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  1. Great Spirit

    The Great Spirit, known as Wakan Tanka among the Sioux, Gitche Manitou in Algonquian, and in many Native American and First Nation cultures as the divine or the sacred, is the supreme being, God, or a conception of universal spiritual force.The Great Spirit has at times been conceptualized as an "anthropomorphic celestial deity," a God of creation, history and eternity, who also takes a personal interest in world affairs and might regularly intervene in the lives of human beings. There have been, and may be, many different speakers for the Great Spirit, each of whom must be dedicated to the preservation of the Native American way of life. The Great Spirit, by way of the spiritual leaders, is looked to for spiritual and cultural guidance on both an individual and community level. Cultural variations among the different Native American Tribes who hold a belief in The Great Spirit have resulted in significantly different stories about this being or these beings, as well as different types of messages being delivered by those seen as prophets or spiritual leaders in these cultures. According to Lakota activist Russell Means, a better translation of Wakan Tanka is the Great Mystery.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of great spirit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of great spirit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of great spirit in a Sentence

  1. Blackfoot chief, (c. 1880):

    Our land is more valuable than your money. As long as the sun shines and the waters flow, this land will be here to give life to men and animals; therefore, we cannot sell this land. It was put here for us by the Great Spirit and we cannot sell it because it does not belong to us.

  2. David Williams:

    We are heartsick over Lisa's tragic and senseless passing, she was a woman of great spirit, kindness and generosity and dedicated to her work, whether on stage or in front of a camera and even more so to her wife, family and friends. We were blessed to have had her in our lives.

  3. Native American:

    The Great Spirit, when He made earth, never intended that it should be made merchandise.

  4. Native American:

    The Great Spirit, who made all things, made every thing for some use, and whatever use he designed anything for, that use it should always be put to. Now, when he made rum, he said 'Let this be for the Indians to get drunk with,' and it must be so.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    In spite of all the tragedy and cruelty, all humans have a kind heart, great spirit, and an insatiable love for the humanity.

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