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The Resource Teaching spirits : understanding Native American religious traditions, Joseph Epes Brown with Emily Cousins

Teaching spirits : understanding Native American religious traditions, Joseph Epes Brown with Emily Cousins

Label
Teaching spirits : understanding Native American religious traditions
Title
Teaching spirits
Title remainder
understanding Native American religious traditions
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Epes Brown with Emily Cousins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: Teaching Spirits offers a thematic approach to Native American religious traditions. Within the great multiplicity of Native American cultures, Joseph Epes Brown has perceived certain common themes that resonate within many Native traditions. He demonstrates how themes within native traditions connect with each other, at the same time upholding the integrity of individual traditions. Brown illustrates each of these themes with in-depth explorations of specific native cultures including Lakota, Navajo, Apache, Koyukon, and Ojibwe. Brown demonstrates how Native American values provide an alternative metaphysics that stand opposed to modern materialism. He shows how these spiritual values provide material for a serious rethinking of modern attitudes - especially toward the environment - as well as how they may help non-native peoples develop a more sensitive response to native concerns. Throughout, he draws on his extensive personal experience with Black Elk, who came to symbolize for many the greatness of the imperiled native cultures
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
299/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.R3
LC item number
B753 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Teaching spirits : understanding Native American religious traditions, Joseph Epes Brown with Emily Cousins
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-132) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiii, 140 pages
Isbn
9780199739004
Lccn
00044072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)44270337
Label
Teaching spirits : understanding Native American religious traditions, Joseph Epes Brown with Emily Cousins
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-132) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiii, 140 pages
Isbn
9780199739004
Lccn
00044072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)44270337

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