Friday, December 16, 2016
The Thirteen Original Clan Mothers - Jamie Sams
While I found the lessons within each chapter worthwhile, I found the writing lacking any subtlety. The chapters are only 20 pages long, so it seems that twice or even three times repeating an animal's wisdom/lesson is unnecessary. When zebra, an African animal, makes an appearance in chapter 3 I was jarred to reality, remembering that the author said in the introduction that her tradition is from North America. This led me to do a brief search and I found that the author is listed on multiple sites as a "fraud" or at the very least an exploiter, who is appropriating teachings from multiple First Nation tribes.
With the doubt of the validity of this material, I cannot recommend it for anybody who wants to learn authentic teachings. A seasoned reader of the inspirational genre is likely to find this book unsatisfying simply because of its lack of subtlety. However, for those who understand this is new age materials and prefer blatant lessons this would be a good choice.