Meditations with the Hopi

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 1986 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 143 pages
This is a story of creation and change, of prophecy and fulfillment in the world we all journey through--a world the Hopi call koyaanisqatsi, or "world out of balance." A heartfelt and reverential view of the Hopi Way as seen by one of the few white men to have lived within this ancient culture, Meditations with the Hopi imparts to us the essence of the Hopi experience--from child's first cry to soul's departure, each transition celebrated in song and ritual.
 

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Contents

The Underworld
27
The Emergence In The Present World
39
3 THE MIGRATIONS
45
4 THE CEREMONIES
51
5 THE HOPI SOCIAL CYCLE
87
6 THE UPPERWORLD AND THE HOPI PROPHECY
107
7 CONCLUSION AND THE BANANA CLAN
119
APPENDIX
131
POSTSCRIPT
135
GLOSSARY OF HOPI WORDS
137
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
143
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Page 20 - ... the Hopi are a fascination in the public mind. More than any other group in North, Central, or South America, the Hopi have retained their aboriginal culture, with its religious expression in its purest form. And they embody a philosophy of life totally in balance with their physical and spiritual environment.
Page 21 - Within Hopi rituals and sacred ceremonies, the ancient knowledge of early humanity is deposited. It is brought to us without interruption or corruption. Most of us will go to Hopi driven by the force of the primeval need to be in communion with the source, even though we may not consciously recognize our need.

About the author (1986)

Robert Boissiere first went to Hopiland in 1949 and has had close ties with the Native American world since that time. He is the author of The Return of Pahana and two earlier books on the Hopi.

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