Tobacco Use By Native North Americans

Author: Joseph C. Winter
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806132624
Size: 28.22 MB
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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: Harvest McCampbell
Publisher: Native Voices books
ISBN: 1570679851
Size: 60.20 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: David Crow
ISBN: 9780988605008
Size: 27.99 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.

Offering Smoke

Author: Jordan Paper
Publisher: Caxton Press
Size: 61.44 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: 30.70 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!

Sacred Words Orality Literacy And Religion

Author: André Lardinois
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004194126
Size: 69.16 MB
Format: PDF
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Surveying the variety of ways in which written texts and oral discourse were involved in ancient religions, the contributions to this volume show that oral and written forms were intricately connected in both Greek and Roman state and private religions.

Sacred Ground

Author: Barbara Wood
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429982535
Size: 26.40 MB
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Two thousand years ago, there was a great bay and a peaceful land filled with sage, citrus trees, and pine. And there was a tribe called the Topaa. Marimi, a healer in her tribe, is unprepared for what fate holds in store for her. Without her knowledge, her actions place her under the watchful, suspicious gaze of a rival...and Marimi's family is placed under a curse that impacts how their legacy unfolds. From prehistoric California to the days of Spanish explorers, from the time of California colonialism to the swashbuckling cowboy days of early Los Angeles and right up to the present day, Scared Ground tells the story of the female descendants of Marimi. It tells of their loves, their betrayals, their loses, their families, and their ruthless ambitions that would forge a new country.

Fata Morgana

Author: Elizabeth Brandon Stanton
Size: 25.68 MB
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Charcuterie The Craft Of Salting Smoking And Curing

Author: Michael Ruhlman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393058298
Size: 41.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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An introduction to the creation of pork salami, sausages, and prosciutto outlines key techniques in the areas of preserving, cooking, and smoking, in a volume complemented by 125 recipes including Maryland crab, scallop, and saffron terrine; Da Bomb breakfast sausage; and spicy smoked almonds. 15,000 first printing.