The Main Stalk A Synthesis of Navajo Philosophy

Farella, John R.

Published by University of Arizona Press, 1984
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Second Printing. "John Farella believes that the Navajo world view has been incorrectly described as simply a system of beliefs, rather than as a percception of truth." Book is clean, with no marks or tears. The lower LF corner is folded slightly, and there is a darkened spot on the upper corner of the text block; however, in spite of this the book has no cracks to the cover or spine and appears to be unread and never fully opened. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: "Although they are among the most studied people on earth, the Navajo possess a complex philosophy. . . . A valuable source for those deeply interested in the structure of the Navajo universe, its mythology, and its central concept of long life and happiness. —Masterkey

"This is a stimulating book. Essentially, it criticizes previous discussions of Navajo religion and philosophy for greatly underestimating their complexity and sophistication. . . . What the author discovers in Navajo thought is that the key concepts are interrelated in a grand, moral, ethical, philosophic, and cosmic unity." —American Anthropologist

"Discredits dualists, both non-Indian and Indian, who see simplistic oppositions of Good and Evil in Navajo culture and philosophy. The concept of walking in beauty, as related to the proper growth of the corn plant, unifies the book, and Farella does some impressive cross-cultural linguistic analysis to derive practical and ceremonial applications of these central Navajo metaphors. . . . This is one of the better books on Indian religion" —Choice

From the Back Cover: In this book, Farella combines the classic studies of Gladys Reichard and Berard Haile with recent interviews with tribal elders, in order to develop an understanding of the Navajo paradoxical, non-dualistic, and realistic concept of the wholeness of life.

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Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: 1984
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