Spiritual Interpretation
of Star Nation

by Standing Elk

Note: This article is reprinted with kind permission from Wild Flower Press/Blue Waters Publishing (a member of our UFO NET Global Network). This article appeared in the September/October 1996 issue (Vol 4, Number 5) of Contact Forum. Please see at the bottom of this page how to contact the publisher and subscribe to this wonderful UFO-related Newsletter. The editor also states: "see related aritcles on page 6 (link to these other articles at the bottom of this page) in relation to the possibly of an extraterrestrial source for these symbols and the methods by which they have been translated."

This specific design in its horizontal position represents the Universal Law of Free Will. No one shall control another's physical, mental, emotional, sexual or spiritual essence. The repercussions of this violation result in decades and centuries of misplaced balance that affects the harmony of the universe and generates reincarnated souls that need to correct karma, which is needed for the continued existence of humankind. All philosophical and spiritual people may have many translations of this symbol according to their mental growth, but the result of each message will remain the same.

This design in its vertical postion represents the Spiritual Freedom of Humanity, the right to choose one's path in life, the right to choose between the Red Road and the Black Road, the right to choose a walk that is a steady road to higher spiritual growth or the right to choose the opposite, which would result in moral degradation for the human spirit. The representation of the adjacent road shows that there is always a choice and a chance to change.

This design represents the Universal Change of Unci Maka (the Earth ), or the four seasons of the Earth, as represented by the waniyetu (winter), the wetu (spring), the mdoyetu (summer), and the ptanyetu (fall).

This design represents, the Four Stages of Physical / Emotional / Mental / Spiritual Growth of the Man and Woman, the bebena (baby), the wikoska (young man) and the wikoske (young woman), and the wicahcana (old man) and the winhucana (old women). In the feminine terms it will be equal to the physical.

This design represents the Spirit of All Creation, Moves With the Earth, the two-leggeds, the four-leggeds, the ones that crawl, the ones that swim, and the plants and all that grow from Unci Maka (the Earth) and the spiritual walk of man.

This design represents Strength, Happiness and Health. There is more to this one, and we will know more later.

This is the symbol of the Universal Law of Innocence and Truth. The upper line represents the celestial (heaven), and the bottom line represents the terrestrial (Earth). The connection between Heaven and Earth represents the creation of innocence and this is reflected by the center line. The innocence has no right or wrong, no good or bad. This results in truth.

This is the symbol of Spiritual Protection. The right line represents wicasa (man) and the left represents winyan (woman). The connection between the two represents the wakanyeza (the innocent children). The responsibility of the parents is to protect the children. This is the symbol of Tiwahe (family) among the Lakota and the Dakota Oyate (Nation).

This symbol represents the Separation of Humankind from the animals, plants, birds and all creation. Man thought of himself as superior, better than the animals and the other creatures. This created an extinction for many species, which equals an imbalance.

This is the symbol for the Spiritual Law of Equality. No one is either above or below another. Every life form is equal to all others. We all depend on all life forms for our existence.

The next designs were interpreted in a sweat lodge conducted on March 26th (1996) by Tahca Hoksina along with Ron and Lourdes Ream, Wambdi Maza, Isage IMani, Edmore Green, Wambdi Sake, Wambdi Hoksina and myself.

This design represents the Connection Between the Creator and the Human Being. The prayers that are sent directly to the Creator are indicated by the wahinkpi pointing upwards. The Creator then sends or answers the prayers however he feels back to Maka (the Earth).

This design represents the Freedom of Choice every human being faces. The direction he chooses is either towards power or towards being a human being. The Wicahpi Oyate (The Star Nation) carry the same choices. Some of them have made the decision for power and some of them have chosen to be human beings.

This design represents the Universal Law of Light, Sound and Vibration.

This design represents the Spiritual Gift to Humankind. It represents the power to see feeling, the power to change things through thought, and the power of intuition.

This design represents the Universal Law of Judgement.

This design represents the Spiritual Law of Karma. "What goes around comes around."

This design represents the Law of Nature. The only animal that utilizes this law is the black-tailed deer. This design is a symbol that hasn't been utilized in the last 150 years.

This is the spiritual Law of Protection, which is being direct and to the point.

The next two designs were translated on April 22nd, 1996. The participants in the sweat lodge ceremony included the following individuals: Tahca Hosina, Isage Imani, Wambdi Maza, Hehaka Inazin, Carol Ballantyne, Mark and Margaret Silvia, Heyaka Waste Winyan and Ibdubu Winyan.

This one represents the Essence of Happiness and the Essence of Life.

This design is used by the Spirit of Doctoring. It can be used as a design for the altar to help the people with good health and to help those people to cross over. The design represents the gift to bring people back up to the level of being in balance and structuring their spiritual levels back to the understanding and balancing their physical, mental and emotional and spiritual awareness back into the Circle of Life and living in oneness with creation.

The next two designs were translated to me on April 23rd, 1996.

This one represents the Universal Law of Perception, the art of being far sighted into the realms of Universal thought and respect for mankind and all forms of life on Keya Maka (the Earth). To perceive any act that will create long term devastation that will create an imbalance within the universe.

This design represents the Spiritual Law of Perception. It is used to help those who need help on a spiritual and emotional level. This law helps those who ask for help and tells us not to use this spiritual law to manipulate others into our way of spiritual thought. It also requires every individual to see how his/her words and actions can create spiritual construction or spiritual destruction.

The above design was presented to me by Pamela Ice on February 24th, 1996, at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The brief history of this design was related to me in this way. According to Pamela Ice, this design was a symbol that was quilled or beaded on her grandfather's pipebag. She stated that Wallace Black Elk had commented that this design was a symbol from the Star Nation. This was the only information she had given to me in regards to the design. She wanted to talk to me about this design because she needed to understand it. I told her that I would take this back to the altar and have it translated spiritually and I would present her with the information at some point and time in the future. I later called her and relayed the message from the alter.

There are five Universal Laws that directly relate to family, and these five teepees represent the four seasons in which they apply. The man that carried these laws and these designs utilized these symbols when he saw families having difficulties. The Star People have hardships also wherever they live and use the same design to overcome their hardships.

These are five laws within the Kit Fox Society which reflect these laws of the family.

1. Sons belong to fathers, for fathers once were sons. Daughters belong to mothers, for mothers once were daughters. A son raised by the mtoher shall never become a warrior. A daughter raised by the father shall have difficulty in her search for gentleness. The rpide of the father is the glint of the sun in the sweat of his son, in a worthy effort. The pride of the mother in her daughter is the gentleness of her daughter. Mother is the love of the lodge. Father is the law. When Mother becomes law and love of the lodge, then Father becomes useless in the eyes of the children. When Father becomes law and love of the lodge, then Mother becomes useless in the eyes of the children. Both must have their place.

2. For seven sets of four summers, fathers place your hands on the shoulders of your son, standing there before you naked, remaining quiet for a time and knowing this is your link in the decendency for man, tell him that you love him. As a child this is here and gone, but, as a man he will ask himself, "Did my father love me?" And the wind will tell him so.

3. When you become like a wolf in the lodge of your loved ones, go into the forest. Find tranquility. Rest for awhile, then come home again a whole person.

4. Father and mother, in your youth, find time for your children and in your old age, your sons and daughters will find time for you.

5. If it be necessary to punish a child, do so in such a way as to improve his spirit or his mind, but lay not your hand on him, for you may damage the possession of the Great Spirit, his gift of life to you.

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