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Return of the Bird Tribes

(The Starseed Trilogy #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  244 ratings  ·  14 reviews
"Ken Carey is one of the greatest living teachers… Read him, and you'll have hope."
Marianne Williamson

Exploring the transformative impact of Native American spirituality on contemporary events, this is the third book in Ken Carey's bestselling Starseed series, which concludes with The Third Millennium - the book Marianne Williamson calls "a kind of millennial Bible."
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 7th 1991 by HarperOne (first published September 28th 1988)
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Cathleen Hulbert
Mar 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
There is a compassionate force in the Universe that comes to us in many guises, including enlightened Native American leaders. This manifestation of God's love describes itself as both angelic and extraterrestrial. There is a review of the history of the human race and predictions about what is to come.
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Was a while ago I read it.
Good wisdom. Fantastic story too, although largely unverifiable.
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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What a beautifully written book! this is a very insightful book full of universal truths, translated into a native american context , i'd say. I found particularly beautiful the explanation of the dual aspect of life- the feminine and masculine aspects of the great spirit, and the unfathomable creative energy that might occur between them, the very same one that has the power to bring entire galaxies into existence!
It almost transported me to another time when men and nature were living togethe
Jul 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This was the first Ken Carey book that I read. I have since read every other Ken Carey book that I can find. What more can I say.
Aug 25, 2017 rated it liked it
This book has some fascinating accounts of spiritual wisdom from native american culture. On the whole though, reading the book was tiring and at times frustrating due to the later chapters lacking a natural flow and the constant repetition of ideas. I had to force myself to go back 4-5 times to read the whole book.
So glad I finally read this book. It had been on my radar since I read a quote from it on Mystic Mamma.

Definitely a treasure trove of wisdom resetting my perspective on the world and my role in it that I’ll be rereading and sharing.
Pupak Haghighi
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
A good read. Thank you Ken Carey for transmitting this illumined story.
Apr 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Premise is that native Americans used to live peacefully and in tune with nature and all around them. Then they became fearful and turned into warriors and the ascended masters or bird tribes left earth. They came back later to help forge the 6 nations alliance of tribes. We are still in a warrior mindset but there is hope if we return to love and respect for all things. The book says we are right on the edge of changing back to a society where we realize our energetic nature and leave ego fear ...more
Mar 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Amazing to turn to this, suddenly and synchronistically, alongside The Keys of Enoch. This is Enoch (and many other great Teachings of Light), condensed, softer, more accessible. Really beautiful.

“The age that we will see together will be the best that has ever been. All that has been broken will be made whole.”
Jeni Goodrich
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the first half of the book numerous times, and just recently finished this book. A beautuful way to use symbolism to point to the deeper truth who h can't be named. This definitely reverberates the sound of being called home to the knowing deep within and takes me further out of the noise of the mind.
Josie Gundy
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I want to re-read this book because of the special message that it contains for humanity in this time of our evolution. I don't remember a lot of it - but that it felt priviledged to be reading it - the perspective it gives, Ken Carey is sharing a wonderful gift.
Shari Scofield
Jun 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
very interesting and sorta anthropomorphical... how do you readers like that word!!!???
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Must read again.
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Ken Carey has been conducting workshops on education and the environment for more than ten years. He is the author of several books, including ‘The Starseed Transmissions’, ‘Vision’ and ‘The Third Millennium’.

Other books in the series

The Starseed Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Starseed Transmissions
  • Starseed, the Third Millennium: Living in the Posthistoric World