Joseph Epes Brown - Native American Indians - Blue route, Red route
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Joseph Epes Brown
The term red and blue days is really far more than a term for good weather, for the Sioux believe that these are the days at the end of the world when the moon will turn red and the sun will turn blue. But since for the traditional man everything in the macrocosm has its counterpart in the microcosm, there may also be an end of the world for the individual here and now, whenever he receives illumination or wisdom from Waken Tanka, so that his ego dies and he then lives continually in the spirit.