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The Circle of Life: A Memoir of Traditional Native American Teachings

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"The Circle of Life" presents, in written form, traditional oral Native American sacred teachings from the Iroquois, Lakota, and other traditions. The author, James David Audlin (Distant Eagle), has been receiving these teachings orally from elders since he was a youth. The wisdom includes Native American views on cosmology, ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, sociology, ps ...more
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Published November 2011 by Editores Volcán Barú (first published November 1st 2004)
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Lee Delamater
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This book changed me. I tried to read it about two years ago but couldn't let the words in. It's not important why. "Circle of Life" is a gentle teaching without being preachy at all. It made me look inside my self at every turn of the pages. I read a few old, hackneyed Native American stories that appeared in this book as fresh, fruitful, helpful, and in the right context. The structure of the book and the consistency of the ideas presented is wonderful. More on that later.

As I progressed in th
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James David Audlin is an American author living in Panama, after previously living in France.

A retired pastor, college professor, and newspaper opinion page editor, he is best known as the author of THE CIRCLE OF LIFE and translator of THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.

He has written about a dozen novels, several full-length plays, several books of stories, a book of essays, a book of poetry, and a book about hi
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