SACRED EARTH CIRCLE:
NATIVE AMERICAN HEALING, SPIRITUALITY, & CULTURE
Our goal is to:
- Research, teach, practice, and preserve Native American
and other indigenous healing and cultural traditions. Build
respect and appreciation for these traditions.
- Help non-indigenous people trace their roots back to
the common soil of humanity. All human ancestors lived in
harmony with their environment and learned the lessons of
healing from Mother Earth and Creator.
- Promote peace, understanding, and dialogue between diverse
- Create bridges between ancient and modern healing sciences.
- Help preserve indigenous lands and rights through education,
peaceful activism, and financial support.
About Our Logo
The snake and hawk logo (© Kenneth Cohen) was created
by the talented Cherokee artist Erik Matilla as a symbol of
Kenneth Cohen's teachings and multi- faceted interests.
The snake represents the electricity of life-- visible in
lightning, felt in earthquakes, and sensed as a subtle power
within mountains and other places of spiritual power. The
snake, which sheds its skin, is also a universal symbol of
transformation and spiritual renewal. Moreover, because the
snake is close to the earth, many indigenous people teach
that the snake knows the healing plants. In Chinese culture,
the snake is the symbol of qi, the vital energy that flows
through the meridians and all of nature. The snake teaches
people to flow and to remain supple and relaxed.
The earthy, yin snake is balanced by the heavenly, yang hawk.
The hawk, like the eagle, is a messenger that takes our prayers
up the Creator. The hawk teaches us to have high goals, not
to get caught in ruts or small-mindedness. Because of the
hawk's speed and sharp vision, he/she also represents quick
and precise perception. The hawk sees life in grand perspective,
and although content to ride the air currents, is quick to
act when action is required.
"Ken Bear Hawk is a true medicine person who is trying
to help the people that need help. He has helped me; he has
helped my wife. I am proud to walk hand in hand as a brother
to Ken Bear Hawk. We walk as friends, we walk in the spirit
world, we walk together. We help each other, we help other
people. This is the medicine way of the Indian people. I've
always considered Ken Bear Hawk a powerful medicine man because
he has been given by the people of our tribes the secrets
that are not given to very many people today. I stand behind
him one hundred percent."
--War Eagle (Cherokee-Lumbee)