Posts Tagged "dagara"

The Memory of a Thing is the Song that it Sings

Wedeme tell us that they work with the memories that are stored inside us, inside our bones, inside our psyches, inside our hearts. They tell us the memory of a thing is the song that it sings. They liken this to the way we can hear the sound of the ocean in many shells. They tell us it is the memory of the ocean held within that shell that we hear when that happens. That is also how they hear us. They can “hear” us because they can hear the memory that we are singing. They say it is often a song that even we cannot hear, but they can hear it. I put “hear” in quotes because we must...

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Notes From a Diviner in the Postmodern World and Teachings from the Trees now available in ebook format

My two most recent books, Notes from a Diviner in the Postmodern World and Teachings from the Trees are now available for download in ebook format. Notes From a Diviner in the Postmodern World: A Handbook for Spirit Workers What does it mean to bring indigenous wisdom to the postmodern world? How do divination and ritual fit into modern society? How does one integrate ancient spiritual teachings into a western mindset while remaining true to the original meaning? Notes from a Diviner in the Postmodern World: A Handbook for Spirit Workers is a guidebook for both diviners and spirit workers of...

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The One-Breasted Woman

  There is a shrine in the Dagara tradition that falls under the category of the Saazumwin. She is called The One-Breasted Woman. The Saazumwin are the ones who stretch between the Earth and the stars. They are the beings from the space above, the light beings, the star beings. They are cosmic and benevolent and can often be seen as what many call angels. (To learn more about the Saazumwin, see chapter 10 of my book, Notes from a Diviner in the Postmodern World: A Handbook for Spirit Workers) I was told very little about this shrine when I was first told to make it. I was told to make a...

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Tending to the Village Membrane

Membranes of Hope: Part 2 The Village Membrane The networks and layers of community that we exist within are numerous and each layer’s membrane must be tended and nourished. (To understand better the general concept of the membrane, please see my post Membranes of Hope by clicking here.) The community membrane exists at what we may call the “village” level—those, both human and other, who live together in a certain location. Within this overarching village membrane are nested layers of smaller interconnecting systems each held within their own membrane. Some examples of the smaller membranes...

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New Book Release—Notes From a Diviner in the Postmodern World: A Handbook for Spirit Workers

I am happy to announce the release of the second book in my Tree Medicine Trilogy—Notes From a Diviner in the Postmodern World: A Handbook For Spirit Workers Now available here or on Amazon.com Book Description What does it mean to bring indigenous wisdom to the postmodern world? How do divination and ritual fit into modern society? How does one integrate ancient spiritual teachings into a western mindset while remaining true to the original meaning? Notes from a Diviner in the Postmodern World: A Handbook for Spirit Workers is a guidebook for both diviners and spirit workers of any...

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