Life in the Christ Spirit
Life In the Christ Spirit
Life In the Christ Spirit by Brother Theodore E. Johnson The essence of Shaker beliefs and principles outlined in an easily understood manner. Essential reading. 12 page booklet on observations on Shaker theology from remarks delivered at the Shaker Conference in Hancock, Mass, Sept. 7, 1968.
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Sabbathday Lake Shakers booklet
The Sabbathday Lake Shakers: An Introduction to The Shaker Heritage
The Sabbathday Lake Shakers: An Introduction to The Shaker Heritage by Sister R. Mildred Barker.  Published by The Shaker Press, 1985 second edition. Soft-covered.  B&W photos.  29 pages.
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An Honorable Harvest: Shakers and the Natural World
An Honorable Harvest
An Honorable Harvest: Shakers and the Natural World by Dr. Carl Benton Straub A 166 page soft covered book on the story of how religious movements initiated in Europe became American through taking seriously the land. In the Shaker ways of looking at the world, there is a basic religious unity between what is going on in history - "in the course of human events" - and what is at work in nature. The essential Shaker response to the land and the varied communities of life entwined with the land - wild and domestic - is the translation through interpretation and labor of nature's variables into patterns of meaning which reflect Shaker interest in religious community. Shaker Press, 2009. Soft covered, 166 pages.
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Holy Land: A History of the Alfred Shakers
Holy Land
Holy Land by Sister R. Mildred Barker A 52 page booklet on the history of the Alfred, Maine Shakers.  Includes black and white photos.
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Purple on Silk book
Purple on Silk
Purple on Silk: A Shaker Eldress and Her Dye Journal by Nan Thayer Ross with introduction by Brother Arnold Hadd Eldress Hester Ann Adams (1817-1888) compiled these dye recipes over one hundred and fifty years ago. This book contains forty time-tested recipes complete with a glossary for some of those more obscure 19th century ingredients as well as a comprehensive biography of this remarkable Shaker. Shaker Press, 2003. Soft covered, 75 pages.
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