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The Resource Shadowcatchers : a journey in search of the teachings of Native American healers, Steve Wall

Shadowcatchers : a journey in search of the teachings of Native American healers, Steve Wall

Label
Shadowcatchers : a journey in search of the teachings of Native American healers
Title
Shadowcatchers
Title remainder
a journey in search of the teachings of Native American healers
Statement of responsibility
Steve Wall
Title variation
Shadow catchers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Always the journeyer, Steve Wall crosses yet another boundary in Shadowcatchers. Crowning his fifteen-year quest to seek out Native American elders throughout the Americas, he once again takes us on an adventure deep within their cultures, including poignant meetings with the Cherokee, Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca, Lumbee, and Lakota nations, and for the first time encountering elders of the Kickapoo, Kuna, Brunca, Guaymi, Cabecar, Aztec, and Bribri in his intense search for their healers. Along the way he confronts numerous wise men and women: tribal leaders, healers, high priests, and sorcerers from these thirteen tribes. Gaining their trust, they take him into their homes and allow him to record the ancient stories and myths of their peoples. In time, he is permitted to participate in a healing ceremony, and discovers that this powerful ancient ritual has a great effect on him as well as on the one afflicted. Quite unexpectedly he has to face the Mountain of Death - as much a pinnacle within himself as a very real physical peak. Shadowcatchers is the inspiring story of a journalistic odyssey that took on a life of its own. Searching for the essence of Native American spirituality, Wall experiences a dynamic transformation. He is forced to examine his own beliefs concerning life and death, the afterworld, spirits, and God. With his search nearing an end, he seeks out one last elder in northern Mexico. This man, Leandis, an aging curandero, tells him, "You know about shadows! You take pictures with that little black box of yours. That's like catching shadows. That's what l do. I'm sort of a shadowcatcher, too. You do it with your camera, I catch them in my soul." Recalling his own personal passage, Wall reports, "I had finally caught the ultimate shadow, and it was me."
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Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wall, Steve
Dewey number
299/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E98.R3
LC item number
W36 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian philosophy
  • Healing
  • Healing
  • Indian philosophy
  • Indians of North America
  • North America
  • Indianen
  • Sjamanisme
Label
Shadowcatchers : a journey in search of the teachings of Native American healers, Steve Wall
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Invitation to a healing -- The Curandero's desert wisdom -- The claw in the gut -- Masanea's prophetic warning -- Commitment to the grandfathers -- Spiral of depression -- The struggle for survival -- Gift of good medicine -- Facing the demons -- High priests at the center of world -- The witch who flew -- Conversations with a butterfly -- The battle between the Sukias -- Talks with spirits -- The mountain of death -- God and the devil are brothers -- The star man of Kunayala -- Visited by angels -- Meeting the teacher
Control code
ocm29596971
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780060168919
Lccn
93048796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29596971
Label
Shadowcatchers : a journey in search of the teachings of Native American healers, Steve Wall
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Invitation to a healing -- The Curandero's desert wisdom -- The claw in the gut -- Masanea's prophetic warning -- Commitment to the grandfathers -- Spiral of depression -- The struggle for survival -- Gift of good medicine -- Facing the demons -- High priests at the center of world -- The witch who flew -- Conversations with a butterfly -- The battle between the Sukias -- Talks with spirits -- The mountain of death -- God and the devil are brothers -- The star man of Kunayala -- Visited by angels -- Meeting the teacher
Control code
ocm29596971
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780060168919
Lccn
93048796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29596971

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