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Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground Book
Author : Mercedes Lackey
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2020-12-01
ISBN : 1250810825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the New York Times bestselling author Mercedes Lackey comes contemporary fantasy Sacred Ground—now back in print! Jennifer Talldeer is Osage and Cherokee, granddaughter of a powerful Medicine Man. She walks a difficult path: contrary to tribal custom, she is learning a warrior's magics. A freelance private investigator, Jennifer tracks down stolen Native American artifacts. The construction of a new shopping mall uncovers fragments of human bone, revealing possible desecration of an ancient burial ground. Meanwhile, the sabotage of construction equipment at the site implicates many activists—particularly Jennifer's old flame, who is more attractive and dangerous than ever. Worst of all, the grave of Jennifer's legendary Medicine Man ancestor has been destroyed, his tools of power scattered, and a great evil freed to walk the land. Jennifer must make peace with the many factions and solve the mystery of her ancestor's grave before the world falls into oblivion. "Skillfully weaving a tale of fantasy, mystery, and Native American folklore, Lackey has written a unique novel sure to appeal to YAs."--School Library Journal At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground Book
Author : Eboo Patel
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2012-08-14
ISBN : 0807077488
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A “thought-provoking, myth-smashing” exploration of American identity and a passionate call for a more tolerant, interfaith America (Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State) There is no better time to stand up for your values than when they are under attack. Alarmist, hateful rhetoric once relegated to the fringes of political discourse has now become frighteningly mainstream, with pundits and politicians routinely invoking the specter of Islam as a menacing, deeply anti-American force. In Sacred Ground, author and renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel says this prejudice is not just a problem for Muslims but a challenge to the very idea of America. Patel shows us that Americans from George Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. have been “interfaith leaders,” illustrating how the forces of pluralism in America have time and again defeated the forces of prejudice. And now a new generation needs to rise up and confront the anti-Muslim prejudice of our era. To this end, Patel offers a primer in the art and science of interfaith work, bringing to life the growing body of research on how faith can be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division and sharing stories from the frontlines of interfaith activism. Patel asks us to share in his vision of a better America—a robustly pluralistic country in which our commonalities are more important than our differences, and in which difference enriches, rather than threatens, our religious traditions. Pluralism, Patel boldly argues, is at the heart of the American project, and this visionary book will inspire Americans of all faiths to make this country a place where diverse traditions can thrive side by side.

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground Book
Author : Timuel D. Black
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release : 2019-01-15
ISBN : 0810139251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Timuel Black is an acclaimed historian, activist, and storyteller. Sacred Ground: The Chicago Streets of Timuel Black chronicles the life and times of this Chicago legend. Sacred Ground opens in 1919, during the summer of the Chicago race riot, when infant Black and his family arrive in Chicago from Birmingham, Alabama, as part of the first Great Migration. He recounts in vivid detail his childhood and education in the Black Metropolis of Bronzeville and South Side neighborhoods that make up his "sacred ground." Revealing a priceless trove of experiences, memories, ideas, and opinions, Black describes how it felt to belong to this place, even when stationed in Europe during World War II. He relates how African American soldiers experienced challenges and conflicts during the war, illuminating how these struggles foreshadowed the civil rights movement. A labor organizer, educator, and activist, Black captures fascinating anecdotes and vignettes of meeting with famous figures of the times, such as Duke Ellington and Martin Luther King Jr., but also with unheralded people whose lives convey lessons about striving, uplift, and personal integrity. Rounding out this memoir, Black reflects on the legacy of his friend and mentee, Barack Obama, as well as on his public works and enduring relationships with students, community workers, and some very influential figures in Chicago and the world.

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground Book
Author : Leonard J. Freyer
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0595132529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The present is always building on the past, whether we know it or not. Losing his wife, and then his father, Mark Racin makes the best of his life. Raising his son Alex alone, he places him above all else in his life. Selling his first novel allows him to quit his job as a teacher and write full time. He will also be able to spend more time with his son. Moving from Baltimore City to Harfor County, MArk hopes to build a new life for both of them. Buying a home, a new school for Alex, New friends for them both, it would be just what they needed. Then forces from the past work to drive Mark and his son from their new home. Will they be killed,if they stay, or will they be driven out? Can the past reach out to them, and get its revenge?

Rediscovering America s Sacred Ground

Rediscovering America s Sacred Ground Book
Author : Barbara A. McGraw
Publisher : State University of New York Press
Release : 2012-02-01
ISBN : 0791486958
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sees a way out of the contentious debates over the role of religion in American public life by looking back to the ideas of John Locke and the nation's Founders.

