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Synopsis: This book attests to the author s deep respect for the values, beliefs, and ceremonial practices of the Native American Indians. His quest for the authentic Peace Pipe of the title is just one stop on this compelling spiritual and intellectual journey.
He takes us from the West Coast of the late sixties through his discovery of Eastern philosophy and the power of meditation. We move on to the sheer wonderment of a full moon eclipse on the Hawaiian island of Maui, and at the sight of roaming buffalo herds in South Dakota. No less appealing than this delight in Nature are the author s reflections on history, scientific thinking and philosophy.
Beginning with the European settlement of America, he contrasts the professed intentions with the actual cruel treatment of the First Nation Indians by the settlers, particularly those in the church. Drawing on the wisdom of Native American chiefs, covering an amazing wide-range of concepts and ideas, he challenges us to question linear ways of looking at things and to embrace a more holistic worldview, which, interestingly, already existed in ancient civilizations.
The author s heartfelt admiration of Sioux spirituality and the sacred entities of Nature is a timely reminder of the potentially ruinous effect of excessive consumerism. He exhorts us to respect the Planet and walk in balance. As a Rainbow Warrior, the author is a compelling advocate for the coming together of all peoples in a worldwide unification of Spiritual Intelligence.
Windhorse Peace Pipe is fuel for global enlightenment, in preparation for our spiritual needs and best defenses for the coming changes, as we approach the Great Mystery in 2012 and beyond.
About the Author: Compiling his first book, Windhorse Peace Pipe, the author pulled directly from his own life experiences with indigenous cultures and spiritual mentors. In an attempt to gain higher knowledge and direct contact with the Great Spirit, he sought to participate in a spiritually-based lifestyle and educate himself on the crucial conditions of Spirituality vs. Religion.
Greg Stout was raised in the farm-land of Illinois during the essential transformation period that began in the 1960s and 70s. At the age of 18, he headed west to meet and discover a life of spiritual advocacy. He schooled and trained in Arizona, Oregon, and California with mentors like Yogi Bhajan, Baba Hari Dass, Chogyam Trungpa, and Dyhan Yogi Madhusudandas from the East. From the West, beyond his Catholic roots, the author was exposed to a variety of lessons and ceremonies learned from the Paiute tribe and Lakota culture.
Greg attended a live-in teacher s training Ashram and became a Yoga teacher in the early 70s. He continued on to study and teach yoga in several Ashrams, as well as educational and community facilities. The author has lived for the gathering of global spirituality, to learn and spread respect and honor for all of our relations in the ageless pursuit of our Creator. He chose to learn and participate in a myriad of spiritual traditions and views, where the attachment to the form disappeared, leaving only the love for the Great Spirit the flame that lights the candle.
From the percussion section of the school band to rock-tours in the 80 s, Greg s love for music has been a strong undercurrent in his life. Playing a wide range of drums from Tabla to a full set of Tama trap drums, the ceremonial drum and rattle are presently his chief instruments. To this day, Greg includes the Chanupa (Sacred Pipe) in his daily lifestyle, and makes time for Vision Quests and private ceremony on the mountaintops.
Greg s passion for nature has translated into his present company Maui Lawn & Landscape, LLC, operating since 2000. Greg was also the founder of Genesis Juice Company in Eugene, Oregon in 1973, which still operates today.
The author presently works, writes, and lives with his growing family on the Hawaiian Island of Maui.
Title: WindHorse Peace Pipe
Publisher: WindHorse Media
Book Condition: Good
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