The Stone People

I met a friend in the bookstore the other day and after talking for a few hours she finally got up the courage to ask me the question that was on her mind.

“Do I think stones move or talk?” I simply smiled and without hesitation replied of course. Yes.  The stone people are very old, ancient ones who carry with them great knowledge but they move or breathe so slowly most can’t see or feel the movement. You must stay very still and quiet yourself inside to hear what they say. I explained how in the sweat lodge the sacred stones are placed in the center and water is poured on top creating a steam like in a sauna when water is poured on the rocks.  This makes a loud voice for the stones to speak and we must be quiet to hear what is said.  The steam also carries our prayer up to creator for when the door (or flap) is opened and the steam released it travels high to creator. So yes, I do believe that stones not only move but also speak.  It is our job to remain still and listen to the sacred sounds.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. evilnymphstuff
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 22:49:47

    That’s a very beautiful reply. Stones… they’re indeed mysterious and fascinating!

    Reply

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