" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

September 13, 2013

Symbol of Hope? Part 2

Suspicious: Police are investigating the mysterious death of 
a rare white buffalo at a north Texas ranch
After posting this story a few days ago,
The White Buffalo, a Symbol of Hope?
my UK friend King UKe alerted me to this other white buffalo story -
"A rare white buffalo calf that became the centre of a Native American cult has died mysteriously just days before its first birthday.
Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of the buffalo, named Lightning Medicine Cloud, on Lakota Ranch, north Texas.
Ranch owner Arby Little Soldier says he found the animal dead on Monday. The buffalo's mother was found dead the following day, he said.
 Last year, thousands attended a naming ceremony to celebrate the calf's May 12 birth. The ceremony, held at the ranch, included gourd dancing, traditional drum ceremonies and Native American arts and craft vendors.
According to Lakota Sioux lore, the goddess of peace once appeared in the form of a white buffalo calf.
Arby Little Soldier says the buffalo 'was the hope of all nations'."
"Arby Little Soldier was working on a film about the rare animal, 
called 'White Buffalo: An American Prophecy'. 
In a promotional video, uploaded on Youtube in January, he said his ancestors had told him of Lightning Medicine Cloud's birth.
He said there was a one in six billion chance of a buffalo being born white, 
and that they were 'very sacred'.
He added that the calf was the first ever born to an individual native American and that its birth filled a prophecy that had lived in the hearts of many Native Americans for centuries.

Arby Little Solder said a birthday celebration planned this month will be a memorial instead."
I guess as the last line of Springsteen's song Nebraska says, 
"They wanted to know why I did what I did
Well sir I guess there's just a meanness in this world
Let's hope that this gutless act doesn't mean that Lightning Medicine Cloud's murder doesn't warn of a storm brewing on the horizon..

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