By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Native American spirituality is very grounded in rituals, practices, prayers, and ceremonies that groom the spirit. Underlying everything is respect for the Great Spirit, an appreciation for the connections among all things, reverence for the Earth and all her creatures, and an emphasis on community life. We can learn much from Native Americans about silence, vision, gratitude, generosity, circles, stories, respect for elders, moistening the heart, Earth etiquette, the art of listening, and the path of beauty.
In this 40-part e-course, we rely on the writings and teachings of many wise people, Native people and some who have been profoundly influenced by this tradition, living and dead, including Vine Deloria, Jr., Ed McGaa, Kent Nerburn, Jamie Sams, Jamake Highwater, Linda Hogan, Evan Pritchard, Paula Gunn Allen, Joseph Bruchac, Gabriel Horn, Joyce Sequichie Hifler, Joseph Rael, Jose Hobday, and others.
Native American spirituality is a living tradition with much to offer and to inspire people of other religious traditions and no tradition. We invite you to join us as we explore its riches.