Subj: here are my thoughts
Date: 1/24/00 10:36:10 PM Pacific Standard Time

Kent... I am merely an old woman mystic of small scientific education. However, my original thought when viewing, at your Orbit Website, the doppler radar readings over Pine Ridge Reservation showing the electromagnetic disturbances was that their circular configuration was highly similar to the Lakota Sacred Hoop of Life. I am even more convinced now that my initial observation is correct. At this place you have a number of Sacred Pipes being used with great intent and intensity by the Lakota Elders, Holy People, and Medicine People aimed towards the peaceful resolution and harmony amongst, and for, the people. The Lakota are known for their extremely strong spirituality and their highly skilled and dedicated Pipe Holders.... and the Sacred Pipe's greatest power is that of peace.

The primary commonality between all paths and spiritualities is that the spiritual work and skills/gifts utilize the universal energy which we and everything in the universe are made of.... electromagnetic energy. Therefore, it only seems logical to me that with that much intense work going on, the electromagnetic fields would most certainly be affected. I have been told, by someone far more knowledgeable than I, that if this were merely an atmospheric anomaly it would move on past with the air flow rather than simply sitting there right above the Reservation; and if it was being directed by artificial means it would appear as a lightning bolt rather than the precise circular pattern it forms and reforms.

It is an unfortunate state of our modern age that the understanding of these issues is so limited. Where our government and most of the major governments of the world routinely experiment and attempt to manipulate electromagnetic energy in ways similar to the manner which mystics use, the ordinary person in our culture today is totally ignorant of the actual scientific data behind many of the issues they routinely consider superstition. Furthermore, they have lost and/or thrown out the wisdoms of the ancients which could aid in their understanding.

For while certainly gifts are gifts ....and this does not cast doubt or impune any spirituality whatsoever.... when the gifts are practiced and refined they rise to the level of skills. It is my honest belief as a lifelong mystic that one day quantum physics and other scientific disciplines will be able to clearly detail the basic mechanics of mysticsm and mystic skills. Once that is accomplished, all the paths of spirituality may have a chance to truly see where the line is crossed from the mechanics into the Divine and understand their many commonalities while celebrating and respecting each other's diversity .......harmony and peace for all peoples (the promise of the Sacred Pipe) will have a chance to succeed. But until that happens, we can only hope that respectful dialogue, learning, and a willingness to expand one's awareness coupled with active work for peace and understanding will suffice.

In the meantime, I believe you are seeing, quantified and detailed in front of your own eyes, the effects of serious spiritual and mystical ceremony in progress. We can truly hope and pray it succeeds to the fullest, and allow the Lakota to shine as a beacon to all mankind as to what can be achieved through the power of the Sacred Pipe and sincere hearts.

Mitakuye Oyas'in....We Are All Related. What happens here affects us all.

Stephanie at