The Scalpel and the Silver Bear

The Scalpel and the Silver Bear

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by Lori Alvord, Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0553100122

ISBN-13: 9780553100129

Pub. Date: 06/01/1999

Publisher: Random House, Incorporated

Healing is not only a one-to-one relationship, it is multidimensional. This is the basis of Navajo philosophy. We call it "Walking in Beauty." It is a way of living a balanced and harmonious life, in touch with all the components of one's world. This, not increased technology and more and more layers of bureaucracy, is the path we must now take to achieve better…  See more details below

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Healing is not only a one-to-one relationship, it is multidimensional. This is the basis of Navajo philosophy. We call it "Walking in Beauty." It is a way of living a balanced and harmonious life, in touch with all the components of one's world. This, not increased technology and more and more layers of bureaucracy, is the path we must now take to achieve better health and healing and life. The latest breakthroughs of research and methodology are stunning achievements and must be acknowledged as such, but along the way we have forgotten some of the things that heal us best--our relationships, how we live our lives, our feelings of wholeness and belonging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553100129
Publisher:
Random House, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Chapter 1Chantways5
Chapter 2Walking the Path Between Worlds17
Chapter 3Journey Down the Medicine Path34
Chapter 4Life Out of Balance57
Chapter 5Rez Dogs and Crow Dreams79
Chapter 6Ceremony Medicine90
Chapter 7Spiritual Surgery107
Chapter 8The "Navajo Plague"116
Chapter 9Two Weddings128
Chapter 10At the Big Medicine Space137
Chapter 11"Do Not Try to Count the Stars"150
Chapter 12The Spirit Horse's Bridle157
Chapter 13A Knotted Sash171
Chapter 14Mount Taylor in the Rearview Mirror182
Notes197
Glossary of Navajo Terms199
Bibliography203

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