Gary Holy Bull, Lakota Yuwipi Man
Gary Holy Bull, Lakota Yuwipi Man

Gary Holy Bull, Lakota Yuwipi Man

Edited by Bradford Keeney

Profiles in Healing series

HEALTH & FITNESS

100 Pages, 6 x 9

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $59.95)

Publication Date: March 2000

ISBN 9780966650907

Rights: WOR

Leete's Island Books (Mar 2000)

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Overview

Healing rituals and teachings of the Sioux medicine man

Out of the traditions of healers, shamans, and other leaders of complementary medicine, the healing ways of renowned Lakota Sioux medicine man Gary Holy Bull are featured in this profile of his life and teachings. Using Holy Bull’s own words and writings, the traditional ways of the Lakota Sioux are evoked through texts, contemporary and historical photographs, quotations, profiles, and first-person accounts. His descriptions of the Yuwipi ceremony, the Sun Dance, and other healing rituals illustrate his emergence as a respected elder and as the embodiment of Lakota beliefs. Also included is a CD of stories, actual dances, chants, and prayers that capture Holy Bull’s teachings of the four basic values: kindness, honesty, sharing, and courage.

Reviews

“The time is ripe for this series . . . soul-stirring quotations, personal narratives . . . luxurious photographs, and compact discs of prayers, sacred songs, ceremonies, and teachings.” —Spirituality & Health magazine

“One of the most exquisite collections of pictures and prose in print.” —Body & Soul Magazine

“Each book stands alone, but [the series] provides a whole larger than the sum of the parts . . . Breathtaking.” —Milton Erickson Foundation Newsletter

Author Biography

Bradford Keeney, PhD, is the author of , Aesthetics of Change, Mind in Therapy, and Shaking Out the Spirits.