In books such as Mystics and Messiahs, Hidden Gospels, and The Next Christendom, Philip Jenkins has established himself as a leading commentator on religion and society. Now, in Dream Catchers, Jenkins offers a brilliant account of the changing mainstream attitudes towards Native American spirituality, once seen as degraded spectacle, now hailed as New Age salvation. Jenkins charts this remarkable change by highlighting the complex history of white American attitudes towards Native religions, considering everything from the 19th-century American obsession with "Hebrew Indians" and Lost Tribes, to the early 20th-century cult of the Maya as bearers of the wisdom of ancient Atlantis. He looks at the popularity of the Carlos Castaneda books, the writings of Lynn Andrews and Frank Waters, and explores New Age paraphernalia including dream-catchers, crystals, medicine bags, and Native-themed Tarot cards. He also examines the controversial New Age appropriation of Native sacred places and notes that many "white indians" see mainstream society as religiously empty. An engrossing account of our changing attitudes towards Native spirituality, Dream Catchers offers a fascinating introduction to one of the more interesting aspects of contemporary American religion.
Other popular items in New Age stores include dreamcatchers, suitable for mounting in the home or over rearview mirrors. Medicine bags are small pouches containing stones, crystals, twigs, fetishes, or herbs.
Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Dreams come true only if you believe in them... Haley Foster never bothered to believe in herself or find her dream. Growing up with a silver spoon in her mouth, her parents gave her everything she needed except freedom. Fate steps in at the bus station when Haley bumps into Jordan Walsh, literally. His unpolished manners and rock star attitude rile her, though she is oddly drawn to him. Haley and Jordan's opposing personalities clash while on the bus-before they wind up stranded together! Haley finds herself in quite a predicament with no way to get home. Jordan challenges her to escape her wealthy conformity and go with him to New York, despite their disgust for one another. Haley is enthralled with the carefree, in control and gorgeous Jordan, yet he remains a stranger to her in many ways. With his help, Haley begins to discover who she is and what she wants. She finds herself at a crossroads: go back to her old life where she merely exists or take a stand and chase her dreams.
Stupid dream. Plink. Plink. Plink. Drops of water dripped onto my forehead, and I glanced up at the ceiling. A leak. Perfect. Stupid hotel. I hopped out of the bed and went over to the vent. No air. I checked the thermostat.
Author: Sandy Lo
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
“Nothing happens unless first a dream.” –Carl Sandberg THE DREAM CATCHERS is comprised of an extraordinary series of reports on Bynum’s experiences and adventures with cowboys, hippies, athletes, gang members, soldiers, actors, dreamers, and people like you. The author not only carried his research skills into the social arena, but approached each group with his own Christian experience and world view. Thus, each chapter reflects not only Bynum’s quest for scientific understanding of his subjects’ distinctive problems, behavior, hopes, and dreams, but explanations are supported by fascinating Biblical and historical insights. Practical applications of new findings relevant to all our lives are made on interesting issues and questions such as the following: 1. Why is loneliness the most common social problem in the world? 2. Why do some young people become hippies or join violent street gangs? 3. Is physical appearance related to social acceptance and deviant behavior? 4. Were Old Testament cowboys and herdsmen used by God in crisis situations? 5. Are all of us actors on the stage of life? 6. How did Jesus control an unruly crowd disrupting His teaching?” 7. What is the formula for achieving your high aspirations? 8. How do the social relationships of soldiers affect their survival in battle? THE DREAM CATCHERS is appropriate for adult readers of all ages—but especially for young people as they plan and prepare for their own future.
These are the legitimate “day dreams” of potential and possible reality for those favored individuals with a sense of purpose. The Dream Catchers Many aboriginal peoples also sought to understand and project the effect of personal ...
Author: Jack E. Bynum
Publisher: WestBow Press
Look inside a thing to know its wonder. Just like snowflakes, no two dream catchers--or dreams--are alike. Stick out your tongue and catch one on the very tip of it. Lick it. Roll it around on your tongue. Awaken your palate. Then take a bigger bite. Worst case, you’ll spit it out. Most likely, you’ll be back. It may take a while. We tend to fight it; it hurts so good. Dreams are sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet. But like a rare single malt Scotch in a crystal tumbler, you acquire a taste for it. You will want more. You will be back. Guaranteed. Everything you need has already been given to you. All you need to add is a dream and shake. Look up. Reach out. Catch a dream, ride a wave. Worst case, you fall out of bed. This book is best when downloaded onto a tablet or device where you can play with the photographs and expand them in order to travel through them and view the precision inner workings of nature. "Ancient legend originates with the Grandmother Spider, who sang the universe into existence but was saddened by the dreams of children." Photography is a marriage of light, subject, and time. An image is frozen in time, in a particular light, at a fractional moment, through a particular lens, and viewed by you. Thus, you become part of the ecology of the image. As you own the emotion evoked by the image, the original energy that snapped the camera in the first place, is re-energized and lives on in the energy you give to it, as the image continues to sensate. –The Ecology of Photography
Just like every personality is distinctive, no two dream catchers are alike. Two curious gentlemen, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, tried to interpret our dreams and subconscious wanderings. These modern scientists—observers, ...
