13 Original Clan Mothers: Your Sacred Path to Discovering the Gifts, Talents, and Abilities of the Feminine Through the Ancient Teachings of the Sisterhood

by Jamie Sams

Paperback, 1900




HarperCollins (1900), Edition: 1st, 316 pages


Jamie Sams, a member of the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge, brings us a powerful new method for honoring and incorporating native feminine wisdom into our daily lives. Combining a rich oral tradition--passed on to her by two Kiowa Grandmothers, Cisi Laughing Crow and Berta Broken Bow--with the personal healing and guidance she has experienced through her female Elders, Sams created The 13 Original Clan Mothers. Each of the Clan Mothers reflects a particular teaching, relates to a cycle of the moon, and possesses special totems, talents, and gifts that can help each of us cultivate our own personal gifts and talents.


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Through the experiences of the 13 Original Clan Mothers, the reader is guided through life's lessons. Writing of the purpose of being a woman, Sams gingerly walks the feminist precipice between woman as a reproductive machine and woman as a meaningful contributor to society. She magically does not
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lose her balance, successfully making the case for women fulfilling a personal and cosmic biological role as creators, with men assigned the role of helpmate and protector. It becomes painfully clear that the tasks that men and women have traditionally performed have not been so much at fault as the value placed on them by society and the individuals contained within it. Sams is a competent writer with a gift for description. Unlike many current spiritual bestsellers, the reader does not have to overcome the distraction of faulty writing in order to receive her powerful message. (February 1995)
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316 p.; 6.13 inches


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