Magic ritual dance
The Indians get a profound character ritual dance or dance was magical,
either embodiment of the visions or the sequence of seasons. Through liaison
with the Indians this other world, the world of divinities or spirits
(kacinas). Some dances were held three days or more. Through their dances
they often induce ecstatic trance and lucid hiperconstienta. Sapa Hehaka
said of the fuss:
"Drum sound awakens the mind and makes people feel the power and
mystery of things."
He describes a mystical experience during a ritual dance:
"While we sing this song (sacred ritual) I could feel something
strange patrunzandu my entire body, something that made me cry my fault
for everything unfortunate"
Some dances took a great extent as great in the summer of 1890 messianic
dance "dancing spirits". This dance has generated an entire
movement of Native American tribes spiritual fraternity. Everyone who
dance in ecstasy and had a mystical experience the same village in which
they entered the "new world to come, perfect."
"In black cherries, most people dancing on Clay Creek, but the agents
and told them to stop coming. The Indians did not want and had said they
had to fight for their religion. Therefore the white man is afraid of
something. I hear people Brules dancing right next to us and then Big
Foot's people dancing in the Good River Reservation, also went to the
Bear Hitting Sitting Bull and people dancing there. Everywhere the Indians
began to dance. "
To suggest the nature of ecstatic and translation render an account of
his astral Black Stag describing this dance:
"Then we started dancing and many people wailed Bocca and dancing
all in a dance, but some were laughing with joy. When and when one fell
down as dead and others rotated wobbling and panting before fall . While
I was laying there like dead and we were dancing and singing views on
shedding tears for our people. After a while my legs seemed to be full
of ants. dancing with closed eyes like everyone else. Suddenly I seemed
I got up off the ground as worn on top. It felt little fear, but a happiness
that grew increasingly. I could not see in front than eagles until then
to fu Vulture, looking forward and float quickly to the place where we
look. There was a beautiful country where many people were gathered together
in a large circle, happy and wealthy. All around the circle, stout horses
were grazing green grass and happy and animals of all kinds were scattered
on top of hills. The moment we touched land two men came to me dressed
in tailored shirts and painted sacred in some way. The two meet me and
I zisera 'time has not yet come and see your father ail that is happy.
You have work to do. We will give you something you will go back to yours
and that they will come to see their relatives' ... "taken from John
G. Neihardt Sea Vision.