The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards
Spiritual Teachings of the Sioux
By Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer and Helene Sarkis
This book and beautifully illustrated deck draw on the ancient Lakota ritual of healing and purification known as the sacred Inipi, or sweat lodge ceremony, which has existed in the Lakota culture for thousands of years. The cards and accompanying book comprise a self-contained and highly original system that will help you harness creative energies to deal with issues that are of concern in your life. Used for self-discovery rather than divination, the cards gently guide you toward inner growth and self-knowledge in the time-honored tradition of the Lakota people.
Fifty cards, illustrated in vibrant color, access the powerful symbols and teachings of the Inipi, capturing the spirit of this ancient ceremony.
In a variety of spreads the authors show you how the cards can provide you with an expanded vision of your being and purpose, offering an intimate sense of walking in balance between the conscious world and the world of spirit.
Publication coincides with the U.N. Year of Indigenous People.
Archie Fire Lame Deer is one of the leaders of the Native American spirituality movement.
- Publisher: Destiny Books (October 1, 1993)
- Length: 192 pages
"We are living in a time when 'medicine' people of diverse traditions are revealing many of their sacred ceremonies for the benefit of the larger world. In keeping with this spirit, these beautiful divination cards are offered to help us reestablish an empathetic with the Earth and all her inhabitants."
– Rochelle Gordon, Editor, Body Mind Spirit
". . . these cards are positive, uplifting, earth-centered snippets of Soul."
– Four Corners, Oct-Nov 2006
“Created to honor authentic traditions, with Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer as the consultant, this deck offers understanding of indigenous tribal heritage, healing and wisdom. The deck is divided into three sections: Wakan Tanka, the 16 Great Mysteries, the 8 Supernaturals, and 25 Elements of the Sweat Lodge purification ceremony which are designed for personal development. Included in the book is a loving dedication in the introduction, a poem, the Song of the Black Tail Deer, the Lodge Wheel, information about spirits, planets, elements, and knowledge of the Great Spirit that resembles all created life.”
– Mind Body Soul Ezine