Black Elk of the Sioux. Black Elk was a medicine man for the Oglala Sioux Indians. He verbally related his story to John Neihardt who published a book in 1932 with Black Elk’s words called :Black Elk Speaks. If you think that the Book of Revelations of John in the New Testament can be confusing, Black Elk Speaks is definitely on a par. It definitely has many similarities. His vision has both the wisdom and analogies used by the Bible which further leads me to believe the possibility that the American Indians branched out from a lost tribe of Israel.
“Younger brother,” he said, “with the powers of the four quarters you shall walk”… (quote from an ancient grandfather speaking to Black Elk in Chapter 3 of Black Elk Speaks) Of course, two intersecting rivers have always been the location of concepts of Paradise. What do the 4 quarters refer to? The answer: even numbered, number squares, in particular the 4 x 4 number square of which I have written numerous blogs. Please review these on DSOworks.com
The “horses took their places in their quarters, looking inward, four by four” (also chapter 3 of Black Elk Speaks). These 4 central numbers of this first and therefore prime even-numbered number square are 10,11,6, and 7. They represent the four corners of the Earth. Here is the key:
THE FORMULA OF BLACK ELK’S VISION
- In the majority of middle eastern civilization and elsewhere, the 4 x 4 number square represented the symbolic potential of the planet Jupiter for success is action, business, and creating opportunities. Each of the 7 planets were assigned its own number square.
- All potential lies in the central four numbers of even numbered squares for a totality of creation explained as follows: Here is the formula: The upper left central number (10) I call UL. The upper right number I call UR. The lower left I call LL and the lower right I call LR. The sum of all the numbers in any even numbered number square can be represented by “S”. The formula becomes (UL X LR) + (LL + UR) = S. The prototype example above becomes (10 x 7) + (6 x 11) = 136 (sum of the numbers from 1 to 16)
- This number square was called upon on by God in Genesis on each day of creation. I’ve already blogged about this; but to summarize – on each day God called his work, “Good,” In Hebrew “good” has a numerical equivalent of 17, On the above number square, any opposite numbers total 17 as- 16 + 1; 10 + 7; 4 + 13 etc.
- Here is the clincher: As all life as we know it develops by a mathematical ratio called “phi”, 1.618… to 1; this square holds are series of numbers called the Fibonacci that develops in that ratio. The first Fibonacci numbers are: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55…Now look at the above square: 16 + 5 = 21; 3 + 10 = 13; 2 + 11 + 13; 13 + 8 = 31 etc. Their totals are always the Fibonacci numbers of life.
Conclusion: A find a strong parallel between the vision of Black Elk, medicine man for the Oglala Sioux, and Genesis of the Bible or Revelations of the New Testament. I can only conclude that if we but know it, all mankind is one with our Creator and that we should all reclaim our natural birthright in this wonderful upcoming age to be filled with peace and plenty. Finally, please keep watching for my book of poetry dictated to me by an old Indian spirit, female of the matriarchal, Lennie Lenape tribe. It is called The Oquaga Spirit Speaks- 89 pages of poetry and pictures dictated to me by this spirit around Oquaga Lake. It will be listed for on the products page of DSOworks,com very reasonably.