The Power Of Native American Healing
Learn About The Healing Art Of Traditional Native American Healing Methods
Chapter 1: Animal Medicine And Totems
Chapter 2: Sweat Lodge
Chapter 3: Dreamcatchers
Chapter 4: Feathers in Healing
Chapter 5: Prayer Ties
Chapter 6: Smudging
Chapter 7: Peace Pipes
Chapter 8: Healing Herbs
Chapter 9: Medicine Wheel
Chapter 10: Medicine Man
A lot of healing practices and spiritual ceremonials that are being practiced nowadays by healing practitioners and metaphysical groups have been acquired from traditions that initiated from assorted Native American tribes. History suggests that every tribe would have one or more elders who were trained in the healing arts. These people would serve as herbalists, healers, and spirit communicators. The responsibilities and types of healing arts and spiritual ceremonials performed would by nature vary from tribe to tribe.
Native American rituals and practices are rooted in association with all facets of life and the Great Spirit (God). Consequently, the Native American exercise of "animal medicine" covers an awareness that conveys itself when a particular animal crosses our path. The word "medicine" in Native American use and in the tradition of animal medicine concerns the healing facets that a certain animal brings to our consciousness. This would imply anything that defends, strengthens, restores, empowers, or repairs the spiritual body, in addition to the physical body.
Once we're aware of what a particular animal represents, then we may take the necessary steps to produce changes in our life according to that cognizance. In the accompanying illustrations, you'll notice that there's reference to "crow individuals," "spider individuals" or "ant individuals." This is because the individual who sees the animal medicine is named for the animal while they're becoming cognizant or when they're in the middle of altering a behavior due to the cognizance.