Thursday, March 18, 2010

Respect the Elders

The rocks were here before people were here. Lakota traditions say that life began with the rise of a great stone from the waters of creation. The Lakota word "tunkaschila" meaning “grandfather” is sometimes used for the word "stone" because stones are referred to as our elders.




I love these magick stones by Jos van Wunnik

Related Posts: Speaking Stones

5 comments:

gretchen said...

i loved 'the point' and the music was so good i bought the Album way back when.... i think i need to find a copy of this movie to watch and share ~

Gretchen said...

I used to imitate Rock Man for my little brother - he loved it! best soundtrack ever ....

Anica said...

the lakota word for stone is 'inyan'
and the root of tankashila is also used to speak of something great and holy, but still unknowable - wakan tanka - what you could also call god.

Seraph + Splendor said...

...what a lovely post. We have collected many interesting stones over the years and have placed them throughout our home...love to think of them as elders...
S+S

Lady Lavona said...

Anica...thank you for the info! Are you Lakota? Or do you have a good language source?

Seraph + Splendor...I bet you two have lots of magickal talking things in your house!