I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.

– Black Elk

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux (1932). By John G Neihardt.