Sacred Smoke

Author: Harvest McCampbell
Publisher: Native Voices books
ISBN: 1570679851
Size: 52.19 MB
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Smudging is the burning of herbs as a spiritual practice. An herbalist and educator, Harvest McCampbell explains and illustrates this integral part of traditional Native American life that she began learning about from her Iroquois Onondaga Oswegatchie grandmother. Learn how to make smudge sticks and identify, collect, and grow a wide range of sacred plants for smudging. Discover how to reclaim your own traditions and find your personal healing rituals. Includes sources to purchase herbs and reference materials.

Tobacco Use By Native North Americans

Author: Joseph C. Winter
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806132624
Size: 58.67 MB
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Recently identified as a killer, tobacco has been the focus of health warnings, lawsuits, and political controversy. Yet many Native Americans continue to view tobacco-when used properly-as a life-affirming and sacramental substance that plays a significant role in Native creation myths and religious ceremonies. This definitive work presents the origins, history, and contemporary use (and misuse) of tobacco by Native Americans. It describes wild and domesticated tobacco species and how their cultivation and use may have led to the domestication of corn, potatoes, beans, and other food plants. It also analyzes many North American Indian practices and beliefs, including the concept that Tobacco is so powerful and sacred that the spirits themselves are addicted to it. The book presents medical data revealing the increasing rates of commercial tobacco use by Native youth and the rising rates of death among Native American elders from lung cancer, heart disease, and other tobacco-related illnesses. Finally, this volume argues for the preservation of traditional tobacco use in a limited, sacramental manner while criticizing the use of commercial tobacco. Contributors are: Mary J. Adair, Karen R. Adams, Carol B. Brandt, Linda Scott Cummings, Glenna Dean, Patricia Diaz-Romo, Jannifer W. Gish, Julia E. Hammett, Robert F. Hill, Richard G. Holloway, Christina M. Pego, Samuel Salinas Alvarez, Lawrence A Shorty, Glenn W. Solomon, Mollie Toll, Suzanne E. Victoria, Alexander von Garnet, Jonathan M. Samet, and Gail E. Wagner.

Sacred Smoke

Author: Mardi Terrasson
ISBN: 9780992477738
Size: 62.36 MB
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Sacred Smoke

Author: David Crow
ISBN: 9780988605008
Size: 76.53 MB
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A mysterious intelligence guides an Italian psychotherapist and an adventuring ethnobotanist into the forests of Ecuador to restore an endangered sacred healing tree to prominence.The sacred scent of Palo Santo smoke has been used for eons by indigenous people in South America, but in recent decades the tree has faced extinction with encroaching metropolis, the human need for fuel, and grazing ground for livestock. Modern societies turn their back on the traditional healing systems of the past in favor of ever changing novelties of technology and entertainment, but a deep intelligence guides the plant world - and the humans that interact with it.Sacred Smoke follows the journey of David Crow - healer, adventurer, visionary entrepreneur - from his introduction to the captivating fragrance of Palo Santo in a South Asian ceremony, through a series of mysterious synchronistic encounters leading to his meeting of Italian psychotherapist turned alchemist Dante Bolcato: El Maestro. David becomes both student and documentarian of El Maestro's unorthodox methods that have created a global demand for Palo Santo essential oil and led to the first successful Palo Santo replanting effort.Sacred Smoke is an ethnobotanical adventure story of lives transformed by the inexplicable power of plant intelligence. The book includes dozens of photos of Dante's home in Ecuador, and online resources for you to continue the adventure with Palo Santo in your own life.

Sacred Smokes

Author: Theodore C. Van Alst
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826359914
Size: 32.80 MB
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"Growing up in a gang in the city can be dark. Growing up Native American in a gang in Chicago is a whole different story. This book takes a trip through that unexplored part of Indian Country, an intense journey that is full of surprises, shining a light on the interior lives of people whose intellectual and emotional concerns are often overlooked. This dark, compelling, occasionally inappropriate, and often hilarious linked story collection introduces a character who defies all stereotypes about urban life and Indians. He will be in readers' heads for a long time to come"--

Circle Of Sacred Smoke Sculpture Devil S Tower National Monument Journal

Author: Cs Creations
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540616890
Size: 18.98 MB
Format: PDF
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This journal with 150 ruled pages awaits your writing pleasure. You can use it to record your hopes and dreams, express your gratitude, to keep a bucket list, as a daily diary, or to jot down your "To-Do" lists. The possibilities are endless and the choice is all yours. Enjoy!

A Navajo Legacy

Author: John Holiday
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806136684
Size: 39.23 MB
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"In the second part of the book, Holiday details the family and tribal teachings he has acquired over a long life. He tells his grandparents' stories of the Long Walk era, discusses local attitudes about the land, relates Navajo religious stories, and recounts his training as a medicine man. All of Holiday's experiences and teachings reflect the thoughts of a traditional practitioner who has found in life both beauty and lessons for future generations."--BOOK JACKET.

Mule Hair

Author: Mule Hair
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595486851
Size: 65.48 MB
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Journalist Steve Muehler gets more than he bargained for when he flies to North Dakota to research a little-known cult led by a reclusive figure who calls himself "Mule Hair." From the airport, he's taken to the tiny town of Wahpeton, and from there to an old opera house that is the hub of Mule Hair's compound. The fully stocked bar with red and white wines, marijuana, and psychedelic mushrooms is a signal of things to come. Then, High Priestess Abigail, a stunning woman wearing all black, leads him to Mule Hair, who is looking down at the world from his loft and wearing black leather gloves and a smoking jacket autographed by Hugh Hefner. Mueller has only just begun to take in the eccentricities of Mule Hair and his devoted group of followers. For the next seven weeks, he will participate in a series of dark rituals that includes drugs, autoerotic asphyxiation, the eating of placenta pot pies, forbidden sex, and much more. Join Mueller as he enters a secretive world. Here, the concern is not so much the journey that Mule Hair and his followers are on; it is how that journey will end.

A Shamanic Way

Author: Penny Randall
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452565007
Size: 50.89 MB
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A Shamanic Way: Rituals, Rattles, and Recipes for Awakening Your Inner Spirit will teach you how to approach your life in A Shamanic Way. In so doing you will eliminate blocks, identify your path and strategy for achievement, heal old wounds allowing you to approach your life from a different perspective, validate your worthiness, and change your patterns allowing access to the magic of your life.