Sun Dancing: A Spiritual Journey on the Red Road

4.23 avg rating
( 13 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780892818501: Sun Dancing: A Spiritual Journey on the Red Road

A powerful story of one man's redemption through the Lakota Sun Dance ceremony.

· Written by the only white man to be confirmed as a Sundance Chief by traditional Lakota elders.

· Includes forewords by prominent Lakota spiritual leaders Leonard Crow Dog, Charles Chipps, Mary Thunder, and Jamie Sams.

The Sun Dance is the largest and most important ceremony in the Lakota spiritual tradition, the one that ensures the life of the people for another year. In 1988 Michael Hull was extended an invitation to join in a Sun Dance by Lakota elder Leonard Crow Dog-- a controversial action because Hull is white. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey that increasingly interwove the life of the author with the people, process, and elements of Lakota spirituality. On this journey on the Red Road, Michael Hull confronted firsthand the transformational power of Lakota spiritual practice and the deep ambivalence many Indians had about opening their ceremonies to a white man.

Sun Dancing presents a profound look at the elements of traditional Lakota ceremonial practice and the ways in which ceremony is regarded as life-giving by the Lakota. Through his commitment to following the Red Road, Michael Hull gradually won acceptance in a community that has rejected other attempts by white America to absorb its spiritual practices, leading to the extraordinary step of his confirmation as a Sun Dance Chief by Leonard Crow Dog and other Lakota spiritual leaders.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

Sun Dancing is a bridge that can take the reader into a deeper understanding of life and our human roles as we shape the new way of being that is offered humankind at the dawn of this century.”
--Jamie Sams, author of Medicine Cards

“Michael’s story is an inspiration to those in search of their truth, to those needing to find another way to live in this world today. . . . This story tells of a man who walked this earth separated from his heart, found it on the Red Road, and offers it back to the people.”
--Chief Charles Chipps, Lakota elder

The Sun Dance is the largest and most important ceremony in the Lakota spiritual tradition, the one that ensures the life of the people for another year. In 1988 Michael Hull was extended an invitation to join in a Sun Dance by Lakota elder Chief Leonard Crow Dog--a controversial action because Hull is white. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey that increasingly interwove the life of the author with the people, process, and elements of Lakota spirituality. On his journey on the Red Road, Michael Hull confronted firsthand the transformational power of Lakota spiritual practice and the deep ambivalence many Indians have about opening their ceremonies to whites.

Sun Dancing presents a profound look at the elements of traditional Lakota ceremonial practice and the ways in which ceremony is regarded as life-giving by the Lakota. Through his commitment to following the Red Road, Michael Hull gradually won acceptance in a community that has rejected other attempts by white America to absorb its spiritual practices, leading to the extraordinary step of his confirmation as a Sun Dance Chief by Leonard Crow Dog and other Lakota spiritual leaders.

MICHAEL HULL, the first white man to be given a Sun Dance bundle and recognized as a Sun Dance Chief by traditional Lakota elders, has led Sun Dances in Texas since 1998. He works as a lawyer in Austin, Texas.

About the Author:

Michael Hull, the first white man to be given a Sun Dance bundle and recognized as a Sun dance Chief by traditional Lakota elders, has led Sun Dances in Texas since 1998. He works as a lawyer in Austin, Texas.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hull, Michael
Published by Simon and Schuster
ISBN 10: 0892818506 ISBN 13: 9780892818501
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon and Schuster. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0892818506

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hull, Michael
ISBN 10: 0892818506 ISBN 13: 9780892818501
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VS-9780892818501

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hull, Michael
ISBN 10: 0892818506 ISBN 13: 9780892818501
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780892818501

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hull, Michael
Published by Inner Traditions
ISBN 10: 0892818506 ISBN 13: 9780892818501
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Traditions. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0892818506. Bookseller Inventory # Z0892818506ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Hull, Michael
Published by Inner Traditions
ISBN 10: 0892818506 ISBN 13: 9780892818501
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Traditions. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0892818506. Bookseller Inventory # Z0892818506ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hull, Michael
Published by Inner Traditions
ISBN 10: 0892818506 ISBN 13: 9780892818501
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Traditions. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0892818506. Bookseller Inventory # Z0892818506ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hull, Michael
Published by Inner Traditions (2000)
ISBN 10: 0892818506 ISBN 13: 9780892818501
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Traditions, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0892818506

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Michael Hull
Published by Inner Traditions Bear and Company, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0892818506 ISBN 13: 9780892818501
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Traditions Bear and Company, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Original ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. A powerful story of one man s redemption through the Lakota Sun Dance ceremony. - Written by the only white man to be confirmed as a Sundance Chief by traditional Lakota elders. - Includes forewords by prominent Lakota spiritual leaders Leonard Crow Dog, Charles Chipps, Mary Thunder, and Jamie Sams. The Sun Dance is the largest and most important ceremony in the Lakota spiritual tradition, the one that ensures the life of the people for another year. In 1988 Michael Hull was extended an invitation to join in a Sun Dance by Lakota elder Leonard Crow Dog-- a controversial action because Hull is white. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey that increasingly interwove the life of the author with the people, process, and elements of Lakota spirituality. On this journey on the Red Road, Michael Hull confronted firsthand the transformational power of Lakota spiritual practice and the deep ambivalence many Indians had about opening their ceremonies to a white man. Sun Dancing presents a profound look at the elements of traditional Lakota ceremonial practice and the ways in which ceremony is regarded as life-giving by the Lakota. Through his commitment to following the Red Road, Michael Hull gradually won acceptance in a community that has rejected other attempts by white America to absorb its spiritual practices, leading to the extraordinary step of his confirmation as a Sun Dance Chief by Leonard Crow Dog and other Lakota spiritual leaders. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780892818501

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hull, Michael
Published by Inner Traditions
ISBN 10: 0892818506 ISBN 13: 9780892818501
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Traditions. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0892818506 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1027482

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Michael Hull
Published by Inner Traditions Bear and Company, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0892818506 ISBN 13: 9780892818501
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Traditions Bear and Company, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Original ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. A powerful story of one man s redemption through the Lakota Sun Dance ceremony. - Written by the only white man to be confirmed as a Sundance Chief by traditional Lakota elders. - Includes forewords by prominent Lakota spiritual leaders Leonard Crow Dog, Charles Chipps, Mary Thunder, and Jamie Sams. The Sun Dance is the largest and most important ceremony in the Lakota spiritual tradition, the one that ensures the life of the people for another year. In 1988 Michael Hull was extended an invitation to join in a Sun Dance by Lakota elder Leonard Crow Dog-- a controversial action because Hull is white. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey that increasingly interwove the life of the author with the people, process, and elements of Lakota spirituality. On this journey on the Red Road, Michael Hull confronted firsthand the transformational power of Lakota spiritual practice and the deep ambivalence many Indians had about opening their ceremonies to a white man. Sun Dancing presents a profound look at the elements of traditional Lakota ceremonial practice and the ways in which ceremony is regarded as life-giving by the Lakota. Through his commitment to following the Red Road, Michael Hull gradually won acceptance in a community that has rejected other attempts by white America to absorb its spiritual practices, leading to the extraordinary step of his confirmation as a Sun Dance Chief by Leonard Crow Dog and other Lakota spiritual leaders. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780892818501

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book