Nay_ho_tze's Medicine Musings


Christ in Resurrection, wrapped in a Navajo chief blanket, discloses his pierced side as a sign of sacrificial love. Rising with him is the victory drum on which is painted the circle of life -- symbol of no beginning or end. Power dwells at the circle’s center. The drum symbolically sounds the victorious peace chant of the sacred pipe.

Traditional iconography** gives witness to the human face of the Sacred. This icon, imaged in the features of America’s indigenous peoples, reveals anew that sacred power. It celebrates the soul of the Native American as the original spiritual presence on this continent, and as a prophetic sign, it celebrates the reconciliation of the spiritual vision of Native and Christian peoples of this land.

*click here for NHT's possible Diné/Navajo connection

**click here for more information on icons and iconology

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