I’m totally intrigued with the Star Nation and am doing some research to learn more.
In the process, I came across this quote on Star Nation Symbols:
2. For seven sets of four summers, fathers place your hands on the shoulders of your son, standing there before you, remaining quiet for a time and knowing this is your link in the descendency for man, tell him that you love him. As a child this is here and gone, but, as a man he will ask himself, “Did my father love me?” And the wind will tell him so.
3. When you become like a wolf in the lodge of your loved ones, go into the forest. Find tranquility. Rest for awhile, then come home again a whole person.
4. Father and mother, in your youth, find time for your children and in your old age, your sons and daughters will find time for you.
5. If it be necessary to punish a child, do so in such a way as to improve his spirit or his mind, but lay not your hand on him, for you may damage the possession of the Great Spirit, his gift of life to you.
This is especially appropriate in light of the Casey and Caylee Anthony child abuse and murder case. Children are our Gifts from the Great Spirit. The point of correction is to improve the spirit and the mind, not to hurt them or the body.