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Native American Healing - A Lakota Ritual
Native American Healing - A Lakota Ritual
by Howard P Bad Hand
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book by a qualified source, February 5, 2015
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Howard Bad Hand takes on the unique challenge of attempting to bridge the vast language and cultural gap between traditional" pre contact" Lakota and modern American cultures.

Few could be as adept as Howard at accomplishing this.
His experience of being raised apart from non traditional practices and speech within a closeknit family and tribal structure combined with his educational experiences at the Lennox School and Dartmouth College allow Howard to create an understandable and approachable text to discuss the traditions of Lakota healing,singing and spitituality.

This book is a generous contribution to the resources available for anyone interested in an nderstanding of Native American culture.

Knowing Howard personally many years ago enhanced my reading experience and brought me back to wonderful conversations we shared during college when Howard contributed to a special study of Native Americansthat I received at Dartmouth.


Got to Be There
Got to Be There
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5.0 out of 5 stars consumate early Michael, June 20, 2014
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This review is from: Got to Be There (Audio CD)
Own this album to hear Michael at the beginning of his solo career.Before your life is over listen to his version of Bill withers' "Ain't no Sunshine." It shows a soulful side of Michael remarkable in such a young person.

No R&B collection is complete without this album.


The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
by Norman Doidge
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars required reading for all recovering from neurological damage, June 15, 2014
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After experiencing a severe stroke this book was recommended by a doctor friend. Bottom line...Neuroplasticity is not only possible after injury;In fact it: is present in us all.


The Tao of Pooh
The Tao of Pooh
by Benjamin Hoff
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.18
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gentle as Pooh himself, this book reveals the "way" within Pooh and the Pooh within the "way.", June 15, 2014
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An excellent text for all ages that gently peeks into an Easternphilosophical classic through the teachings of a western folk icon.


The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life
The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life
by Emmet Fox
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for any and all, June 15, 2014
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This is one of the most outstanding works I have ever read.Fox presents an excellent discussion of the metaphysics of Christ's teachings.After reading this book the teachings of Jesus will become new and relevant to the reader.This is an excellent book to share with a soul who is lost and seeking something more in life.EvenThe Lord's Prayer will be renewed and more meaningful after reading this wonderful book.


Through the Eyes of Jesus Trilogy - Hardcover
Through the Eyes of Jesus Trilogy - Hardcover
by C. Alan Ames
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book!, May 24, 2013
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Alan Ames has shared a remarkable gift that he received from the Holy Spirit. All who are on a walk of faith with Christ will benefit greatly from this book. It is written the Lord's perspective and makes him come to life in
an amazing way.
Truly a shared gift amongst people of faith.


Walking Cane- Natural cherry. This walking stick cane has an ergonomic soft touch derby handle. This walking aid is designed for that elegant man. This wooden cane has a weight capacity of 250 pounds and 36 inches long
Walking Cane- Natural cherry. This walking stick cane has an ergonomic soft touch derby handle. This walking aid is designed for that elegant man. This wooden cane has a weight capacity of 250 pounds and 36 inches long
Offered by Exquisite Canes
Price: $88.00
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great choice, September 15, 2011
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2 years post stroke, I was tired of the metal single point cane I had evolved to in PT. This cherry wood cane is great!Elegant look, nice balance, great soft rubber handle that is good ergonomically and the cane does not click as the metal one did.I would recommend this to anyone who is using a single point cane for their mobility.A great product that is comfortable,stable and attractive.I got what I had hoped for and am pleased.


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Illustrated Edition: An Indian History of the American West (The Illustrated Editions)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Illustrated Edition: An Indian History of the American West (The Illustrated Editions)
by Dee Alexander Brown
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read in American history, June 15, 2011
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Illustrated Edition: An Indian History of the American WestI bought this book for my son before he leaves for college.

