The Two Roads by Eliza White Buffalo with Nicholas Black Elk. Lakota holy man, Nicholas Black Elk 1863-1950 is famous for a great vision he had when he was nine years old. Many meanings have been attributed to the vision, the most recognized being Black Elk's own version recorded in Black... read more
This is a story of a girl called Rose. Rose suffered extreme abuse in childhood, sexual, emotional, and mental trauma. She is a gifted child and spends much of her time talking to her spirit guide, an Native American man called Black Elk. When she is 13 Rose goes through childbirth, even... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
This is a story of a girl called Rose. Rose suffered extreme abuse in childhood, sexual, emotional, and mental trauma. She is a gifted child and spends much of her time talking to her spirit guide, an Native American man called Black Elk. When she is 13 Rose goes through childbirth, even though she has no knowledge of what is happening to her. The baby girl is secreted away to England and Rose shuts down emotionally and spiritually. In later life she begins to heal. She travels through hell, clinging on by the skin of her nails to something good within her, something that is a distant memory to her. Eventually she comes to a spiritual place of balance wherein she once again connects with 'her indian' as she calls Black Elk. With his help and using the wisdom of his great vision, Rose soars to Heaven finding happiness within her and creating immense joy in her life, The book is also about Lissy, Rose's daughter who was adopted in England through the secrecy of the Catholic Church. Lissy embarks on a journey to find Rose. I won't tell you if she actually does or not because that part of the story is so intense that it leaves the reader wondering if the two women will ever actually meet.
“The Heart of the Child - Rose McDevit’s heart had been transformed – washed clean by the sacred waters of the Good Red Road. We all come to the world with a perfect heart that can never be destroyed. For the heart is divine and infinite and as long as one remembers to come into that centre where the two roads meet, they will always find their wholeness there.”Black Elk
“We all like to have a sense of purpose in life and we all ask the same questions – Why am I here? What is it all about? Many have, like Rose, discovered that when they come to that place of stillness where the two roads meet they find a simplicity there that contains all the answers they need. Life itself is simple, and when we let go off the reins and become like little children holding onto the hands of our sacred parents, we know that our childlike questions are heard and that they will be answered – when we are ready.”
““Oh Great Spirit, You have made me just as You have made all my relatives on our Mother Earth and beyond Her You have made as well. All there is You have made. I come to You now as a child comes to his father and I ask that the prophecy will be complete so that the flowering tree will prosper and the nation will live. I ask not for myself but for all my relatives so that they may have health and help.””Black Elk
“When we know who we are, why we are here, we open ourselves up to the wisdom and knowledge of the ancestors. We become a clear channel for that wisdom and it is that which is our greatest gift – our saving grace that nurtures us on the fearful black road.”
“What exists in spirit shall exist on earth – and what shall be on earth, it already is in spirit – it will be but a reflection – a shadow of what is real.”Black Elk
“There is a shaman in each and every one of us capable of transforming our lives from pain and suffering into peace and harmony. If only we remember when we walk the fearful black road to come into the centre of power where all things are in balance. It is from there that the shaman rises from its wounds like a phoenix from the ashes.”
PART 1 - THE FEARFUL BLACK ROAD chapter - 1. Rose 2. Lissy 3. The Indian 4. Grow up Lissy. 5. The heart of the child. 6. Beginning the search, 7. The Fog 8.Born Bad - Die Bad 9.Back to roots 10. Nightmares and demons 11.The storm 12.Who is Rose? 13. The Little white cross 14. The meetings 15.Behind the wall 16. Endings 17. Shocking news
PART 2 - THE GOOD RED ROAD chapter - 18. Into the light 19. Developments 20.Reconnecting 21.The shaman 22.A mother's love and a daughter's grief 23.The group 24.The temple 25.a Mexican tale 26. The wounds of the shaman 27. Grace.
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