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In this second volume of the White Buffalo Woman Trilogy, Heyoka Merrifield transports us back to ancient Europe as a mythical tribe of hunter-gatherers is forced on an odyssey away from Gaia's land and into the New World. Painted Earth Temple reveals the rites and rituals of a culture of antiquity showing us that their traditions have never been more pertinent than in today's modern age. The Native American saga continues in Lying Down Mountain, the volume in the trilogy.

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Heyoka Merrifield is a storyteller, artist, and medicine man. Heyoka has embraced the shamanic traditions of his Native American ancestry. His sculpture and jewelry evoke the ancient mythologies of the Celts, Egyptians, Indians, and Native Americans. Since 1980, he has been an adopted member of the Crow tribe. He lives in Stevensville, Montana. Visit his website at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (July 1, 2007)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416562382

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"Heyoka's beautiful and deep wisdom shines through this book and his entire Buffalo Woman trilogy." -- Brooke Medicine Eagle, author of The Last Ghost Dance

"Heyoka Merrifield is a medicine man, priest, guardian of the doorways, and powerful conduit to the understanding of the complex intricacies between our world and the world of the spirits and the ancestors. We cannot afford to ignore his message." -- Malidoma Somé, Ph.D., of the Dagara tribe in West Africa, author of Healing Wisdom of Africa and Of Water and the Spirit

"Heyoka's story of our ancient ancestors and their shamanistic celebration of the Earth and Sky speaks to our heart's Memory." -- Barbara Hand Clow, author of The Mayan Code and Catastraphobia

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