The Reluctant Pilgrim Paperback

A Skeptic's Journey into Native Mysteries

by Roger L. Welsch;


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The Reluctant Pilgrim

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Forty years ago, while paging through a book sent as an unexpected gift from a friend, Roger Welsch came across a curious reference to stones that were round, olike the sun and moon.o According to Tatonka-ohitka, Brave Buffalo (Sioux), these stones were sacred. oI make my request of the stones and they are my intercessors,o Brave Buffalo explained. Moments later, another friend appeared at Welsch's door bearing yet another unusual gift: a perfectly round white stone found on top of a mesa in Colorado. So began Welsch's lesson from stones, gifts that always presented themselves unexpectedly: during a walk, set aside in an antique store, and in the mail from complete strangers. The Reluctant Pilgrim shares a skeptic's spiritual journey from his Lutheran upbringing to the Native sensibilities of his adoptive families in both the Omaha and Pawnee tribes. Beginning with those round stones, increasing encounters during his life prompted Welsch to confront a new way of learning and teaching as he was drawn inexorably into another world.
Confronting mainstream contemporary culture's tendency to dismiss the magical, mystical, and unexplained, Welsch shares his personal experiences and celebrates the fact that even in our scientific world, oSomething Is Going On,o just beyond our ken.

The Reluctant Pilgrim by Roger L. Welsch was published by University of Nebraska Press in May 2015. The ISBN for The Reluctant Pilgrim is 9780803254343.

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Page last updated 8th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press (May 2015)
Weight358g
Number of Pages264
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9780803254343
ISBN-100803254342
Product Code4326444
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