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Rescuing the Light

Quotes from the Oral Teachings of Martin Prechtel
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
North Atlantic Books
 | 
June, 2021
ISBN:
9781623176273
Quantity: 
4
$25.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Martin Prechtel is recognized as a profound and beloved teacher for our times. Raised in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, he has dedicated his life to the preservation and promulgation of indigenous spirituality. Rescuing the Light is a collection of Prechtel's quotes and sayings spanning the course of fifteen years, and recorded at Bolad's Kitchen, a four-year course in New Mexico where students from all walks of life gather to receive hands-on training in language, history, cooking, farming, and crafts. Artist, musician, and storyteller, Prechtel teaches and initiates with passion and eloquence, awakening his students to the sacred realities present everywhere and at all times. The quotes of wisdom and inspiration collected in these pages are earth-centric and animist. Divided into thematic sections, they range from the poetic and witty to the serious and direct. Sharing his deep shamanic wisdom within a grand overview of human history, Prechtel shows us how we can reconnect with the unique and unsuspected manifestations of our own sacred selves.


People are made of music. We’re a song. So life must demand some music of you so you can learn to sing your part in the Grand Symphony of existence.
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Rescue the light. The light is always there. You just have to uncover it and keep it uncovered. It’s harder than it sounds.
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For Native People sacred songs aren’t sung for your entertainment. They don’t care what they make you feel or anything you think about them. They are sounds that remake the Earth, and your body as the Earth.
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There are these little moments of wonder and great beauty and flowering, and they’re there. Go that way; be that way. Give life, and then you can live. It’s not about getting somewhere, it’s about being somewhere in a heroic way…
The common everyday miracle of the regular is where the Holy lives.
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When She weeps we live, the Earth’s grief is our life, so we always try to give and give and give.


“This is a very powerful soul-growth book, one of the most powerful in recent years. The ideas here for renewal and reorganizing are so fresh and new that they quicken the taste buds and put an expectant readiness in the legs!”
—Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi

“Rescuing the Light is in essence about beauty—that is, about the light that resides inside all things and all people, visible to those who dare to look." —Inaki Zabala

 

Publisher’s Description: 

A collection of quotes and sayings from the oral teachings of a leading thinker, writer and teacher of indigenous spirituality.

Martin Prechtel is widely recognized as a profound and beloved teacher for our times. Raised in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, he has dedicated his life to the preservation and promulgation of indigenous spirituality. Rescuing the Light is a collection of Prechtel's quotes and sayings spanning the course of fifteen years, and recorded at Bolad's Kitchen, a four-year course in New Mexico where students from all walks of life gather to receive hands-on training in language, history, cooking, farming, and crafts. Artist, musician, and storyteller, Prechtel teaches and initiates with passion and eloquence, awakening his students to the sacred realities present everywhere and at all times. The quotes of wisdom and inspiration collected in these pages are earth-centric and animist. Divided into thematic sections, they range from the poetic and witty to the serious and direct. Sharing his deep shamanic wisdom within a grand overview of human history, Prechtel shows us how we can reconnect with the unique and unsuspected manifestations of our own sacred selves.

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