Spirits of the Earth

Author: Robert Lake-Thom
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101141779
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: Social Science

"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

Author: Bobby Lake-Thom
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: IND:30000001400807
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

Explores the symbolic meanings of animals in Native American legends

Call of the Great Spirit

Author: Bobby Lake-Thom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781591438649
Release Date: 2001-11-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A traditional Native American healer from the Karuk tribe shares his personal story of reconnection to the Great Spirit in contemporary America. • By Bobby Lake-Thom, author of the bestseller Native Healer. • Provides Native American shamanic perspective on disease and healing. • Explores indigenous social identity in a spiritual and political context. • Reveals authentic indigenous traditions and ceremonies from numerous tribes. This redemption story of Native American healer Bobby Lake-Thom invites the reader to enter a world of authentic indigenous traditions and ceremonies. Bobby, also known as Medicine Grizzly Bear, didn't recognize his shamanic calling at first. He didn't know that his vivid dreams, psychic abilities, and visitations by wild animals and ghostly figures were calls from the Great Spirit. In the age-old shamanic tradition, it took a near-death experience for the message to get through to him. Though still a young man, he was wracked with debilitating arthritis. Unable to handle the physical and psychic pain, he set out into the wilderness determined to kill himself with an overdose of drugs and alcohol. But before downing the substances, he approximated a Native American ceremony as best he could, sending a heartfelt prayer for assistance to the Great Spirit. He woke up--alive--the next morning and received a message from Eagle, telling him to seek help from Wahsek, a medicine man in the northern mountains. And so Bobby's apprenticeship began. Forbidden to reveal Wahsek's secrets until 10 years after his death, Bobby is now free to share this fascinating story with the world.

Honoring the Medicine

Author: Kenneth Cohen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345435132
Release Date: 2006-06
Genre: Medical

An introduction to Native American medicine explores their healing traditions, philosophy, and methods, explaining how such fundamental therapies as counseling, massage, and more can be integrated with western medicine, how Native Americans understand healing therapies, and how the Native American approach can be interpreted, all from the perspective of a traditional healer. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Mother Earth Spirituality

Author: Ed McGaa
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062043979
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"A dear stream of practical knowledge with the mind change we need to save the life of our Mother Earth--and ourselves . . . This is a book for every person who loves this planet. Eagle Man shows us the joyful path home to our universal Mother." ?ynthia Bend, Water Spirit Woman, co-author of Birth of a Modem Shaman "A rich panorama of our native heritage which allows the seeker access to the heart of the Path of Beauty. Ed McGaa has walked this path so that all people may live in harmony." Samie Sams, Hancoka Olowanpi, author of Midnight Song: Quest for the Vanished Ones "Ed McGaa is one of the first persons who can write about 0glala religion in the first person because he has lived it. For years anthropologists have hoped a Native American would portray that society from the inside out. Ed McGaa has. It's about time." William K. Powers, author of 0glala Religion "Fascinating as well as inspiring reading. Ed McGaa makes an excellent spiritual guide and intellectual teacher . . . The information stimulates the mind, the drawings delight the eye, and the ideas soothe the spirit." Jack Weatherford, author of Indian Givers "Profound and insightful . . . Mother Earth Spirituality will be of great importance to those of us, both 'rainbow' and non-Indian people, who walk over land in search of a deeper spiritual life . . . For us, this book is an invaluable guide showing us how to do it." Fred Alm Wolf, Ph.D., author of Taking the Quantum Leap

Native Healer

Author: Bobby Lake-Thom
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835606678
Release Date: 1991-03-01
Genre: Social Science

An exciting glimpse into the world of Native American shamanism. Many today claim to be healers and spiritual teachers, but Medicine Grizzlybear Lake definitely is both. In this work he explains how a person is called by higher powers to be a medicine man or woman and describes the trials and tests of a candidate. Lake gives a colorful picture of Native American shamanism and discusses ceremonies such as the vision quest and sweat lodge.

Symbols of Native America

Author: Heike Owusu
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 0806963476
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

A thousand illustrations show the fascinating origins and meanings of 300 signs, starting with the simplest—lines, circles, curves—and tracing their combinations into ever more complex designs. They come from a variety of North American tribes, and depict bonds with nature (particularly animals and the landscape), rituals, and legends that convey heroism and wisdom.

The Wisdom of the Native Americans

Author: Kent Nerburn
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 157731297X
Release Date: 2010-10-06
Genre: Social Science

The teachings of the Native Americans provide a connection with the land, the environment, and the simple beauties of life. This collection of writings from revered Native Americans offers timeless, meaningful lessons on living and learning. Taken from writings, orations, and recorded observations of life, this book selects the best of Native American wisdom and distills it to its essence in short, digestible quotes — perhaps even more timely now than when they were first written. In addition to the short passages, this edition includes the complete Soul of an Indian, as well as other writings by Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman), one of the great interpreters of American Indian thought, and three great speeches by Chiefs Joseph, Seattle, and Red Jacket.

Teaching Spirits

Author: Joseph Epes Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195138759
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Demonstrates common themes in Native American cultures of the Lakota, Navajo, and Ojibwe tribes, and discusses how Native American traditions and values counter modern materialism and encourage sensitivity to others.

Native American Animal Stories

Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 1555911277
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A collection of twenty-four animal stories from Indian tribes throughout North America

Native American Religious Traditions

Author: Suzanne Crawford O Brien
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317346197
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Genre: Political Science

Focusing on three diverse indigenous traditions, Native American Religious Traditions highlights the distinct oral traditions and ceremonial practices; the impact of colonialism on religious life; and the ways in which indigenous communities of North America have responded, and continue to respond, to colonialism and Euroamerican cultural hegemony.

The Soul of the Indian

Author: Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486138237
Release Date: 2012-03-13
Genre: History

The author discusses forms of ceremonial and symbolic worship, the unwritten scriptures, and the spirit world, emphasizing the universal quality and personal appeal of Native American religion.

The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans An A to Z of Tribes Culture and History

Author: Adele Nozedar
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007519446
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: History

A comprehensive guide to the history, culture, and religious beliefs and practices of America’s native people, The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans tells the varied and colourful stories of the tribes, their greatest leaders, wars, pacts, and the long-lasting impact that their profound wisdom and spirituality has on the West today.