Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2005

320 Pages

5-11/16 x 8-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780195189100

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Dream Catchers

How Mainstream America Discovered Native Spirituality

Philip Jenkins

In Dream Catchers, Jenkins offers a brilliant account of the changing mainstream attitude towards Native American spirituality.
Jenkins charts this remarkable change by highlighting the complex history of white American attitudes towards Native religions, considering everything from the 19th-century American obsession with "Hebrew Indians" and Lost Tribes to the early 20th-century cult of the Maya as bearers of the wisdom of ancient Atlantis, and the writings of Lynn Andrews, Frank Waters, and Carlos Castaneda.


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