Dancing for the Fat Lady: Dancing for Life, Peace, and Sanity: The Ojibwa Sundance and Other Ceremonies

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781452583518: Dancing for the Fat Lady: Dancing for Life, Peace, and Sanity: The Ojibwa Sundance and Other Ceremonies

This is the story of my journey from a university psychology department to public mental health and private practice, and on to being a psychologist in "Indian land" It includes, of course, the many interesting people, novel experiences, and challenging ideas I encountered along the way. It is a story of expanding spiritual awareness and growth as a human being and the part played in that by the Chippewa/Ojibwa Indians, whose own practice of faith clearly embodies Jesus' teachings on how to live with reverence, gratitude, humility, and grace. The discovery of their faith was an immense surprise and an unexpected joy. Eventually I was called in dreams to Sundance in Canada, a calling that also included dancing in other ceremonies which, like the Sundance, required four days of fasting and prayer. I attempt to convey to the reader some of the learning and growth that are inevitable when one dances in a sacred arbor filled with kind souls and the Creator's unconditional love-and yet I know full well that words merely hint at what can be learned only through experience. When I answered the call to Sundance, who could have known that as a dancer, helper, and eventual leader I would spend the next eighteen years of my life in those sacred arbors? I was fifty-two when I first danced and a couple of weeks shy of seventy when last I dragged the buffalo skulls. My dear wife pursued her own calling to teach children, and wound up teaching many years in a nearby Indian school. She made this journey ours by her loving constancy, faith, courage, and support. She was the first and best of the joy-filled surprises the Creator had for me when He moved me out of the university world.

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

About the Author:

Ray Drake is a retired psychologist who practiced in "Indian Land" for many years. He also participated in Ojibwa Sundances during that time, and he has written about his experiences. He and his wife live in a small town. They love their Packers, going out for lunch, and delivering Meals on Wheels.

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

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Drake, Ray
Published by Balboa Press 11/5/2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 145258351X ISBN 13: 9781452583518
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Balboa Press 11/5/2013, 2013. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Dancing for the Fat Lady: Dancing for Life, Peace, and Sanity: The Ojibwa Sundance and Other Ceremonies. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781452583518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

2.

Ray Drake
Published by Balboa Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 145258351X ISBN 13: 9781452583518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Balboa Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This is the story of my journey from a university psychology department to public mental health and private practice, and on to being a psychologist in Indian land. It includes, of course, the many interesting people, novel experiences, and challenging ideas I encountered along the way. It is a story of expanding spiritual awareness and growth as a human being and the part played in that by the Chippewa/Ojibwa Indians, whose own practice of faith clearly embodies Jesus teachings on how to live with reverence, gratitude, humility, and grace. The discovery of their faith was an immense surprise and an unexpected joy. Eventually I was called in dreams to Sundance in Canada, a calling that also included dancing in other ceremonies which, like the Sundance, required four days of fasting and prayer. I attempt to convey to the reader some of the learning and growth that are inevitable when one dances in a sacred arbor filled with kind souls and the Creator s unconditional love--and yet I know full well that words merely hint at what can be learned only through experience. When I answered the call to Sundance, who could have known that as a dancer, helper, and eventual leader I would spend the next eighteen years of my life in those sacred arbors? I was fifty-two when I first danced and a couple of weeks shy of seventy when last I dragged the buffalo skulls. My dear wife pursued her own calling to teach children, and wound up teaching many years in a nearby Indian school. She made this journey ours by her loving constancy, faith, courage, and support. She was the first and best of the joy-filled surprises the Creator had for me when He moved me out of the university world. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781452583518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

3.

Ray Drake
Published by Balboa Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 145258351X ISBN 13: 9781452583518
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Balboa Press, 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781452583518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

4.

Ray Drake
Published by Balboa Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 145258351X ISBN 13: 9781452583518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Balboa Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This is the story of my journey from a university psychology department to public mental health and private practice, and on to being a psychologist in Indian land. It includes, of course, the many interesting people, novel experiences, and challenging ideas I encountered along the way. It is a story of expanding spiritual awareness and growth as a human being and the part played in that by the Chippewa/Ojibwa Indians, whose own practice of faith clearly embodies Jesus teachings on how to live with reverence, gratitude, humility, and grace. The discovery of their faith was an immense surprise and an unexpected joy. Eventually I was called in dreams to Sundance in Canada, a calling that also included dancing in other ceremonies which, like the Sundance, required four days of fasting and prayer. I attempt to convey to the reader some of the learning and growth that are inevitable when one dances in a sacred arbor filled with kind souls and the Creator s unconditional love--and yet I know full well that words merely hint at what can be learned only through experience. When I answered the call to Sundance, who could have known that as a dancer, helper, and eventual leader I would spend the next eighteen years of my life in those sacred arbors? I was fifty-two when I first danced and a couple of weeks shy of seventy when last I dragged the buffalo skulls. My dear wife pursued her own calling to teach children, and wound up teaching many years in a nearby Indian school. She made this journey ours by her loving constancy, faith, courage, and support. She was the first and best of the joy-filled surprises the Creator had for me when He moved me out of the university world. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781452583518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

5.

Drake, Ray
Published by BalboaPress
ISBN 10: 145258351X ISBN 13: 9781452583518
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BalboaPress. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 145258351X BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1.15. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9781452583518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

6.

Ray Drake
Published by BalboaPress
ISBN 10: 145258351X ISBN 13: 9781452583518
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BalboaPress. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 356 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.This is the story of my journey from a university psychology department to public mental health and private practice, and on to being a psychologist in Indian land. It includes, of course, the many interesting people, novel experiences, and challenging ideas I encountered along the way. It is a story of expanding spiritual awareness and growth as a human being and the part played in that by the ChippewaOjibwa Indians, whose own practice of faith clearly embodies Jesus teachings on how to live with reverence, gratitude, humility, and grace. The discovery of their faith was an immense surprise and an unexpected joy. Eventually I was called in dreams to Sundance in Canada, a calling that also included dancing in other ceremonies which, like the Sundance, required four days of fasting and prayer. I attempt to convey to the reader some of the learning and growth that are inevitable when one dances in a sacred arbor filled with kind souls and the Creators unconditional loveand yet I know full well that words merely hint at what can be learned only through experience. When I answered the call to Sundance, who could have known that as a dancer, helper, and eventual leader I would spend the next eighteen years of my life in those sacred arbors I was fifty-two when I first danced and a couple of weeks shy of seventy when last I dragged the buffalo skulls. My dear wife pursued her own calling to teach children, and wound up teaching many years in a nearby Indian school. She made this journey ours by her loving constancy, faith, courage, and support. She was the first and best of the joy-filled surprises the Creator had for me when He moved me out of the university world. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781452583518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

7.

Drake, Ray
Published by Balboa Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 145258351X ISBN 13: 9781452583518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Balboa Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781452583518_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ray Drake
Published by Balboa Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 145258351X ISBN 13: 9781452583518
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Balboa Press, 2013. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9781452583518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ray Drake
Published by Balboa Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 145258351X ISBN 13: 9781452583518
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Balboa Press, 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9781452583518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ray Drake
Published by BalboaPress (2013)
ISBN 10: 145258351X ISBN 13: 9781452583518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BalboaPress, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M145258351X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book