Legends and Prophecies of the Quero Apache: Tales for Healing and Renewal

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By Maria Yracébûrû

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Maria Yracébûrû

Maria Yracébûrû
Maria Yracébûrû is a Quero Apache Tlish Diyan 'tsanti--a storyteller, healer, ceremonial facilitator, and teacher of the Snake Clan knowledge and philosophy. As a 'tsant' trained since birth by her grandfather Ten Bears, she is the guardian of ancient and mysterious know More...



The well-guarded cosmology of the Apaches comes to light through the wisdom of these traditional teaching tales.

• Told by the granddaughter of the Apache elder Ten Bears.

• Includes 13 stories of the Tlish Diyan (Apache Snake Clan).

• Provides contemporary insights into these legends to make them relevant to the modern reader.

In a small canyon in the White Mountains of Arizona a young girl sits and listens to her grandfather's stories. They tell of a people known as the Tlish Diyan, or Snake Clan, and how they came to be. She learns the story of her parents and grandparents, uncles and aunts, and an entire lineage that weaves between four leggeds, two leggeds, spirits, ancestors, ritual, adventure, and the creation of the world by Changing Mother and the Giver of All Life. In this way she comes to know and find her place in All Our Relations. This child is Maria Yracébûrû, granddaughter of Apache holy man Ten Bears and the hereditary recipient of his philosophy, legends, prophecy, and knowledge.

In the traditional storytelling ways of her ancestors, Maria Yracébûrû respectfully weaves her contemporary experience into the tapestry of tales passed down from generations. The legends of the Tlish Diyan she presents in Legends and Prophecies of the Quero Apache relay how sacred universal laws govern our relationship to the natural world, our interaction with nature, and our respect for each other. 
"Maria Yraceburu is a gifted visionary and bridge between the ancient medicine ways and modern times. She is the living voice of the spirit that has animated the Native Americas."
Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., author of Shaman, Healer, Sage and Dance of the Four Winds

"Honest and sacred! In a language that is ancient, yet familiar, Maria Yraceburu weaves the timeless traditions of her ancestors into meaningful lessons for our lives."
Gregg Braden, author of The Isaiah Effect

"Maria is blessed by the Giver of All Life, and protected by the Ancient Ones. She is not of one clan, one people. She belongs to humanity and has endured much. It is a struggle that has strengthened and made her aware, that has tempered her spirit and opened her mind's eye. Knowledge is within her. She continues to discover it."
Ten Bears, Apache Tlish Diyan Godiyihgo

"Maria's stories are wondrous! They are mystical metaphors that will resonate in the Heart Flame of everyone who is drawn to them. My experience is that when the stories are read a stirring takes place deep in the etheric body that awakens a memory of Oneness of Life, humanity and nature as one cooperative force. These are such sacred stories, steeped in such a moment of the traditions of the indigenous peoples of this sweet land."
Patricia Diane Cota-Robles, author of What on Earth is Going On?

"Maria is doing special wok that very much needs to be done. I wish her and her circle good medicine."
David Carson, co-author, Medicine Cards

"Maria Naylin has good Medicine to dream...Good thoughts..."
The late Sun Bear, author of The Path of Power, The Medicine Wheel: Earth Astrology, Buffalo Hearts, and At Home in the Wilderness

"I thank Maria for the passionate work that she continues to offer so many."
Ron Baker, author of Revelations for a Healing World

"Our work is around helping people to realize who they are, and self realization of their place on Earth. Maria's lineage is great and helps her right away to have so much . . . She has an intimacy with the very life of the planet . . . something I wish we could impart to everyone!"
Lee Carroll, author of Kryon: The End of Times, Kryon: Don't Think Like a Human, Kryone: The Alcemy of the Human Spirit, The Journey Home, Kryone: Partnering with God, Indigo Children, and Kryon: Letters from Home

"It will appeal to any reader interested in the human story."
Paula Chaffee Scardamalia, ForeWord, 2002

"The well-guarded secrets of Apache storytelling spring to life in this collection of traditional teaching tales."
Jeanie Williams, Southwest BookViews, Autumn 2003, Vol.2 No.4