American Indian Rain Ritual
It is not published any more and it will surprise many where it can be found. Being Indian it may surprise you that it is not a dance but you can if the feeling comes over you. The ritual can be found in old Bibles. It involves preparing a Shrine and using your hair on the Shrine as well as a circle around the place where it is housed. Upon returning to the Shrine some of your hair is set on fire and placed at the Shrine. After the hair is burnt 3 and one half days later it will rain. The American Indian Rain Ritual is the shamanic or spiritual way. It uses intention, prayers, medicine objects and ceremony to help an individual connect with an unseen force of nature that produces clouds, rain, thunder and lightning, winds and other weather phenomenon.
A rain ritual is common all over the world and a ceremony is a part of the ritual. In the world of modern materialistic science, nobody is supposed to be able to make rain. And yet people are. Even non-shamans are making rain. American Matt Ryan, coined ‘the rainmaker’, claims to be able to bring rain. He has been hired over the years by farmers to bring rain. Matt Ryan learned from Sun Bear, who he reveres as a rain man of the first degree. Sun Bear said that he worked with “the Grandfathers” an invisible, spiritual consciousness, a being of sorts; one that worked with humans and the weather. He said they’d been doing it for thousands and thousands of years.
In my own attempt to make it rain I used the method which I found in an old Bible. Three and a half days later a small cloud came over the house and it started raining. The rain only covered about one hundred square yards right where I was. Then it stopped raining. There had been a drought for 86 days and it continued for 3 more weeks after that day.