Original Instructions

Author: Melissa K. Nelson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591439310
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Indigenous leaders and other visionaries suggest solutions to today’s global crisis • Original Instructions are ancient ways of living from the heart of humanity within the heart of nature • Explores the convergence of indigenous and contemporary science and the re-indigenization of the world’s peoples • Includes authoritative indigenous voices, including John Mohawk and Winona LaDuke For millennia the world’s indigenous peoples have acted as guardians of the web of life for the next seven generations. They’ve successfully managed complex reciprocal relationships between biological and cultural diversity. Awareness of indigenous knowledge is reemerging at the eleventh hour to help avert global ecological and social collapse. Indigenous cultural wisdom shows us how to live in peace--with the earth and one another. Original Instructions evokes the rich indigenous storytelling tradition in this collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference. It depicts how the world’s native leaders and scholars are safeguarding the original instructions, reminding us about gratitude, kinship, and a reverence for community and creation. Included are more than 20 contemporary indigenous leaders--such as Chief Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Winona LaDuke, and John Trudell. These beautiful, wise voices remind us where hope lies.

The Original Instructions

Author: Manitonquat
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 146346665X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Human beings have forgotten their instructions" That is how many of the Native elders responded to Manitonquat when he traveled the continent over forty years ago seeking answers to the questions "What is wrong with people? Why is there war, violence, oppression, greed, injustice, poverty, indifference and destruction of the environment?" Sitting with and listening to many elders of First Nations from all parts of North America, he began to form a clearer idea of what they often called "the Original Instructions". All of Creation is formed by them – what some refer to as Natural Law, Dharma, or Tao. Those instructions for successful and happy relationships with families and communities and with all life, the Earth and the Cosmos, were passed down through the generations by elders of the indigenous peoples, who lived successfully and happily by them until they were invaded by newer cultures of domination, oppression and greed. These elders are becoming more rare as fewer and fewer young people have access to their wisdom and more and more follow the destructive ways of the dominant culture in materialism and self-centeredness. Manitonquat, a Wampanoag elder now in his 80th year, is a direct link to the old ways of the people. In a culture of domination there is more violence, more fear, more isolation, and less love and happiness than in the old ways of all people at one time, ways of cooperation and equality, of respect and relatedness and thanksgiving. Manitonquat was told by the elders that since he had been taught the skills of communication in the university he was meant to bring their teachings to the world (as they said they were not Indian but Human Being teachings), to any who sought and wished for that knowledge. Doing that in books and talks all over the world, he has acquired added insight into the problems of society today and a unique perspective in bringing circles to many prisons weekly for the past 25 years.

Sweaters Ten Original Knitting Patterns With Instructions

Author: Anon.
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447489446
Format: PDF, Docs
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Instructions in Gardening for Ladies

Author: Jane C Loudon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472106520
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Having married a gardening expert, it seemed to Jane C Loudon, that everyone around her knew far more about plants and gardening than she did, but she quickly learned the art of horticulture from her husband and decided to pass his teachings on to other ladies to help them enjoy the delights of the garden. Gardening for Ladies was, and still is, an entirely practical book that describes how a lady can make the most of her garden in a clear and precise way. Digging over a flowerbed might have been work for a rough-handed, rope-muscled garden worker, but Jane explained how a lady could tackle the job without undue strain, and explained why it was necessary. The advice and instruction in this classic gardening book is as relevant today as it was when it was written 180 years ago.

A Manual of 18th Century Textile Dyeing A Collection of Original 18th Century Dye Recipes with Modern Instructions for Use by Dyeing Enthusiasts Today

Author: John Edmonds
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1447557174
Format: PDF
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This manual is the result of many years research and practical investigation of commercial dyeing of the 18th century and earlier. It is based largely on the work of William Partridge, a master dyer in New York in 1800. The original recipes are given together with modern instructions for use by todays dyeing enthusiasts. In 1823 Partridge wrote that he would like to have published an illustrated version of his treatise on dying (sic). The cost then would have been prohibitive. Today we can fulfil Partridge's dream, at least in part, with the aid of modern photography. This manual includes approximately 160 recipes, many of which are illustrated, together with photographs of surviving 18th century dye swatches. John Edmonds has supplied replicas of historic dyeing for scientific analysis in studies of archaeological artifacts. He was awarded the 2003 Open Prize for the Presentation of Heritage research by the British Association for the Advancement of Science.