Louise Erdrich on ‘LaRose,’ and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans | In The Veins @BlueHandBooks #NoDAPL

By Lara Trace Hentz  (poet-writer) (founder of Blue Hand Books)

I am remiss in mentioning I’m in the new poetry anthology IN THE VEINS (released 2-1-2017) and last year I did mention the poetry book TENDING THE FIRE by Chris Felver that is coming out in 2017.   Louise and I are both that book.  NICE!

Louise’s bookstore BIRCHBARK BOOKS (top photo) in Minnesota carries some of our Blue Hand Book titles. I am very grateful to her for this. Supporting me as a small press and publisher helps me publish new Native authors.

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I founded Blue Hand Books in 2011 to give back to my community, right after I did my memoir One Small Sacrifice.  Since then we have published 18 books, with four volumes in the Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects book series. (TWO WORLDS was the first anthology.)  In the Veins is Volume 4.  A portion of the proceeds from this poetry book edited by Patricia Busbee will be sent to the Standing Rock Water Protectors Camps (#NoDAPL).

Here is one of my poems from IN THE VEINS

…When People of the First Light saw ships and strangers disembark

…When the conqueror ran out of the woods firing loaded guns

…When they loaded some of us onto slave boats in shackles

Then a trickle becomes a river then a flood

…When an Indigenous mother loses her child at gun point

…When her child is punished by a nun, kicked in the neck

…When her child dies in residential school, buried in an unmarked grave

Then a trickle becomes a river then a flood

…When a black sedan enters the rez and children run and hide, afraid

…When a Cheyenne adoptee is a small boy, watching westerns on TV, he is told he is Indian

…When a Navajo adoptee is taken at the hospital and disappears, raised by Mormons

Then a trickle becomes a river, then a flood ….. of tears.

The people who chained, who murdered, who hacked, who raped, who hated their way across North America… they are still here, too.

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Read an IN THE VEINS excerpt HERE.  My Ojibwe scholar friend blogger Dr. Carol A. Hand (who I interviewed on this blog) and my dear friend and Unravelling anthology co-editor MariJo Moore and many many other Native American and First Nations poets (some of them famous or soon-to-be) contributed prose and poems for this beautiful new book. If you love poetry, you will love this… LINK to BUY from BHB.

COMING SOON! Blue Hand Books is publishing a brand new novella by Barbara Robidoux, author of Sweetgrass Burning.

2001: A Space Odyssey + Interstellar

By Lara Trace (sci-fi lover)

My wonderful cousin Dr. Charlie Bland is a movie expert.  Charlie (aka Afraid of His Horses) teaches movie history (college level) and analyzes all genres and loves films!  (I love many too, of course. I’m still hooked on all things Star Trek. That Gene Roddenberry was a total genius-visionary, right? And I am a X-Files/Chris Carter fan, too.  Lately quantum physics/mystics documentaries occupy my free hours.)

In Seattle, I met a Face Reader, a Sikh, who told me that the public is/was often given important messages/urgent warnings via movies.  I didn’t forget that.  It’s important. How are hidden warnings given now?  (You Tube? Hollywood? Netflix? Sitcoms?)

BLOG: http://danielnorris.tumblr.com/post/102364419526/interstellar-vs-2001-a-space-odyssey-by-daniel

Here is Charle’s recent suggestion:

While we were discussing Interstellar, my friend Sumit and I suggested that you also watch 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), a magnificent film which you in a younger generation might not have seen or heard of.  This is to reinforce that suggestion, if you truly liked Interstellar, you will love 2001.  You can rent it from Netflix (or buy it or ask your library to get it.)

The Director, Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) was known as a great director of the 20th Century, but made only a relative handful of films. 2001 is ranked #6 on the Sight and Sound Magazine list of ALL-TIME great films.  Kubrick, much more than the director of Interstellar limited exposition about science and like all the great directors, relied on the visual image you see to convey the drama and beauty of the science that unfolded. His 1968 film was visionary in many ways, including IPads, Skype, Voice print Identification, evidence of a wormhole in science fiction and above all, Artificial Intelligence that grows and challenges man’s wisdom.  A major characteristic of all Kubrick’s films was his personal misanthropy toward mankind.

