Circle Of Life: Traditional Teachings Of Native American Elders

by James David Audlin (Author), Jody Abbott (Illustrator)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Circle of Life presents, in written form, traditional oral Native American
sacred teachings involving spirituality, ceremonies, visions, healings, everyday
life, and the warrior’s way from the Iroquois, Lakota and other traditions. The
author, James David Audlin (Distant Eagle), has been receiving these teachings
orally from elders since he was a youth. The wisdom includes Native American
views on cosmology, ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, sociology, psychology,
healing, dream interpretation and vision quests.

The intention of Circle of Life is to pass these teachings on "to the seventh
generation." Audlin shows how the "Red Road" is available to everyone,
regardless of religion or ethnicity, who is willing to follow its paths. These
paths, however, are often not easy and require deep personal and spiritual
commitment. Circle of Life can be used as a guide on this journey. As Audlin
says in his introduction, "If this book serves any purpose, let it be to help us
bring the Sacred Hoop of all the Nations back together again, so we and all that
live may stand as one in silent awe before that Great Mystery."

About the Author
James David Audlin (Distant Eagle) was born in Alexandria Bay, New York. He
received his B.A. from Eisenhower College and M.Div. from Andover Newton
Theological School. He is an ordained clergyperson in the United Church of
Christ, has taken precepts with Chogye Zen Buddhism, and has extensively studied
the Native American spiritual tradition. He writes novels, stories, plays and
poetry, and he plays several instruments, sings and composes music. He has also
been a pastor, an adjunct instructor in world religions, a newspaper editor and
a professional musician. Audlin lives in the Catskill Mountains region of New
York state and has two children, Katharine and John.

Product Details

Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: Clear Light Books (November 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574160826



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