It has been my destiny to travel with many contemporary Native American spiritual elders, and to hear many of the teachings they offer about the land and about the era of transition in which we live. I have just created and published a new Soul*Sparks ebook — Native Knowings: Wisdom Keys for 2012 and Beyond — in an effort to distill and then to express some of those wisdom teachings in the context of the year 2012 and the Mayan calendar.
My new ebook has been produced in over 10 formats, so it can be read on any ereader device, including Kindle, Nook, Sony, iPhones, Blackberries, computers, and so forth. I wrote it short and to the point.
The true scope and depth of Native wisdom is generally unknown, and much of what is known is either drawn from the past, or offered out of context. This Soul*Sparks ebook cannot hope to encompass the many levels and great depth of understanding that are part of Native tradition, but it can hint at them, and it can do so in a manner appropriate for the prophetic year of 2012, and in a context that will endure long after that. Some things — basic spiritual teachings like honesty, sharing, humility, respect, and caring for the land — remain constant through all phases and cycles of human and world development. I reckon the year 2012 will bring no alteration to that.
My aim as writer and compiler is to offer a quintessence of both ancient and contemporary Native wisdom in a coherent, and rhetorically strengthening manner that will be readily accessible for many thousands of people as we confront mounting economic, environmental and social crises in North America, and around the world.