- Paperback: 203 pages
- Publisher: Council Oak Books (October 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0933031351
- ISBN-13: 978-0933031357
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.6 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #806,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fools Crow expressed he was only a servant of the "Creator God", the Wakan Tanka. He sought to bring himself as close to the Wakan Tanka as possible, perhaps to what some might view as Cosmic Consciousness or God Consciousness. He said that all who wished to live as he did could achieve what he did. Some of the thoughts expressed in the book about the nature of healing are similar to what I have experienced. One is that healers are supported with long lives. I would specify though these are people working as lightworkers, generally humble, and are at peace within. They also conduct their healings properly and manage their energy. It was great to read healers of another culture have similar experiences even if we have different methods.
Some may find parts of the book too fantastic to believe such as a feather or a piece of fur could turn into a living creature. I have not witnessed such things. I can only say I have had brief contact with a couple of medicine people from the Indian Nations (Ojibwa and Mohawk) and they have done things I can't explain, such as predict things that could not have been an educated guess or coincidence or otherwise "cold reading" method.
Interwoven within the book Mails writes about the conditions at the reservation and the ensuing politics. It isn't the main thrust of the book, but I can understand why Mails includes this as for the Indians all are interwoven and the way Fools Crow conducts himself shows more of who he is on a personal and spiritual level. Some may feel these parts are political statements and would probably prefer the book had just kept on the subject of spirituality/healing. It is clear that Thomas Mails had a great affection for Fools Crow and admired him. While Fools Crow declares Black Elk as the greatest Sioux holy man, Mails declares that Fools Crow was the greatest Sioux holy man above his uncle Black Elk. I think if they were both here they would both say they served the Wakan Tanka and neither was greater than the other for all comes from the Wakan Tanka.
The author had an agreement with Mr. Fools Crow and the information that is contained wasn't published until after Frank Fools Crow crossed over.
This is the second book written by Thomas Mails. I enjoy the authors writing style, this book will keep your attention and it is difficult to put the book away. There is a significant amount of sacred knowledge shared in this book, I believe Grandpa Fools Crow shared this knowledge to show people what a medicine person is capable of doing, keep in mind that these were Franks ways and he had a beautiful connection with Spirit to do what he did. My favorite chapter is about Stone medicine, I had a really unusual event that was connected with the book occur while reading that chapter. This book belongs on the top shelf of your book shelf, this is a book that will enjoy reading over and over again over the years. A great book!
The beauty of the traditional way of the Sioux is also captured in this book. Yet Fools Crow reaches to the heart of all people with the love he freely gives. Fools Crow's many gifts are laid out here - his healing ability, his compassion. It is made clear these are gift's that come from God, not man, and as are to be shared with all.