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Earthway: A Native American Visionary's Path to Total Mind, Body, and Spirit Health (Religion and Spirituality) Paperback – July 1, 1992
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From the Back Cover
This is the EARTHWAY
Spiritual writer Mary Summer Rain was the last apprentice to the renowned Chippewa visionary, No-Eyes. Daughter of a tribal shaman, No-Eyes taught Mary Summer Rain the many lessons of her long life. Now, in EARTHWAY, Mary Summer Rain interweaves the inspired teachings of No-Eyes with a veritable encyclopedia of rare knowledge, showing us how we can bring to vivid life the beauty and power of this natural way, giving us a new hope for the future.
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Top Customer Reviews
There were, however, some ... inconsistencies? ... with some of the presentations of information. The diet advocated by No-Eyes, Mary Summer Rain's teacher, includes the eating of meat only from fish and fowl - no eating of anything with four legs. This is presented in such a way as to leave me, frankly, dumbfounded. Is the author trying to say that the native peoples didn't eat bison, deer, pronghorn, bear, etc.? Because that is just ridiculous. She also states that it is important to eat gelatin - which is made from hooves. So, don't eat the meat, but slaughter the animals for their hooves? That isn't the Native way, which was to use every bit of the creature they had killed and by doing so properly express their gratitude for the gift of that animal's life in order to sustain their own.
Also, there is a long listing of dream interpretations - many of them make a great deal of sense, but there are also instances in which the perceptions of the dreamer aren't taken into account. Different people have different perceptions of the meaning of colours, for instance; or the meaning of snakes, insects, rodents ... personally, I don't see snakes as examples of "underhanded dealing," but of rebirth, renewal, rejuvenation. I don't see rats are harbingers of illness, but as examples of social connections and camaraderie.
The author also states that there are many paths to God, but then makes the impression that the way she is recommending is the only one ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Traditional Cherokees consult with medicine people for help with medical problems, dilemmas in their lives, or other problems. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tsalagi
Absoulutely ((un)intentional typo?) magical messages that regrounded me to the heart and her divinity, beauty and our connection with all. Blessed to have come across this book.Published 11 months ago by Yoli Worth
I read Mary Summer Rain's books because I like No-Eyes. I find M.S.Rain herself to be abrasive, arrogant and pretentious, and she slams people who disagree with her and who don't... Read morePublished 18 months ago by ras
Everything I hoped for. Another FABULOUS book by Mary Summer Rain. Never a disappointment!Published 22 months ago by Soupy