North American Healing Arts (NAHA) Reading List

Indigenous North American Healing, Traditions, and History
Lewis Mehl-Madrona MD PhD: Coyote Medicine;
Coyote Wisdom: The Power of Story in Healing
Narrative Medicine: The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process
Renfrew, Nita R.: “Traditional American Indian Bodywork, the Origin of Osteopathy, Polarity, and Craniosacral Therapy”: A Journal of Contemporary Shamanism, Vol. 8, #1, Spring-Summer 2015
Polarity Therapy Workbook, by John Beaulieu: 2016 edition.
John G. Neihardt: Black Elk Speaks (Lakota medicine man)
Thomas E. Mails: Fools Crow (Lakota medicine man);
Wisdom and Power
Michael O. Fitzgerald: Yellowtail: Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief
Frank B. Linderman: Plenty-Coups: Chief of the Crows
Bear Heart: The Wind Is My Mother: The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman (Muskogee Creek)
Donald Sandner M.D.: Navajo Symbols of Healing: A Jungian Exploration of Ritual, Image, and Medicine
Joseph Rael (Pueblo/Ute): Being and Vibration
Frank Waters: Book of the Hopi
Evan T. Pritchard (Micmac): No Word for Time;
Native New Yorkers: The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York
Colin G. Calloway: The Shawnees and the War for America
Dee Brown: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Joseph M. Marshall III (Lakota): The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History
Russell Means: Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means (Lakota AIM leader)
Dennis Banks and Richard Erdoes: Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement
Vine Deloria, Jr. (Lakota): God Is Red: A Native View of Religion;
The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men
Daniel R. Wildcat (Yuchi/Muskogee): Red Alert: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge
Kent Nerburn: Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce;
Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Harvest McCampbell (Native American): Sacred Smoke: the Ancient Art of Smudging for Modern Times
Jordan Paper: Offering Smoke: the Sacred Pipe and Native American Religion
Joseph Epes Brown: The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk’s Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux
James Mooney’s History, Myths and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees
Tom Brown, Jr.: The Tracker

North American Sound Healing
John Beaulieu: Human Tuning: Healing With Tuning Forks;
Music and Sound in the Healing Arts
Polarity Therapy Workbook (2nd edition, 2016)

John Lewis: A.T. Still: From the Dry Bone to the Living Man, Blaenau Ffeistiniog, Gwynedd: Dry Bone Press 2012
William Garner Sutherland: Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy: Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation 1990
Contributions of Thought: The Collected Writings of William Garner Sutherland, D.O.: Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation 1998
J.M Littlejohn: Applied Anatomy: published by John Wernham, UK 2005
Life in Motion: The Osteopathic Vision of Rollin E. Becker, D.O.: Stillness Press 2001

Hiroshi Doi: A Modern Reiki Method for Healing
Mikao Usui: The Original Reiki Handbook
Frank Arjava Petter and Tadao Yamaguchi: The Hayasho Reiki Manual: Traditional Japanese Healing Techniques from the Founder of the Western Reiki System
Walter, Lubeck, Frank Arjava Petter, William Lee Rand: The Spirit of Reiki
Tadao Yamaguchi: Light on the Origins of Reiki
Nita Renfrew: “The Shamanic Grail Cup,” A Journal of Contemporary Shamanism, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Fall 2013

The Anatomy Coloring Book
Frank H. Netter MD: Atlas of Human Anatomy
John Upledger: Your Inner Physician

David Abram: Becoming Animal
Stephen Harrod Buhner: The Secret Teachings of Plants;
The Lost Language of Plants

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