From the Inside Flap
In the celebrated Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, Brooke Medicine Eagle revealed her extraordinary spiritual odyssey from her first guided steps on the medicine path to her ongoing work as one of the most respected Native American teachers of the modern era. Now she shares a groundbreaking approach to spiritual transformation--by revitalizing the powerful ancient ritual The Ghost Dance.
Four centuries ago, when European invaders were ruthlessly plundering indigenous cultures, a Paiute tribesman received a vision of hope and resurrection, given by Father Spirit, to help survivors of the onslaught create a beautiful new life in the face of defeat, broken dreams, and death. That vision was celebrated in an ecstatic ghost dance honoring those who had perished.
Brooke Medicine Eagle explains how and why we are profoundly connected to The Ghost Dance. As she herself becomes initiated into the "illusion of death" and the wisdom of "heart-centered ascension," she teaches us how to confront our deepest fears, overcome our resistance to change, and renew our lives. Through prayer, music, and dance, Medicine Eagle provides us with the tools to bring about the final fulfillment of this profound ritual--by living in harmony with earth's rhythms, practicing sustainable living, honoring and sharing with all our relations, and freeing ourselves from the burden of possessions and possessiveness.
Perceptive, practical, and luminous, The Last Ghost Dance is a call to action, a challenge to raise up from the ashes of our desecrated planet a world that welcomes the full flowering of the spirit--and a new age of abundance, love, and peace.
About the Author
Jim Ewing (Nvnehi Awatisgi, in Cherokee) serves as his community's medicine man, sponsors workshops for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, teaches Karuna Reiki classes, and lectures on shamanism, energy medicine, and Native American spirituality. He is an elder of the Manataka Indian Council of Hot Springs, Arkansas, as well as an enrolled member of the Southern Cherokee Tribe and Associated Bands in Texas and the Bear Clan Medicine Society of Russellville, Arkansas. He has written for "About.com, Awareness," "PlanetLightworker," "Smash!," "Spirit of Ma'at," and "Voice of the New Earth. "He lives in Lena, Mississippi. Brooke Medicine Eagle is an Earth wisdom teacher, visionary, sacred ecologist, Feng Shui practitioner, harmonist, and recording artist. She is the creator of Eagle Song, a series of spiritually-oriented wilderness camps that promote sustainable, ecologically-sound living and the author of "Buffalo Woman Comes Singing," "The Last Ghost Dance, "and "Sacred Plant Medicine."