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This audiobook explores Native American mythologies to view the relationships between humans and animals.

Traditional Native Americans view animals as elder brothers who embody the knowledge sets necessary for survival on this Earth. This vantage point facilitates openness within the human to learn from the animals. Animals play the roles of tutelary spirits, helpers, guides, and at times shapeshift from holy person to animal or back again. This emphasizes not only the fluidity between the worlds of spirit and matter but also highlights animals as oriented towards being helpful to humanity in a wide variety of ways. The details of respect, as expressed through language and ritual, preserve the relationship between the community, the animals, and the natural landscape.

Animals push human beings into interiority. The spirits choose a person, and then utilize animals to communicate and transmit spiritual understandings and abilities. It is then up to the individual to bring this vision to usefulness on Earth.

©2020 Wilson Bellacoola (P)2020 Wilson Bellacoola
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I really liked the flow of this audiobook

Work that includes a wealth of accurate and historical knowledge about the 1st century of the Texas Rangers. It carries through sources that allow further study on a topic, should one choose.

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This is misleading and nonesense

I really tried to give this a good shot but over an hour into this book, NOTHING has actually been said.
If you really pay attention to what is being said, most of this reading is very generalized information which puts more emphasis on talking about christian based beliefs then actually anything about native American mythology. In fact, most of it is just a very elaborate restating of the same facts over and over again in different wording.
Don't get me wrong, this is still well written but it's fluffed out like an essay by a high school student with needless information to try to sound informed without ever actually giving you any real information. Over an hour in and it has not talked about ANY mythology, just rambling on and on about how Native American's relate to a spiritual nature of animals without any clear information on how or why. All the information about Native Americans so far has been maybe 15 minutes of the entire hour plus I've listened to with the rest talking about Christian beliefs and the emphasis on how it relates to GOD in the capacity of a singular deity based religion. I am educated enough to know that the basis of many Native American religious beliefs were not based in a singular deity based structure yet this entire text has been going ON about this for over an hour.
Let me reiterate, this is over an HOUR into this text. From the audio stand point, 1/6th of this entire text about NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY has been rambling senselessly about CHRISTIAN BASED BELIEFS.
I am done at this point. This is nonsense and terribly biased towards pushing a Christian Belief disguised as Native American Mythology. Honestly, it is written well enough that if you just play this as background noise it may almost appear like it is actually speaking on some level of informative while talking about NOTHING except a completely separate religion structure from what it is advertised. It is well written. It's just well written with no substance except for a hidden christian based agenda.

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Great book but worst narrator ever

I listen to a lot of audiobooks and this was the worst narrator I've ever experienced. The content of the book was great, and I was very interested in it, but it was extremely difficult to listen to because of the narrator. She mispronounced words (example, "paradigm" pronounced "paradiggum") and mis-read words (example, "as it must have" read as "was a must-have"), changing the meaning in several places. The worst thing, though, was that her inflection was all wrong. It was as though she wasn't listening to or understanding what she was saying. She would place emphasis where it didn't belong, and just generally made it very difficult to understand what she was saying. Also, her tone is that of someone reading a child's book to a pre-schooler. Annoying. Terrible. Painful.
I think the book itself is good, but I won't know for sure until I read the print copy I had to buy since the audio version was so bad.
I can't help but think that all the other reviews are fake, since they gave perfect marks to the performance. No way that's for real. No way they actually tried to listen to this book.

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Very informative and easy to understand.

This book makes it easy to see how our society and political atmosphere has evolved or, if you prefer, devolved into what it is today. Otherwise handled, put one to sleep. Excellent overall. Highly recommend.

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Great Information Really.

There is so much information in this audible I'll have to go back and listen to it at least one more time! I just used google and searched for the interconnected map to understand it better.

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A Very Important History Work!!!!

I enjoyed how the author showed the challenges that North and South American countries face and how it was necessary to the America until the fortune of the Cold War and then evolved the specific area.

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Beautiful, comprehensive, and interesting.

This book follows the history of the world through a modern lens The Role of Nature, Animals and Soul Regarding to Human Being and tells the stories of across the world, not just western civilization.

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It's easy and has a ton of information from...

This audiobook starts at the beginning and carries over a century of total background, that will, probably, shine through in my work. If you require the real skinny on the Rangers and not TV or movie lore, buy this audiobook.

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One of the best books on the Texas Rangers

This audiobook is historical and does not contain fantasy stories of Ranger Lore and Legend. It does, in several places, show how the legend was born from real events.

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Fantastically Dark and Educational

The performance are as wonderful as the podcast . It was a great look back on some of the moments from the show but is also a great introduction to it

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  • 03-12-21

Jungian

If I wanted a book about Jung psychology (Psychoscientific Religion of European 20th century) I would have bought one, Psychi is a Greek Idea not a native American one and I could not hear any narrative other than psychobabble.

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  • 12-31-20

a calming and healing auditory experience

a must listen for all earth children in a modern day, soulless concrete jungle. was a good deeply healing audio experience