New anthology: Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time

Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time
Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time
Vine Deloria, Jr.
Vine Deloria, Jr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last year well-known poet-author MariJo Moore (who lives in North Carolina and was mentored by Vine Deloria Jr.) contacted me and invited me to co-edit a new anthology about quantum physics and thoughts about this “time” we are experiencing and how Indigenous people view the universe.

MariJo put out a call for Native American writers and many responded immediately with essays, poems and stories. Forty Native writers from across the world participated and this collection is dedicated to the late literary genius Vine Deloria, Jr. who himself has a extraordinary essay about quantum physics in this book.  MariJo is also an artist and created the beautiful mosaic for the cover and now our book is available and can be purchased as an ebook and paperback on Amazon and from

I was so honored she asked me – and happy to be able to write about my own experience studying quantum physics and healing. For this book, I wrote an essay FOUR SOULS. I learned from many teachers over a long time and felt it was time to share these stories.

We need to connect with our souls especially now – many many people feel that this period of time is important and worldwide our human feelings are rapidly changing. Indigenous People have long told stories to keep balance and respect our planet MOTHER EARTH. I do believe the Mayan were suggesting a new mindset for all of us – a greater belief that we are all connected as humans on this planet and related to every living thing. The Lakota use the phrase: Mitakuye Oyasin which means we are all related. Indeed we are all related and sharing this planet.

This anthology includes short pieces by  Suzan Shown Harjo, Gabriel Horn, John Trudell, Dean Hutchins, Lois Red Elk, Suzanne Zahrt Murphy, Amy Krout-Horn, Jack D. Forbes, John D. Berry, Sidney Cook Bad Moccasin, III, Trace A. DeMeyer, Clifford E. Trafzer, William S. Yellow Robe, Jr., Bobby González, Duane BigEagle, Carol Bachofner, Lela Northcross Wakely, Georges Sioui, Keith Secola, Mary Black Bonnet, Kim Shuck, Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Dawn Karima Pettigrew, Stephanie A. Sellers, Natalie Kindrick, Basil H. Johnston, Barbara-Helen Hill, Alice Azure, Phyllis A. Fast, Doris Seale, Terra Trevor, Denise Low, Vine Deloria Jr., Jim Stevens, ire’ne lara silva, Susan Deer Cloud, Odilia Galván Rodríguez, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Tony Abeyta, and MariJo Moore.

”All the tribes say the universe is just the product of mind … It fits perfectly with the Quantum. Indians believe the universe is mind, but they explore the spiritual end of it, not the physical end.”  –Vine Deloria Jr. (from the introduction in new anthology)


“Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time offers a very clear contrast between the Western science view of the cosmos as an object for study — something external to the scientists — and the Native American view of each person being a participating part of a dynamical, living web of connections. This anthology will be very useful in opening up readers to a vision and experience of the Native American worldview, which is presented expertly throughout the text as one of flux and change.” – Dr. F. David Peat, Theoretical Physicist, founder of the Pari Center for New Learning in Italy, and author of Blackfoot Physics and Science, Order and Creativity (with David Bohm)

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Details: paperback, 320 pp, $22.95, ebook $6.99 USA ISBN: 1483952878  rENEGADE pLANETS publishing, PO Box 2493, Candler, NC 28715. Buy direct:


  1. […] Creativity can be a spiritual experience, opening one to a deeper understanding of one’s connection to the whole, and deepening the belief of interconnectedness – that everything has a voice if one will listen. Story is who we are, where we come from, and where we are going. Our individual lives are a story unfolding, day-by-day, revelation-by-revelation, and creation-by-creation. No matter the wound, no matter the past, we can assist our healing process by learning to listen to creativity… – MariJo Moore (my dear friend and co-editor of Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time) […]


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