The Sacred Pipe

Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux

Author: Joseph Epes Brown

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806121246

Category: Social Science

Page: 143

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During the winter of 1947, Black Elk, the Oglala Sioux holy man, related to Joseph Brown seven of the sacred Oglala traditions, including such revered rites as "The Keeping of the Soul", "The Rite of Purification", and "Preparing for Womanhood". The San Francisco Chronicle calls The Sacred Pipe "a valuable contribution to American Indian literature".

The Gift of the Sacred Pipe

Based on Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux

Author: Vera Louise Drysdale,Joseph Epes Brown

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806123110

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

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Based on Black Elk's account of the seven rites of the Oglala Sioux as originally recorded and edited by Joseph Epes Brown.

Black Elk

Holy Man of the Oglala

Author: Michael F. Steltenkamp

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806129884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

View: 6984

Portrays the Sioux spiritual leader as a victim of Western subjugation.

The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian

Commemorative Edition with Letters While Living with Black Elk

Author: Joseph Epes Brown

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1933316365

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 8839

This new and updated edition of Joseph Epes Brown's The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian contains previously unpublished letters that were written while Brown was living with Black Elk, providing new details and insights about Black Elk's relationship to the Catholic Church and to traditional Lakota spirituality. This commemorative edition includes: 9 previously unpublished photographs; a new introduction by Ake Hultkrantz; a new editors' preface by Marina Brown Weatherly, Elenita Brown, and Michael Oren Fitzgerald; an appendix of unpublished letters while living with Black Elk; a 4-page biography of Joseph Epes Brown; a complete bibliography of Brown's published works; and an index. Book jacket.

Black Elk

The Sacred Ways of a Lakota

Author: Elk Wallace Black

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062500740

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 2135

"An unprecedented account of the shaman's world and the way it is entered." STANLEY KRIPPNER, PH.D., coauthor of 'Personal Mythology: The Psychology of Your Evolving Self' and 'Healing States' "Black Elk opens the Lakota sacred hoop to a comic

Sun Dancing

A Spiritual Journey on the Red Road

Author: Michael Hull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775400

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

View: 9117

A powerful story of one man's redemption through the Lakota Sun Dance ceremony. • Written by the only white man to be confirmed as a Sundance Chief by traditional Lakota elders. • Includes forewords by prominent Lakota spiritual leaders Leonard Crow Dog, Charles Chipps, Mary Thunder, and Jamie Sams. The Sun Dance is the largest and most important ceremony in the Lakota spiritual tradition, the one that ensures the life of the people for another year. In 1988 Michael Hull was extended an invitation to join in a Sun Dance by Lakota elder Leonard Crow Dog-- a controversial action because Hull is white. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey that increasingly interwove the life of the author with the people, process, and elements of Lakota spirituality. On this journey on the Red Road, Michael Hull confronted firsthand the transformational power of Lakota spiritual practice and the deep ambivalence many Indians had about opening their ceremonies to a white man. Sun Dancing presents a profound look at the elements of traditional Lakota ceremonial practice and the ways in which ceremony is regarded as life-giving by the Lakota. Through his commitment to following the Red Road, Michael Hull gradually won acceptance in a community that has rejected other attempts by white America to absorb its spiritual practices, leading to the extraordinary step of his confirmation as a Sun Dance Chief by Leonard Crow Dog and other Lakota spiritual leaders.

Lakota Belief and Ritual

Author: James R. Walker

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803298675

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

View: 3333

"The real value of Lakota Belief and Ritual is that it provides raw narratives without any pretension of synthesis or analysis, as well as insightful biographical information on the man who contributed more than any other individual to our understanding of early Oglala ritual and belief." Plains Anthropologist"In the writing of Indian history, historians and other scholars seldom have the opportunity to look at the past through 'native eyes' or to immerse themselves in documents created by Indians. For the Oglala and some of the other divisions of the Lakota, the Walker materials provide this kind of experience in fascinating and rich detail during an important transition period in their history." Minnesota History"This collection of documents is especially remarkable because it preserves individual variations of traditional wisdom from a whole generation of highly developed wicasa wakan (holy men). . . . Lakota Belief and Ritual is a wasicun (container of power) that can make traditional Lakota wisdom assume new life." American Indian Quarterly"A work of prime importance. . . . its publication represents a major addition to our knowledge of the Lakotas' way of life" Journal of American FolkloreRaymond J. DeMallie, director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute and a professor of anthropology at Indiana University, is the editor of James R. Walker's Lakota Society (1982) and of The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt (1984, a Bison Book), both published by the University of Nebraska Press. Elaine A. Jahner, a professor of English at Dartmouth College, has edited Walker's Lakota Myth (1983), also a Bison Book.