Author: Barbara Kennedy
Publisher: Madison Avenue Publishers LLC
Abigail is having bad dreams again. It's time for the Dream Catcher Rescue Squad to help. But, can they get past the grouchy house cat and the thieving Moon Drifters? Time is running out.
The two of us have been given the job of Abigail's dream catchers. We are assigned only one night with her to make sure the bad dreams are gone and that she sleeps happily until morning. One night! Talk about mission impossible.
Author: Christopher Francis
Publisher: Francisart Productions
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Declaration of Self Evident Truths is a compilation of the axioms, i.e., "self evident truths" upon which the ethical, political and social fabric of this country is based. Through didactically approach, this 1st edition volume chronicles the significant events, along with the cast of characters who continuously define our character, influence who we are, our value systems, the way we think, what we believe; with the unwitting capacity to have us believe that which we know to be untrue. The degree to which these aphorisms or truisms determine our very existence is predicated upon our allegiance to the religious and democratic principles of our nation. The correlative effect being, a belief in an reliance upon a religion and government which is predestined to the division of men and women in the world. This self evident truth demonstrated throughout this text, reveals the prevalence of sexism and racism throughout our systems of religion and government.
I spent several minutes checking out the available assortment before selecting the perfect dream catcher to give ... dream catchers are typically made from a willow hoop, which has a feather, horsehair, beads, and other offerings on it.
Author: Tim Young Eagle
The Dream Catcher is a story about two people, Anna Doli and Jim Owens. Both are highly regarded CIA intelligence operatives. Both are part Native American, Anna being part Navajo and Jim part Cherokee. As they go about their work, both seek to delve deeper into their heritages as well as Native American culture. Each explores past feelings and tries to relate them to their present-day selves. They travel together, and they catch former spies as part of their intelligence work. They begin their lives together amid considerable conflict. This writing is classified as fiction but is based to a large extent on actual happenings in the past.
The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. The dream catcher legend is full of rich symbolism. Almost every part has symbolism. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, ...
Author: Dale Kiser
A Dream Catcher is thought by Native Americans to capture bad dreams so they perish in the light of day. In "Of a Dream Catcher," Aurelio Sanchez in gritty, streetwise narrative verse tells dramatic stories with surprising imagery, tales that are at times shocking, often beguiling and always beautiful, touching on themes of found and lost love, violence, addiction, poetic justice and injustice, the supernatural, cultural alienation, and celebration. In one story, a drag racer searches for a lost friend, but finds only longing; in another, a man who just wants to listen to the oldies meets a real man with a .45 caliber handgun; in another, a tomboy, after a magical evening, is transformed to Goddess. In another, a reckless ne'er do well is recruited to be an angel, to find charity in a cold world. Dreams, nightmares, visions and prophecies are captured in the web "Of a Dream Catcher" and are sifted to beauty. Includes a foreword by acclaimed New Mexico poet and novelist Jimmy Santiago Baca.
in Of a Dream Catcher, (Aurelio Sanchez's) first self-published effort, i enjoyed most his descriptive sensory detail and suspenseful narrative tone, in narrative stories told, not surprisingly, in a journalistic story telling style.
Author: Aurelio Arley Sanchez
Slowly, he pulled himself upward into a sitting position, his hand inching its way under the pillow. Locating the dream catcher, he wrapped his finger around it. Carefully, he twirled it around and placed it close to him, looking through the web of sinew. This was a gentle night of his childhood when he was able to visit another time in history. The dream catcher allowed him to travel the path of People of the Plains. Here he meets Tinkling Bell, Buffalo Woman, Buffalo Calf, and Painted Face. Nelson Paige and the Dream Catcher is the second in a series of four historical novels.
Locating the dream catcher, he wrapped his finger around it. “Ouch!” He was quick on the trigger to remove his hand with the dream catcher in his clutches only to discover a rough edge from the bent willow. Carefully, he twirled it ...
Author: B. J. Lamberti
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In the time-honored tradition of James Bond comes the ultimate kit for sleuths everywhere. Secret Code Detective Kit contains a cipher wheel, invisible-ink pen, secret decoder lens, and The Secret Code Book. Children will love creating secret messages in more than 15 different codes. B&W illustrations.
Do you ever have dreams you Ulike so much you wish you could save them to dream again and again ? Everybody dreams , and almost every culture ... All dreams , according to these Native Americans , had to pass through the dream catcher .
Author: Donald Tso
Publisher: Troll Communications Llc