The dance on the middle ground—embracing all of life and not letting any one aspect take over. Nothing in excess or in too small a quantity—alone and together, active and resting—balance in many areas of life.
This balance is easy to talk about but difficult to walk.
—from the word card WALKING THE SPIRITUAL PATH WITH PRACTICAL FEET - AQQUTIT NALIGIITTUMIK INGERLAFFIGALUGU
The strength of the Eskimo society is that a child grows up with incredible love— from parents and grandparents, from cousins, aunties and uncles.
Traditional people have lived incredibly successfully without modern society for countless generations based on that love of family—on the balance of life from the very first breath to the very last breath.
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The book is available in English and in German.
See also the four-language version -- English, Greenlandic, Danish, German
Table of Contents
(Items in brown are included in the pdf file in the above link)
A Welcome - by Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq 2
Foreword - by Ningijoq Jane English 2
Life is a Ceremony 8
An Invitation 9
About The Ceremony Cards 10
The Card Ceremonies 12
Talk to Your Heart Card Ceremony 14
Sweetgrass Card Ceremony 15
Soar Like an Eagle Card Ceremony 17
Altar Card Ceremony 20
Lodge Card Ceremony - layout 22
Lodge Card Ceremony 23
Mirror Card Ceremony - layout 36
Mirror Card Ceremony 37
About the Image Cards 38
The Image Cards 39
About the Word Cards 48
Text for the Word Cards 49
“But this is not scientific! Or is it?” 87 - (see a more in-depth pdf file)
“Tuttu” and The Reverend 89
Index of Word Cards 92