Call of the Sacred Drum Volume 3

Crystal Spirit Medicine

Author: David Robert Cobb

Publisher: Rev. David Robert Cobb

ISBN: 1497522293

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 238

View: 7867

Call of the Sacred Drum Volume III: Crystal Spirit Medicine, explores crystal healing from a shamanic perspective working with the Spirit of the Crystal and not just the crystal itself. Covered in this textbook is how to contact with the spirit of a crystal, body grids to use in shamanic healing, and descriptions and attributes of over 100 crystals. This textbook is required for the CSD School of Shamanism Shamanic Crystal Healer Course.

Black Elk

Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism

Author: Damian Costello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570755804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

View: 6919

"This study of Black Elk, the Oglala Lakota subject of the bestselling Black Elk Speaks, challenges the assumptions of many scholars - both those who claim that Black Elk was a Lakota holy man first and foremost and those who maintain that he abandoned his Lakota tradition after converting to Catholicism." "Arguing from a post-colonial perspective, author Damien Costello deconstructs modern Western assumptions and shows that Black Elk was an active agent, and that his conversion was in continuity with the dynamics of Lakota culture and provided new power to challenge the dominance of colonialism. As a consequence, Black Elk the Lakota holy man and Black Elk the Lakota catechist remembered by his community were not contradictory but one consistent agent fighting for the survival of his people in a colonial world infringing on the Lakota, their lands, and their traditions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Call of the Sacred Drum Volume 2

Shamanic Plant Alchemy - Working with the Spiritual Essence of Plants

Author: David Robert Cobb

Publisher: Rev. David Robert Cobb

ISBN: 1481171941

Category: Religion

Page: 217

View: 4909

Call of the Sacred Drum Volume II: Shamanic Plant Alchemy - Working with the Spiritual Essence of Plants is the second book in the Call of the Sacred Drum textbook series formatted for the CSD School of Shamanism. This book describes the history, application, and combination of two of the worlds oldest medical practices; Shamanism and Plant Alchemy, also known as Spagyrics

Black Elk Speaks

Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition

Author: John G. Neihardt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438425406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

View: 1075

The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

Walking with Grandfather

The Wisdom of Lakota Elders

Author: Joseph M. Marshall III

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1604077301

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 473

"When we began our search for consultants for Into the West, we were looking for individuals with a deep knowledge of the culture and history of the Lakota people. In Joe Marshall, we found that person, but the happy surprise was that we also found a poet, a storyteller, and an educator who led us through challenging terrain with great patience and wisdom." —Michael Wright, executive in charge of production, Into The West Native American lineage holders have long been cautious about sharing their spiritual truths because the essence of this wisdom has been so often misunderstood. In Walking with Grandfather, authentic Lakota lineage holder and award-winning storyteller Joseph M. Marshall breaks this silence with the very best from a lifetime of lessons passed on to him by his grandfather. With him, you will gain access to the timeless teachings that until now remained largely unheard outside the culture of the Lakota people. Part of an unbroken series of narratives dating back countless centuries, this rare new transmission includes Marshall's rendition of legendary stories such as: "Follow Me"—why it is not authority but character, compassion, and experience that make a good leader "The Way of Wolves"—surprising lessons about the meaning of family "The Bow and the Arrow"—the intricate dynamics of spiritual partnership "The Shadow Man"—how to honor the sacred warrior in all of us "The Wisdom Within"—the passage of truly becoming an elder Plus many more stories

Selling the Indian

Commercializing & Appropriating American Indian Cultures

Author: Carter Jones Meyer,Diana Royer

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816521487

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 7763

A collection of essays consider the selling of American Indian culture and how it affects the Native community, showing how appropriation of American Indian cultures have been persistent practices of American society over the last century, constituting a form of cultural imperialism that could contribute to the destruction of American Indian culture and identity.

Lame Deer, Seeker Of Visions

The Life Of A Sioux Medicine Man

Author: John Fire,Richard Erdoes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671215353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5605

Lame Deer - Storyteller, rebel, medicine man, Lame Deer was born almost a century ago on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A full-blooded Sioux, he was many things in the white man's world - rodeo clown, painter, prisioner. But, above all, he was a

Mother Earth Spirituality

Native American Paths to Healing Ourselves

Author: Ed McGaa

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062043978

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 8429

"A dear stream of practical knowledge with the mind change we need to save the life of our Mother Earth--and ourselves . . . This is a book for every person who loves this planet. Eagle Man shows us the joyful path home to our universal Mother." ?ynthia Bend, Water Spirit Woman, co-author of Birth of a Modem Shaman "A rich panorama of our native heritage which allows the seeker access to the heart of the Path of Beauty. Ed McGaa has walked this path so that all people may live in harmony." Samie Sams, Hancoka Olowanpi, author of Midnight Song: Quest for the Vanished Ones "Ed McGaa is one of the first persons who can write about 0glala religion in the first person because he has lived it. For years anthropologists have hoped a Native American would portray that society from the inside out. Ed McGaa has. It's about time." William K. Powers, author of 0glala Religion "Fascinating as well as inspiring reading. Ed McGaa makes an excellent spiritual guide and intellectual teacher . . . The information stimulates the mind, the drawings delight the eye, and the ideas soothe the spirit." Jack Weatherford, author of Indian Givers "Profound and insightful . . . Mother Earth Spirituality will be of great importance to those of us, both 'rainbow' and non-Indian people, who walk over land in search of a deeper spiritual life . . . For us, this book is an invaluable guide showing us how to do it." Fred Alm Wolf, Ph.D., author of Taking the Quantum Leap