On Sacred Ground

On Sacred Ground Book
Author : Jeff Bernhardt
Publisher : Blackbird Books
Release : 2012-07-23
ISBN : 1610530187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For as long as the written word has existed, the Five Books of Moses has had the power to summon our unique and diverse voices. Its words have the power to stir our minds, our hearts, and our souls. Thousands of years after it was first recorded, we still find our lives reflected in its words and can be inspired by those words. In this poignant collection of brief essays, over one hundred clergy from diverse religious traditions share the passages that have brought meaning to their lives. On Sacred Ground compels the reader to ask: What is my relationship to these sacred words?

Children of Sacred Ground

Children of Sacred Ground Book
Author : Catherine Feher-Elston
Publisher : Northland Pub
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The struggle between the Navajo and Hopi tribes, with the federal government as referee, is more than a fight for land; it is, more critically, a fight for cultural survival. The dispute is ripping apart the lives - economic, spiritual, and physical - of the individuals who live on the land in question. It is a quarrel with no obvious or simple solution, an argument that deals both in abstract principles and real human suffering. What are the implications of this government-sponsored resettlement? A precedent has been set for allocating public lands to accommodate the growth of traditional indigenous populations. This book details the roots of the conflict, its complex elements, and its players, providing a perspective that reflects the heart of this problem.

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground Book
Author : Mercedes Lackey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008-09-18
ISBN : 9781439553411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The granddaughter of a Native American shaman and a hard-boiled private investigator, Jennifer Talldeer calls on her skill in magic to confront an evil ancient force awakened by construction workers at an Indian burial ground. Reprint.

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground Book
Author : Ngawang Zangpo
Publisher : Snow Lion
Release : 2001-11-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes two journeys: a journey outward to specific pilgrimage places in Eastern Tibet and a journey inward, to the sacred world of tantra, accessible through contemplation and meditation.

On Sacred Ground

On Sacred Ground Book
Author : Warren Murphy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-10-01
ISBN : 9780983027515
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"... tells the story about how people of faith contributed in shaping the state's future. People of diverse faith traditions, religious denominations, congregations and individual spiritual leaders all left an imprint on Wyoming's identity and character."--Back cover.

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground Book
Author : Alex Archer
Publisher : Gold Eagle
Release : 2010-03-01
ISBN : 1426850387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a land of subzero temperatures and snow-covered vistas, survival is a challenge. But for the Araktak—an isolated and mysterious Inuit people—this harsh tundra is their heritage. Until now. A large mining company has purchased the land, and the sacred Araktak burial site with it. But more than diamond deposits await them under the dark, icy earth…. Contracted by the mining company, archaeologist Annja Creed is to oversee the proper relocation of the burial site. Her job is to ensure that each ancient relic and all human remains are carefully removed. But the sacred ground harbors a terrible secret. One that a powerful group of men intend to unleash on an unsuspecting world—unless Annja can find a way to stop them.

The Lakotas and the Black Hills

The Lakotas and the Black Hills Book
Author : Jeffrey Ostler
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-07-22
ISBN : 1101190280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story of the Lakota Sioux's loss of their spiritual homelands and their remarkable legal battle to regain it The Lakota Indians counted among their number some of the most famous Native Americans, including Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Their homeland was in the magnificent Black Hills in South Dakota, where they found plentiful game and held religious ceremonies at charged locations like Devil's Tower. Bullied by settlers and the U. S. Army, they refused to relinquish the land without a fight, most famously bringing down Custer at Little Bighorn. In 1873, though, on the brink of starvation, the Lakotas surrendered the Hills. But the story does not end there. Over the next hundred years, the Lakotas waged a remarkable campaign to recover the Black Hills, this time using the weapons of the law. In The Lakotas and the Black Hills, the latest addition to the Penguin Library of American Indian History, Jeffrey Ostler moves with ease from battlefields to reservations to the Supreme Court, capturing the enduring spiritual strength that bore the Lakotas through the worst times and kept alive the dream of reclaiming their cherished homeland.

Tilling Sacred Grounds

Tilling Sacred Grounds Book
Author : Phillis Isabella Sheppard
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2022-03-21
ISBN : 1793638632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tilling Sacred Grounds centers Black women's interiority as a site for religious experience. Phillis Isabella Sheppard argues that interiority is a site for the negotiation of gender, race, and sexuality and finds articulation in public religious practice.

