Prayers and Meditations of the Quero Apache

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By Maria Yracébûrû

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Maria Yracébûrû

Maria Yracébûrû
Maria Yracébûrû is a Quero Apache Tlish Diyan 'tsanti--a storyteller, healer, ceremonial facilitator, and teacher of the Snake Clan knowledge and philosophy. As a 'tsant' trained since birth by her grandfather Ten Bears, she is the guardian of ancient and mysterious know More...



Teaches the traditional Quero Apache meditative practice of entering the silence--a combination of prayer, meditation, and breathwork--as a path to spiritual healing and enlightenment

• Contains 24 prayer wheels from the Quero Apache tradition

• Offers easy-to-follow instructions for how to conduct the practice

• Provides rare insights into the spiritual philosophies and rituals of the Quero Apache

• Written by a living descendant of Apache prophet Nochaydelklinne

The Quero Apache Snake Clan, or Tlish Diyan, center their spiritual practice on the daily ceremony of Doowaa-gon’ch-aada, “entering the silence.” A combination of meditation, breathwork, and prayer, Doowaa-gon’ch-aada offers an experiential connection to All That Is from the Earth-based spiritual traditions of indigenous America. When performed properly, this ritual becomes a path to self-realization and transcendence.

Prayers and Meditations of the Quero Apache explains how to establish a personal practice. In addition to 24 prayer wheels, easy-to-follow instructions for the ritual, and accompanying pieces of inspirational artwork, the book includes a rare overview of the spiritual philosophies of the Quero Apache. The author incorporates her own stories and essays into the text in order to share the wisdom she has gained as daughter of the Tlish Diyan, granddaughter and apprentice of Apache holy man Ten Bears, and descendant of the prophet Nochaydelklinne.
"In a world of chaos and confusion, she offers tools to help lead a balanced life."
Celeste Bonde, Southwest BookViews, Summer 2004, Vol.3 No.3

“Maria takes us around the great Wheel of Life in a moving and authentic manner that can only deepen our connections to the Great Mystery and to each other.”
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, author of Coyote Medicine and Coyote Healing

“These meditations are antidotes . . . suitable for all persons seeking to unravel confusion.”
Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, author of Voices of Our Ancestors and Chief of the Green Mountain Ani Yunwiwa

“. . . a prayer we can all join in to heal ourselves and our environment.”
David Carson, cocreator and coauthor of Medicine Cards

"[This book] is one of the most enlightening insights into life that I have ever been offered. . . . challenges the individual to the highest ideals."
Samuel M. Jacobs, Mystic Pop, July-Aug 2006