Notes on Shamanic Wisdom
Elders were graciously honored in early cultures, a concept that is lost among modern humans today. Our industrialized societies witness many people living without much discipline or spiritual depth, allowing age to fritter away their power, insight, and wisdom. Old age does not necessarily cause the development of increased insight. The hidden truth behind the honoring of the elder remains buried in antiquity, and many Native peoples do not even remember these ancient, hidden laws of nature.