A Metaphoric mind“[A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture, edited by Ruth Couture and Virginia McGowan, Athabasca University Press, 2013] is both important and necessary. Though difficult to characterize, it offers readers of all backgrounds a set of values and insights that are indispensable to a full life. For people of Aboriginal heritage it can be both a luminous road to understanding and a practical guide to coping with life. The book is meticulously edited, and, for me, both inspiring and easy to read. [The editors] have done a wonderful job of pulling together what I believe to be one of the most important works on Indian spirituality the world will see."

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