From the Back Cover
In this gripping spiritual autobiography that begins where 'Seven Arrows' ends, Hyemeyohsts Storm chronicles his life and how it has been enriched by the power and intricate sophistication of a discipline that reaches back tens of thousands of years to the Mayans and beyond.
As a young Cheyenne-Sioux-German mixed blood – a 'metis' – distrusted by white and 'full blood' alike, Lightningbolt is a 'reservation kid' bitterly obsessed with poverty and warfare. He seems destined for a tragic end until he meets Estcheemah, one of the most powerful Medicine Chiefs who has ever lived. Moved by her power as a Healer and Self-Teacher, Lightning bolt begins his initiation, learning about the old temple-schools, the discovery of the eternal Zero, and the myriad interlocking Medicine Wheels which mirror Sacred Life and the Universe; the balance of Female and Male; and the Circle of Law, the first democracy created by humans. These teachings are shared with the reader not only through words but through full-colour Medicine Wheel illustrations, breathtaking nature photography, and fascinating re-creations of Mayan art and artifacts.
A rich blend of spiritual adventure, lyrical beauty, profound wisdom, and love, 'Lightningbolt' delivers a courageous and timely message – that the Medicine Wheels are an inheritance that belongs to all of Earth's peoples. They have the power to transform not only each individual but also the course of humanity. The legacy of the Medicine Wheels renews our understanding of the true intelligence of our Sacred Mother Earth, and teaches that without healing the Self there can be no healing of the world.
"Readers who enjoyed Storm's classic 'Seven Arrows', an exploration of Native American culture, will especially treasure the engrossing reading experience provided in this magnificent volume."
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
About the Author
Hyemeyohsts Storm was born and raised on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. In the seventies and early eighties he was a guest speaker at numerous US and Canadian universities. He has been a speaker for Greenpeace. He has spoken and given television interviews throughout the world and been a guest speaker on many Native American Reservations. Over a decade ago Storm discontinued lecturing and dedicated his life to the creation of ‘Lightning Bolt’. Two years ago on completion of the book Hyemeyohsts and his wife Swan Storm began a world tour of lectures and workshops.