Plains Indian Headress ~ CHIEF'S CROWN - Many deeds have I done and for each I have earned a feather from the eagle, Great Spirit. I have hunted and counted coup on many enemies and have proved myself to be worthy of this crown. My teepee, my home and the circle of life are represented here along with the blessings of the elk and deer. The ermine of richness hangs from each side and I have done well. I am Chief and I am proud.
I love these. They are core to my spiritual beliefs. Even though another pinner originally pinned them as Shamanic Principles, I call them the seven, spiritual principles of Huna, which are taught by native Hawaiians and are intrinsic to Hawaiian spirituality.
everything4writers: Cultural Heritage Below the Water Line - OIC Moments The cultural iceberg - worthwhile reading, with examples from Western society versus Native Americans. Either as reference, or for consideration when world building and designing a new culture. Many storytellers do a great job of depicting the surface part of culture, but miss all the subtlety of deep culture.
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' - Towering sub-shrub with handsome dark green, toothed leaves and 30cm long, upward pointing flowering spikes of the most exceptional rich dark blue/black from late summer through autumn. The flowers are loved by bees. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun. This is a vigorous, towering plant and may need some support. Mulch well around the roots in late autumn. Eventual mature plant size : Height 2.5m Spread 90cm