The Spiritual Landscape of Native America
ISBN10: 0892813520 ISBN13: 9780892813520 Publisher: Inner Traditions Published: Jun 1 1992 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
This eye-opening journey through the terrain of Native American spirituality contrasts contemporary society's rejection of the sacred--and its arrogant belief in its own power to control the cosmos--with native traditions of reverence for the earth. The author reconstructs the archetypal and symbolic significance of indigenous rituals and sacred sites, placing Native American spirituality in the context of the world's great religions. The comparison illustrates the richness and universality of the native approach to the earth as a cherished being and reveals the poverty of our present-day attitudes toward the natural environment and its living creatures. This book is an urgent call to rediscover and become firmly grounded on the sacred earth again.