Australia's Aboriginal Elder, Cedric.
How 'primitive' must a culture be, still to hold onto a human interplay with -- not the physical world?
Hopi Chief Dan Evemhema. His spiritual compass has centered in North America, but tapped into mystery, too.
For 'contemporary', 'scientific', 'secular', 'modern', 'technological' mankind, though,
when did the last 'respected elder' live and die?
Sometime when common households held several generations.
Let's check Wikipedia on this.
(photo: Ted Szukalski)