The Last Ghost Dance

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 ...

The Last Ghost Dance

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.

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The Last Ghost Dance
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Brooke Medicine Eagle
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-04 - Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine

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
Ghost Dances and Identity
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: Gregory E. Smoak
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-11 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

" This is a compellingly nuanced and sophisticated study of Indian peoples as negotiators and shapers of the modern world."—Richard White, author of The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815
The Ghost Dance
Language: en
Pages: 40
Authors: Alice McLerran
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-03-27 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

An account of the Ghost Dance movement, recalls how Native American peoples danced together in the hope of restoring their old world but soon encountered tragedy with the massacre at Wounded Knee
The Pawnee Ghost Dance Hand Game
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Alexander Lesser
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

The Ghost Dance religion that swept through the Plains Indian tribes in the early 1890s was embraced wholeheartedly by the Pawnees. It was a message of hope to a people devastated by the attacks of enemy tribes, the encroachment of white settlers, and the outbreak of epidemics. For the Pawnees,
Sherman Alexie
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Jeff Berglund, Jan Roush
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-31 - Publisher: University of Utah Press

Berglund and Jan Roush have assembled twelve leading scholars of American Indian literature to provide new perspectives on Sherman Alexie--by many accounts, the most widely read American Indian writer in the United States and likely in the world.