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Medicine of the Cherokee: The Way of Right Relationship (Folk Wisdom Series)

Discover the holistic experience of human life from the elder teachers of Cherokee Medicine. With stories of the Four Directions and the Universal Circle, these once-secret teachings offer us wisdom on circle gatherings, natural herbs and healing, and ways to reduce stress in our daily lives.

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  1. "cat_odair" says:
    48 of 48 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is not a book. It is a living entity. It breathes., August 3, 2000
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    “cat_odair” (Boynton Beach, Fl United States) –
    This review is from: Medicine of the Cherokee: The Way of Right Relationship (Folk Wisdom Series) (Paperback)

    The reader can sense that it was written out of love and respect for Cherokee heritage and the desire to share the beauty of The Way of Right Relationship. In a world filled with the sham of plastic books dedicated to the way of shamanism, Medicine of the Cherokee stands bright and clear.

    You are given an understanding of the four sacred directions, animal totems, journeying, crystal vision, the way of the circle, the principle of noninterference and more. Father and son, J. T. Garrett and Michael Garrett, guide you along the path and at the same time give you the most important gift – the freedom to find your own path.

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  2. Zane Ivy says:
    27 of 28 people found the following review helpful:
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    Traditional, alive, wise and sensitive…, June 22, 2000
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    Zane Ivy (Seoul) –
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    This review is from: Medicine of the Cherokee: The Way of Right Relationship (Folk Wisdom Series) (Paperback)

    A lot of “medicine people” take it in the shorts for incorporating “new ideas” into their teachings, or for teaching to non-Indians at all. The Garretts do a great job of following their own teachings of balance in walking that crooked line between various camps, in presenting traditional medicine teachings in a way that is both informative and also respectful in their refusal to discuss certain things.

    They provide enough information to get people going on their own, if they read slowly and thoughtfully, practicing and experimenting with the knowledge presented. It is definitely not a book that you will just read once and put down; if you are at all interested in traditional Tsalagi medicine teachings (and why else would you buy this book?) you’ll come back to it over and over again.

    I’ve never met the Garretts, but would love to someday if I can make the chance happen. They seem to me to be traditionalists who have been able to find that difficult balance between tradition and the modern world. They respect the learner enough to present the information and let them pick up and go from there, understanding it in the ways/perspectives unique to each individual.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful:
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    Give yourself the gift of the Cherokee way and read this gem, August 15, 1999
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Medicine of the Cherokee: The Way of Right Relationship (Folk Wisdom Series) (Paperback)

    This book is a must for those who recognize the wisdom and beauty of the Cherokee way, and for those who seek to be supported and soothed by a heritage rich in lovingkindness and exquisite simplicity. That which is natural is revealed. We are told the stories from the elders and guided to examine those ways which fail us. And in very practical and detailed manner we are given information about healing ways from a medicine man who is also a highly regarded public health official, and his son a remarkable college professor teaching the Cherokee way who is wise beyond his years.

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