Meditations with the Navajo
Prayers Songs and Stories of Healing and Harmony
By (author) Gerald Hausman
Meditations with the Navajo by Gerald Hausman
Book DescriptionNavajo myths are among the most poetic in the world full of dazzling word imagery. For the Navajo who call themselves the Dine (literally the People) the story of emergence - their creation myth - lies at the heart of their beliefs. In it all the world is created together both gods and human beings embodying the idea that change comes from within rather than without. Poet and author Gerald Hausman collects this and other stories with meditations that together capture the essence of the Navajo people's way of life and their understanding of the world. Here are myths of the Holy People of Changing Woman who teaches the People how to live and of the trickster Coyote. Here are stories of healings performed by stargazers and hand tremblers and songs of love marriage homecomings and growing old. These and the meditations that follow each story reveal a world - our world - that thrives only on harmony and balance and shares the Dine belief that the most important point on the circle that has no beginning or end is where we stand at the moment. Explores the Navajo's fundamental belief in the importance of harmony and balance in the world. Shares Navajo healing ways that have been handed down for generations. Includes meditations following each story or poem. New edition of a classic book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781879181670
(210mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Bear & Company
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Gerald Hausman
Gerald Hausman is a storyteller and author who has spent twenty-two years learning Navajo creation stories directly from tribal members. His work has been featured on National Public Radio and the History Channel. The author of more than fifty books, including The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica and Tunkashila: From the Birth of Turtle Island to the Blood of Wounded Knee, Hausman lives on a barrier island in Florida.
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