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Books - Religion - Indigenous

The nondual heart of Indigenous religions.


"From the Great Spirit there came a great unifying life force that flowed in and through all things - the flowers the plains, blowing winds, rocks, trees, birds, animals - and was the same force that had been breathed into the first man. Thus all things were kindred, and were brought together by the same Great Mystery."

- Chief Luther Standing Bear, Teton Sioux

"All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man - the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports."

- Chief Seattle

"Peace comes within the hearts of men when they realize their oneness with the universe. It is everywhere."

- Black Elk

"There is no death, only a change of worlds."

- Chief Seattle

"With all things and in all things, we are relatives."

- Sioux Proverb

"And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being."

- Black Elk

"All things are bound together. All things connect."

- Chief Seattle


"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the centre of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this centre is really everywhere, it is within each of us."

- Black Elk


"The voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers."

- Zitkala-Sa

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