You don t have to be white to have a white mind.What is a white mind As Anne Wilson Schaef learned during her travels throughout the world among Native Peoples, anyone raised in modern Western society or by Western culture can have a white mind White minds are trapped in a closed system of thinking that sees life in black and white, either or terms they are hierarchical and mechanistic they see nature as a force to be tamed and people as objects to be controlled with no regard for the future.This worldview is not shared by most Native Peoples, and in this provocative book, Anne Wilson Schaef shares the richness poured out to her by Native Americans, Aborigines, Africans, Maoris, and others In the words of Native Peoples themselves, we come to understand Native ideas about our earth, spirituality, family, work, loneliness, and change For in every area of our lives we have the capacity to transcend our white minds we simply need to listen with open hearts and open minds to other voices, other perceptions, other cultures.Anne Wilson Schaef often heard Elders from a wide variety of Native Peoples say, Our legends tell us that a time will come when our wisdom and way of living will be necessary to save the planet, and that time is now Anyone ready to move from feeling separate to a profound sense of connectedness, from the personal to the global, will find the path in this mind expanding, deeply spiritual book....
|Title||:||Native Wisdom for White Minds: Daily Reflections Inspired by the Native Peoples of the World|
|Publisher||:||One World 1 edition September 5, 1995|
|Number of Pages||:||421 pages|
|File Size||:||666 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Native Wisdom for White Minds: Daily Reflections Inspired by the Native Peoples of the World Reviews
I purchased this book because it was referenced in one of my favorite daily meditation books:
An excellent resource for daily reflections on how Western Cultural biases can destroy spiritual Balance. It includes wisdom and advice from Native Cultures around the world.
this is a great daily reference guide that has a lot of entertaining thoughts.
I have enjoyed this book so much I have given it as a gift several times and intend to do so again. Our life style is not sustainable. We have got to rethink our ways and value system. I believe traditional, indigenous wisdom holds the answers. This book helps me reprogram my brain's hard-drive.
Soothing, and very spitirtual
exceptional book...very good
For all those wanting to learn more about the Native ways and culture, this book is for you. Delves into Native teachings and how everyone can apply them to their lives.
A young family member has been accepted and guided by a grooup of Native Americans. I wanted to send him something that would help him have a deeper understanding of their culture. He is loving this book. Reads it every day. That is a 5 star rating!