He thought mankind was ridiculous and doomed to self-annihilation. In his Dr. Strangelove, (1963)  the film ends with a cowboy riding an atomic bomb to its destination which sets off a worldwide nuclear holocaust.  You can detect Kubrick’s misanthropy visually in the clip below when the two tribes of antecedents to humanity jump up and down and wave their arms at each other and in the explicit knowledge that without external God like intervention, we would have been doomed from the start.  This is reinforced by the religious tone of the music, most importantly the “Atmosphere’s”  of Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006) whose music permeates the film.  But the major theme is conveyed in Richard Strauss, “Thus Spake Zarathustra”, a tone poem to Frederick Nietzsche’s classic book by the same title that articulates the idea of the Overman who transitions from primitive to God-like attributes.

2001 unfolds in three stages: Dawn of Man; the Jupiter Mission; and The Stargate/Infinity.  The Dawn of Man sequence below runs for 9.5 minutes , Especially Important is the scene that begins at 2:25, when our antecedents wake to find in their midst an object they could not possibly have created themselves. It is a Monolith, one of three that guide the “Odyssey” throughout the film.  The music accompanying the scene is Ligeti’s “Il Kyrie” which suggests the awe and wonder with which our antecedents greet this object.  If you are interested, I attach an orchestral presentation of the same music which enables you to see the vocal and instrumental interaction that creates this beautiful music.  The second scene begins at 5:35 as our antecedent, desperate and starving, turns his eye to the Monolith.  His facial gestures suggest to me that this is the first prayer, and lo, the Monolith responds in a way that for Kubrick, underlines just how hopeless we all are.  The accompanying music is Richard Strauss, “Thus Spake Zarathustra.”  Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2iiPpcwfCA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWqxPp6SvMw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypEaGQb6dJk

 

BIG THOUGHT: Anthony Peake, in his new book Immortal Mind, points to scientific studies that shows consciousness survives brain death, and suggests that it does not and cannot die. Sounds profoundly good to me!  Visit AnthonyPeake.com.

 

I’m reading: When Spirits Visit by my friend MariJo Moore.

Star Stories of the Dreaming

 

By Lara Trace

Our relatives down under have stories very much like our tribal relatives in North America tell about creation and our descent from the stars. We share the idea that we are all connected and related.  The Lakota say “Mitakuye Oyasin” which means we are all related. If you stop and think about this, it’s everyone. Not just a certain skin or tribe or human. And it includes every blade of grass, every bird, every animal, every insect, every mountain, every drop of water. In other words, everything.

If more of us understood and embraced this idea – a greater respect and reverence would happen for all living things on Turtle Island, Mother Earth.

Our mother is below our feet but we come from the stars.  Breath in the Beauty of this idea every day, please.

About Star Stories

STAR STORIES of THE DREAMING documentary now showing

When the ancient wisdoms of the universe held by the oldest culture on earth meet modern astrophysics a new concept is born – cultural astronomy.

Increasingly Aboriginal people in Australia are being recognised as the first astronomers.

In the meeting of minds between Prof. Ray Norris, CSIRO astrophysicist project leader of the Evolutionary Mapping of the Universe (EMU) and Ghillar extraordinary parallels emerge in the two cultures – such as ‘wormholes’ and the pathway to Bullima, the Euahlayi Sky Camp, via the hollow Coolabah tree.

In Star Stories of The Dreaming Ghillar Michael Anderson shares publicly for the first time teachings passed to him as the knowledge holder for his People, the Euahlayi.

