Return of the Bird Tribes

Return of the Bird Tribes PDF Author: Ken Carey
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062116568
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 243

Book Description
'Ken Carey is one of the greatest living teachers… Read him, and you'll have hope.' MARIANNE WILLIAMSON Exploring the transformative impact of Native American spirituality on contemporary events, this is the third book in Ken Carey's be

The Starseed Transmissions

The Starseed Transmissions PDF Author: Ken Carey
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062116576
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 120

Book Description
The first volume of the Starseed Trilogy: Intuitive knowledge featuring a startling new view of human evolution.

Flat Rock Journal

Flat Rock Journal PDF Author: Ken Carey
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: 9780816174331
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 294

Book Description
Now in paperback--"A Thoreau-voiced memoir of a day off spent recharging the author's batteries by his lonesome in the Ozark woods. . . . A model of moss-velvet nature writing, quite possibly a classic" (Kirkus Reviews). Carey is the author of The Starseed Transmissions.

Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden

Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden PDF Author: Gilbert L. Wilson
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 0873516605
Category : Gardening
Languages : en
Pages : 246

Book Description
This that I now tell is as I saw my mothers do, or did myself, when I was young. My mothers were industrious women, and our family had always good crops; and I will tell now how the women of my father's family cared for their fields, as I saw them, and helped them. --Buffalo Bird Woman

Birders

Birders PDF Author: Mark Cocker
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802139962
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 244

Book Description
Journalist Cocker is a member of a community of fanatics who watch birds. Now he offers what "The Baltimore Sun" calls "the most graceful, respectful and technically rich book on [this] fascination."

Other Council Fires Were Here Before Ours

Other Council Fires Were Here Before Ours PDF Author: Jamie Sams
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006250763X
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 164

Book Description
A retelling of the Seneca creation story and prophesies for the future.

Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun

Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun PDF Author: Velma Wallis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060977280
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 228

Book Description
With the publication of Two Old Women, Velma Wallis firmly established herself as one of the most important voices in Native American writing. A national bestseller, her empowering fable won the Western State Book Award in 1993 and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award in 1994. Translated into 16 languages, it went on to international success, quickly reaching bestseller status in Germany. To date, more than 350,000 copies have been sold worldwide. Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun follows in this bestselling tradition. Rooted in the ancient legends of Alaska's Athabaskan Indians, it tells the stories of two adventurers who decide to leave the safety of their respective tribes. Bird Girl is a headstrong young woman who learned early on the skills of a hunter. When told that she must end her forays and take up the traditional role of wife and mother, she defies her family's expectations and confidently takes off to brave life on her own. Daagoo is a dreamer, curious about the world beyond. Longing to know what happens to the sun in winter, he sets out on a quest to find the legendary "Land of the Sun." Their stories interweave and intersect as they each face the many dangers and challenges of life alone in the wilderness. In the end, both learn that the search for individualism often comes at a high price, but that it is a price well worth paying, for through this quest comes the beginning of true wisdom.

Bird Medicine

Bird Medicine PDF Author: Evan T. Pritchard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159143825X
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
Explores the living spiritual tradition surrounding birds in Native American culture • Pairs scholarly research with more than 200 firsthand accounts of bird signs from traditional Native Americans and their descendants • Examines the legends, wisdom, and powers of the birds known as the gatekeepers of the four directions—Eagle, Hawk, Crow, and Owl • Provides many examples of bird sign interpretations and human-bird communication that can be applied in your own encounters with birds Birds are our strongest allies in the natural world. Revered in Native American spirituality and shamanic traditions around the world, birds are known as teachers, guardians, role models, counselors, healers, clowns, peacemakers, and meteorologists. They carry messages and warnings from loved ones and the spirit world, report deaths and injuries, and channel divine intelligence to answer our questions. Some of their “signs” are so subtle that one could discount them as subjective, but others are dramatic enough to strain even a skeptic’s definition of coincidence. Pairing scholarly research with more than 200 firsthand accounts of bird encounters from traditional Native Americans and their descendants, Evan Pritchard explores the living spiritual tradition surrounding birds in Native American culture. He examines in depth the birds known as the gatekeepers of the four directions--Eagle in the North, Hawk in the East, Crow in the South, and Owl in the West--including their roles in legends and the use of their feathers in shamanic rituals. He reveals how the eagle can be a direct messenger of the Creator, why crows gather in “Crow Councils,” and how shamans have the ability to travel inside of birds, even after death. Expanding his study to the wisdom and gifts of birds beyond the four gatekeepers, such as hummingbirds, seagulls, and the mythical thunderbird, he provides numerous examples of everyday bird sign interpretations that can be applied in your own encounters with birds as well as ways we can help protect birds and encourage them to communicate with us.

The Orenda

The Orenda PDF Author: Joseph Boyden
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385350740
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 448

Book Description
In this hugely acclaimed author’s new novel, history comes alive before us when, in the seventeenth century, a Jesuit missionary ventures into the wilderness in search of converts—the defining moment of first contact between radically different worlds, each at once old and new in its own ways. What unfolds over the next few years is truly epic, constantly illuminating and surprising, sometimes comic, always entrancing, and ultimately all-too-human in its tragic grandeur. Christophe, as educated as any Frenchman could be about the “sauvages” of the New World whose souls he has sworn to save, begins his true enlightenment shortly after he sets out when his native guides—terrified by even a scent of the Iroquois—abandon him to save themselves. But a Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed. The Huron-Iroquois rivalry, now growing vicious, courses through this novel, and these three are its principal characters. Christophe and Snow Falls are held captive in Bird’s massive village. Champlain’s Iron People have only lately begun trading with the Huron, who mistrust them as well as this Jesuit Crow who has now trespassed onto their land; and Snow Falls’s people, of course, have become the Hurons’ greatest enemy. Bird knows that to get rid of them both would resolve the issue, but he sees Christophe, however puzzling, as a potential envoy to those in New France, and Snow Falls as a replacement for the two daughters he’d lost to the Iroquois. These relationships wax and wane as life comes at them relentlessly: a lacrosse match with an allied tribe, a dangerous mission to trade furs with the French for the deadly shining wood that could save the Huron nation, shocking victories in combat and devastating defeats, then a sickness the likes of which none of them has ever seen. The world of The Orenda blossoms to include such unforgettable characters as Bird’s oldest friend, Fox; his lover, Gosling, who some believe possesses magical powers; two more Jesuit Crows who arrive to help form a mission; and boys from both tribes whose hearts veer wildly from one side to the other, for one reason or another. Watching over all of them are the spirits that guide their every move. The Orenda traces a story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love, that comes to a head when Jesuit and Huron join together against the stupendous wrath of the Iroquois, when everything that any of them has ever known or believed in faces nothing less than annihilation. A saga nearly four hundred years old, it is also timeless and eternal. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Starseed Trilogy

Starseed Trilogy PDF Author: Ken Carey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780062512017
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description

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