Dancing Otters and Clever Coyotes: Using Animal Energies, the Native American Way

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2009 - Nature - 259 pages
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In many Native American traditions, animals are considered to be our older, wiser brothers and sisters. Their behavior can teach us to better understand ourselves, heal old wounds, adapt to new situations, or warn us of dangers. Dancing Otters and Clever Coyotes shows us how to interpret our physical and spiritual encounters with animals in ways that enable us to achieve balance in the natural world.

This colorfully illustrated, easy-to-reference book presents little known facts about the habits of fifty-eight North American animals, including their strengths and vulnerabilities. By using these ancient animal energies, we are guided gently through life's challenges and obstacles. We may soar with the eagle and run with the wolves, yet even the earthworm has something to teach us.

Gary and Sherry share what they've learned from Native American elders and from their own personal journeys to remind readers of the inherent bond that humans have with all things in nature.

 

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The Native American way of looking at the world has a tremendous amount to offer, but it can be difficult for those not raised in the culture to access. This book attempts, and succeeds, at helping to ... Read full review

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Contents

Rabbit
164
Raccoon
168
Rat
172
Raven
176
Redtailed Hawk
180
Salmon
184
Seagull
188
Shark
192
Turkey
210
Turtle
214
Vulture
218
Weasel
222
Whale
226
Wolf
230
Wolverine
234
Animal Encounters
238

Skunk
196
Snake
199
Spider
202
Squirrel
206
Two Original Stories in the Native American Style by Gary Buffalo Horn Man
248
The Smudging Ceremony
256
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Gary Buffalo Horn Man and Sherry Firedancer are a husband and wife team who wrote the first edition of this book in 1992. Their shared business, Dancing Otter, specializes in natural products of the Earth, including herbs; artwork and crafts of indigenous peoples, craft/powwow supplies; books on related topics. They live in Raineville, WV.

Sherry Firedancer and Gary Buffalo Horn Man are a husband and wife team who wrote the first edition of this book in 1992. Their shared business, Dancing Otter, specializes in natural products of the Earth, including herbs; artwork and crafts of indigenous peoples, craft/powwow supplies; books on related topics. They live in Raineville, WV.

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