The Way of the Spirit Author:Time-Life Books Subjects: — Religion & Spirituality >> Earth-Based Religions >> Native American — Religion & Spirituality >> Other Practices >> Ritual — Religion & Spirituality >> Other Practices >> Tribal & Ethnic — For the Native American, there is nothing that can be seen or touched, living or inanimate, that does not have a spirit. As Lame Duck, a Lakota Sioux... more », explains: "We .... live in a world of symbols where the spiritual and the commonplace are one. We try to understand them not with the head but with the heart, and we need more than a hint to give us meaning."
"The Way of the Spirit" explores the Native Americans' reverence toward the lands of their birth, life, and death and the spirits which reside in those lands. In these sacred places, many of which are imbued with healing powers, gods abide, supernatural spirits dwell, and vision quests are made.
"The Way of the Spirit" is a lavish presentation that includes evocative images -- of spiritual places, ceremonies, artificats, and people -- displaying the rich traditions of Native American spirituality.« less