Star Stories of The Dreaming includes the Euahlayi Stories for:

▪ Wurrum-boorrool – Big river in the sky (Milky Way)

▪ Mil-Mulliyan – Eye of the Creator – Venus – Evening star

▪ Mulliyan-gar – Eye of the Creator – Morning Star – Mars

▪ Goolee-bhar – Coolabah tree hollow, way to Bullima, the Sky Camp – Coalsack Dark nebula

▪ Moo-dthe-gar – White cockatoos – 5 Stars of Southern Cross

▪ Goomar-why – Sacred Fire near coolibah tree– Alpha Centauri Pointer of Southern Cross

▪ Wunnargudjilwon – 3rd wife of Bhiaime – Large Magellanic Cloud

▪ Wullar-gooran-bhoon – Younger brother to Wunnargudjilwon – Small Magellanic Cloud

▪ Birringooloo – Mother Nature – Uluru her resting place

▪ Gunumbielie – 2nd wife of Bhiaime, Caterer who now lives at Goomar-why, Sacred Fire

▪ Gwaimudthun & Gweeghular – Night & Day– Dark & Light – moieties – 19 mile plain, Brewarrina

▪ Garwaar-ghoo – Featherless Emu – Dark nebulae in Milky Way, Dust lanes and Galactic bulge

▪ Bahloo – Moon, Waan – crow; Oolah – wood geckco

▪ Yhi – sun

▪ Mei Mei – Seven Sisters – Pleiades – Narran Lake and surrounding lakes; Bigoon – water rat; Gayadharri – platypus, Ghay-gharn – wood duck

▪ Birray Birray – Brothers – Orion’s Belt

▪ Womba Womba yiraay – Crazy Old Man at his camp – Aldebran

▪ Wirrawilbaarru – Whirly wind – Bad spirit travels inside whirlywind – lives behind Scorpio and entry in and out is through black holes in Scorpio;

▪ Buuliis – baldy mounds

▪ Star maps/astral navigational waypoints – two chains of waterholes – Beta Sagittarii to Gamma Arae; Beta Sagittarii to Zeta Scorpii

These are phonetic spellings of Euahlayi words

Euahlayi Astronomy parallels with Einstein’s space-time theory

Ghillar Michael Anderson shares the Stories of the universe that can be told publicly. He has been doing this though oral presentations and now for a broader audience in the recently premiered film ‘Star Stories of The Dreaming’. In these Star Stories he has revealed ancient Stories of the stars, the Blackholes and the creation of the natural world that we all now belong to. Very recently Western scientific research has now confirmed these very ancient Stories about the Aboriginal world of Creation. The ancient Stories go much deeper than what science has delivered so far.

 

A team of scientists have announced that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity – New York Times. Read More

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A few years ago MariJo Moore and I collected stories for the book Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts Concerning the Universe. Even the title evokes this idea we are all interconnected and western science and Native philosophy can and do connect.

You can read a preview here: LINK

Read more about this book.

Here is one of my favorites from Unravelling:

AMONG THE STARS

by MariJo Moore

Various Mayan elders have encouraged their people to go to the sacred sites and perform rituals in order to “take in the knowledge of the sun.” By doing this, the Maya hope to understand what they have in their memories and use this knowledge to wake up society as to the environmental damage being wrought on earth.

Some Hopi elders have said that if just one person continues to practice traditional ways, there is hope that the energies deeply entwined in the universe will continue balancing. I am determined to remain positive and believe there are those who do want to stop the senseless abuse and neglect of others and this planet. For those who let material gain and greed rule their lives, perhaps something will cause a great change in their patterns of thought. After all, time is definitely a circle that guarantees what goes around comes around.

 

When all secret thoughts of the universe are known, life will begin again.

When dark waters breathe into the bluing mouth of the sky,

when all that sprouts from the blazing core is singed in harmonious change,

when masculine and feminine energies are equally accepted,

when time crawls inside itself, exposing eternal existence,

then all shall know there is, always has been, everlastingly will be

a Sacred Place where spirits gather to pray for all in all.

 

Let us become consciously, ceremoniously grateful.

