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Bear Medicine Lee Zamloch

Bear Medicine

Lee Zamloch

Published May 2008
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Paperback
321 pages
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In a time of rampant materialism, when acquisition is the benchmark of accomplishment and love is measured in carats, we yearn for spirituality. And never more than when confronted by tragedy. Bear Medicine tells the story of a young half-breedMoreIn a time of rampant materialism, when acquisition is the benchmark of accomplishment and love is measured in carats, we yearn for spirituality. And never more than when confronted by tragedy. Bear Medicine tells the story of a young half-breed Lakota, Rachel Hennessy, who is drawn by personal heartbreak from a comfortable life in white suburbia to the rigors of the Pine Ridge Reservation where her grandfather, Bill Whitefeather, is a shaman. Bill reveal that Rachel is destined to become the most powerful of all Lakota healers, a bear medicine woman. Weak and broken by the recent tragedies in her life, Rachel is sure she has nothing to give, yet she finds herself walking a new spiritual path. In so doing, she develops power she never suspected she had and the wisdom to heal her people. Even more important, Rachel finally confronts the evil that has haunted her family for three generations in the person of Raven Elkhorn, a wicasa wakan, evil witch doctor. In the end, Rachel, renamed Jade by the Lakota, learns that healers must first heal themselves, that evil is the result of wounds left to fester, and that the truest medicine is compassion.