World We Used to Live In Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men
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Description: One of the unfortunate byproducts of the recent renaissance in Native American spirituality has been the abuse and misuse of sacred ceremonies by Indians and non- Indians alike. In Vine Deloria's Jr.'s groundbreaking final work, the culmination of more than 30 years of research and scholarship, this great and beloved thinker reclaims the importance of these ceremonies for Native America. Through the collection of dozens of stories about medicine men, across tribes and time, Deloria displays the sense of humility, the reliance on spirits, and the immense powers that characterized Native people through history. Moreover, in a synthesis of many of his earlier writings, Deloria explores the relation of these powers to our current understanding of science and the cosmos.
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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 3/1/2006
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Prologue : traditional religion today|
|Introduction : the universe of spirits|
|Dreams - the approach of the sacred|
|Powers conferred on the medicine men|
|The land and the cosmos|
|Sacred stones and places|
|Unusual exploits of medicine men|
|The spiritual universe|