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground Book
Author : Edward Tabor Linenthal
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780252061714
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines how different groups of Americans have competed to control, define, and own cherished national stories relating to events at four battlefields

Claiming Sacred Ground

Claiming Sacred Ground Book
Author : Adrian J. Ivakhiv
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2001-07-26
ISBN : 9780253108388
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Claiming Sacred Ground Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona Adrian J. Ivakhiv A study of people and politics at two New Age spiritual sites. In this richly textured account, Adrian Ivakhiv focuses on the activities of pilgrim-migrants to Glastonbury, England and Sedona, Arizona. He discusses their efforts to encounter and experience the spirit or energy of the land and to mark out its significance by investing it with sacred meanings. Their endeavors are presented against a broad canvas of cultural and environmental struggles associated with the incorporation of such geographically marginal places into an expanding global cultural economy. Ivakhiv sees these contested and "heterotopic" landscapes as the nexus of a complex web of interestes and longings: from millennial anxieties and nostalgic re-imaginings of history and prehistory; to real-estate power grabs; contending religious visions; and the free play of ideas from science, pseudo-science, and popular culture. Looming over all this is the nonhuman life of these landscapes, an"otherness" that alternately reveals and conceals itself behind a pagenant of beliefs, images, and place-myths. A significant contribution to scholarship on alternative spirituality, sacred space, and the politics of natural landscapes, Claiming Sacred Ground will interest scholars and students of environmental and cultural studies, and the sociology of religious movements and pilgrimage. Non-specialist readers will be stimulated by the cultural, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of extraordinary natural landscapes. Adrian Ivakhiv teaches in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, and is President of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada. April 2001 384 pages, 24 b&w photos, 2 figs., 9 maps, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, index, append. cloth 0-253-33899-9 $37.40 s / £28.50 Contents I DEPARTURES 1 Power and Desire in Earth's Tangled Web 2 Reimagining Earth 3 Orchestrating Sacred Space II Glastonbury 4 Stage, Props, and Players of Avalon 5 Many Glastonburys: Place-Myths and Contested Spaces III SEDONA 6 Red Rocks to Real Estate 7 New Agers, Vortexes, and the Sacred Landscape IV ARRIVALS 8 Practices of Place: Nature and Heterotopia Beyond the New Age

Oak Flat

Oak Flat Book
Author : Lauren Redniss
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2021-11-09
ISBN : 0399589732
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A powerful work of visual nonfiction about three generations of an Apache family struggling to protect sacred land from a multinational mining corporation, by MacArthur “Genius” and National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, the acclaimed author of Thunder & Lightning “Brilliant . . . virtuosic . . . a master storyteller of a new order.”—Eliza Griswold, The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS Oak Flat is a serene high-elevation mesa that sits above the southeastern Arizona desert, fifteen miles to the west of the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. For the San Carlos tribe, Oak Flat is a holy place, an ancient burial ground and religious site where Apache girls celebrate the coming-of-age ritual known as the Sunrise Ceremony. In 1995, a massive untapped copper reserve was discovered nearby. A decade later, a law was passed transferring the area to a private company, whose planned copper mine will wipe Oak Flat off the map—sending its natural springs, petroglyph-covered rocks, and old-growth trees tumbling into a void. Redniss’s deep reporting and haunting artwork anchor this mesmerizing human narrative. Oak Flat tells the story of a race-against-time struggle for a swath of American land, which pits one of the poorest communities in the United States against the federal government and two of the world’s largest mining conglomerates. The book follows the fortunes of two families with profound connections to the contested site: the Nosies, an Apache family whose teenage daughter is an activist and leader in the Oak Flat fight, and the Gorhams, a mining family whose patriarch was a sheriff in the lawless early days of Arizona statehood. The still-unresolved Oak Flat conflict is ripped from today’s headlines, but its story resonates with foundational American themes: the saga of westward expansion, the resistance and resilience of Native peoples, and the efforts of profiteers to control the land and unearth treasure beneath it while the lives of individuals hang in the balance.

