Navajo and Tibetan Sacred Wisdom: The Circle of the Spirit

Author: Peter Gold



The similarity between the Navajo and Tibetan spiritual traditions has often been remarked upon by scholars chiefly because of the mandala sand paintings common to both cultures, their ideas about matter and spirit, and their uncanny physical resemblance to one another. Author Peter Gold substantiates the shared knowledge of these seemingly disparate people by drawing extensive parallels among many aspects of both cultures: creation myths, cosmology, geomancy, psychology, visionary arts, and healing and initiation rituals. Through his sensitive comparison of Navajo and Tibetan sacred ways, the author encourages us to reconsider our own cultural paradigms and shows us how we might begin to recover a sense of the sacred.

ISBN: 9780892814114
Publisher: Inner Traditions International
Pub Date: 10/1994
Format: Paperback
Weight: 2.03lbs
Size: 9.92h x 7.98w x 0.91d

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Weight 2.03 lbs
Dimensions 9.92 × 7.98 × 0.91 in