Lame Deer was a man who lived his life to the fullest and sought enlightenment without compromise. That’s right, the Sioux had an enlightenment tradition and their medicine men were spiritual teachers. Every aspirant can take a leaf from this book. Jesus’ crucifixion and the Sioux’s sun dance have two things in common: attitude and sacrificial pain. The most important message of this book: You don’t need to be a saint to be close to the Spirit, you can be yourself. And why not? The Spirit created you, has he not?
Author: Richard Erdoes