Tobacco Use By Native North Americans

Author: Joseph C. Winter
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806132624
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Recently identified as a killer, tobacco has been the focus of health warnings, lawsuits, and political controversy. Yet many Native Americans continue to view tobacco-when used properly-as a life-affirming and sacramental substance that plays a significant role in Native creation myths and religious ceremonies. This definitive work presents the origins, history, and contemporary use (and misuse) of tobacco by Native Americans. It describes wild and domesticated tobacco species and how their cultivation and use may have led to the domestication of corn, potatoes, beans, and other food plants. It also analyzes many North American Indian practices and beliefs, including the concept that Tobacco is so powerful and sacred that the spirits themselves are addicted to it. The book presents medical data revealing the increasing rates of commercial tobacco use by Native youth and the rising rates of death among Native American elders from lung cancer, heart disease, and other tobacco-related illnesses. Finally, this volume argues for the preservation of traditional tobacco use in a limited, sacramental manner while criticizing the use of commercial tobacco. Contributors are: Mary J. Adair, Karen R. Adams, Carol B. Brandt, Linda Scott Cummings, Glenna Dean, Patricia Diaz-Romo, Jannifer W. Gish, Julia E. Hammett, Robert F. Hill, Richard G. Holloway, Christina M. Pego, Samuel Salinas Alvarez, Lawrence A Shorty, Glenn W. Solomon, Mollie Toll, Suzanne E. Victoria, Alexander von Garnet, Jonathan M. Samet, and Gail E. Wagner.

Sacred Smoke

Author: David Crow
ISBN: 9780988605008
Size: 13.58 MB
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A mysterious intelligence guides an Italian psychotherapist and an adventuring ethnobotanist into the forests of Ecuador to restore an endangered sacred healing tree to prominence.The sacred scent of Palo Santo smoke has been used for eons by indigenous people in South America, but in recent decades the tree has faced extinction with encroaching metropolis, the human need for fuel, and grazing ground for livestock. Modern societies turn their back on the traditional healing systems of the past in favor of ever changing novelties of technology and entertainment, but a deep intelligence guides the plant world - and the humans that interact with it.Sacred Smoke follows the journey of David Crow - healer, adventurer, visionary entrepreneur - from his introduction to the captivating fragrance of Palo Santo in a South Asian ceremony, through a series of mysterious synchronistic encounters leading to his meeting of Italian psychotherapist turned alchemist Dante Bolcato: El Maestro. David becomes both student and documentarian of El Maestro's unorthodox methods that have created a global demand for Palo Santo essential oil and led to the first successful Palo Santo replanting effort.Sacred Smoke is an ethnobotanical adventure story of lives transformed by the inexplicable power of plant intelligence. The book includes dozens of photos of Dante's home in Ecuador, and online resources for you to continue the adventure with Palo Santo in your own life.

Sacred Smoke

Author: Harvest McCampbell
Publisher: Native Voices books
ISBN: 1570679851
Size: 73.97 MB
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Smudging is the burning of herbs as a spiritual practice. An herbalist and educator, Harvest McCampbell explains and illustrates this integral part of traditional Native American life that she began learning about from her Iroquois Onondaga Oswegatchie grandmother. Learn how to make smudge sticks and identify, collect, and grow a wide range of sacred plants for smudging. Discover how to reclaim your own traditions and find your personal healing rituals. Includes sources to purchase herbs and reference materials.

Sacred Smoke

Author: Mardi Terrasson
ISBN: 9780992477738
Size: 41.66 MB
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Offering Smoke

Author: Jordan Paper
Publisher: Caxton Press
Size: 80.12 MB
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press In this brilliant exploration of the history, mythology, ritual and symbolism of the sacred pipe, author Jordan Paper breaks new ground in assessing the importance of the pipe in Native American religion. Offering Smoke provides a dazzling introduction to an aspect of Native American culture heretofore never explored in such depth or with such careful regard for the religious and cultural sensitivities so vital for genuine understanding.

Circle Of Sacred Smoke Sculpture Devil S Tower National Monument Journal

Author: Cs Creations
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540616890
Size: 51.24 MB
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This journal with 150 ruled pages awaits your writing pleasure. You can use it to record your hopes and dreams, express your gratitude, to keep a bucket list, as a daily diary, or to jot down your "To-Do" lists. The possibilities are endless and the choice is all yours. Enjoy!

The Sacred Maya Smoking Shell

Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469790756
Size: 19.83 MB
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This is a story of the great Maya city of Lamanai [circa 650 A.D.] its ruins are located in present day southern Orange Walk District, Belize. The story of its ruler who was determined to help defend its sister city Chac’temal from invading armies of the Far North cities at all cost necessary............. Also of a young peasant boy whose name was Box Balam [Bosh Balam.] he was born and raised in the magnificent Maya City of Lamanai in the west banks of a beautiful lagoon. By the age of fourteen, he had his mind well made up. He would become a member of the famous and widely loved Lamanai’s Royal Pok-A-Tok team. [ball game] Nothing or nobody would stop him....... After the sacred ceremony that initiated him into manhood to better prepare him in becoming a soldier and a member of lamanai’s royal ball team, he was sent on a mission that almost caused him his life............. Box’s friends and mentor had been killed in an ambush attack by spies of the Far North cities, near the city of Altun-Ha. Having been inflicted with a severe wound, Box had fled into the inhospitable and dangerous rainforest but... it was his only refuge. He had been wandering lost, sick, and weak in the jungle for days but his determination to survive and return to his beloved city of Lamanai, his people, and the girl he had fallen in love with, was great............. Moreover, he was also determined to survive so that one day he could find and eliminate the people responsible for the death of his friends and mentor. For many days he walked through the rain forest, looking out for the enemy, and surviving on wild fruits when he came across two men who... A story of adventure, war, courage, treachery, love, and rise to greatness in an ancient civilization.

Sacred Gifts Profane Pleasures

Author: Marcy Norton
ISBN: 9780801476327
Size: 23.64 MB
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Traces European encounters and use of tobacco and cacao and its eventual commodification into a major business from the earliest period through the seventeenth century.

Sacred Ground

Author: Eboo Patel
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807077496
Size: 21.71 MB
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There is no better time to stand up for your values than when they are under attack. In the decade following the attacks of 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims has increased rather than subsided. Alarmist, hateful rhetoric once relegated to the fringes of political discourse has now become frighteningly mainstream, with pundits and politicians routinely invoking the specter of Islam as a menacing, deeply anti-American force. In Sacred Ground, author and renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel says this prejudice is not just a problem for Muslims but a challenge to the very idea of America. Patel shows us that Americans from George Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. have been “interfaith leaders,” illustrating how the forces of pluralism in America have time and again defeated the forces of prejudice. And now a new generation needs to rise up and confront the anti-Muslim prejudice of our era. To this end, Patel offers a primer in the art and science of interfaith work, bringing to life the growing body of research on how faith can be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division and sharing stories from the frontlines of interfaith activism. Patel asks us to share in his vision of a better America—a robustly pluralistic country in which our commonalities are more important than our differences, and in which difference enriches, rather than threatens, our religious traditions. Pluralism, Patel boldly argues, is at the heart of the American project, and this visionary book will inspire Americans of all faiths to make this country a place where diverse traditions can thrive side by side. From the Hardcover edition.