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Teaching spirits : understanding Native American religious traditions

Author: Joseph Epes Brown; Emily Cousins
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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This text offers a thematic approach to Native American religious traditions. The author demonstrates how themes within native traditions connect with each other while upholding the integrity of individual traditions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brown, Joseph Epes.
Teaching spirits.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00044072
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Epes Brown; Emily Cousins
ISBN: 9780195138757 0195138759 1429403926 9781429403924
OCLC Number: 252601490
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 140 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Back to back --
Changeless at the heart of change : concepts of time and process --
Fixing a center : Native American sacred geography --
Silence, the word, and the sacred : evoking the sacred through language and song --
"There is no word for art" : the creative process --
Relationship and reciprocity : a metaphysics of nature --
A unity of experience : purification, expansion, and identity through ritual.
Responsibility: Joseph Epes Brown with Emily Cousins.
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A wonderful, clear synthesis-perhaps the best we have-of American Indian spiritual traditions, so precious and so illuminating, because they are not separate from land and life. Peter Matthiessen, Read more...

 
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