Have you ever heard a Raven as he flies beneath the skies?
Have you harkened to his warning to shed your own disguise?
In your trance, you keep living in misery.
As if you wish your spirit to die.
LET Raven de-spell you and remove you from your trance.
For the Great Mystery awaits you with experience -
the kind you never knew you had.
In a glance you may set your ego and your id free.
That is, if you wish to be wise.
That is, if you wish to survive.
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Raven's color is the color of the void - the black hole in space that holds all the energy of the creative source. In Native teachings, the color black means many things, but it does not mean evil. Black can mean the seeking of awareness, the void, or the road of the spiritual or non-physical.

Raven is powerful medicine in Native teachings, which can give you the courage to enter the darkness of the void, which is the home of all that is not yet in form. The void is called the Great Mystery. Great Spirit lives inside the void and emerged from Great Mystery. Raven is the messenger of the void. If the irredescent blue-black Raven crosses your path in life, you are about to experience a change in consciousness. An increase in awareness is always good medicine because it plants the seeds of an awakening among others.

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Many who find the home page of the P.A.T.R.I.C.K. Crusade, are seeking help because a loved one is in prison, either illegally, or is being mentally, physically, emotionally, medically or spiritually abused, and they don't know what to do to remedy the situation.

We are People Aligned to Replace Injustice & Cruelty with Knowledge. Knowledge is power. Our government does not want us to know what goes on behind the scenes. The Public's view of what happens to people who are imprisoned, once the gates swing shut, is entirely upside down from reality.

Therein lies some of the explanation for the apathy most seekers of justice encounter among fellow members of the American society. Were they not, themselves, disinterested in the "Prison and Crime Thing" until they too fell prey to the injustice system?

Once their eyes are opened to how prison life is - both for their loved one and themselves there is a change in attitude toward the injustices that befall the vast majority of prisoners and their families in the USA. Suddenly, they realize that they don't deserve this kind of mistreatment from prison officials! This gives them a new perspective on how prisoners and their families should be treated.

There are a number of reasons why all of this is happening. To keep it simple, there are three primary categories to review in order to gain more Knowledge about this. These are (1) Why it started, (2) Why it continues, and (3) How to make this nightmare stop.


A non-spiritual man believes this life is all he's got, and when he dies, he becomes nothing. That fear causes him to horde as much as he can. The material world is all he knows. For this man, there is no life beyond, no thought of compassion for life [except his own], and no idea that all of his actions will come back to him one day.

He views money and power as all important. It is an ego booster, which hides his own deep seeded fear of dying or losing his precious "belongings."

Prison is big business. Revenues are at their highest when prisons are full. Everyone profits except the poor souls who are fuel for the machine to run. There is a menu selection for the history of prisons at $ for further reading.

The uninformed believe it is not profitable to turn criminals into productive citizens. It is more profitable to turn them into angry people. Why? Because they will be more likely commit another crime and return to prison. The revolving door syndrome. This is why prison officials and politicians have opted for punishment over rehabilitation. What an awful dis-service to the Public by Public Officials. And they do this with your tax money.


First of all, you are paying for all of this with your hard-earned tax dollars.

Secondly, you are not willing to speak out against the system because you fear retaliation to your loved one.

Prison officials and the government know this about you. You were "trained" to be this way. You were trained from childhood to be afraid. It's okay to be afraid when someone puts a gun to your head. It is not okay to be afraid of exercising your "inalienable" United States Constitutional Rights. $. But they count on your fear for their own profit.

In reality, you are not fearing retaliation for your loved one, as much as you fear everyone KNOWING you oppose the injustices in the Criminal Justice System. Maybe someone will call you some names. Maybe you will lose some friends. Maybe it will cost you some money or some hardships. If this is not YOU being purposefully callous or selfish, what is it then? It too is your fear of dying, for you also love material things more than you love truth and justice for all. Remember, emotions can be "material" things too.


When more people Awaken and have the courage to enter the darkness of the void, changes will come sooner. Changes are coming slowly but surely even without you, because there are already thousands of good people around the world who own compassion for their fellow human beings, and they love truth and justice more than they love their material riches. However, these changes will come faster with you.

Know your Rights. Stand up and be heard. Remain in continuous Prayer and Forgiveness. Spread the Knowledge of what you see and read here at the PATRICK Crusade. We welcome all human beings. The broken Criminal Justice System in America is a collective problem that hurts us all, and collectively, we can make that go away. You have two options:

Remain silent and allow things to remain the same or get worse! OR
Stand up with the others and fight FOR Equal Justice under the Law.

The Crosshairs are on the Future today.
If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
Let the chains of injustice be broken.


by Sherry Swiney
Copyright March 30, 2001 All Rights Reserved