Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Teaching Mysticism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William B. Parsons

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751198

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 04 December 2020

Chosen by the Spirits

Chosen by the Spirits

Visionary Ecology and Indigenous Wisdom

(p.120) (p.121) { 7 } Chosen by the Spirits
Teaching Mysticism

Lee Irwin

Oxford University Press

This chapter surveys several distinct paradigms of mystical knowledge among Native American visionaries. These paradigms will be contextualized in terms of various expressive, semiotic aspects of Native American cultures, such as in art, ritual, music, and communal activity. The basis of this comparison, its epistemological sources, will be organized around the visionary experience as a mystical encounter resulting in revelatory knowledge that supports a creative context for the emergence of new visionary teachings. The sharing of visionary narratives is linked to pedagogy in order to demonstrate a variety of approaches to teaching this kind of material. Oral traditions, including a discussion of verbal art and visual presentation, will be linked to pedagogical theory that is both multisensory and involves an evocative use of imagination as inseparable from a vivid understanding of native religions. It also addresses the problem of mysticism as a nonnative category

Keywords:   Native American, mysticism, visionaries, oral traditions, prophetic

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .