Recommended Reading


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Lakota Spirituality

The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt
An essential read for those wanting to learn more about the life and Vision of Black Elk.

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
Classic telling of Black Elk's Vision.

The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux
Black Elk's account of the Seven Sacred Rites of the Lakota, as told to Joseph Brown

Sacred Fireplace (Oceti Wakan): Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man
Lakota spirituality as told by the late Pete Catches, a renowned medicine man.

Gardening and Nature

Introduction to Permaculture
An excellent introduction to the design philosophy of Permaculture.

Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A Treatise on Their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes
A bible for professional horticultural perennial growers, and also a worthy read for avid gardeners (or those wanting to become avid gardeners). Alan Armitage's gardening experience ranges from Canada to Georgia, and he has a unique and humorous approach to plants as well as a wealth of knowledge.

Animal Interactions

The Tao of Equus: A Woman's Journey of Healing and Transformation Through the Way of the Horse

To Touch a Wild Dolphin: A Journey of Discovery With the Sea's Most Intelligent Creatures
A fascinating look at dolphin society, communication, and interaction with humans.

Arnold Mindell

Working on Yourself Alone

Sitting in the Fire

Riding the Horse Backwards: Process Work in Theory and Practice