- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books (1972)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345329015
- ISBN-13: 978-0345329011
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 8.1 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Seven Arrows Paperback – May 12, 1985
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The beautiful artwork in Seven Arrows is criticized for "getting the colors wrong." This strikes me as a foolish criticism, as though the only valid interpretation of a traditional theme must have the traditional colors as well. This is reactionary thinking; for a tradition to be of the greatest value to the living, I think that change is sometimes necessary. If the artwork in Seven Arrows is valid as art, I think that's enough to justify its existence, regardless of its lack of "reverence to tradition." Not every crucifix needs to have a bleeding Christ on it. I don't recall what Storm says about the art in the book, but I don't think it's presented as "views of traditional Cheyenne art." It seems pretty clear that these are modern interpretations of traditional themes.
In any case, if he "got the religion wrong" and "got the artwork wrong," it's still a dazzling book and I recommend it highly. You can read the "story of Jumping Mouse" from the book on Storm's web site, [...]
The following is the review I had on my web site before reading this current controversy:
Hyemeyohsts Storm's Seven Arrows is a most unusual book, and reading it has been a profoundly interesting and moving experience for me.Read more ›
Walking with Storm on this beautiful trail called "Seven Arrows", will open up grand vistas of a larger reality. All points of the reality compass are here to be seen, felt and absorbed.
Storm so eloquently shows us how quietly listening and observing reality from as many points of view and directions as possible will deliver a vast array of those tiny puzzle pieces that when combined, make up the whole picture. Freeing oneself from dogmatic, less-than-clear strictures whether they be caused by one's religious, socio-economic, political, or family upbringing, will allow a clear view even from a new, never experienced vantage point. Walk in your brother or sister's shoes for a mile before judging their reality; see the world through the wide view of the eagle- the macro; see the world from the view of a little mouse who only sees fine details- the micro world- it is all right here to see the many points of reality for a more inclusive view of the world around us.
Hyemeyohsts Storm has put together in this one beautiful book what a thousand other worldly wise people have attempted and that is a way or path to seeing, feeling and embracing other realities that are all part of the one, singular reality that demonstrates the interconnectedness of all life.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I join the other negative reviews and really wonder about the hypocrisy of people here.
Storm is a rapist and a liar for all his life. Read more
The delicate storytelling of the hard history of a People, together with the wisdom of the Medcicine Wheels, for the first time shared with all the humans, to which they belong.Published 26 days ago by VDD
I have read this book several times, starting probably in the 1960's or 70's, and have read it again once since. I gift this book to people for whom it seems it would be useful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carl
I read this book, at 14, and it made a big impression on me. I had never imagined that not only animals, but rocks and trees, and the wind, had feelings, and thoughts. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cmxsport
Add Mr. Storm to the list of celebrity sex abusers who get away with it for decades, next to Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, and Bill Cosby. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Trjgirl
present for husband. it's the second time I've bought. he wore the first one out.Published 6 months ago by independent