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The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards

Author : Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer
ISBN : 089281456X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book and beautifully illustrated deck draw on the ancient Lakota ritual of healing and purification known as the sacred Inipi, or sweat lodge ceremony, which has existed in the Lakota culture for thousands of years. The cards and accompanying book comprise a self-contained and highly original system that will help you harness creative energies to deal with issues that are of concern in your life. Used for self-discovery rather than divination, the cards gently guide you toward inner growth and self-knowledge in the time-honored tradition of the Lakota people. Fifty cards, illustrated in vibrant color, access the powerful symbols and teachings of the Inipi, capturing the spirit of this ancient ceremony. In a variety of spreads the authors show you how the cards can provide you with an expanded vision of your being and purpose, offering an intimate sense of walking in balance between the conscious world and the world of spirit. Publication coincides with the U.N. Year of Indigenous People. Archie Fire Lame Deer is one of the leaders of the Native American spirituality movement.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Lakota Ritual Of The Sweat Lodge

Author : Raymond A. Bucko
ISBN : 0803264526
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 37.92 MB
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For centuries, a persistent and important component of Lakota religious life has been the Inipi, the ritual of the sweat lodge. The sweat lodge has changed little in appearance since its first recorded description in the late seventeenth century. The ritual itself consists of songs, prayers, and other actions conducted in a tightly enclosed, dark, and extremely hot environment. Participants who “sweat” together experience moral strengthening, physical healing, and the renewal of social and cultural bonds. Today, the sweat lodge ritual continues to be a vital part of Lakota religion. It has also been open to use, often controversial, by non-Indians. The ritual has recently become popular among Lakotas recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. This study is the first in-depth look at the history and significance of the Lakota sweat lodge. Bringing together data culled from historical sources and fieldwork on Pine Ridge Reservation, Raymond A. Bucko provides a detailed discussion of continuity and changes in the “sweat” ritual over time. He offers convincing explanations for the longevity of the ceremony and its continuing popularity.
Category: Social Science

Healing Logics

Author : Erika Brady
ISBN : 9780874214543
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 78.99 MB
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Scholars in folklore and anthropology are more directly involved in various aspects of medicine—such as medical education, clinical pastoral care, and negotiation of transcultural issues—than ever before. Old models of investigation that artificially isolated "folk medicine," "complementary and alternative medicine," and "biomedicine" as mutually exclusive have proven too limited in exploring the real-life complexities of health belief systems as they observably exist and are applied by contemporary Americans. Recent research strongly suggests that individuals construct their health belief systmes from diverse sources of authority, including community and ethnic tradition, education, spiritual beliefs, personal experience, the influence of popular media, and perception of the goals and means of formal medicine. Healing Logics explores the diversity of these belief systems and how they interact—in competing, conflicting, and sometimes remarkably congruent ways. This book contains essays by leading scholars in the field and a comprehensive bibliography of folklore and medicine.
Category: Social Science

Tarot And Other Meditation Decks

Author : Emily E. Auger
ISBN : 0786483040
Genre : Art
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Hundreds of new Tarot decks have been produced in the late twentieth century, many of them based on the structure and images of Arthur Waite and artist Pamela Smith’s Rider-Waite deck (1910). The continuing popularity and influence of the Rider-Waite deck makes it a standard for identifying, categorizing and analyzing contemporary Tarot and other meditation decks. This work of art history analyzes such decks in relation to conventional art styles and movements, including Symbolism, Surrealism, the modernist “grid” and the low/high value hierarchy, and postmodern art movements and concepts such as the dissolution of the modernist value hierarchy, Pattern and Decoration art, and collage. It also examines them in relation to literary concepts, including the novel, utopias, and popular genres. The author’s analysis is supported by numerous illustrations, including the Rider-Waite major arcana cards juxtaposed with examples of their counterparts from more recent decks.
Category: Art

The Guilt Of Nations

Author : Elazar Barkan
ISBN : 0801868076
Genre : History
File Size : 48.70 MB
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The author takes a sweeping look at the idea of restitution and its impact on the concept of human rights and the practice of politics. She confronts the difficulties of determining victims and assigning blame.
Category: History

Spare The Rod Love The Child

Author : Anne B. Gielisse MA ARNP CNS
ISBN : 1477279237
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 80.75 MB
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SPARE THE ROD LOVE THE CHILD shows you a path into the domain of unconditional loving. The adventure begins with learning to love and respect yourself and your spouse. Next, you will discover the mental, emotional and spiritual needs of children and learn how to meet them, set limits, and discipline with unconditional love, through every stage of development. Starting before conception, this book will guide you through the ups and downs of childhood into the phase that parents dread, the letting go of their children when they are grown; and into the new world of creating and maintaining loving, healthy relationships with your adult offspring. Every page reflects compassionate understanding for those who have the important task of raising and guiding children in todays world. "Written with love and a sense of humor, SPARE THE ROD LOVE THE CHILD {title in italics} is a highly readable workbook. The topics are broken down into easily identified segments, to facilitate looking them up. Helpful, practical activities and exercises show how to implement unconditional love. Dedicated to parents, grandparents, teachers, child care and health professionals, and everyone who cares about children, this book will show you how to teach children to accept and love themselves, so that they may grow into caring, balanced adults." David C. Reber, B.Arch.
Category: Family & Relationships

Jeff Herman S Guide To Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0871162016
Genre : Authors and publishers
File Size : 89.32 MB
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A guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents includes information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
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Insider S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents 1996 1997

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0761501282
Genre : Book editors
File Size : 87.57 MB
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No other book gives aspiring authors the inside scoop on the names and specialties of acquisitions editors. This vital information makes all the difference when submitting a book proposal or manuscript by keeping writers of all genres on top of the rapidly changing world of publishing. Who's moved where, who's new to the scene, who's gone for good--it's all here in one big volume.
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Writer S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents 1998 1999

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0761510125
Genre : Authors and publishers
File Size : 66.92 MB
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"A real find for the aspiring writer."--"The Associated Press "In-depth information."--"The Writer Who are they? What do they want? How do you win them over? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1998-1999 edition of the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman. Filled with "the information authors and aspiring authors need in order to avoid having a manuscript end up in the "slush pile," this comprehensive listing is organized in an easy-to-use format. It includes in-depth information about publishing houses and literary agents in the United States and Canada. The specifics include the names and addresses of editors and agents, what they're looking for, comission rates, and other key information. In addition, readers will discover the most common mistakes people make while attempting to solicit an agent (and how to avoid them) as well as numerous suggestions designed to increase the chances of getting representation. "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents also includes dozens of valuable essays giving readers insight and guidance into such topics as: - How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal - How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract - Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration - Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees About the Author "Jeff Herman is the founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, a leading New York agency. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors. Herman frequently speaks to writer's groups and at conferences on the topic of getting published.
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