He has always enjoyed history and I felt that there is a responsibility to face all aspects of our history, Even those that are not pleasant or easy to reflect upon.
Therefore, Bury my heart... and Dee Brown's Custer Died For Your Sins should both be part of any honest study of American history although they recall events which are both painful and shameful.

The worst known holocaust in history was actually performed against the indigenous people of the Americas after European contact.Besides the military,political and economic brutality there was also a more passive but devastating biological impact, all of which resulted in the loss of cultures rich in spirituality and wisdom that are sorely needed today.

Well researched and well written this book is honest, straightforward and true to its subject.It carries value and furthercontains the substance of what makes James Cameron'smovie Avatar so profoundly appealing to audiences of young people


Master Butchers Singing Club
Master Butchers Singing Club
by Louise Erdrich
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful, intimate, perfectly woven and sensuous work, January 9, 2007
Louise Erdich has been a great joy to read since her first novel Love Medicine. In Master Butcher's Singing Club, she shows her wonderful ability to weave a story of family which yields a rich saga but never fails to shine on the unique qualities and fabric of each separate character. You end up with a magnificent blanket that always illuminates the unique qualities of every yarn used in the making of it.

Her multicultural background seems to become more beautifully crystallized as the years go by and as she continues to grow, her life experiences seem to be form a more expansive view of her cultural roots.

I absolutely loved this book and was able to lose myself in the flow of the story and the emotions I could not resist feeling for each of her characters within it. As is true of any great author, Louise Erdich is a friend who will enhance your life in the time you dedicate to reading this wonderfully written novel.


Dreamer
Dreamer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eliane made me smile and then made me weep with a smile in my heart, December 30, 2005
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As someone who has always loved the sound of female vocalists singing ballads, having been raised in the constantly flowing waves of my own mother's lovely alto voice, and further loving jazz as well as the Bossa Nova songs of Jobim, Gilberto, Nascimento etc. I just can not resist the music of Eliane Elias. Her sultry voice, her gorgeous touch on the ivory are true gifts to any listener. She is a wonderful talent blending two cultures so naturally in her own musical style.

Dreamer is my favorite of all her albums! It will take you many places and if, like me, you have been around more than 50 years you will hear songs that touch many memories from years gone by, though none of them has ever had this feel to them before. Listen to them in any order you want and you will never be off beat.

Last time through I started with the old Wright and Forrest classic, Baubles, Bangles and Beads. Her singing of the lyrics is wonderful light and full of life but then she just takes off on the piano solo that takes it to another level and if your feet are still, make sure you have a pulse cause it really swings. Then one can ease the tempo down while she slowly and softly does the lyrics to That's All, almost whispering and then gently, but perfectly, taking a walk out into a lovely improvised solo and softly leading it back to a seamless finishing of the lyrics.

Each song is a gem. Her work with the traditional Bossa Nova pieces are all wonderful as she puts her own touch on the title track as well as Fotografia, Samba de Verao and Doralice, a wonderful tribute to Joao Gilberto starting out with only the acoustic guitar sound of the master, she jumps into a solo that is again wonderful and seemingly perfectly woven. The ease with which she makes the pop hit Call Me seem as if it has always been a Bossa Nova ballad is so marvelous and again the piano is just right.

But every time I have enough time and tranquility to hear this album with nothing else in the way I always let the last song be the final song listened to. Perhaps it is the old memories that this Bacharach, David song brings back from throughout my life or memories of other's like Luther Vandross giving it new wings in recent years (listen to him sing it on his Live Radio City Music Hall 2003 CD) but for whatever reason the song is magical in its own right and then Ms Elias plays it as a pure instrumental at the end of her album and I find myself softly weeping with a smile in my heart, somehow transported through bitter and sweet memories from the houses I have lived in and the occupants therein both here and gone. Music has the ability to open our souls in magical ways and Eliane gently but wonderfully takes me somewhere that allows emotions to flow freely as her sensual voice and fingers have done in making this album. Buy it and let yourself be a dreamer.


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