Seven Arrows is in many ways a monumental book. In addition to an understandable explanation of the workings of Medicine Wheels, it contains beautiful old Native American narratives. These are increased with a lot of speed, excitement, humour and insight. Seven Arrows is the first book to reveal the deep knowledge of the Medicine Wheel; The spiritual discipline and earth science that reflects the design and balance of a living universe.
Although versions of tales about wizards and magical reindeer from northern Scandinavia are found in European folk and fairytale collections, stories told by the indigenous Nordic Sami themselves are rare in English translation. The stories in By the Fire, collected by the Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt (1873–1958) during her travels in the early twentieth century among the nomadic Sami in Swedish Sápmi, are the exception—and a matchless pleasure, granting entry to a fascinating world of wonder and peril, of nature imbued with spirits, and strangers to be outwitted with gumption and craft.
In this illustrated guide to the legends, rituals and magical powers of animals, Jessica Dawn Palmer explores over 70 of the Northern Hemisphere's most loved animals. Each animal is described by: / their physical details / their habitat and how they live / their traits and characteristics / the legends and mystical traditions that surround them / the medicine and healing power associated with them The animals range from the humble to the magnificent, from ant, cat and dog, through badger, beaver and bear, to eagle, frog, snake, vulture and wolf.