It would be easy enough to dismiss any historicial/spiritual message, particularly those missives being filtered through New-Agey sorts messing around with the appropriation (or misappropriation) of indigenous spirtualality and religions. Yet what happens when the message resonates? Judgment has to be tossed aside at that point -- judgment of both the message and the messenger. Having been assigned the coyote as my spirit-animal, though at first a source of humor for me, has been eye-opening.
My greatest failures in life, if they can be called failures (because if you learn from a mistake it just may not be a mistake, no?) have come through the sin of pride and believing myself to be exceptionally clever. My greatest successes have often come through dumb luck.