Coming down from Above Prophecy, Resistance, and Renewal in Native American Religions

ISBN-10: 0806139668

ISBN-13: 9780806139661

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lee Irwin

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List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 12/19/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Lee Irwin is a Professor in the Religious Studies Department at the College of Charleston where he teaches world religions with an emphasis on Native American traditions, western esotericism, hermeticism, contemporary spirituality, mystical cosmology and transpersonal religious experience as related to dreams and visions. He is the Vice President of the Association for the Study of Esotericism (ASE), a board member of the Sophia Institute and a Guiding Voice for Seven Pillars House of Wisdom. He has been a workshop leader and group facilitator for over 25 years, particularly in the areas of visionary cosmology and the development of the sacred human. He is the author of many books and articles, including: The Dream Seekers, Visionary Worlds, Awakening to Spirit: On Life, Illumination, and Being, The Alchemy of Soul, and ​
Coming Down From Above: Prophecy, Resistance, and Renewal in Native American Religions.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Note on Terminology
Prologue: Native American Religious History
Ancient Visionary Worlds
The Adena-Hopewell Ancestors
Mississippi Temple Mound Cultures
The Natchez Great Sun
Cherokee Ani-Kutani
The Rhetoric of Conquest
Catholic Apocalyptic Traditions
Theological and Millennial Prophecies
Columbus and the Tainos
Protestant Prophetic Theories
The Invasion of Paradise
Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl
Cortes and the Aztecs
Breaking the Wings of the Heart
Pope and the Pueblo Revolt
A Clashing of Worldviews
Lenape Religious Traditions
The Sword of God's Word
Missionaries and Praying Indians
The Delaware Prophets
The Haudenosaunee Good Word
Deganawida and Hiawatha
Black Robes and Iron Men
Ganioda'yo (Handsome Lake)
Carrying the Good Word (Gai'wiiyo)
Fighting for a Way of Life
Tenskwatawa, Prophet of the Lakes
Main Poc, Naigoos, and Tecumtha
Hillis Hadjo and the Muskogee Prophets Movement
Red Clay, White Sand: The Cherokee Revival
Removal and Resistance
Wabokieshiek and Asakiwaki Removal
Kenekuk and Kickapoo Removal
Dream Dance Prophets of the Plateau
Shaman-Prophets among the Athapaskans
Drum and Dreamer Prophets
Smohalla and the Waashat Resistance
Skolaskin and Drum Dance Repression
John Slocum, the Squaxin Shaker Prophet
Jake Hunt, the Waptashi Prophet
The Ghost Dance Traditions
The Early Paiute Ghost Dance
Earth Lodge and Bole Maru Prophets
Wovoka and the Reborn Ghost Dance
The Lakotas at Wounded Knee
In Search of Religious Freedom
Dream Knowledge among the Apaches
Daslahdn and the Apache Prophet Dances
Hopi Prophecies of the White Brother
Pan-Indian Prophets and the Rainbow Tribe
Epilogue: Contemporary Prophet Dance Traditions
Native Prophetic Testimonies
Papoohan (Lenape)
Neolin (Lenape)
Ganioda'yo (Haudenosaunee)
Jimmy Johnson (Haudenosaunee)
Tenskwatawa (Shawnee)
Kenekuk (Kickapoo)
John Slocum (Squaxin)
Ghost Dance (Lakota)
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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