Be Initiated into a New Way of Life.
Following on from the 'Thorsons First Directions' series, this new series provides a more in-depth, sophisticated introduction.
This book is an essential guide to Native American spirituality. It provides a lucid, concise introduction to the traditions of the American Indian peoples, ranging from the Eskimos of the far North to the Aztecs and Incas of South America, and from the tribes of the East Coast to those of the Plains and the far West.
In clear, thematic chapters, the author draws on the wisdom of well-known visionaries such as Black Elk to explain:
- The main features of American Indian cultures, including their deep understanding of nature
- The fascinating ceremonies and rituals that are practised by many tribes
- Warrior, shamanic and medicine practices as well as their religious perspectives
- Sacred sites and symbols of the native American peoples