Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions
Extreame Savings Item! Save 44% on the Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions by Joseph Epes Brown at Astrology Answers. MPN: 13 halftones. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Teaching Spirits offers a thematic approach to Native American religious traditions. Through years of living with and learning about Native
Brown was one of the first scholars to recognize that Native religions-rather than being relics of the past-are vital traditions that tribal members shape and adapt to meet both timeless and contemporary needs. Teaching Spirits reflects this view, using examples from the present as well as the past. For instance, when writing about Plains rituals, he describes not only building an impromptu sweat lodge in a Denver hotel room with Black Elk in the 1940s, but also the struggles of present-day Crow tribal members to balance Sun Dances and vision quests with nine-to-five jobs.
In this groundbreaking work, Brown suggests that Native American traditions demonstrate how all components of a culture can be interconnected-how the presence of the sacred can permeate all lifeways to such a degree that what we call religion is integrated into all of life's activities. Throughout the book, Brown draws on his extensive personal experience with Black Elk, who came to symbolize for many the richness of the imperiled native cultures. This volume brings to life the themes that resonate at the heart of Native American religious traditions.
|Manufacturer:||Oxford University Press|
|Brand:||Joseph Epes Brown|
|Part Number:||13 halftones|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Studio:||Oxford University Press|
|Item Weight:||0.71 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.8 x 5.6 x 5.6 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.75 pounds|
|Package Size:||6.1 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches|