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Prayer, song, drumming and the eating of peyote are all regarded as forms of communication with God, and the reactions brought on by the drug is regarded as communication from Him--through reflection, illumination, or visual or auditory hallucinations.
Peyote "was given to the Indians by God because he took pity on them for being a subject people--poor, weak, helpless and ignorant...God made the Peyote cactus..., and put some of his power into it," in order to help the Indians.
Peyote is also carried in pouches as amulets as charms against all injuries and illnesses, and is also a powerful protection against witchcraft in foot races, which are common in Mexican tribes, held usually at night before a meeting.
www.textfiles.com /occult/PAGAN/peyote.txt   (3105 words)

 Peyote song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peyote songs are a form of Native American music, now most often performed as part of the Native American Church.
Peyote songs share characteristics of Apache music (Southern Athabascan) and Plains-Pueblo music, having been promoted among the Plains by the Apache people.
Vocal style, melodic contour, and rhythm in Peyote songs is closer to Apache than Plains, featuring only two durational values, predominating thirds and fifths of Apache music with the tile-type melodic contour, incomplete repetitions, and isorhythmic tendencies of Plains-Pueblo music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peyote_song   (175 words)

 The Native American Church: Recollections of the Peyote Road
Peyote ceremonies have also allowed me the opportunity of being closely associated with the Sioux, who are quite remote psychically and geographically from the mainstream of American lifefar more remote than many of us realize.
Peyote is often referred to as a sacrament; it is considered a mediator between God-Jesus and Man. At Pine Ridge there are two contrasting ceremonial rituals and organizations of the Native American Church: the traditional Half-moon ritual and a more Christian version known as the Cross-fire.
Peyote humor is partly a play on words, especially English words which are relatively new to the Indian; they enjoy the fact that many different English words have the same sound, and that different-sounding words have the same meaning.
www.lectlaw.com /files/drg29.htm   (4863 words)

 Recollections of the Peyote Road
Peyote is considered a holy medicine among members of the church; and it is used with the utmost respect.
Peyote is often referred to as a sacrament; it is considered a mediator between God-Jesus and Man.
At the close of a Peyote ceremony, an elderly Indian was explaining the difference between the southern and northern Arapahoe language.
www.psychedelic-library.org /morgan.htm   (4823 words)

 peyote   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Peyote Ceremony, often associated with the Native American Church, consists of a mix of native beliefs and practices along with Christian symbolism.
Throughout the ceremony, groups of four songs are sung by every person present: Opening Song of the Peyote Ceremony, Midnight Song, Daybreak Song, and Closing Song.
The rhythm of the songs is basic with count divisions chiefly composed of quarter and eighth notes.
www.colorado.edu /csilw/arapahoproject/music/peyote.html   (224 words)

 crankycrowpeyotesongs (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Peyote songs with hypnotic water drum and rattle resemble a rapid heartbeat are not easy-listening music that can be filed under new age.
The healing songs are sung a cappella, some times with a solo singer and at other times as a harmonized duo as in the case with Primeaux and Mike's healing song recordings.
The songs featured here are sung in the traditional style of the Northern plains and the intention of the songs is to assist listeners on their spiritual quests.
www.geocities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /pherlevi/crankycrowpeyotesongs.html   (2804 words)

 Grandfather peyote
Although I had heard of peyote, and was intrigued by the cute, buttony fuzziness of the cacti, most of which were less than two inches in diameter and had intricate spiral designs on their tips, I was puzzled by my friend's statements.
Peyote "churches", combining Christianity and peyotism, began to be known in the early 1900's as the "Native American Church." In 1954, the "Native American Church of Canada" was formed.
Peyote is a hardy, widely-distributed plant; its natural growing range extends from the Rio Grande and western regions of Texas southward into Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert and Tamaulipan Thorn Forest.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/104.html   (3440 words)

 World Music Central - Peyote Songs from the Southern Plains of Oklahoma
Peyote Songs from the Southern Plains of Oklahoma
This reverent collection of peyote songs from the southern Plains of Oklahoma is accompanied by the pulsating rhythm of water drum and gourd and is firmly rooted in the spiritual traditions of the Native American Church.
Peyote Songs from the Southern Plains of Oklahoma
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php/20060730073154510   (171 words)

 Native American Church Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Peyote is a sacrament, used in prayer and as a medicine to heal.
The music is the songs that are offered during this ritual from the Navajo's and the Yankton Dakotas.
These songs are really not mean for casual use as they invoke a prayer.
www.essencialdreams.com /peyote.htm   (65 words)

