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    Peter S. Knudtson á 9 READ READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Peter S. Knudtson SUMMARY Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature This is one of the books my husband had to read for his Environmental Philosophy course and I read it too “Wisdom of the Elders Honoring Sac

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    E–book (Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature) For anyone who has yet to be initiated into the themes and flavours of aboriginal traditional teachings this book

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    E–book (Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature) This is a beautiful book lyrically written and inhabited by carefully arranged well researched stories of belief from First Nations peoples from all over the world Written first in 1992 two years before the UN issued its long overdue Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples the authors progressively challenge the notion of what science means who says and the false dichotomy between the answers to those

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Peter S. Knudtson Peter S. Knudtson á 9 READ SUMMARY Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature A friend challenged me to read this book Though I'm dour these days about ecospirituality I tried to get through it But there were so many references to native people as simple and even childlike that I eventual

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    E–book (Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature) An important perspective that must wake up to and adopt if we are going to return to a harmonious relationship with our mother and our only home This book can be an important tool for anyone on the path of awakening and a shelter for those of us who feel battered by the storms of the chaotic and complicated modern world

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    E–book (Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature) I read this book as part of a Native American philosophy class at St Scholastica While not nearly as enthralling as my professor's lectures Wisdom of the Elders does explain the basis behind many Native American beliefs on humans and their interaction with nature

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    E–book (Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature) Loved it I read the French translation and I think I would have preferred the original version

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    SUMMARY Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Peter S. Knudtson Peter S. Knudtson á 9 READ I just read the Sacred Balance directly before this and there is uite a lot of overlap Same uotes and everything Still it is really good and shares important messages

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    E–book (Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature) Whether it be through ancient and current traditional stories and traditional lifestyles of indigenous peoples or modern day scientific research their data often coincide and come to the same point that mankind is on a trajectory of

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SUMMARY Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature

READ Ñ Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature Peter S. Knudtson á 9 READ Dom of the Elders Native peoples and environments discussed range from the Inuit Arctic and the Native Americans of the Northwest coast the Sioux of the Plains and the Pueblo Hopi and Navajo of the Southwest to the Australian Outback to the rich fecund tropics of Africa Malaysia and the Our technological civilization is speeding toward a violent col. A friend challenged me to read this book Though I m dour these days about ecospirituality I tried to get through it But there were so many references to native people as simple and even childlike that I eventually threw the book against the wall I don t know I m sure there are important points in here but it doesn t seem to be anything near anti colonialist to speak of all native peoples in such idealizing and flattening terms

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Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature

READ Ñ Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature Peter S. Knudtson á 9 READ Lision with nature and we are threatening the ability of the Earth our home to support life as we know it Suzuki and Knudtson's extraordinary work powerfully reminds us that we are indeed one with the Earth We are truly indebted to them for charting for us the course toward a healthy and sustaining relationship with our planet Vice President Al Gore. Whether it be through ancient and current traditional stories and traditional lifestyles of indigenous peoples or modern day scientific research their data often coincide and come to the same point that mankind is on a trajectory of destroying their own planet by disregarding past advice habits and lessons given

