Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards

[Bison Nation/Man] [Mother Earth] The Lakota Sweat Lodge cards are a set of teaching cards offering lessons and symbols from the sacred Inipi purification ceremony of the Lakota (Sioux). The cards are the work of Helene Sarkis and Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer, a Lakota Wichasha Wakan, or Holy Man. Sarkis' love of the Lakota way began with a vision she received during her first sweat lodge ceremony. The 50-card deck is divided into three groups: the sixteen great mysteries (aspects of the Great Spirit or Wakan Tanka), eight Supernatural Spirits (or planets) and 26 elements of the sweat lodge. Cards are numbered and names are given in English and Lakota. This deck only comes as a deck/book set with The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards: Spiritual Teachings of the Sioux (177 pages). The description for each card includes a testimony, traditional meaning, card explanation and meditation.

Number of
Copyright Publisher Book Cover Card Back
50 3 3/8"
4 7/8"
1994 Destiny Books [book cover] [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English, Lakota

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): no suits

Also Included: instruction book

Sixteen Great Mysteries:
Great Spirit, Sun, Motion, Mother Earth, Stone, Moon, Wind
Satisfaction & Passion, Thunderbeings, Bison Nation/Man, Bear
Four Directions, Whirlwind, Spirit of Man, Ghost, Intellect, The Material
Eight Supernaturals:
Woman with Two Faces, Spider, Old Woman Sorceress, Goddess of Water,
Old Man Sorcerer of the North, Eight Directions of the Wind,
Wind, Whirlwind & Storm
Elements of the Sweat Lodge:
Cloud, The West-Black, The North-Red, The East-Yellow, The South-White,
Sweat Lodge, Sacred Pipe, Tree of Life, Morning Star, Grandfather's Breath,
Sacred Herbs, Prayer Ties, Sacred Songs, Fire Pit, All My Relations,
Sacred Mound, Water, Air, Fire, Earth, Swan, Grandmother, Moontime,
Mole, Crying for a Dream

Suit Names: no suits

Court Cards: no court cards

Links to Other Sites:
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