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ATAGAHI, THE ENCHANTED LAKE
From James Mooney's History, Myths,
and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

Atagahi, The Enchanted Lake

MENTATION QUESTION: What do I believe, sight unseen?

ATAGAHI, THE ENCHANTED LAKE - FROM THE CHEROKEE: Westward from the headwaters of Oconaluftee river, in the wildest depths of the, Great Smoky mountains, which form the line between North Carolina and Tennessee, is the enchanted lake of Atag'h, "Gall place." Although all the Cherokee know that it is there, no one has ever seen it, for the way is so difficult that only the animals know how to reach it. Should a stray hunter come near the place he would know of it by the whirring sound of the thousands of wild ducks flying about the lake, but on reaching the spot he would find only a dry flat, without bird or animal or blade of grass, unless he had first sharpened his spiritual vision by prayer and fasting and an all-night vigil.

Because it is not seen, some people think the lake has dried up long ago, but this is not true. To one who had kept watch and fast through the night it would appear at daybreak as a wide-extending but shallow sheet of purple water, fed by springs spouting from the high cliffs around.

Atagahi, The Enchanted Lake

In the water are all kinds of fish and reptiles, and swimming upon the surface or flying overhead are great flocks of ducks and pigeons, while all about the shores are bear tracks crossing in every direction. It is the medicine lake of the birds and animals, and whenever a bear is wounded by the hunters he makes his way through the woods to this lake and plunges into the water, and when he comes out upon the other side his wounds are healed. For this reason the animals keep the lake invisible to the hunter.

REFLECTIONS: The Enchanted Lake seeks to remind us of 'the way' we reach spiritual enlightenment. Some things do not have to be seen to be believed. Some things are heard but not seen. Only when we take ourselves through a process, such as fasting, prayer and solitude are our senses so finely tuned and sharpened that we can sense the invisible on the visible plane.

"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
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-- Dr. Loretta Standley

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