A descendant of the Algonquins explores a rapidly disappearing world in which there is no word for time and life moves with the rhythms of nature - the world of the Algonquin Indians. One of the largest and most diverse language groups in the world, the nations and tribes which are related under the title "Algonquin" once occupied most of the northeastern United States, frA descendant of the Algonquins explores a rapidly disappearing world in which there is no word for time and life moves with the rhythms of nature - the world of the Algonquin Indians. One of the largest and most diverse language groups in the world, the nations and tribes which are related under the title "Algonquin" once occupied most of the northeastern United States, from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, and great portions of southern Canada. Their influence on the culture and history of North America has been immense. Here we share this world and experience with the author a sweat lodge, vision quest, ceremonial dances and the wise teachings of Algonquin elders. Pritchard also points out the remarkable parallels between Algonquin beliefs and those of better-known religions, Taoism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity....
|Title||:||No Word for Time: The Way of the Algonquin People|
|Number of Pages||:||304 Pages|
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No Word for Time: The Way of the Algonquin People Reviews
One of the best books I've read on language and world views. It has really changed the way I think about the world.
A nicely detailed journey through Algonquin culture, history and spirituality. I read this book probably 20 years ago and picked it up recently to re-read. It is a reminder of what is truly important, letting go and finding our balance. It doesn't matter what religion you identify with. The spiritual issues and lessons overlap. Pritchard writes "The universe is big enough for all truth. We don't have to destroy someone else's to make room for our own."
Awesome guide in listening to the Spirit.
I found this book very beautiful and rich in information about the Algonquin people. The author reveals some very amazing stories in his journey to rediscover his heritage as a part-M'ikmaq man. This book compelled me to try to step into the Algonquin culture and better understand their connection to Sacred and the Earth. I highly highly recommend this book to any who are seeking a stronger connection with the Earth.
I learned a great deal about the Algonquin people in this little book. Having grown up in the land of the Lenape, it was an important read for my historical education. If I did not have an enthusiastic interest in understanding the accurate history of the indigenous people's of the US, I couldn't have found it nearly as interesting. Funny how much we take for granted in this country.
intriguing way of looking at the world and even more intriguing style of writing. rather than conform to the strict norms of essay, Evan writes AS an Algonquin who sees the world in facets and levels. very cool.
This is one excellent book; very well written, with a wealth of timeless knowledge of the Algonquin nation. I find the Native American sensitivity and wisdom incredibly drawing. Here we find balance and meaning for all of creation. (Five +)