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Darkheart

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native american path??
« on: June 15, 2011, 11:41:25 PM »

I had a dream today that i was a wolf resting by a tree in the forest. An eagle flew overhead and a feather landed beside me.

At first, i thought i was being called to explore Native American magic. I've had no luck finding any study material. I'm thinking perhaps i should just start with nature magic in general and focus more later.

Can anyone recommend a good book of this sort? I know I'm drawn to nature, just trying to discover which path :)
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 11:59:17 AM »

In it's essence, all magic is "nature" magic; there are some good books on American Indian practices; I can recommend "Rolling Thunder" by Doug Boyd.  Fascinating insight... you can get it for a couple of bucks on eBay...
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Re: native american path??
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 02:03:37 PM »

Thank you Firesong :)

I feel called to an ecclectic mix of Native American and Celtic magic. I can't tell you exactly why or how..i just feel it...
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 02:58:54 PM »

you may want to explore the works of Tom Cowan.  He mixes shamanism with celtic roots.  My friend took his courses.  Sadly she passed over last year right as she began teaching me.  I  am on my own path now...
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 03:16:56 PM »

Soulfire,

Sounds intriguing. I'll definitely take a look. Thanks :)
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011, 05:02:51 AM »

You could also get "The Way of the Shaman" by Michael Harner. While its not specific to Native American practices, it may be worthwhile.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Harner
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011, 05:56:54 AM »

Thank you cheese ...

I have looked at that book, actually ...I am really being pulled to the shaman path...
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011, 06:53:08 PM »

Darkheart , you may want to try " The Foundation For Shamanic Studies " at .......www. shamanism. org...... good luck on your path. oldghost
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2011, 04:36:40 AM »

Thank you so much oldghost :)

Will definitely have to check it out!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2011, 02:11:15 PM »

Any time , If you do not help others they can never help others ; an at times we all need help. oldghost
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2011, 04:03:53 PM »

Also keep in mind that over the years, North American Indians were forced to give up, not only their language, but their spiritual beliefs as well.

Standard Christianity seemed to decimate almost everything the Natives held dear. If you refused to convert, you were murdered.

I once asked my father about books regarding our Choctaw history. He said that there weren't many sources of written information because so many of the tribes were forced to abandon their beautiful heritage. Therefore, much of the history was simply handed down from generation to generation in ceremony and private conversation as apposed to being physically documented.

I truly hope that a treasure trove of information does exist out there somewhere. It would be tragic if such wondrous knowledge was just gone forever.

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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2011, 06:15:32 PM »

Prester, this is tnrue...just like the Celts, Christianity attempted to destroy their beliefs. I'm afraid all that remains is their oral tradition...
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2011, 02:46:04 PM »

It breaks my heart to see religions decimate other religions. I have tried to find info about my Cherokee heritage but can barely find any info that's pre-colonial. I have tried to learn some of there language but I don't have anyone to speak it with so it makes it difficult.
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 03:55:12 PM »

It breaks my heart to see religions decimate other religions. I have tried to find info about my Cherokee heritage but can barely find any info that's pre-colonial. I have tried to learn some of there language but I don't have anyone to speak it with so it makes it difficult.

The Cherokee are the only American Indians who developed a written alphabet, and it's not been lost.  For more information about Cherokee tribal customs, try http://www.manataka.org 

There is a lot of good info there...
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2011, 12:18:50 PM »

thank u firesong
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