Spirits of blood, spirits of breath : the twinned cosmos of indigenous America / Barbara Alice Mann.

Looking to undo centuries' worth of Western misrepresentations, both willful and inadvertent, 'Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath' reinstates the Twinned Cosmos of Native North America by exploring the indigenous philosophy of blood and breath (or water and air). Looking first at the...

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Main Author: Mann, Barbara Alice, 1947- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Table of Contents:
  • Style, and sources, and methods
  • oh, my!
  • "Grandfather God" and the missionaries : "totally good for nothing"
  • The twinned cosmos of serpents and thunderbirds
  • Sweats of the living and the dead
  • Visions and dreams
  • Giants and dwarfs
  • Afterlife, resuscitation, and reincarnation
  • The harmony way.