The Book of Ceremonies: A Native Way of Honoring and Living the Sacred

The Book of Ceremonies: A Native Way of Honoring and Living the Sacred

by Gabriel Horn
     
 

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Within these pages, celebrated Native American writer Gabriel Horn weaves a hauntingly beautiful tapestry of traditional stories, songs, and prayers that highlight the sacred Native way of life. Interwoven throughout this visionary work are detailed ceremonies and rituals for:
Marriage, Pregnancy, Birth, Greeting the Day, Death
Divorce, Presenting an Infant to… See more details below

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Within these pages, celebrated Native American writer Gabriel Horn weaves a hauntingly beautiful tapestry of traditional stories, songs, and prayers that highlight the sacred Native way of life. Interwoven throughout this visionary work are detailed ceremonies and rituals for:
Marriage, Pregnancy, Birth, Greeting the Day, Death
Divorce, Presenting an Infant to the Sun, Dreams and Visions
Solstice and Equinox, Healing, and more...
The Book of Ceremonies is filled with the heartfelt words of a powerful writer and the original illustrations of Carises Horn, a talented young artist. All of us who live on this sacred land will enjoy and treasure this beautiful book.

Celebrated Native American writer Gabriel Horn weaves a beautiful tapestry of stories and short pieces that show us the sacred Native way of life. The writing is beautiful and emotional throughout. It is the work of a talented writer who has walked the native path for years, and is able to show us the native way in all aspects of life. The Book of Ceremonies offers clear explanations of a wide variety of ceremonies.

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The Book Of Ceremonies is an intensely sensitive, reverent collection of Native American sacred songs, poems, stories, observations, and ceremonies. It's prayerful tone is beautifully underlined by the delicate, perfect black and white art work by the author's son, Carises Horn. Drawing from a variety of sources, The Book Of Ceremonies unifies and presents thoughts on Preparing, Greeting and Gratitude, Love, Marriage and Divorce, Birth and Death, Dreams and Visions, and Seasons and Healing. An additional list of recommended reading includes Native Heart: An American Indian Odyssey by Gabriel Horn, and other selected books by Kent Nerburn, Jason Gardner, and Loree Boyd. The Book Of Ceremonies is a beautiful book to be treasured and shared.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577319894
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
05/13/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,282,365
File size:
3 MB

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