Seven Cherokee Myths: Creation, Fire, the Primordial Parents, the Nature of Evil, the Family, Universal Suffering, and Communal Obligation

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McFarland, 2005年12月12日 - 216 頁
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Like ancient peoples the world over, the Cherokees of the southern Appalachian Mountains passed along their traditions and beliefs through stories, songs, dances, and religious and healing rituals. With the creation of Cherokee writing by Sequoyah, some of the traditions were also recorded in books. While evoking local geography and natural phenomena, the stories were also enhanced by powerful psychological and spiritual dynamics. This work examines seven myths that grew out of Cherokee culture, looking at how they emerged to explain archetypal issues. Each of the seven stories is told in full and is followed by a detailed history and analysis that provides its background, its associated rituals, and its psychological basis. One quickly discovers that while the myths are ancient, they are strikingly modern in their understanding of human personality development, family dynamics, community solidarity, and the reality of religion or spirituality. Grounded in the experience of this American Indian people and the land they inhabited, the myths tell universal truths.
 

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Foreword by Paul Brutsche
1
Foreword by Joyce Conseen Dugan
3
Preface
5
Introduction
11
Cherokee Country Cherokee Myth Locations
31
1 The Cherokee Creation Story
33
2 The First Fire
48
The Origin of Game and Corn
58
A Legend of Pilot Knob
160
Conclusion
177
Summary Notes on Dr CG Jung and Analytical Psychology
183
Wahnenauhi Version of Kanati and Selu
186
The Hunter and Selu
188
Judacullas Judgment Seat Citation Giving the Popular Name of Devils Courthouse
189
Appendix E A Small Postscript of the ways and maners of the Indians called Charikees by Alexander Long
191
Chapter Notes
195

4 Utlunta the Spearfinger and Nunyunuwi the Stone Man
87
5 TsulKalu or Judaculla the SlantEyed Giant
108
6 Kanasta or Connestee the Lost Settlement
141

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Jungian Analyst and Pastoral Counselor G. Keith Parker lives in Brevard, North Carolina.

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