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THE MOVING STORY OF A YOUNG TONGVA BRAVE'S STRUGGLE TOWARD MANHOOD AND SELF-AWAKENING. TRAVEL BACK IN TIME TO A WARM, RICH LAND WHOSE NATURAL GIFTS NOURISH ITS PEOPLE, WHERE THE SPIRITS OF THE MOUNTAINS AND OAK WOODLANDS GUIDE THEM AND WHERE SPECIAL AWARENESS AND ABILITIES ARE TAUGHT ONLY TO THE ONE WHO IS MOST COURAGEOUS AND OPEN TO TRUTH AND THE REALM OF SPIRIT.
In THE WAY OF THE EAGLE: AN EARLY CALIFORNIA JOURNEY OF AWAKENING, Tongva brave Tacu struggles to understand and survive the baffling and often dangerous lessons of Takoda, his mysterious spiritual mentor, so he will be allowed to travel to the Place of the Stones to undergo his formal initiation into manhood. Only by doing so can he earn back the respect of his peers and court the maiden he loves, for he is now shunned by the village as a despicable coward. But he is being held to a different and difficult path by Takoda. He must learn life lessons that prepare him not just for his present life, but for all the ages to come. Tacu never imagines the crucial impact these teachings will have on him or how dramatically his life will change before his journey to manhood is complete.