Buddha in Redface

Third Edition

by Eduardo Duran



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/14/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 233
ISBN : 9780595138982

About the Book

Story is told by a narrator who is a psychologist working in Indian country. What appears to be a consultation with a patient ends up being a meeting with his teacher, Tarrence. Tarrence proceeds to take the narrator into a dreamtime journey that melts the worldview held by the storyteller. The dream leads the narrator to a place in which the energy generated by ancient dreamers must be balanced. The lack of balance brought on by the power dreamers and their ceremony has resulted in the atomic bomb. New realms also give insights as to why the bomb was dropped on the Japanese.

Throughout the story there are conflicts between western and aboriginal ways of knowing, the main protagonist being Carl, who is a psychiatrist.

About the Author

The author is a clinical psychologist who has been working in Native American clinics for 20 years. His previous work entitled "Native American Postcolonial Psychology" continues to be used widely in University settings. Duran lives in New Mexico where he continues to work as a psychologist who integrates Native Ceremony into his work.