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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

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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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ISBN:
9780816512102
Author:
Farella, John R.
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Western
Subject:
Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Philosophy, american
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Navajo, Philosophy and Religion
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
General Philosophy
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19900731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
221
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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