 CD Baby: ATREZ & BYRON BEGAY: Ceremonial Peyote Songs
We gave a lot of thought about recording these songs because we respect it, but we wanted to share it with you and try to pass it on as they were passed on to us.
These songs are appreciated songs, prayer songs, healing songs, and different season songs, all season songs, evening songs and happy occasion songs.
Some of the songs have their own meanings and some are just straight songs.
cdbaby.com /cd/atrezbyron   (333 words)

 various artists, Peyote Ceremonial Songs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Once you listen to Peyote Ceremonial Songs you will be able to recognize the distinct drumming sound of the peyote ceremonial music.
The peyote ceremonial songs are also different from other types of Native American music in that they are softer and more introspective.
You will note that there are two instances where two songs have the same title, "Peyote Occasional Song" and "Peyote Ceremonial Song." These are generic titles that indicate the type of song and are not specific titles.
www.rambles.net /va_peyote98.html   (304 words)

 Peyote persecution
Peyote shamans Leo, Raven and Moses Mercado are being persecuted by Pinal County officials in Northeastern Arizona.
Moses Mercado is the Mercado's ten-year-old son; he sings ancient peyote songs and plays folk instruments during peyote ceremonies.
Their Peyote Foundation continued to offer purification rituals, and networked with Huichol artists whose cacti-inspired hallucinatory art is highly valued by collectors and anthropologists.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/1946.html   (539 words)

 PowWows.com Gathering - The Grammy's
Peyote songs, like flag songs-honor songs-gourd dance songs and some others are created not for the enjoyment of the audience but these are ours prayers directly to the Creator and they are for him to hear.
There are differences in songs that you sing for dancers to dance to and the ones you might be singing to a specific dancer or person to honor them, or to GOD and those should be off limits, kept in the circle.
I know peyote songs have been recorded and sold for years, that does not justify it, though.
www.powwows.com /gathering/printthread.php?t=2206   (806 words)

 Dance & Music
To the left of the lead, sits a man with a cedar branch.
Rhythm and song texts of the peyote songs are simple and melodic.
Vocables, paired phrases, make up the song texts of peyote, ending in "he ne ne yo way."
www.colorado.edu /csilw/arapahoproject/dancemusic/sacred2.htm   (224 words)

 Native Music
Songs from this album were featured in "Between Father Sky and Mother Earth." This recording of healing involves Peyote songs from the Native American Church.
Walk in Beauty is a recording of Healing Songs of the Native American Church performed by Primeaux and Mike.
I do not know where the power possessed by these songs comes from, but they are most beautiful when your out in the middle of boonies, and a thunderstorm with lightning flashes across the summer sky.
talkingtree.org /native_music.htm   (533 words)

 Cowboys & Indians: CD Barrel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As longtime members of the Native American Church, the two have been composing songs in Sioux, Navajo, and a smattering of English, to honor "Father Peyote," a sacrament of the church.
Peyote songs reflect their spiritual purpose and differ from other Native American songs in having a quiet, meditative sound.
These highly personal "prayers in song" are used for healing of the spirit and for providing a gentle, soothing accompaniment to meditation, bringing peace and harmony to listeners.
www.cowboysindians.com /articles/archives/1199/cdbarrel.html   (747 words)

 Primeaux and Mike - Matoska Trading Company
Healing & Peyote Songs in Sioux & Navajo - Vol 2
Peyote Songs in Sioux & Navajo - Vol 1
Peyote Songs in Sioux & Navajo - Vol 3
www.matoska.com /srch/primeaux.htm   (78 words)

 Harry Smith Archives / Granta Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Kiowa Peyote Meeting-an assemblage of field recordings Smith collected after his ill-fated attempt to work for Conrad Rooks in Anadarko, Oklahoma on his film project Chappaqua (starring, among others, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg)-is the first known recording of peyote singers from North America.
Late in life, Smith felt that his recordings of the peyote songs were one of his greatest accomplishments.
These ceremonies were not mere celebrations of various tribal songs, but were actually rituals where the dancers and singers were taken into a trance state.
www.harrysmitharchives.com /4_news/gadfly.html   (2475 words)

 World Music Central - Mystic Peyote Songs
Peyote is a hallucinogen made from a woolly Mexican cactus.
Accompanied by the pulsating rhythm of water drum and gourd, their passionate chanting is deeply rooted in the traditions of the Native American Church.
Providing healing and encouragement, the thirty-six songs on For Our Loved Ones presented by McLellan, Robedeaux and Stoner guide the listener on the spiritual journey along the sacred Peyote Road.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php/20051120111231512   (188 words)