On Sacred Grounds

On Sacred Grounds Book
Author : Thomas A. Wilson
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2020-03-23
ISBN : 1684173779
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The sacred landscape of imperial China was dotted with Buddhist monasteries, Daoist temples, shrines to local deities, and the altars of the mandarinate. Prominent among the official shrines were the temples in every capital throughout the empire devoted to the veneration of Confucius. Twice a year members of the educated elite and officials in each area gathered to offer sacrifices to Confucius, his disciples, and the major scholars of the Confucian tradition.The worship of Confucius is one of the least understood aspects of Confucianism, even though the temple and the cult were highly visible signs of Confucianism’s existence in imperial China. To many modern observers of traditional China, the temple cult is difficult to reconcile with the image of Confucianism as an ethical, humanistic, rational philosophy. The nine essays in this book are an attempt to recover the meaning and significance of the religious side of Confucianism. Among other subjects, the authors analyze the social, cultural, and political meaning attached to the cult; its history; the legends, images, and rituals associated with the worship of Confucius; the power of the descendants of Confucius, the main temple in the birthplace of Confucius; and the contemporary fate of temples to Confucius."

Sacred Cesium Ground and Isa s Deluge

Sacred Cesium Ground and Isa s Deluge Book
Author : Kimura Yūsuke
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2019-01-29
ISBN : 023154832X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In these two novellas, Kimura Yūsuke explores human and animal life in northern Japan after the natural and nuclear disasters of March 11, 2011. Kimura inscribes the “Triple Disaster” into a rich regional tradition of storytelling, incorporating far-flung voices and experiences to testify to life and the desire to represent it in the aftermath of calamity. ​ In Sacred Cesium Ground, a woman from Tokyo travels to volunteer at a cattle farm known as the “Fortress of Hope,” tending irradiated animals abandoned after the reactor meltdown. The farm closely resembles an actual ranch that has been widely covered in Japan, and the story’s portrayal of those who stubbornly care for animals in spite of the danger speaks to the sense of futility and meaningfulness in the wake of traumatic events. Isa’s Deluge depicts a family of fishermen whose crotchety patriarch draws on old tales of the floods that have plagued the region to fashion himself as the father of the tsunami. Together, the novellas present often-unheard voices of one of Japan’s peripheral regions and their anger toward the government and Tokyo for mishandling and forgetting their part of the country. Kimura’s command of dialect and conversational language is masterfully translated by Doug Slaymaker. Postapocalyptically surreal yet teeming with life, Kimura’s stories will be a revelation for readers looking for a new perspective on the disaster’s consequences for Japan and on the interrelated meanings of human and animal lives and deaths.

Fierce Climate Sacred Ground

Fierce Climate  Sacred Ground Book
Author : Elizabeth Marino
Publisher : University of Alaska Press
Release : 2015-09-15
ISBN : 1602232660
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground is an ethnographic account of the impacts of climate change in Shishmaref, Alaska. In this small Iupiaq community, flooding and erosion are forcing community members to consider relocation as the only possible solution for long-term safety. However, a tangled web of policy obstacles, lack of funding, and organizational challenges leaves the community without a clear way forward, creating serious questions of how to maintain cultural identity under the new climate regime. Elizabeth Marino analyzes this unique and grounded example of a warming world as a confluence of political injustice, histories of colonialism, global climate change, and contemporary development decisions. The book merges theoretical insights from disaster studies, political analysis, and passages from field notes into an eminently readable text for a wide audience. This is an ethnography of climate change; a glimpse into the lived experiences of a global phenomenon.

Sacred Soil

Sacred Soil Book
Author : Robert Tindall,Frederique Apffel-Marglin,David Shearer
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Release : 2017-07-18
ISBN : 1623171199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A fascinating description of how utilizing the biochar embedded in terra preta, the recently rediscovered sacred soil of the pre-Columbian peoples of the Amazon rainforest, can cut our dependency on petrochemicals, restore the health of our soils, remove carbon from our overheating atmosphere, and restore the planet to pre-industrial levels of atmospheric carbon by 2050. The authors show that the rediscovery of terra preta is an opportunity to move beyond the West’s tradition of plunder and genocide of the native civilizations of the Americas by offering an invitation to embrace the deeper mystery of the indigenous methods of inquiry and to participate in an animate cosmos that gave rise to such a powerful soil technology. Sacred Soil, in recognizing the need for biocultural regeneration, takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the phenomenon of biochar soils, utilizing mythopoeic, historical, anthropological, and scientific perspectives to embrace the deep past, the vexed present, and the prospectus for our future. Coming at this crucial juncture in human history, the potential resting in biochar is also an open doorway into the indigenous ways of knowing that enabled the pre-Columbian Amazonian high civilizations to support a population of millions while leaving their lands more fertile than when they arose.