This book is unique as Frank Newman has examined Silver Birch’s teachings and measured them side by side with the deductions of modern science. This brings important new insights into Silver Birch’s philosophy. The result is an intriguing, thought provoking volume.
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Publisher: White Crow Books
Published August 2014
The Orpheus Motif in North America: The Comanche tradition – To give the reader a general idea of the form taken by the Orpheus tradition in North America, I reproduce the version of the Comanche Indians, here published for the first time. It was communicated to me orally by the late Dr Ralph Linton, who noted it down in the course of his field-studies among the Comanche (1933). Particular interest attaches to the Comanche narrative, for it is the first recorded Orpheus tradition from the more easterly Shoshonean groups. No account is given of it in Wallace and Hoebel’s Comanche monograph, which is otherwise a valuable source for the religion and folklore of this tribe. Read here