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Dreaming Emu: Men, Trauma, Art, and Healing awakens the soul to the anguish, suffering and insidious nature of racism, sexism, and gender-based prejudice. These interwoven dynamics are explored through an equally provocative analysis of the shadowy heart of Australian identity. The author artfully exposes the Australian male’s tender underbelly by examining the history and culture of masculinity-gone-wrong. From the depths of colonial despair arise signs of Aboriginal Australian’s contemporary quest to reclaim men’s identity and the Dreaming. Incorporating art-as-therapy combined with narrative analysis, the author demonstrates a practical and hopeful pathway for the recovery of culture, identity and Sacred Business. Analysis of the life and work of Albert Namatjira and two contemporary male Indigenous artists deepen the ethnographic profile. More than essential reading, this work is vital to redefining the national identity of Australia while recasting reconciliation and Aboriginal affairs within a new landscape of integrity. [Paperback]


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Powerful medicine. A rare glimpse into sacred sexuality, gender, and identity. Honouring an often-hidden beautiful cultural landscape. Instructive, accessible, scholarly, relevant and practical. An insightful contribution to sexuality and gender, gay and lesbian, Native North American, and Indigenous studies. An integral textbook for courses in education, counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, and health. Welcoming and empowering for youth, adults, and family. Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers is an Australian-Canadian Counsellor Psychotherapist and author of The Practice of Counselling, Sacred Teachings from the Medicine Lodge, and On the Threshold: Personal Transformation and Spiritual Awakening. Mi’kmaq Elder Dr Daniel N. Paul is a Canadian Historian and celebrated author of We Were Not the Savages: First Nations History. The authors reveal how Two Spirit and Traditional Medicine have always existed and are being rekindled in our times. [Paperback]


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Mystic, teacher, and therapist Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers reveals the secrets of solitary life, contemplation, and enlightenment. Like a master weaver and guru Dr Bowers teaches the reader how to experience relief from suffering and how to attain awakening in freedom, mindfulness, and true joy. Seekers on the way will want to learn how to create your own ‘rule of life’ and how to nurture life-long vow practices that grow with you and that match your values and aspirations. Be forewarned, this knowledge of the ages can change you forever. Made for the western mind this is a modern secular synergy of Christian, Franciscan, Buddhist, Hindu, Mi’kmaq First Nation, Science, and Zen traditions. ‘Solitude Awakens: The Heart Forest Mountain Way’ is like a modern Lotus Flower Sutra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion in a clear and practical wisdom. [Paperback]


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A guidebook for the soul. Learn to develop your spiritual strengths. Activate your experiential learning. Integrate your knowledge into practice. An experiential eightfold path follows the sacred wisdom of native and western mysticism. Learn hidden secrets of personal potential and spiritual power. Actively become conscious. Make decisions about growth and life. Regain the spirit of youth. Enkindle the Elder. Acknowledge personal strength. Attend to weakness with compassion. Come to terms with identity and place. Exercise pathwork to discover inner purpose. Define transformation. Come to terms with destiny. With over thirty-five years of intensive searching, the author shares many ancient secrets of the mystical life woven into a modern and balanced psychology. Now in second edition. Completely accessible. Profoundly life changing for people new to personal growth. Inspiring. A touchstone for those further along the path of enlightenment. [Paperback]


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With over thirty years of dedication and twenty years of published research Homophobia and Healing: Psychotherapy and the Psychology of Prejudice, is a provocative, timeless, scholarly, and professional work. A comprehensive analysis maps one-thousand-years of bias against same gender love; then details the literature from the 1970s representing the most pivotal fifty years for LGBTIQ2S+ health and psychology. The author engages the controversial debates on homosexuality, gender, sexual difference, race, and Indigenous issues. Modern narratives of clients and therapists help examine the cold war impacts of chronic homophobia, violence, racism, and prejudice. Therapeutic modelling in the mechanisms of prejudice reveals the origins of trauma, and sketches pathways for healing, self- development, and counseling therapy. At this critical juncture in global politics, this reflection on the polarization of entrenched attitudes provides clear thinking, rational debate, and de-escalating strategies. Built for helping professionals, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, ministers, educators, nurses, and health practitioners. This is your how-to and go-to text for gaining minority infused and informed skills to address prejudicial patterns and post-trauma recovery in homophobia, racism, and other forms of prejudice. Inspiring and powerful reading during these troubling times when basic human rights cannot be taken for granted. [Paperback]


FROM DR DEE BOOKS

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In Press, coming soon…

Lypptuss the Gum Tree Dragon: You Too Can Have Friends, is a heartwarming story for hearts young and not so young. Written by Indigenous authors from two great countries of Australia and Canada, Elders Rosamond Grace Kennedy, Dr Dwayne Andrew Kennedy, and Rev Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers, have together produced a beautiful treasure of a book that is based on a long-protected and over thirty-year-old manuscript. The drawings had been produced in past, and now showed a lovely yellow patina as a loving sign of age, timelessness, and beauty. Digitally reproduced and enhanced, the original artwork is by Dr Kennedy to complement the story written by Elder Grace, who is now in her 80s. It was her dream to see this work shared with others. Rev Dr Bowers provided editing, layout, design, and contributions to the text.


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The Mass of Creation: Liturgies and Prayers for All Occasions – A Sacramentary Inspired by the Cosmology of Franciscan, First Nation, and Celtic Traditions, is a collection of interest to laity, ministers, priests, liturgists, poets, musicians, and mystics of the heart. Around the inspirational and moving Mass of Creation, the sacramentary provides culturally inclusive liturgies for gathering, blessing of sacred space, honouring of elders, healing, transgenerational healing, water blessings, baptism, and naming. Included are scripturally based liturgies for renewal of vows, dedication, consecration, and reflections on the gospel-based counsels of Jesus. You will find ceremonies for reconciliation, anointing of the sick; and blessings for readers, sacred groves, rings, crosses, and for couples. Deeply moving are original amplified translations of The Lord’s Prayer and Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun; along with a provocative cross-cultural and inter-religious revision of all Christian prayers using a creation-based theology. Arising from the independent apostolic movement, the work stands apart from the institutional church and speaks eloquently of spirituality in everyday life. A good guide for home-based liturgies. Charismatic, intuitive, and inspired. Produced in a large format hardcover Altar Edition for celebrants, and a smaller paperback Pew Edition for the community. [Hardcover Altar Edition]


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The Mass of Creation: Liturgies and Prayers for All Occasions – A Sacramentary Inspired by the Cosmology of Franciscan, First Nation, and Celtic Traditions, is a collection of interest to laity, ministers, priests, liturgists, poets, musicians, and mystics of the heart. Around the inspirational and moving Mass of Creation, the sacramentary provides culturally inclusive liturgies for gathering, blessing of sacred space, honouring of elders, healing, transgenerational healing, water blessings, baptism, and naming. Included are scripturally based liturgies for renewal of vows, dedication, consecration, and reflections on the gospel-based counsels of Jesus. You will find ceremonies for reconciliation, anointing of the sick; and blessings for readers, sacred groves, rings, crosses, and for couples. Deeply moving are original amplified translations of The Lord’s Prayer and Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun; along with a provocative cross-cultural and inter-religious revision of all Christian prayers using a creation-based theology. Arising from the independent apostolic movement, the work stands apart from the institutional church and speaks eloquently of spirituality in everyday life. A good guide for home-based liturgies. Charismatic, intuitive, and inspired. Produced in a large format hardcover Altar Edition for celebrants, and a smaller paperback Pew Edition for the community. [Paperback Pew Edition]


 

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