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Legend of the Rainbow Warriors

Legend of the Rainbow Warriors

Author: Steven McFadden

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595359479

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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"Legend of the Rainbow Warriors" is a journalist's account of one of the core myths of America, and an electrifying exploration of how that myth is playing out in real time as we approach the crucial year of 2012. One dominant myth is formed by advertising images of vast, luxurious wealth-the myth of materialism. Another myth is conjured in the bloody, sorrowful images that pervade movies, music and computer games-the myth that the world is hate-filled and chaotic beyond redemption. The "Legend of the Rainbow Warriors" offers a spiritual alternative of hope and real possibility based upon respect, freedom and responsibility. As drawn from dozens of historical accounts, the "Legend of the Rainbow Warriors" relates that "when the Earth becomes desperately sick, people of all colors and faiths will unite, and rise to face the overwhelming challenges with insight, honesty, caring, sharing, and respect." Veteran writer Steven McFadden weaves the myths and the headlines together seamlessly in a rich work of literary journalism that is adroitly crafted, eye-opening, and soul-inspiring.

Legend of the Rainbow Warriors

Legend of the Rainbow Warriors

Author: Steven McFadden

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469785851

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Legend of the Rainbow Warriors is a journalist's account of one of the core myths of America, and an electrifying exploration of how that myth is playing out in real time. One dominant myth is formed by advertising images of vast, luxurious wealth-the myth of materialism. Another myth is conjured in the bloody, sorrowful images that pervade movies, music and computer games-the myth that the world is hate-filled and chaotic beyond redemption. The Legend of the Rainbow Warriors offers a spiritual alternative of hope and real possibility based upon respect, freedom and responsibility. As drawn from dozens of historical accounts, the Legend of the Rainbow Warriors relates that "when the Earth becomes desperately sick, people of all colors and faiths will unite, and rise to face the overwhelming challenges with insight, honesty, caring, sharing, and respect." Veteran writer Steven McFadden weaves the myths and the headlines together seamlessly in a rich work of literary journalism that is adroitly crafted, eye-opening, and soul-inspiring.

People of the Rainbow

People of the Rainbow

Author: Michael I. Niman

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 0870499890

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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A fictional re-creation of a day in the life of a Rainbow character named Sunflower begins the book, illustrating events that might typically occur at an annual North American Rainbow Gathering. Using interviews with Rainbows, content analysis of media reports, participant observation, and scrutiny of government documents relating to the group, Niman presents a complex picture of the Family and its relationship to mainstream culture - called "Babylon" by the Rainbows. Niman also looks at internal contradictions within the Family and examines members' problematic relationship with Native Americans, whose culture and spiritual beliefs they have appropriated.

Craft is Political

Craft is Political

Author: D Wood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350122284

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 281

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Throughout the 21st century, various craft practices have drawn the attention of academics and the general public in the West. In Craft is Political, D Wood has gathered a collection of essays to argue that this attention is a direct response to and critique of the particular economic, social and technological contexts in which we live. Just as Ruskin and Morris viewed craft and its ethos in the 1800s as a kind of political opposition to the Industrial Revolution, Wood and her authors contend that current craft activities are politically saturated when perspectives from the Global South, Indigenous ideology and even Western government policy are examined. Craft is Political argues that a holistic perspective on craft, in light of colonialism, post-colonialism, critical race theory and globalisation, is overdue. A great diversity of case studies is included, from craft and design in Turkey and craft markets in New Zealand to Indigenous practitioners in Taiwan and Finnish craft education. Craft is Political brings together authors from a variety of disciplines and nations to consider politicised craft.

Native Knowings: Wisdom Keys for 2012 and Beyond

Native Knowings: Wisdom Keys for 2012 and Beyond

Author: Steven McFadden

Publisher: Steven McFadden

ISBN:

Category: Nature

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As the prophetic date of Dec. 21, 2012 approaches, and more people focus on the Mayan calendar, this original and powerful ebook offers a concise compendium of North American (Turtle Island) wisdom teachings that help guide us through an era of transition.

De Colores Means All of Us

De Colores Means All of Us

Author: Elizabeth Martínez

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786631183

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A radical Latina perspective on race, liberation, and identity Elizabeth Martínez’s unique Chicana voice has been formed through over thirty years of experience in the movements for civil rights, women’s liberation, and Latina/o empowerment. In De Colores Means All of Us, Martínez presents a radical Latina perspective on race, liberation and identity. She describes the provocative ideas and new movements created by the rapidly expanding US Latina/o community as it confronts intensified exploitation and racism.

The Last Ghost Dance

The Last Ghost Dance

Author: Brooke Medicine Eagle

Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine

ISBN: 9780307557322

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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In the celebrated Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, Brooke Medicine Eagle revealed her extraordinary spiritual odyssey from her first guided steps on the medicine path to her ongoing work as one of the most respected Native American teachers of the modern era. Now she shares a groundbreaking approach to spiritual transformation--by revitalizing the powerful ancient ritual The Ghost Dance. Four centuries ago, when European invaders were ruthlessly plundering indigenous cultures, a Paiute tribesman received a vision of hope and resurrection, given by Father Spirit, to help survivors of the onslaught create a beautiful new life in the face of defeat, broken dreams, and death. That vision was celebrated in an ecstatic ghost dance honoring those who had perished. Brooke Medicine Eagle explains how and why we are profoundly connected to The Ghost Dance. As she herself becomes initiated into the "illusion of death" and the wisdom of "heart-centered ascension," she teaches us how to confront our deepest fears, overcome our resistance to change, and renew our lives. Through prayer, music, and dance, Medicine Eagle provides us with the tools to bring about the final fulfillment of this profound ritual--by living in harmony with earth's rhythms, practicing sustainable living, honoring and sharing with all our relations, and freeing ourselves from the burden of possessions and possessiveness. Perceptive, practical, and luminous, The Last Ghost Dance is a call to action, a challenge to raise up from the ashes of our desecrated planet a world that welcomes the full flowering of the spirit--and a new age of abundance, love, and peace.

How to Survive 2012

How to Survive 2012

Author: Patrick Geryl

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 1931882681

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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In this book, Geryl provides the blueprint for those wishing to survive the 2012 diaster to prepare themselves and prevail. He explains in detail the myriad problems survivors will encounter, and the precautions that need to be taken to overcome them.

Rainbow Warriors

Rainbow Warriors

Author: Maite Mompo

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 9781780261881

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Encounters on the high seas, eco-style. Stories from the decks of the three ships that have sailed as Rainbow Warriors.