Walking on the Wind

Cherokee Teachings for Harmony and Balance

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Walking on the Wind
Cherokee Teachings for Harmony and Balance

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Pages : 204

Book Size : 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13 : 9781879181496

Imprint : Bear & Company

On Sale Date : May 01, 1998

Format : Paperback Book

These traditional Cherokee teachings passed down from Michael Garrett's great-grandfather instruct us that all things are connected, have purpose, and are worthy of respect and reverence. These stories can inspire us to discover our own unique Medicine.

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About Walking on the Wind

In the spirit of the highly acclaimed Medicine of the Cherokee, coauthored with his father J. T. Garrett, Michael Garrett shares with us the delightful, all-ages stories passed down from his great-grandfather and other medicine teachers. Blending his background as an Eastern Cherokee with his skills as a counselor, Michael reveals through these tales how to make sense of our experiences in life, see beauty in them, and be at peace with our choices.

"Michael's blend of traditional Cherokee ways with that of science and psychology illustrates that both Native and non-Native peoples can learn to thrive together...for the betterment of all" --Native Peoples magazine

Table of Contents

Table of content

Acknowledgments

Preface

Cherokee Sounds



Giving Thanks
Lighting The Fire


CHAPTER 1    Sun and Moon

CHAPTER 2 
   The Rule of Acceptance

CHAPTER 3
    Clearing the Muddied Waters

CHAPTER 4
    Doing What’s Natural

CHAPTER 5
    The Fire Still Burns

CHAPTER 6
    Walking in Step with The Greater Circle

CHAPTER 7
    The Rule of Opposites

CHAPTER 8
    Being and Doing

CHAPTER 9 
   All in Good Time

CHAPTER 10
    Keeping It All Balanced

CHAPTER 11
    Crossing the Bridge

CHAPTER 12
    Following the Sacred Trail

CHAPTER 13
    Touch the Earth, Taste the Wind


Bibliography

About the Author

Author Bio
Michael Tlanusta Garrett, Ph.D., is both a student and teacher of the Cherokee Way, drawn from the ancient wisdom teachings of the medicine elders on the Cherokee Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains. He is an assistant professor of counselor education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the coauthor of Medicine of the Cherokee: The Way of Right Relationship.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"[Garrett's] blend of the traditional Cherokee stories and ways with that of science and psychology illustrates that both Native and non-Native peoples can learn to thrive together, and that they have a lot to learn from each other for the betterment of humankind."

Native Peoples magazine



"I am a traditional Cherokee mother and grandmother, and it is my responsibility to teach my children and grandchildren to be at peace with everyone and everything, and how to live as true Cherokee (Tsa la gi), in harmony with all living things. If the Creator (U ne tla nv hi) decided that he needed me more than my children and grandchildren needed me tomorrow, then I can go to him at peace knowing that this wonderful book, Walking on the Wind, was here to teach them the things I didn't get a chance to teach them."
Myrtle Driver Johnson, Eastern Band of Cherokee

"For the souls of modern people, this book is Good Medicine."
Steven McFadden, author, Profiles in Wisdom: Native Elders Speak about the Earth

"I wept as I read--so simple the stories, so powerful the messages! Great truths revealed through storytelling helps the reader see visions and dream dreams through Cherokee eyes."
Carol Locust, Ph.D., Native American Research and Training Center, University of Arizona
Back Cover

Back Cover Copy

NATIVE AMERICAN / HEALING

In the spirit of his highly acclaimed Medicine of the Cherokee, coauthored with his father, J. T. Garrett, Michael Garrett shares with us the delightful, all-ages stories told to him by his father and other medicine teachers. Blending his background as an Eastern Cherokee with his skills as a counselor, Michael teaches us how to make sense of our experiences in life, see beauty in them, and be at peace with our choices.

"Michael's book offers a balanced, sensitive way for people to come to terms with the complexities of life. His blend of traditional Cherokee stories and ways with that of science and psychology illustrates that both Native and non-Native peoples can learn to thrive together. . . for the betterment of all."
--Ben Winton, editor, Native Peoples magazine

"I am a traditional Cherokee mother and grandmother, and it is my responsibility to teach my children and grandchildren to be at peace with everyone and everything, and how to live as true Cherokee (Tsa la gi), in harmony with all living things. If the Creator (U ne tla nv hi) decided that he needed me more than my children and grandchildren needed me tomorrow, then I can go to him at peace knowing that this wonderful book, Walking on the Wind, was here to teach them the things I didn't get a chance to teach them."
--Myrtle Driver Johnson, Eastern Band of Cherokee

"For the souls of modern people, this book is Good Medicine."
--Steven McFadden, author, Profiles in Wisdom: Native Elders Speak about the Earth

"I wept as I read--so simple the stories, so powerful the messages! Great truths revealed through storytelling helps the reader see visions and dream dreams through Cherokee eyes."
--Carol Locust, Ph.D., Native American Research and Training Center, University of Arizona

MICHAEL TLANUSTA, Ph. D,. is both a student and teacher of the Cherokee Way, drawn from the ancient wisdom of teachings of the medicine elders on the Cherokee Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains. He is an assistant professor of counselor education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and coauthor of Medicine of the Cherokee: The Way of Right Relationship (Bear & Co., 1996).

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Since I am Native American, the wind is sacred to us, like the earth and sky. Would really like to read this. Review by MidnightSun / (Posted on 2/15/2017)

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