Spirits of the Earth

A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies

Author: Robert Lake-Thom

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101141778

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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"There are ancient secrets and lessons hidden in nature. If you seek for guidance, you will discover truth." —Bobby Lake-Thom Much of the ancient knowledge that has been passed down from Native American medicine men, or shamans is in danger of being lost. Bobby Lake-Thom, a Native American healer known as Medicine Grizzly Bear, has sought to preserve this powerful heritage by sharing his wisdom and experience learning from the world around us. The result is Spirits of the Earth, an extraordinary compilation of legends and rituals about nature's ever-present signs. From the birds that soar above us to the insincts beneath our feet, Bobby Lake-Thom shows how the creatures of the earth can aid us in healing and self-knowledge. What does it mean if a hawk appears in a dream? What are the symbolic interpretations of a deer, a skunk, a raccoon? Lake-Thom, who has studied with the elders of many tribes, explains the significance of animal figures as manifestations of good or evil, and shows how we can develop our own powers of awareness and intuition. The first book of its kind, this practical and enlightening resource includes dozens of fashinating animal myths and legends, as well as exercises and activities that draw upon animal powers for guidance, healing, wisdom, and the expansion of spiritual influences in our lifes. You'll discover here: • How animals, birds, and insects act as signs and omens • The significance of vision quests • How to make and use a medicine wheel • The role of spirit symbols—and how they affect the unconscious • Excercises for creative dreaming • The power of the earth-healing ceremony • How to increase your spiritual strength and create sacred spaces • And more From the Trade Paperback edition.

Spirits of the Earth

A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies

Author: Bobby Lake-Thom

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Explores the symbolic meanings of animals in Native American legends

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes)

Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695682

Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

A Political Companion to Herman Melville

Author: Jason Frank

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813143896

Category: History

Page: 456

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The U.S. South is a distinctive political and cultural force -- not only in the eyes of Americans, but also in the estimation of many Europeans. The region played a distinctive role as a major agricultural center and the source of much of the wealth in early America, but it has also served as a catalyst for the nation's only civil war, and later, as a battleground in violent civil rights conflicts. Once considered isolated and benighted by the international community, the South has recently evoked considerable interest among popular audiences and academic observers on both sides of the Atlantic. In The U.S. South and Europe, editors Cornelis A. van Minnen and Manfred Berg have assembled contributions that interpret a number of political, cultural, and religious aspects of the transatlantic relationship during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors discuss a variety of subjects, including European colonization, travel accounts of southerners visiting Europe, and the experiences of German immigrants who settled in the South. The collection also examines slavery, foreign recognition of the Confederacy as a sovereign government, the lynching of African Americans and Italian immigrants, and transatlantic religious fundamentalism. Finally, it addresses international perceptions of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement as a framework for understanding race relations in the United Kingdom after World War II. Featuring contributions from leading scholars based in the United States and Europe, this illuminating volume explores the South from an international perspective and offers a new context from which to consider the region's history.

Integral Ecology

Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World

Author: Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, Ph.D.,Michael E. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824469

Category: Nature

Page: 832

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Today there is a bewildering diversity of views on ecology and the natural environment. With more than two hundred distinct and valuable perspectives on the natural world—and with scientists, economists, ethicists, activists, philosophers, and others often taking completely different stances on the issues—how can we come to agreement to solve our toughest environmental problems? In response to this pressing need, Integral Ecology unites valuable insights from multiple perspectives into a comprehensive theoretical framework—one that can be put to use right now. The framework is based on Integral Theory, as well as Ken Wilber’s AQAL model, and is the result of over a decade of research exploring the myriad perspectives on ecology available to us today and their respective methodologies. Dozens of real-life applications and examples of this framework currently in use are examined, including three in-depth case studies: work with marine fisheries in Hawai’i, strategies of eco-activists to protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest, and a study of community development in El Salvador. In addition, eighteen personal practices of transformation are provided for you to increase your own integral ecological awareness. Integral Ecology provides the most sophisticated application and extension of Integral Theory available today, and as such it serves as a template for any truly integral effort.

The Apache

Author: Anne Ake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560066163

Category: History

Page: 96

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Discusses the origins, way of life, spirituality, and social organization of the Apache nations, as well as their relationships with the European settlers.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Voice of the Infinite in the Small

Re-visioning the Insect-human Connection

Author: Joanne Elizabeth Lauck

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570629594

Category: Nature

Page: 309

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According to environmental educator Joanne Lauck, insects are intelligent, honorable, ingenious beings who are worthy of our love. Really. The persistent belief that insects are our adversaries still encourages the destructive use of pesticides forty years after Rachel Carson made their deadly effects known in "Silent Spring". Is there a way we can actually coexist happily with insects? Lauck says yes! First we must understand that the problem - as well as the solution - lies within us. Drawing on natural science, myth, Native American wisdom, and touching and funny anecdotes, she reveals the roots of our hostility and shows how we can stop the war on bugs and live in harmony with them, healing an inner aspect of ourselves in the process. The author challenges the reader to view insects as "glittering, glimmering mirrors of divinity" - as creatures that deserve our respect and protection. "The Voice of the Infinite in The Small" was first published in a much longer edition. The author has revised the book extensively to update it and make it even more accessible in this, its first widely distributed edition.

The Artist Inside

A Spiritual Guide to Cultivating Your Creative Self

Author: Tom Crockett

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780767903943

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Explains how to draw on the content of one's dreams and imagination to cultivate the creativity inherent in each individual, furnishing exercises on Vision Shifting, Dream Excavation, the Dream Artist's Studio, and Dream Archaeology, to open up a whole new world of possibilities. Original.

The Native American Oral Tradition

Voices of the Spirit and Soul

Author: Lois J. Einhorn

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275957902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 163

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Analyzes the Native American oral tradition from a rhetorical perspective, focusing on the process of adjusting ideas to people, and people to ideas, and linking the oral tradition to the cultural assumptions, principles, values, and beliefs of Native Americans, as reflected in their speeches, stories, prayers, and songs.

Searching for Mary

An Exploration of Marian Apparitions Across the U.S.

Author: Mark Garvey

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452279520

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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A study of Marian worship explores the growing interest in pilgrimages to sites where apparitions of the Virgin Mary are said to be appearing, offering a personal account of the author's travels to nine U.S. sites where such visions have been seen. Original.

75 Readings Plus

Author: Santi V. Buscemi,Charlotte Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780073125084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 530

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75 Readings Plus is a version of the best-selling 75 Readings that supplies additional guidance for student readers. Both books are rhetorically arranged and collect the most popular essays for first-year writing. The readings represent a wide variety of authors, disciplines, issues, and interests, and at only $28 net, 75 Readings Plus is an excellent value for students.

International studies resources

a selected guide

Author: Christine Furno,Robert Goehlert,Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of Global Change

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Encyclopedia of American folklore

Author: Linda S. Watts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739484425

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

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Encyclopedia of American Folklore helps readers explore the topics, terms, themes, figures, and issues related to the folklore of the United States.

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook

Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781412916080

Category: Social Science

Page: 1344

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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.