Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet

Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet

by Carol Schaefer
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Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet by Carol Schaefer

We are thirteen indigenous grandmothers. . . . We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth, the atrocities of war, the global scourge of poverty, the prevailing culture of materialism, the epidemics that threaten the health of the Earth’s peoples, and with the destruction of indigenous ways of life.

We, the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, believe that our ancestral ways of prayer, peacemaking, and healing are vitally needed today. . . . We believe that the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future.

In some Native American societies, tribal leaders consulted a council of grandmothers before making any major decisions that would affect the whole community. What if we consulted our wise women elders about the problems facing our global community today? This book presents the insights and guidance of thirteen indigenous grandmothers from five continents, many of whom are living legends among their own peoples. The Grandmothers offer wisdom on such timely issues as nurturing our families; cultivating physical and mental health; and confronting violence, war, and poverty. Also included are the reflections of Western women elders, including Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Carol Moseley Brown.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590302934
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 509,174
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Carol Schaefer is a writer, editor, journalist, and photographer who has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, and MSNBC. She is the author of  The Other Mother, and she lives in New York City.

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Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Carol Schaefer's GRANDMOTHERS COUNSEL THE WORLD is a timely book. These indigenous grandmothers have an visionary message of healing for our Earth Mother, and it's time we listen to these holy women and walk in balance again. I urge everyone to read this excellent book, and then read it again!
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