THE SACRED PIPE BLACK ELKS ACCOUNT OF THE SEVEN RITES OF THE OGLALA SIOUX THE CIVILIZATION OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN SERIES

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The Sacred Pipe

Author : Joseph Epes Brown
ISBN : 9780806186719
Genre : Religion
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Black Elk of the Sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe," he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through this book in which I shall explain what our pipe really is, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone. Then they will realize that we Indians know the One true God, and that we pray to Him continually." Black Elk was the only qualified priest of the older Oglala Sioux still living when The Sacred Pipe was written. This is his book: he gave it orally to Joseph Epes Brown during the latter's eight month's residence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Black Elk lived. Beginning with the story of White Buffalo Cow Woman's first visit to the Sioux to give them the sacred pip~, Black Elk describes and discusses the details and meanings of the seven rites, which were disclosed, one by one, to the Sioux through visions. He takes the reader through the sun dance, the purification rite, the "keeping of the soul," and other rites, showing how the Sioux have come to terms with God and nature and their fellow men through a rare spirit of sacrifice and determination. The wakan Mysteries of the Siouan peoples have been a subject of interest and study by explorers and scholars from the period of earliest contact between whites and Indians in North America, but Black Elk's account is without doubt the most highly developed on this religion and cosmography. The Sacred Pipe, published as volume thirty-six in the Civilization of the American Indian Series, will be greeted enthusiastically by students of comparative religion, ethnologists, historians, philosophers, and everyone interested in American Indian life.
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The Gift Of The Sacred Pipe

Author : Vera Louise Drysdale
ISBN : 0806123117
Genre : Social Science
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Based on Black Elk's account of the seven rites of the Oglala Sioux as originally recorded and edited by Joseph Epes Brown.
Category: Social Science

The Seven Sisters Of The Pleiades

Author : Munya Andrews
ISBN : 1876756454
Genre : Science
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The seven sisters of the Pleiades are known throughout the world and appear again and again in stories from many cultures. Beginning with her grandmother's tale, Munya Andrews takes the reader to the stars, around and across the planet through Indigenous North America, Australia, Japan and the Pacific, and back through time to Ancient Egypt, India, Greece and South America. She explores the commonalities of legends to discover our common human origins. The Subaru from Japan share much with the young women depicted as birds in the stories from Greece and Indigenous Australia. The Pleiades have been the source of much mythology, wisdom and science over many millennia. The book is also an examination of culture and how culture is expressed through symbols and stories related to stars and other astronomical phenomena. Her work is distinguished from other studies in the field because she brings to it an Indigenous perspective which enriches its interpretative power. No other writer has captured the richness of this mysterious constellation.
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Selling The Indian

Author : Carter Jones Meyer
ISBN : 0816521484
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of essays consider the selling of American Indian culture and how it affects the Native community, showing how appropriation of American Indian cultures have been persistent practices of American society over the last century, constituting a form of cultural imperialism that could contribute to the destruction of American Indian culture and identity.
Category: Social Science

Call Of The Sacred Drum Volume 3

Author : David Robert Cobb
ISBN : 9781497522299
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Call of the Sacred Drum Volume III: Crystal Spirit Medicine, explores crystal healing from a shamanic perspective working with the Spirit of the Crystal and not just the crystal itself. Covered in this textbook is how to contact with the spirit of a crystal, body grids to use in shamanic healing, and descriptions and attributes of over 100 crystals. This textbook is required for the CSD School of Shamanism Shamanic Crystal Healer Course.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Call Of The Sacred Drum Volume 2

Author : David Robert Cobb
ISBN : 9781481171946
Genre : Religion
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Call of the Sacred Drum Volume II: Shamanic Plant Alchemy - Working with the Spiritual Essence of Plants is the second book in the Call of the Sacred Drum textbook series formatted for the CSD School of Shamanism. This book describes the history, application, and combination of two of the worlds oldest medical practices; Shamanism and Plant Alchemy, also known as Spagyrics
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Wild Horses Wild Wolves

Author : Maureen Enns
ISBN : 9781927330234
Genre : Nature
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Established in 1967, the Ghost River Wilderness Area, located along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta, is one of only three provincially designated wilderness areas in the province. As such, it is supposed to have the strictest form of government protection available in Canada, with development, motorised transportation and recreational activities either tightly controlled or altogether forbidden. This has not been the case, however. Using a stunning combination of drawn and painted images, conventional and remote photography (using hidden cameras activated by heat or motion) and traditional stories told by Peigan and Stoney Nakoda people, Enns invites the reader to join her as she untangles old myths regarding Albertas heritage and reveals some uncomfortable realities facing the province in the 21st century. The wild horses, wolves, moose, deer and bears profiled in this book have had little contact with humankind. As communities, developers and governments struggle to understand the affects of conservation, recreation and development in sacred places, it is becoming more and more difficult to keep the wild in wild animals. This project is a passionate plea for understanding, conservation and action.
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Sky Shamans Of Mongolia

Author : Kevin Turner
ISBN : 9781583949986
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Part travelogue, part experiential spiritual memoir, Kevin Turner takes us to visit with authentic shamans in the steppes and urban centers of modern-day Mongolia. Along the way, the author, a practicing shaman himself, tells of spontaneous medical diagnoses, all-night shamanic ceremonies, and miraculous healings, all welling from a rich culture in which divination, soul-retrieval, and spirit depossession are a part of everyday life. Shamanism, described in the 1950s by Mircea Eliade as "archaic techniques of ecstasy," is alive and well in Mongolia as a means of accessing "nonordinary realities" and the spirit world. After centuries of suppression by Buddhist and then Communist political powers, it is exploding in popularity in Mongolia. Turner gives compelling accounts of healings and rituals he witnesses among Darkhad, Buryat, and Khalkh shamans, and goes on to provide us with his insights into a universal shamanism, principles that lie at the heart of shamanic traditions worldwide. This astounding, inspiring book will appeal to shamans and shamanic therapists, students of Mongolian culture and comparative religion, and fans of off-grid travel memoirs. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Black Elk

Author : Michael F. Steltenkamp
ISBN : 0806129883
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Portrays the Sioux spiritual leader as a victim of Western subjugation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Intercultural Discipleship Encountering Mission

Author : W. Jay Moon
ISBN : 9781493411481
Genre : Religion
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This addition to an acclaimed series brings cutting-edge research to bear on a topic of perennial interest: making disciples. The book looks at disciple-making from multiple cultures to help readers discover contextual approaches that are culturally relevant and biblically faithful. It emphasizes methods that are especially effective with contemporary converts and includes practical examples from around the world. Each chapter includes sidebars, discussion questions, an activity for discipling, and a case study. An appendix contains further suggestions and exercises for instructors. Additional resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
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