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READ Ñ Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature Peter S. Knudtson á 9 READ An in depth meticulously documented exploration of the ecological wisdom of Native Peoples from around the worldArranged thematically Wisdom of the Elders contains sacred stories and traditions on the interrelationships between humans and the environment as well as perspectives from modern science which often than not validate the sacred ancient Wis. This is one of the books my husband had to read for his Environmental Philosophy course and I read it too Wisdom of the Elders Honoring Sacred Native Visions of Nature elouently and enthusiastically fulfills its promise of sharing with Western audiences the philosophies and practices of many indigenous peoples with regard to nurturing theirour sacred Earth In the process of glorifying indigenous worldviews however authors Suzuki and Knudtson needlessly belittle and degrade prevailing Western viewpoints to the degree that their book sometimes feels like a slap on the wrist rather than an invitation to explore Ultimately though there is much to be appreciated in their fine collection and it remains as timely in 2011 as it did two decades ago when it was first publishedThe book is broken down into ten chapters First is the introductory Visions of the Natural World Shaman and Scientist in which the authors agree with the famous anthropologist Claude Levi Strauss that there is no reason why mankind should have waited until recent times to produce minds of the caliber of a Plato or and Einstein Already over two or three hundred thousand years ago there were probably men of similar capacity who were of course not applying their intelligence to the solution of the same problems as these recent thinkers They conclude the chapter by cementing their perspective for the remainder of the book Native knowledge and spiritual values are not simply natural resources in this case intellectual ones for non Natives to mine manipulate or plunder They are and will always be the precious life sustaining property of First Peoples sacred symbols encoding the hidden design of their respective universes mirrors to their individual and collective identities and ancient and irreplaceable maps suggesting possible paths to inner as well as ecological euilibrium with the wider ever changing world The subseuent chapters include specific examples from indigenous peoples such as the Kayapo of ia the Waswanipi Cree of the Canadian Subarctic the Tewa Eastern Pueblo of New Mexico the San Bushmen of Africa the Chewong of Malaysia the Aranda of Central Australia and the Mnong Gar of Vietnam These chapters areDistant Times Recognizing the Kinship of All LifeMother Earth Nature as a Living SystemWays of Seeing Nature Native Natural HistoriesAnimal Powers The Kinship of Humans and BeastsPlant Powers The Relationship Between Humans and VegetationSacred Space The Relationship Between Humans and LandTime is a Circle Responding to the Rhythms of NatureWorld Renewal Maintaining Balance in the Natural Worldand finallyThe Fate of the Earth Voices of the EldersIncluded also is an Appendix with an Excerpt from the United Nations Draft Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples I truly believe in the heart of this book as I have long been respectful of native traditions that honor the Earth and her creatures as a living entity worthy of our care compassion and respect And I agree with the authors that all peoples can benefit from exploring of these ideas The examples shown here go far deeper than the typical diluted native wisdom that gets translated through some of the environmental groups or that uote that you ve probably seen on bumperstickers We do not inherit the earth from our parents we borrow it from our children I was especially interested to learn about many traditional methods of hunting in which the hunter thanks the spirit of the animal for giving its flesh so that the tribe can continue New depth was added to my understanding of this practice as some indigenous people actually believe that the deer or whatever is being hunted willingly dies for the hunter if the hunter does not have a successful hunt it means that the animals did not want to give itself that day Other traditions further embellish the interconnectedness of hunter and hunted as the tribe believes that the souls of humans who pass away are collected and exchanged not to be confused with reincarnation for the souls of animals to come to earth and be hunted Some traditions also hold a similar respect for plant life and believe that the plant is endowed with a spiritual essence and that plants like other spirits are exuisitely attuned to the well being of their kind and that if disrespect is shown by careless destruction the spirits of the plants can retaliate On the other hand if they are shown respect their bounty gratefully and modestly accepted and not exploited they will continue to share their riches with humans I do take issue with the authors in that their glorification of native traditions often seems to come with jabs at Western worldviews although author Harvey Arden believes in his review that they Bridge the shimmering gulf between the shaman and the scientist The fly leaf synopsis even purports that this is the first book to explore shared beliefs about the delicate interrelationship between humans and the environment that are contained in both Western science and the age old wisdom of Native peoples from around the world The authors themselves believe Native and scientific modes of thinking about the natural world are often complimentary and mutually enriching not only in their perceptions of the workings of nature but also in their prescriptions for a viable future Yet sometimes their impassioned word choices which make for a very entertaining not at all dry read reveal some deeper biases In their comparison of scientist and shaman they call the Scientific Mind a relative upstart growing from the much shallower soils of seventeenth century European Christianity and natural philosophy In the next breath they declare that neither is superior or inferior to the other yet a few paragraphs later they describe the Native Mind as yearning to envelop the totality of the world and bringing a totality of mental capacities beyond cool reason to the task The Scientific Mind rather than becoming active participants in nature rather than ecstatically immersing themselves in the immediacy of its sensory juices observes nature as an object as an inanimate other and conseuently from afar I don t know about you but compared to the active ecstatic enveloping yearning and totality of the Native Mind the Scientific Mind seems cool and awfully boring in comparison What a pity the authors could not let one shine without making the other seem detached unenthusiastic and cold implying dare I say it is less worthwhile by comparison Not to mention that many Western scientists seem uite ecstatic and enthusiastic about their work and the universeThese ualms aside the collections in Wisdom of the Elders portray many varied and beautiful nuances that make each indigenous people its own uniue culture but the heart of the collective indigenous message and of Suzuki and Knudtson is that we must regard nature as a living entity worthy of respect and reciprocity not exploitation And I do believe this is a message useful to all people Whether one wishes to accept or entertain the spiritual aspects the indigenous people implicitly interweave with this worldview is up to the individual The reader need not believe every rock and tree and creature has a life spirit and name in order to benefit from the teachings of those who do No different than that one need not become a Christian to benefit from some of Christianity s teachings But it might behoove the reader to stop and contemplate those who do believe this and to consider how ones actions might be different if they too believed it even for a day

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Wisdom of the Elders Sacred Native Stories of Nature
  • Peter S. Knudtson
  • English
  • 02 March 2018
  • 9780553372632