Nudges from Grandfather: Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Technologies

Nudges from Grandfather: Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Technologies


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ISBN-13: 9780473354282
Publisher: Christopher Kavelin
Publication date: 04/06/2016
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Chris Kavelin has a PhD in Law on "The Protection of Indigenous Medical Knowledge: Transforming Law to Engage Indigenous Spiritual Concerns." His father specialised in Indigenous Psychology and they lived and worked with several Native American communities. His deepest joy has been to continually learn about various aspects ofIndigenous Epistemologies: particularly spiritual wisdom​ around health and medicine, from ​some ​Indigenous friends and confidantes among Native American, Pacific, Maori and Aboriginal communities. He has a deep passion for translating essential elements of those spiritual understandings for himself, his children and for those of other cultures.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments 1
Foreword 3
Introduction 7
Prologue 25
1 The Night a Lightning Bolt Struck 29
2 Wisdom Man in Action 45
3 William Cooper: Champion of Human Rights for the Jews 59
4 A Twenty Year Prayer (Meeting His Highness) 71
5 Diary of Third Meeting with His Highness 92
6 Smokebush 119
7 Vaughan's Mother 147
8 Journey to Turtle Island 157
9 Nudges from Grandfather 167
10 My Father's Wisdom 177
11 Three Visits from Her 183
12 Medicine Man 193
Conclusion 209
Epilogue 223

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WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
One could say that “Nudges from Grandfather: Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Technologies” by Chris Kavelin is a book that found me, and in more ways than one. I feel no need to address the matter of expectations, for there truly were none. I started with an open mind and reached the end with an open heart. This is not the kind of reading one finishes; it’s the kind of reading one begins with. I believe “Nudges from Grandfather: Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Technologies”, is, first and foremost, a diary. You are invited into someone’s life, and, consequently, into the lives that someone himself has been invited into. It’s an open offer, though. The book doesn’t impose itself on you; it doesn’t ask you for any kind of compromise. You relinquish what you want, can and are ready to, and it simply returns the favour. You can come and go, paving your own path through these stories that are very much alive. There’s a perpetual feeling of hope, of possibility, in these pages. I am afraid I won’t be able to do it justice. Not only is it a book about personal experiences, I also believe it is a book that needs to be personally experienced. “Nudges from Grandfather: Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Technologies”, is the beginning of an inspiring, moving, and at times humorous, journey. It does feel like you are listening to a grandfather figure sharing the love, which in itself comes hand in hand with a universe of other emotions, behind each and every battle scar from being really and truly alive. It doesn’t ask you to believe in anything; you will find what you need. Thank you, Chris Kavelin, “I won’t ever forget the joy of meeting you”.