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The Sacred Pipe

Author : Joseph Epes Brown
ISBN : 9780806186719
Genre : Religion
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Black Elk of the Sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe," he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through this book in which I shall explain what our pipe really is, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone. Then they will realize that we Indians know the One true God, and that we pray to Him continually." Black Elk was the only qualified priest of the older Oglala Sioux still living when The Sacred Pipe was written. This is his book: he gave it orally to Joseph Epes Brown during the latter's eight month's residence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Black Elk lived. Beginning with the story of White Buffalo Cow Woman's first visit to the Sioux to give them the sacred pip~, Black Elk describes and discusses the details and meanings of the seven rites, which were disclosed, one by one, to the Sioux through visions. He takes the reader through the sun dance, the purification rite, the "keeping of the soul," and other rites, showing how the Sioux have come to terms with God and nature and their fellow men through a rare spirit of sacrifice and determination. The wakan Mysteries of the Siouan peoples have been a subject of interest and study by explorers and scholars from the period of earliest contact between whites and Indians in North America, but Black Elk's account is without doubt the most highly developed on this religion and cosmography. The Sacred Pipe, published as volume thirty-six in the Civilization of the American Indian Series, will be greeted enthusiastically by students of comparative religion, ethnologists, historians, philosophers, and everyone interested in American Indian life.

The Gift Of The Sacred Pipe

Author : Vera Louise Drysdale
ISBN : 0806123117
Genre : Social Science
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Based on Black Elk's account of the seven rites of the Oglala Sioux as originally recorded and edited by Joseph Epes Brown.

Black Elk

Author : Michael F. Steltenkamp
ISBN : 0806129883
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Portrays the Sioux spiritual leader as a victim of Western subjugation.

The Spiritual Legacy Of The American Indian

Author : Joseph Epes Brown
ISBN : 9781933316369
Genre : Religion
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This new and updated edition of Joseph Epes Brown's The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian contains previously unpublished letters that were written while Brown was living with Black Elk, providing new details and insights about Black Elk's relationship to the Catholic Church and to traditional Lakota spirituality. This commemorative edition includes: 9 previously unpublished photographs; a new introduction by Ake Hultkrantz; a new editors' preface by Marina Brown Weatherly, Elenita Brown, and Michael Oren Fitzgerald; an appendix of unpublished letters while living with Black Elk; a 4-page biography of Joseph Epes Brown; a complete bibliography of Brown's published works; and an index. Book jacket.

Black Elk Speaks

Author : John G. Neihardt
ISBN : 9781438425405
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

Lakota Belief And Ritual

Author : James R. Walker
ISBN : 0803298676
Genre : Social Science
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"The real value of Lakota Belief and Ritual is that it provides raw narratives without any pretension of synthesis or analysis, as well as insightful biographical information on the man who contributed more than any other individual to our understanding of early Oglala ritual and belief." Plains Anthropologist"In the writing of Indian history, historians and other scholars seldom have the opportunity to look at the past through 'native eyes' or to immerse themselves in documents created by Indians. For the Oglala and some of the other divisions of the Lakota, the Walker materials provide this kind of experience in fascinating and rich detail during an important transition period in their history." Minnesota History"This collection of documents is especially remarkable because it preserves individual variations of traditional wisdom from a whole generation of highly developed wicasa wakan (holy men). . . . Lakota Belief and Ritual is a wasicun (container of power) that can make traditional Lakota wisdom assume new life." American Indian Quarterly"A work of prime importance. . . . its publication represents a major addition to our knowledge of the Lakotas' way of life" Journal of American FolkloreRaymond J. DeMallie, director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute and a professor of anthropology at Indiana University, is the editor of James R. Walker's Lakota Society (1982) and of The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt (1984, a Bison Book), both published by the University of Nebraska Press. Elaine A. Jahner, a professor of English at Dartmouth College, has edited Walker's Lakota Myth (1983), also a Bison Book.

Black Elk

Author : Elk Wallace Black
ISBN : 9780062500748
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"An unprecedented account of the shaman's world and the way it is entered." STANLEY KRIPPNER, PH.D., coauthor of 'Personal Mythology: The Psychology of Your Evolving Self' and 'Healing States' "Black Elk opens the Lakota sacred hoop to a comic

Call Of The Sacred Drum Volume 3

Author : David Robert Cobb
ISBN : 9781497522299
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Call of the Sacred Drum Volume III: Crystal Spirit Medicine, explores crystal healing from a shamanic perspective working with the Spirit of the Crystal and not just the crystal itself. Covered in this textbook is how to contact with the spirit of a crystal, body grids to use in shamanic healing, and descriptions and attributes of over 100 crystals. This textbook is required for the CSD School of Shamanism Shamanic Crystal Healer Course.

Call Of The Sacred Drum Volume 2

Author : David Robert Cobb
ISBN : 9781481171946
Genre : Religion
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Call of the Sacred Drum Volume II: Shamanic Plant Alchemy - Working with the Spiritual Essence of Plants is the second book in the Call of the Sacred Drum textbook series formatted for the CSD School of Shamanism. This book describes the history, application, and combination of two of the worlds oldest medical practices; Shamanism and Plant Alchemy, also known as Spagyrics

Selling The Indian

Author : Carter Jones Meyer
ISBN : 0816521484
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of essays consider the selling of American Indian culture and how it affects the Native community, showing how appropriation of American Indian cultures have been persistent practices of American society over the last century, constituting a form of cultural imperialism that could contribute to the destruction of American Indian culture and identity.

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