In 1965 Evelyn Eaton was living in a hut in the desert between two mountain ranges in California when she was told, by someone she was helping with an unemployment insurance appeal, that she should go to the Sweat Lodge to get help with her legs. So begins Evelyn’s story of her journey to becoming a Pipe carrier; a tale the author relates with humility, honesty and humour.
Evelyn Eaton (1902 – 1983) was born in Montreux, Switzerland, educated in England and France and began writing in her teens. She became an American citizen at the age of 42 and was a war correspondent in China, Burma and India in 1945. Partly Native American, her later years became increasingly focused on Native American culture and mysticism. Her writing includes thirteen novels, five books of poetry, two short story collections and seven other books.
I Send a Voice provides valuable insights into the sacred ways of Sweat Lodge ceremonies and rituals in Native American culture, told in immensely readable form by a remarkable woman.
Republished by Singing Dragon in 2012 I Send a Voice is highly recommended for anyone interested in shamanism or Native American culture.
Book Details: Evelyn Eaton, I Send A Voice, Singing Dragon (15 May 2012) ISBN: 9781848191006
Review Details: I Send A Voice was reviewed by June Kent, editor of Indie Shaman magazine.
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