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Agnes Whistling Elk
“There are two dogs who stand guard in your stomach. Their names in English are jealousy and fear. One guardian dog is jealously fearful, the other fearfully jealous. They are medicine to protect you.”
“I am a medicine woman. I live in the beyond and come back ...”
“Sorcerers never kill anybody. They make people kill themselves.”
“There are no medicine men without medicine women. A medicine man is given power by a woman, and it has always been that way. A medicine man stands in the place of the dog. He is merely an instrument of woman. It doesn't look that way anymore, but it is true.”
“In danger there is great power.”
“Power is strength and the ability to see yourself through your own eyes and not through the eyes of another. It is being able to place a circle of power at your own feet and not take power from someone else's circle ...”
Agnes Whistling Elk, U.S. Cree shaman/medicine woman
Note that there are some doubts about the authenticity of the woman called Agnes Whistling Elk.