So back to White Eagle, and his sayings. What have I found out about him: one, he is no longer — and if he was, there is no proof of him. Two, he may or may not therefore have been, or officially now be capable of being, (intake of breath) Native American Indian. However, he is a being, who needed an earthly name. So to him an Earthly name was given. And this name — White Eagle — was given as a “symbolic name” because, in Native American legend, White Eagle means “spiritual teacher” and, just as importantly “the white eagle flies straight towards the sun.”
What importance the sun? Those half million of us who have bought and read The Quiet Mind Sayings of White Eagle know very well that White Eagle sayings are frequently about if not the sun exactly, then light. They are about accessing light, or bearing light or carrying it — the light of Christ, or just the light within. It pours like a golden ray into the heart….
Still, we remain at the question who was and is White Eagle?
If White Eagle is a dead, when did he write or say his sayings? He did not write or say his sayings. Instead, he chose Spiritualist Barbara Cooke to be his medium and write down hi sayings. And why not her? She was British, at a time when being British was still advantageous. She was not bad looking, and in 1913 she was already a successful young medium. Add to which, she married another Spiritualist, Ivan, with whom she set up the first White Eagle Lodge in 1936. This lodge still exists: below is their current rendition of White Eagle.
See Part 3 of this blog, tomorrow, for details yet to come on the White Eagle Lodge, Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and the artful invention of photographs of fairies by two girl cousins in Britain…