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The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men
     

The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men

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by Vine Deloria Jr.
 

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Deloria looks at medicine men, their powers, and the Earth's relation to the cosmos.

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Deloria looks at medicine men, their powers, and the Earth's relation to the cosmos.

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Library Journal
In his final book, Native American scholar and philosopher Deloria (1933-2005) presents engaging stories describing the exploits and skills of Native American medicine men (and a few women) drawn from historical writings dating from the 17th through the 20th centuries. He perceptively comments on each story from a Native American "insider's" viewpoint as he explains why he believes that the supernatural feats of medicine men express genuine spiritual power. There is no rational explanation for many of the incidents presented, and Deloria does not see a need to look for one, although he does point out similarities in Native American philosophy, Western philosophy based upon the ideas of Plato, and quantum physics. To him, all demonstrate the presence of an all-pervasive Mind of the universe, which skilled medicine men and women have been accessing for eons. Deloria laments the loss of many ancient Native American spiritual traditions and urges contemporary Indians to value traditional spirituality and wisdom. Well researched, lucidly written, and full of passion, this insightful compilation is an outstanding resource on Native American thought. With an extensive bibliography and endnotes; highly recommended for American Indian studies and religion collections in academic and large public libraries.-Elizabeth Salt, Otterbein Coll. Lib., Westerville, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781555915643
Publisher:
Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date:
03/06/2006
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
515,754
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.80(d)

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Vine Deloria Jr., was a leading Native American scholar, whose research, writings, and teaching have encompassed history, law, religious studies, and political science. He is the former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians.

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World We Used to Live in: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men (Large Print 16pt) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks around.....and sets.....A BOMB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The seit walks in, hissing. "Heheheheh...."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Seits homes are holes in the grounds that they climb down to reach a huge area filled with stoken furniture and such. They usually chant 'Seits!' When they are going to war and play their battle drums. They put their prisoners in smaller holes with no exit except the way in. They eat anywhere and usually fight at night.