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Ojibwe Spiritual Background

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Great page over at http://www.tc.umn.edu/~call0031/ojibwa.html

Covers spirituality, myths, totems, etc.

Short historical documentary on the Ojibwes: http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199702/01_smiths_densmore/docs/movie3.shtml

4 Responses to Ojibwe Spiritual Background

  1. Heather says:

    That would be a fabulous guest blog – any time you want!!

  2. earthmother says:

    What was your apprenticeship like? What in you changed and how? How did you find the medicine man? How were you lucky enough to become apprenticed?

    Hmmm, long story, but I spent 12 years living and studying with indigenous shamans in North, South & Central America, Africa, Siberia and the Celtic Isles. Perhaps we’ll keep that in mind for the guest blog you were asking me about.

    Usually referred to as “Star Nation” – singular – but you’ll find many indigenous cultures have teaching stories about the Star Nation within their own cosmology. For instance, the Lakota speak of the Wicahpi Oyate.

  3. Heather says:

    Hi! I usually do some research before posting, and came across this site. I’m very interested in shamanism, have had a little education in it, but would love to have much much more. I think I was looking for info on bluejay totems.

    What was your apprenticeship like? What in you changed and how? How did you find the medicine man? How were you lucky enough to become apprenticed?

    The “Star Nations” is something that rose up in my awareness recently, and I’m supposed to do a post on them. Do you know anything about them?

  4. earthmother says:

    Just curious what prompted you to post about this topic. I apprenticed with an Anishinaabe (what the Ojib call themselves) medicine man quite a number of years ago and it had a profound and lasting effect on my life.

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