Native American Spiritualism
An Exploration of Indigenous Beliefs and Cultures
by L. M. Arroyo
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Pub Date 01 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 04 Jul 2023
Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press, Wellfleet Press
The Indigenous peoples of North America have followed a wide variety of spiritual traditions, many of which have been carried on to present day. Native American Spiritualism offers powerful insight into the origins and practices of Indigenous American spirituality while also providing guidance to help unlearn colonialist perspectives of Indigenous cultures and embrace an enlightened, nature-focused existence full of traditions of your own making.
This multifaceted guide to discovering your spirituality provides lessons on:
- Oral Traditions and the historical events of Mythic Time
- Key value systems of eight Nations, including the Chippewa, Sioux, and Chumash Nations
- Native American seasonal ceremonies and their cultural significance
- Everyday life in the Nations, including common foods, clothes, objects, and games
- And more!
As with every title in the Mystic Traditions series, Native American Spiritualism is a celebration of a unique and beautiful culture. As such, the subject matter and content has been treated with the utmost care and respect to ensure an accurate and reverent presentation that is accessible to a variety of audiences, and serves to further educate and foster support for these rich practices and traditions for years to come.
Illustrated with stunning imagery, Native American Spiritualism is a must-read for practitioners who wish to explore the origins of their craft and practices.
The Mystic Traditions series explores mystical and spiritual traditions and magical practices from around the world from a modern perspective. These guides offer concise introductions to the origins of mystical practices; explain key concepts, figures, and legends in these traditions; and give straightforward and engaging instruction on how to connect directly with these practices through rituals, spells, and more.
Also from the Mystic Traditions series: Celtic Mysticism, Zen Buddhism.
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Average rating from 13 members
This is a very respectful and well written book about some of the First Nation peoples of North American continent. The positive and life affirming ceremonies described along with the history of the people involved in them are relevant to today. Simple exercises and practices are discussed and the reader is encouraged to live in a positive manner with the Earth throughout this book. My favorite part was about the Chippewa who lived near where I grew up. I knew little about them but after reading this I had an understanding of some of their history and lives.
Excellent and respectful to the peoples it brings forward. This is a good book.