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Wisdomkeepers: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Wisdomkeepers takes an extraordinary spirit-journey into the lives, minds, and natural-world philosophy of Native American spiritual Elders. With magnificent photographs and powerful words, the Wisdomkeepers share their innermost thoughts and feelings, their dreams and visions, their jokes and laughter, their healing remedies and apocalyptic prophecies and -- above all -- ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 21st 2006 by Atria Books/Beyond Words (first published November 1st 2003)
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Jessaka
Nov 08, 2016 Jessaka rated it really liked it
A gift from a friend like this book is truly a gift to be cherished. It contains interviews from many widsomkeepers, and one piece of wisdom that I wish to share here touched me most, mainly because I don't think of thanking the Creator like this, but this prayer prayer is really a life changing one if you think about its meaning:

"Our religion is about thanking the Creator. That's what we do when we pray. We don't ask Him for things. We thank Him. We thank Him for the world and every animal and
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White
Sep 13, 2009 White rated it really liked it
This book was given to me by my brother and his wife. Because of my passion for the desert and for the philosophies of Native Americans, they saw this as a way to validate it. I think it was a wonderful gift.

Written in the words of the native American spiritual elders themselves, this book has prophesies and wisdom, never before written but verbally passed down through countless generations. There is a bit of a language barrier because of its authenticity. It seems simple and almost illiterate b
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James Rose
Jun 04, 2012 James Rose rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this compilation; it presents several aspects of native american culture including time, relationship to nature, love, leadership, and death, and it contrasts them against the assumptions of western culture. My only complaint is that it encompasses so many themes that it tends to generalize certain ideas; however, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in studying some of the basics of Native American spirituality.
Jules Frusher
Dec 08, 2012 Jules Frusher rated it liked it
Personally I preferred Steve Walls's other book: Wisdom's Daughters, as I felt it had more content and 'feeling' to it. This didn't stir me as much. But that is not to say it isn't worth a read, as the words of the elders - of any culture - should always be listened to.
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