More than 40 years ago, Thomas E. Mails began a personal exploration of the spiritual richness of traditional Native American customs and secret ceremonies. Using his gifts as a talented illustrator and writer, he tirelessly worked to bring the spiritual culture of Native Americans to readers until his death in November 2001.
The new edition of Secret Native American Pathways: A Guide to Inner Peace authentically details the religious beliefs and rituals of four major tribes (Apache, Cherokee, Hopi, and Sioux) as practiced since ancient times. In this beautifully illustrated “how-to why-to” book, Mails’ includes instructions for applying Native teachings to contemporary life. His central premise is that each tribe he discusses has triumphed over adversity through “walking the pathways” that led to inner peace, and that each of us can use these pathways to find our own inner peace.
For more than a century, Native American medicine men have predicted the advent of a new era in which the spiritual practices of their peoples would be revered by the white man and the Native American alike. Thomas E. Mails could be considered a principal figure in helping that prediction come true.