Smoke Plants of North America. Sharing her personal discovery of over 150 wild plants, legal, non-addictive, medicinal, and enjoyable, that have been smoked by Native Americans and others for centuries. Compiled here for the first time in print, this knowledge is drawn from the author's own experience and her research into original ethnobotanicall texts and contemporary herbalism.
"The Sacred Tree" was created by a native inter-tribal group as a handbook of Native Spirituality for indigenous peoples all over the Americas. Through the guidance of tribal elders, Native values are taught as the primary key to unlocking the force that will move you on your path of self-development. The elders have prophesied that by returning to traditional Native values societies can be transformed. If you practice principles outlined in this book your life will be changed forever.
An unsentimental and unabashed response to our repressed longing: to dance to the drum, to encircle the ritual fire, to know healing lore from times when plants spoke, and to walk again in balance with the Earth. Tamarack Song teaches that the lifeways of all Native peoples are essentially one, sharing not only the same ceremonies and life transitions, but the same spirit and reverence for life. Regardless of our ethnic background or our religious upbringing, we are all essentially Native people who have lost our authentic original voices.
An anthropological documentation of this largely ignored tribe of American Indians. The book provides a wealth of information about traditional Shawnee culture, including maps, photographs, paintings, musical notations of Shawnee songs and descriptions of their ceremonies and dances as recounted by contemporary Shawnee. Though it reads like the academic study that it is, the author, who spent several years visiting the Shawnee and participating in ceremonies, games and everyday activities, is clearly passionate about his study and creates a rich resource for learning about a rich culture.
The adventures and experience of both Tom Brown, Jr. and his Apache mentor, Stalking Wolf.
The first of Tom Brown's autobiographical books that focus on the spiritual side of his apprenticeship with Stalking Wolf, the Lipan Apache mentor he called "Grandfather". This title was originally planned to be the first half of a larger book called "Vision Quest", then split because of publisher's concerns about size.
Tom Brown's second book, an autobiography describing his adventures growing up under the tutelage of Stalking Wolf (his apache mentor), difficult tracking cases as an adult, and ending with Tom's most difficult tracking test of all, tracking Stalking Wolf to his final resting place. A great book that expresses the author's philosophy of native spirituality well.
The best introduction to the skills of nature observation, invisible movement and tracking used by Native Americans since time immemorial.
Black Elk Speaks. When Black Elk received his great vision, white settlers were invading the Lakotas' homeland, decimating buffalo herds, and threatening to extinguish the Lakotas' way of life. The Lakotas fought fiercely to retain their freedom and way of life, a dogged resistance that resulted in a remarkable victory at the Little Bighorn and the unspeakable tragedy at Wounded Knee.
Black Elk, Holy Man of Oglala. Based on extensive interviews with Lucy Look Twice, the holy man's last surviving child, as well as others who knew him personally, This biography of Black Elk sheds new light on the figure portrayed in Black Elk Speaks as a victim of Western subjugation.
Called a spiritual genius by many today, Black Elk is credited with the reawakening and recovery of the pan-Native American ritual and spiritual tradition in America.
Respectful of the integrity of Native American ways, the author draws carefully on those and other Earth-oriented traditions to create an eclectic yet authentic spiritual practice that relies on direct experience of the interrelatedness of all life.