Teaching Spirits

Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Author: Joseph Epes Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195350081

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 1795

Teaching Spirits offers a thematic approach to Native American religious traditions. Through years of living with and learning about Native traditions across the continent, Joseph Epes Brown learned firsthand of the great diversity of the North American Indian cultures. Yet within this great multiplicity, he also noticed certain common themes that resonate within many Native traditions. These themes include a shared sense of time as cyclical rather than linear, a belief that landscapes are inhabited by spirits, a rich oral tradition, visual arts that emphasize the process of creation, a reciprocal relationship with the natural world, and the rituals that tie these themes together. Brown illustrates each of these themes with in-depth explorations of specific native cultures including Lakota, Navajo, Apache, Koyukon, and Ojibwe. Brown was one of the first scholars to recognize that Native religions-rather than being relics of the past-are vital traditions that tribal members shape and adapt to meet both timeless and contemporary needs. Teaching Spirits reflects this view, using examples from the present as well as the past. For instance, when writing about Plains rituals, he describes not only building an impromptu sweat lodge in a Denver hotel room with Black Elk in the 1940s, but also the struggles of present-day Crow tribal members to balance Sun Dances and vision quests with nine-to-five jobs. In this groundbreaking work, Brown suggests that Native American traditions demonstrate how all components of a culture can be interconnected-how the presence of the sacred can permeate all lifeways to such a degree that what we call religion is integrated into all of life's activities. Throughout the book, Brown draws on his extensive personal experience with Black Elk, who came to symbolize for many the richness of the imperiled native cultures. This volume brings to life the themes that resonate at the heart of Native American religious traditions.

Eagle Vision

Return of the Hoop

Author: Ed McGaa

Publisher: Four Directions Pub

ISBN: 9780964517363

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 311

View: 3234

The Sixth Grandfather

Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt

Author: John Gneisenau Neihardt

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803265646

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 4131

In a series of interviews an American Plains Indian describes his life and discusses the traditional religious beliefs of the Indians

Black Elk, Lakota Visionary

The Oglala Holy Man and Sioux Tradition

Author: Harry Oldmeadow

Publisher: World Wisdom Books

ISBN: 9781936597604

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1037

Black Elk Speaks is the most widely-read Native American testimony of the last century and a key work in our understanding of American Indian traditions. In Black Elk, Lakota Visionary, Oldmeadow draws on recently discovered sources to present a major re-assessment of Black Elk's life and work. Oldmeadow's lively and readable account explores the holy man's mystical visions, his controversial engagement with Catholicism, and his attempts to preserve and revive ancestral Sioux beliefs and practices.

Black Elk

The Life of an American Visionary

Author: Joe Jackson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 9973

Winner of the Society of American Historians' Francis Parkman Prize Winner of the PEN / Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Best Biography of 2016, True West magazine Winner of the Western Writers of America 2017 Spur Award, Best Western Biography Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography Long-listed for the Cundill History Prize One of the Best Books of 2016, The Boston Globe The epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the world Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John G. Neihardt from a series of interviews with Black Elk and other elders at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Black Elk Speaks is one of the most widely read and admired works of American Indian literature. Cryptic and deeply personal, it has been read as a spiritual guide, a philosophical manifesto, and a text to be deconstructed—while the historical Black Elk has faded from view. In this sweeping book, Joe Jackson provides the definitive biographical account of a figure whose dramatic life converged with some of the most momentous events in the history of the American West. Born in an era of rising violence between the Sioux, white settlers, and U.S. government troops, Black Elk killed his first man at the Little Bighorn, witnessed the death of his second cousin Crazy Horse, and traveled to Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. Upon his return, he was swept up in the traditionalist Ghost Dance movement and shaken by the Massacre at Wounded Knee. But Black Elk was not a warrior, instead accepting the path of a healer and holy man, motivated by a powerful prophetic vision that he struggled to understand. Although Black Elk embraced Catholicism in his later years, he continued to practice the old ways clandestinely and never refrained from seeking meaning in the visions that both haunted and inspired him. In Black Elk, Jackson has crafted a true American epic, restoring to its subject the richness of his times and gorgeously portraying a life of heroism and tragedy, adaptation and endurance, in an era of permanent crisis on the Great Plains.