Spirit Visions: The Old Ones Speak

Dennison Tsosie, Author, Teddi Tsosie, Joint Author, Lorraine Sinclair, Foreword by Blue Dolphin Publishing $19.95 (362p) ISBN 978-1-57733-002-8
The idea of the spirit vision, that glimpse into the order of the universe by visionaries ranging from Native American shamans to Jewish kabbalists, unites many disparate streams of New Age spirituality. Here, a Navajo couple have produced a narrative of the husband's spirit visions that is filtered through the lens of contemporary New Age spirituality. Thus, Tsosie's visions often read more like supermarket tabloid spirituality, for they feature prophecies and visions about leprechauns, UFOs, ant people, crystals and crystal cities (like Oz) and ancient Gnostic scrolls. The result is a self-indulgent jumble of sensationalistic imageering. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/30/1996
Release date: 01/01/1997
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