 The Power of Kiowa Song (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The very same songs are often sung in the Gourd Dance throughout the rest of the year.
According to Billy Evans Horse, this song was originally sung to honor the death of the buffalo and its sacrifice to the Kiowa people.
Several Round Dance songs have English lyrics, but are usually sung as "songs without words." Singers often sing the English lyrics during the Oklahoma Two-Step, a dance for partners.
www.uapress.arizona.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /lib/cache/excerpts/kiowa/kiowasng.htm   (803 words)

 Peyote by O Yuki Conjugate CD
These are the aural suggestions made real by O Yuki Conjugate, a British collective headed by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Hulme, who seem to know much about our ancestral past.
PEYOTE remains one of the undisputed classics of fourth-world maximalism, a stunning hybrid of Jon Hassell, Beaver and Krause, and Steve Roach's similar forays.
Remember to focus your comments on Peyote CD.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1417720/a/Peyote.htm   (306 words)

 Native American Church Songs
Songs of the Native American Church from Oklahoma Vol.
Songs Of The Native American Church From Oklahoma Vol.I
Songs Of The Native American Church From Oklahoma Vol.II 196k
www.coolrunningsmusic.com /NAC.html   (112 words)

 Verdell Primeaux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Peyote Songs, accompanied by rattle and water drum, are performed as part of the ceremonies of the Native American Church.
Created and sung (some with words, some with vocables) by award winning singers, Verdell Primeaux of the Sioux and Johnny Mike of the Navajo, these harmonized songs help listeners on their spiritual quest and provide an atmosphere of peach and harmony.
7, Peyote Songs of the Native American Church (CR-6309)
www.primeau.org /verdell   (70 words)

 Guy and Allen: Diné Peyote Songs
Performed with gourd rattle and water drum, peyote songs accompany the introspective ceremonies of the Native American Church.
and Teddy Allen of the Diné have become highly regarded for their peyote songs and their dedication to the Native American Church traditions.
This CD contains six songs, some new and some old favorites of theirs.
www.zangomusic.com /guyandaldipe.html   (102 words)

 Amazon.com: Tradition Continues: Harmonized Peyote Songs: Music: Gerald Primeaux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Peyote Songs of the Native American Church ~ Primeaux & Mike
Four Harmonized Peyote Songs: Song One/Song Two - On Behalf Of The Elders/Song Three - For The Brothers/Song Four - For Happiness
Songs Include: 24 Harmonized Peyote Songs and Two Harmonized Healing Songs.
www.amazon.com /Tradition-Continues-Harmonized-Peyote-Songs/dp/B0006OJRAE   (487 words)

 Anderson's Music
Round Dance Songs with English Lyrics Vol.2 by Clark and Ware
Peyote Songs by Ordell Iron Shell - Rosebud Sioux
Peyote Songs by Carlos Nakai and Frances Primeaux, Jr.
www.andersons-web.com /andersons-music.html   (478 words)

 Four Harmonized Peyote Songs by Primeaux & Mike: Song Music Downloads
Sorry, at this time no downloads have been found for "Four Harmonized Peyote Songs" on album Live in Harmony.
Sorry, at this time no streams have been found for "Four Harmonized Peyote Songs" on album Live in Harmony.
Four Harmonized Peyote Songs by Primeaux & Mike: Song Music Downloads
www.mp3.com /tracks/2112319/dl_streams.html   (124 words)

 McAllester - Nightway,  Enemyway, and Peyote
these humorous songs are an important part of Blackfoot music and have some supernatural powers (e.g., gambling songs)
as of 1990s, new recreational dancea new recreational pastime, "song and dance" (p.37).
Circle dance songs are characterized by triple meter and "he, nai ya" (ends every phrase)
home.fuse.net /WorldMusic/Classes/WM_II/NativeAmerican/NA_vi.htm   (490 words)

 Native America Calling
For five generations his family have composed songs and shared them with family and tribal members.
Her second album, “Skintalk,” is packed with songs whose lyrics speak of beauty, racism and the war on terror among other themes.
Tiinesha Begaye composed her first song at the age of nine while preparing for a Hand Drum contest in Arlee, Montana.
www.nativeamericacalling.com /nac_musmak05.shtml   (1028 words)

 Guy & Allen : Dine Peyote Songs - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
and Teddy Allen reunite for Dine Peyote Songs, their first new album since 1995's Peyote Strength.
This time the duo performs 24 melodies inspired by Navajo culture and the transforming power of their heritage.
Their drumming and singing make this album a powerful, transporting experience.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,873758,00.html   (135 words)

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