In Lakota tradition, the bow and arrow were more than tools for hunting or battle. The bow's resilience and flexibility, the arrow's grace and power, the archer's focus and patience—in these, we find the essential qualities for living a life of strength, purpose, and simplicity. In The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage, Joseph M. Marshall builds upon the central metaphor of the bow and arrow to provide a treasury of insights, stories, and irreplaceable wisdom. In this unabridged audio version of the book—masterfully read by the author—Marshall draws from traditional stories, the history of the Lakota, and his own experiences to offer timeless lessons on:
Once, the Lakota people relied on the ash bow and the willow arrow to provide food and sustenance. Today, these simple tools can offer us something even more precious: a way to nourish our souls with spiritual wisdom. Joseph M. Marshall offers a book that is at once profound, honest, and rich with meaning as he reveals The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage.
“Joseph Marshall is a master storyteller who reveals profound principles of ancestral wisdom. In a brilliant weaving of metaphorical teaching, Marshall shares a treasury of insights for living a life of strength, purpose, and simplicity. This is such an important book for our times!”
—Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval and Awakening to the Spirit World
“Joseph Marshall weaves the magic of narrative storytelling with his own personal wisdoms to beautifully portray the Lakota and Native American perspective of life and living. This book will make its reader see their own life through a different filter. Our society is craving a return to more communal roots and The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage will contribute to this shift toward connected and fulfilling community.
—Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
“As the peoples of both the Western world and the indigenous world reshape themselves in response to our time of unparalleled changes, The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage provides us with a mirror in which we may all contemplate our own reflection. This is a book in which a traditional story offers us an interesting bit of advice: 'If you do not know who you are, then it does not matter what you believe.' In this book, Lakota lineage holder and elder Joseph Marshall has made very good medicine indeed.”
—Hank Wesselman, PhD, anthropologist and award-winning author of Awakening to the Spirit World, The Bowl of Light, and The Spiritwalker Trilogy
“In The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage, traditional elder Joseph Marshall gives us an in-depth, intimate view of pre-reservation Native American resourcefulness and values and how they can inspire us to develop our own purpose, strength, and resilience.” -Nicki Scully, Author of Becoming An Oracle and Planetary Healing: Spirit Medicine for Global Transformation
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|Contents||Audio download (7 hours, 3 minutes)|
|Date Published||July 01, 2012|
|Product Codes||2434w, w2434w, aw02434w|