Reviews for Manny Twofeathers’ books:
My Road to the Sundance
“Writing in a relaxed conversational prose, Twofeathers describes how, at urgings from the spirit world, he began to immerse himself in the yearly Sundance rituals held throughout the West. A modest and likeable narrator, Twofeathers avoids the self-righteous polemics sometimes found in this genre, and while the gorier sections are initially jolting, his aplomb in withstanding pain and coming back for more lends a certain normalcy to this ritual.” KIRKUS REVIEWS
“This potentially sensational material is beautifully conveyed, as Twofeathers describes carrying his infant daughter through the agony of one such dance. Unsparingly self-revealing, the book is somehow never confessional but instead the testament of a deeply spiritual man who has found salvation through suffering prayerfully for others.” P. Monaghan, BOOKLIST
“This book begins the understanding of what my people have always been about.”
Russell Means, actor, activist, author of Where White Men Fear to Tread
“Manny Twofeathers illuminates an aspect of Native spirituality that has resurged over the past decade. In this moving and personal account, Twofeathers makes this spirituality understandable to people of all races and religious persuasions.”
Wabun Wind, author of The Medicine Wheel and Woman of the Dawn
Stone People Medicine
“Manny Twofeathers’ Stone People Medicine blends a book and card set based on Native American oracle teachings. Learn how to use the stone animal spirit cards for personal and spiritual enlightenment through this intriguing, different approach.”
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW, Oregon, WI.
“Stone People Medicine is one among so many divination sets available today. Yet, among the many, it has some very different characteristics that I think will be a draw for some who both have and have not gotten into other kinds of divination. These cards do not claim any ancient heritage, despite the Native American motif. The author was drawn to rocks all his life. The Stone People collection has only ten cards, so that in one respect, these cards are far easier to grasp than the 78-card deck of tarot. The pictures are also far simpler than the complex symbols of tarot. It seems that despite its difference from other forms of divination, the more familiar one becomes with the deck, the more intimate a reading can come through. In fact, with the small group presented in these cards (Eagle, Buffalo, Wolf, Otter, Bear, Snake, Spider, Turtle, Kokopelli and Man-in-the-Maze), one may find something less like readings, and more like conversations.”
S. McCardell, NEW TIMES/EVERGREEN MONTHLY, Wa.
Kokopelli’s Dream…The Emergence of a Legend
“The author’s spiritual wisdom comes through the character of Kokopelli, in an interesting and thoughtful way. It was difficult to put down.”
Willie Cucio, Spiritual Elder
A book of fantasy, Kokopelli’s Dream is a fictional journey of the legend of Kokopelli, the flute player. Kokopelli’s image has been found in South Central and North Americas and beyond, but it is not known who he was nor from where he came; his image and legend survive with vigor today. Written with simplicity, the author explains things well.
A story inspired by a dream the author had, and written as though he walked and lived Kokopelli’s life. Anyone interested in legends, especially of the Americas, will enjoy this tale of the peripatetic life of a man? Spirit? Who wanders the Americas long ago, spreading the concept of compassion, peace, love, sexuality, and spirituality; but whose origin and end are unknown. The legend has traveled down through the ages and is a fascinating read. However, be aware that his book is for adults only as there are several explicit sexual situations included.
“When entering (the Temascal – Sweat Lodge), we would stop at the door and say the words, “Oma Teo.” It is hard to translate, but it was brought to us to thank the Creator for all there is and for all duality: the good, the bad; the day, the night; the female and male. In other words the Balance to life and all that exists.”
Joyce P. Hale, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW