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Dreamquest: Native American Myth and the Recovery of Soul
Dreamquest Native American Myth and the Recovery of Soul Author:Morton Kelsey As a child, the author was nourished on the tales of the Seneca tribe, who were part of the great Iroquois Nation. These teaching stories were passed down by his grandmother and then his mother. His family lived for generations on and near the Indian reservation and were all early champions of the Native American tradition who worked... more » tirelessly to confront the terrible treatment of the Indians by the American government. Recounting these tales now, Morton Kelsey sees in their power and symbolism a living path for all of us, which leads to an awareness of Spirit and Nature and to the recovery of Soul.
He says, "We are at last beginning to realize that there is much to learn from these tales. They take us back to Nature and our place in it. They all speak of a world of Spirit, both good and evil, which penetrates the physical world at every point. They also speak of victory over evil which can be found if one knows the secret way. These are more than just stories, they are windows into reality where there is still hope. They are a gift from the dispossessed which have healing power."
Of particular interest is the way the author integrates his knowledge of Jungian Psychology, world mythology and comparative religion into his exploration of this rich and powerful living mythology. It is his conviction that we all could benefit greatly from the understanding of human life and the insight into human soul that the American Indian tradition possesses.« less