REVIEW BY PEGI EYERS
This book is a complete fabrication! "Coming Full Circle" is a fictional romp through Lynn Andrews’s fantasies and so-called “teachings” driven by her delusional need to be a guru for other white people. The Indigenous women she claims to know are tokenized and essentialized, and it is highly unlikely that within the reality of colonization and dispossession, any Indigenous woman would be interested in tolerating the white-privileged presence of her "transcendental" high-priced New Age narcissism.
The narratives of so-called “wisdom” as recounted by the fictional “Sisterhood of the Shields” sound more like the rehashing of various New Age ideologies than genuine Indigenous Knowledge (with the needs of Lynn Andrews squarely at the center of each encounter). Did it not occur to Lynn Andrews that the Indigenous women of Hawaii, Alberta or Guatemala would have their own Indigenous Knowledge, and would have no interest in spouting New Age nonsense? And did it not occur to Lynn Andrews to research the authentic cultural traditions and IK (Indigenous Knowledge) of the various groups she claims to know? Her glaring lack of scholarship, underhanded racist statements, Eurocentric white perspectivism, and cultural appropriation are just a few of the monumental problems with this ridiculous fiction that is being passed-off as fact. For the sake of solidarity with real Indigenous people and their real challenges in the real world, please boycott this book!
Pegi Eyers is the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores strategies for intercultural competency, uncolonization, recovering an ecocentric worldview, rewilding, creating a sustainable future and reclaiming peaceful co-existence in Earth Community.
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