Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Sacred Way: Sunrise at Medicine Wheel




To encounter the sacred is to be alive at the deepest center of human existence.  Sacred places are the truest definitions of the earth; they stand for the earth immediately and forever; they are its flags and shields.  If you would know the earth for what it really is -- learn it through its sacred places.  At Devil's Tower or Canyon de Chelly or the Cahokia Mounds,  you touch the pulse of the living planet; you feel its breath upon you.  You become one with a spirit that pervades geological time and place.

- M. Scott Momaday

Bighorn Medicine Wheel
photographed July 2011
50th Birthday Roadtrip
Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming
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