Books and Movies Reviews

Earth medicine

Coyote Medicine is one of the best books I have ever read, and I have read a lot books in my life.Atfirst I wasn't sure if I would make it to the end of the book.I am not one for autobiographies and thefirst few pages were a bit dry, but I pushed though thefirst half of thefirst chapter.After that I realized this was not going to be a typical autobiography.I have always been interested in the Native American ways.Their ways are a mystery to a person who was raised in a typical Anglo-Saxon, Christian home.Although they were ousted from their land because of their beliefs as I read the book I came to realize that the two religions are actually more alike than they are different.From our angels to their spirits and from group prayer in church to group prayer in the lodges, the similarities go on, you just have to be willing to see them.I love the way they respect mother earth, plants and animals.As Christians and westerners, we sometimes lose touch with the very same ground from which we where created.I believe that there are means of healing other than modern medicine and I applaud Dr. Mehl-Madrona for bringing the two together.
"Coyote". What can I say about Coyote?Well, according to what I have learned in IMT 105 his personality type would run along lines of ENTP (extravert, intuitive, thinking, perceiving).He likes to be around other people and animals and be the class clown, he looks beyond what his eyes see, he bases his decisions on the fairness to a few (mainly himself), and loves to "take the road less traveled."Coyote is definitely a free spirit, in every sense of the word.Dr. Mehl-Medrona is correct to compare himself to such an animal.He lets others know that just because it has been done a certain way for so long doesn't make it right or better than any other way.As I think back on the things he has changed in the med