This book and beautifully illustrated deck draw on the ancient Lakota ritual of healing and purification known as the sacred "Inipi, "or sweat lodge ceremony, which has existed in the Lakota culture for thousands of years. The cards and accompanying book comprise a self-contained and highly original system that will help you harness creative energies to deal with issues that are of concern in your life. Used for self-discovery rather than divination, the cards gently guide you toward inner growth and self-knowledge in the time-honored tradition of the Lakota people.
Fifty cards, illustrated in vibrant color, access the powerful symbols and teachings of the Inipi, capturing the spirit of this ancient ceremony.
In a variety of spreads the authors show you how the cards can provide you with an expanded vision of your being and purpose, offering an intimate sense of walking in balance between the conscious world and the world of spirit.
Publication coincides with the U.N. Year of Indigenous People. Archie Fire Lame Deer is one of the leaders of the Native American spirituality movement.
"We are living in a time when 'medicine' people of diverse traditions are revealing many of their sacred ceremonies for the benefit of the larger world. In keeping with this spirit, these beautiful divination cards are offered to help us reestablish an empathetic with the Earth and all her inhabitants."--Rochelle Gordon, Editor, Body Mind Spirit
." . . these cards are positive, uplifting, earth-centered snippets of Soul."--Four Corners, Oct-Nov 2006