Way of the Bushman: Spiritual Teachings and Practices of the Kalahari Ju/'hoansi (Paperback) by Keeney Bradford Phd Keeney Hillary
Step into the imaginative realm of one of the oldest continuous cultures on Earth the Kalahari Ju/'hoan Bushmen. Translated by Beesa Boo a Bushman and interspersed with detailed commentary from Bradford and Hillary Keeney this book presents the core teachings of the Kalahari Bushmen as told by the tribal elders themselves. Decades in the making it constitutes the first comprehensive work on the world's oldest tradition of healing and spiritual experience. Told in their own words these teachings reveal how the Bushmen are able to receive direct transmissions of God's love in the form of the universal life force n/om. The individuals who are filled with this force describe it as an awakened energized feeling of love that inspires a spontaneous and heightened ecstatic awareness that opens mystical perception. Having your heart transfixed by this force enables true healing and spiritual growth to occur. Experiencing the force in your entire being through a vision of 'God's egg' awakens deep spiritual wisdom and extraordinary healing gifts. Those who 'own the egg' are blessed with the ability to have direct communication with the Divine a 'rope to God' and can communicate with others for all 'ropes' are connected. Conveying the deep love that is the dominant emotion of Bushman spirituality the book explores tribal legends and teaching tales the importance of dreams and encounters with animals the origins of their dances such as the giraffe dance and specific rituals and ceremonies including puberty rites for boys and girls.