal constructively with the production, distribution and consumption of MotherEarth's natural resources and the management of income and expenditure.
The following are our natural resources:
- Stone People
- Water People
- Winged People
- Tree People
- Animal People
- Red, Yellow, Black and White People
Our knowledge of natural/physical phenomena and ordered arrangement of facts known under classes or heads (Family Heads) deals with the production of MotherEarth's natural resources, and the management of state proceeds and expenditures. Human beings are but one of our natural resources.
Original Peoples Work Fair Principles and Traditions, through cooperation in the Spirit, builds life skills and, as a separate spiritual entity, supports a wide range of innovation-related activities based on our Wisdom Wheel. Our Wisdom Wheel, which fosters community development in a practical sense, will also provide for the greater part of society the benefits of the Wisdom Wheel to science.
It makes changes by introducing something new to others. Native people, the Original people who have been living on Turtle Island since the birth of mankind have practiced it.
There are thirteen (13) components of Truth related to the Human Wisdom Wheel that include the following:
- Learn the Truth
- Honor the Truth
- Know the Truth
- See the Truth
- Hear the Truth
- Speak the Truth
- Love the Truth
- Serve the Truth
- Live the Truth
- Work the Truth
- Share the Truth
- Thank the Truth
The boundary assures lack and limitation. Lack is the want; need is the limitation. The Wisdom Wheel is Our
Key-Vehicle which embraces all living forms of life to establish Unity between All Peoples upon MotherEarth.
How The Wisdom Wheel produces an organizational structure (WorkFAIR).
The Great Mystery
Since the beginning of time each culture responded to the magnetic attraction exerted by earth harmony.
People and creature beings settled in specific places where earth harmony was most compatible and comfortable to their nature and growth.
Ancient people followed their instinctive yearning by giving over to the mysterious energy that attracted them. The call this energy "The Great Mystery". They responded to this attraction intuitively, emotionally, mentally and physically. As races developed, they discovered energy sites upon which they built their special places called sanctuaries because they were energy vortexes. These sites formed a grid that linked all beings into wholeness and induced their gifts to flow unhindered throughout their world.
The Higher Consciousness, or the Great Mystery, the ultimate authority, governs our group conscience. To connect with God, we need to open our conscious and subconscious mind to a Higher Consciousness, one that is available to each of us. This, in turn, produces consensus to work hand in hand with you, as a separate spiritual entity.
What is the Mythological Philosophy of Love, Truth and Peace?
Mythological Philosophy is an ancient conception of earth connection based on Love, Truth, and Peace
Mythological Philosophy states that every entity is part of an interrelated energy of wholeness: One Body, One Heart, One Mind, One Spirit, and One Law. Myth is the creativity. Logic is the true form. Philosophy is earth law. Mythological Philosophy has no separation. The earth is the Mother. All life emerges from her and returns to her. Mythological Philosophy fosters family relationships. When Natives say, "all my relations", they mean all the elements: plants, animals, birds, fish, crawling creatures, and human beings. Therefore, humankind has no dominion over other earth beings.
Since Mythological Philosophy is Earth Connection based on Love, Truth and Peace, and all life forms have a responsibility that demands self-respect, then Mythological Philosophy is the practice of interrelationships of all earth inhabitants. Thus, the axiom, "All My Relations." "All My Relations" means being endowed with Love, Truth and Peace as a legacy.
The Clan System of Sovereignty
Among the Aborigines of the Americas, the Council Rings, the Sacred Hoops, the Medicine Wheels, the Sacred
Places and the Medicine Clans were expressions of earth harmony that guided their everyday practices of life.
Mythological Philosophy is the Clan System of Sovereignty that provides the family image of wholeness from which there is no separation. The holistic family protectors are:
Grandfather Sun who lights the world by day
Grandmother Moon who lights the world by night
Father Sky who supports all the planets of the Uniworld
MotherEarth who provides survival for all earth families each one of whom is responsible for the reproduction of life seven generations into the future.
Mythological Philosophy inculcates the dreams for learning about survival. This process lays the foundation of survival for every earth species. Therefore, Mythological Philosophy defines, regulates and refines the sovereignty of the Clan System to maintain everlasting purity for all living entities for time eternal.
Growth introduces stepping stones of talents
Developing of skills maintains the balance
Achievements create every rhythm and rhyme
Relationships survive the passing of time.