Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
A Medicine Woman Speaks: ... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Showing wear or age, but intact and readable. May have writing, stains, stickers, discoloring, warped pages, and/or creases. Ships direct from Amazon!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Medicine Woman Speaks: An Exploration of Native American Spirituality Paperback – November 21, 2008

3.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.99
$10.32 $0.01

Wiley Summer Savings Event.
Wiley Summer Savings Event.
Save up to 40% during Wiley's Summer Savings Event. Learn more.
$16.99 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Career Press (November 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564145263
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564145260
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,533,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
The title of this book is a little misleading as it doesn't go indepth into Native American spirituality as it doesn not tackle the particular practices in the different religions that compose the great Native American nation. It does however provide a solid base of what is shamanism as a spiritual practice outside of a religious frame. What is particular about this book is that it tackles this subject in a direction that as seldom been done before and to that the title holds true. What is presented in this book is presented from a woman's point of view, a Medecine woman's point of view. She explores the fundamentals of a medecine path, a shamanic path. From spirituality to the techniques, to the medecine wheel and the variety of spirits and helpers that can be met on the way. Is this an how to book? Not in my opinion, it gives the beginner an overview of the medecine path and tool to get started in the exploration of one's spirituality and to the more seasoned practicionner something to think about as the author as firm credentials. Is it only a book for women? Not necesseraly, although it can be a help in understanding the women mysteries and a woman's own inherant magic, it can also be an asset to male practitioners as it shows a different view of things and in the path to balance it can show a part of the mystery that men may be less in touch with.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Ok, yes, this book does describe certain Native American practices. But, about a million other books written by *actual* Native Americans do the same thing. I could not get through this book. This woman is so full of herself it's sickening. She touts her ordination from the ULC like it's some big accomplishment, when anyone who can type their name and go on the ULC's website gets ordained! This woman is a joke. It's new age hooey mixed with some stolen practices.
If you are interested in Native Americans, you might as well read, "Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions" by John Lame Deer, along with "Gift of Power" by Archie Lame Deer (Lakota). "Black Elk Speaks" is also good. Also, there is "Mother Earth Spirituality" by Ed McGaa that talks about Lakota religion, and, if you just want to know about ceremonies without all the pompus crap in this book, try, "American Indian Ceremonies" by Medicine Hawk and Grey Cat, which focuses more on Cherokee practices.
1 Comment 26 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Shame that these people continue to rip off native american spirituality. Anyone who uses the term shaman when referring to native american spirituality and especially healing is a fake. Cinnamon moon? That name alone should tell you this is new age junk. Please don't support these people who abuse native culture to make money, by buying their books. Go to a native website, they list open gatherings, pow wows, ect. if you want to get to know the truth.
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
A Medicine Woman Speaks: An Explanation Of Native American Spirituality is an intimate, conversational yet disciplined treatise of shamanic spirituality and Native American spiritual practices that can be used by novices and experienced seekers. There is detailed exploration of purification ceremonies, totem work, and the creation of inner and outer sacred space. Guidelines are given for those who wish to pursue their connection with the Great Mystery and to discover their own spirituality gifts. Written by a white woman who has studied with several individual Native American teachers and mentors, A Medicine Woman Speaks strives to make this synthesized shamanistic approach accessible. There are appropriate caveats to the uninitiated, such as the warning to beware those who offer something for nothing. A glossary of terms and a brief bibliography assist the reader who desires to explore shamanism and Native American religious practices further. Sourced in Plains Indian lore and teachings, A Medicine Woman Speaks is ideal for the beginning nonnative shamanism student.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This woman says she isnt an anthropologist,but she talks like one.She
approaches the spirit path like a scientist.She claims to be a "medicine
woman" but doesnt show it.
Native American Medicine people dont write books.
She illumined no one
in this book,just gave generalizations that were self evident.
She still calls herself a "medicine woman" giving "psychic" readings
online.
I found this book sadly lacking in real Native understanding.She
falls very short of what it means to be an integrated soul.
I am a sundancer,a pipe carrier,and have spent alot of time with
several REAL medicine people.
She spouts pure drivel.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book not only gives the reader a personal point of view on all things Shamanic but is very informative and leaves coming away with understanding and a willingness to know and learn more. The techniques given are easily understood. I highly recommend this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: shamanism