The Cherokee Full Circle

The Cherokee Full Circle

A Practical Guide to Ceremonies and Traditions

A comprehensive overview of Native American spiritual principles and their application for personal spirit-healing.

• Includes traditional sacred exercises, teaching tales, case studies, and suggested rituals for individual and group healing.

• Outlines the core principals of Native American traditional values and teaches how to apply them to the contemporary path of wellness and healing.

• Publication to coincide with annual Full Circle gathering in September 2002

The Four Directions, the four seasons, and the four elements that make up the sacred hoop of the full circle must be in right relationship with one another or disharmony will result. Native American ritual has always emphasized the restoration of balance through ceremonies that provide a forum for learning, transition, and expressions of personal growth. Now Cherokee authors J. T. and Michael Garrett share Native American traditions to explore interrelationships as a tool for growth and transformation.

The Cherokee Full Circle gathers techniques representing Native American cultures from across America--stories, exercises, and individual and group rituals--to teach the inherent dynamics of right relationship and apply them to the healing path. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of Native American spiritual principles and traditions and demonstrate how these ideas and methods can be applied universally to deal with life's situations--from depression and grieving to finding purpose and establishing positive relationships.
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  • Bear & Company | 
  • 200 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781879181953 | 
  • August 2002
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From the Introduction
Long ago, the wise old chiefs and the wise old women taught the children how to grow up and to love one another. All the land belonged to all the people and all the children felt that every man or woman was a father or a mother. So there was no hurt child wandering alone and unloved and there was no old person who did not have people who looked after him or her. When the young, strong hunters went out to kill buffalo or antelope or deer or elk, they would bring back to the old people, and to the widow and the weak, the best of the meat. So there was goodness and a common purpose among the people . . . [who were] in tune with... see more

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