A Native American concept of God.
January 3rd, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Uharu.
Let me continue describing my culture.
It is true that my people believed in a higher Creator, but not in the sense that you understand.
You are well aware that cultures differ widely in their descripton of this higher force. We did not believe in one single God who ruled alone. As you realize, our awareness conceived of multiple spirits and gods. No, it was not similar to ancient Greek mythology, where lesser gods were ruled by Zeus. It was more complex than that.
Furthermore, there was not a separation between the material and the sacred or spiritual. What I mean is that, as with many other Native tribal beliefs, natural manifestations, such as animals, plants, and stars, were animated with a spirit of life. Indeed, human beings were not seen as separate or higher in any way than the surrounding environment. It was one seamless whole, in which spirit animated everything.