We Are Story Stones On Which Sacred Carvings Are Made Daily | WNC Woman

We Are Story Stones On Which Sacred Carvings Are Made Daily | WNC Woman.

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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interconnectedness and quantum physics

I was honored to work with MariJo Moore on this amazing anthology. Indians always knew String Theory but call it The Theory of Everything …Lara/Trace

Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time
Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time

The Spiritual Universe of American Native People By Marcianne Miller on April 7, 2014

BOOK REVIEW
Format: Paperback

“It was not until the 20th Century that [Eurasian scientists and philosophers] began to suspect something that the Indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere have known all along. Everything is connected,” Dean Hutchins explains in his essay “Deciphering the Great Mystery.”
This essay is part of the anthology Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts Concerning the Universe. Editor MariJo Moore says she sees “the universe as a great cloth… shawl… spreading and spreading…unendingly into a circle that flows forever.”  This anthology explores the ways the interconnectedness of the universe, while a new concept for Western thinkers, has long been a part of Indigenous knowledge.
Moore and co-editor Trace A. DeMeyer have compiled an eclectic collection of nonfiction and fiction: essays, poems, stories, prayers, songs and memoir. For example, follow a concise history of philosophical thought with Hutchins.  Dance with Mary Black Bonnet in her kitchen as she learns the Lakota flag song. Find out what the Milky Way tastes like and what note black holes sing in from Kim Shuck. Hear a Ketoowah traditional story and follow Denise Low as she discusses its implications for modern day climate change survival. Read the best poem that Doris Seale has written – yet. These are just a few of the illuminative and creative pieces contained in this book. Each author explores Indigenous knowledge about the interconnectedness of the universe.
The anthology, dedicated to Moore’s mentor, Vine Deloria Jr, honors him and carries forward his work on the subject of the spiritual universe.  It opens with the poem “Sing Your Song for Vine,” by suzan shown harjo. In the essay included by Deloria, “Spiritual Universe,” he examines some of the most significant Western thinkers and how they reach “the opinion that the world we think of as solidly physical is, in fact, a strange, indescribable “mind stuff” that provides the foundation for everything.”  Throughout the book it becomes clear that there is a parallel between Europeans “discovering” an America that was already populated with native peoples, and Western scientists and philosophers just now “discovering” truths that native peoples have known and told for a long time.  The authors of this book don’t stop there, however.
Deloria says, “This belief, as we have seen, is the starting point, not the conclusion. Assuming or intuiting mind as the dominant entity, would not the tribal peoples’ questions vary substantially from the questions asked by the Western philosophers?”  This anthology records and passes on knowledge, and at the same time asks us to consider how we have and will continue to use the knowledge we possess.
If the concept of Quantum Physics is intimidating, don’t worry. The authors here guide the reader through the subject matter in easy to understand language. Conversely, for the reader versed in Quantum Physics, there are plenty of opportunities to engage on a deeper level with the philosophical and spiritual implications.

excerpt from Rapid River Arts & Culture magazine, Asheville, NC

(Click on book cover for more reviews and to purchase)

#LiebsterAward: End Human Trafficking

Liebster Award

By Lara/Trace

I am very honored to have received the Liebster Blog Award nomination from I am Worth The Effort.  L. Dwain connected with me on WordPress which led me to follow his blog.  I’ve since learned more about his work, I AM Worth The Effort initiative.

I started this blog with the intent to inform and amuse but soon realized I needed to blog about the urgent need to end HUMAN TRAFFICKING and reform adoption. I’m working on a new anthology CALLED HOME, and my other two books are available in our Amazon store.

I firmly continue to believe that all humanity should be treated with dignity and respect and compassion.  I graciously accept this award from someone who has been appreciating my posts for a while. Thanks L. Dwain Boswell.

These are the rules according to his nomination.

Rules of the Liebster Award:

1. Post acceptance post and include a thank you to the blogger who nominated you.

2. Choose at least 10 bloggers you wish to nominate with links to their blogs.

3. Answer 10 questions your nominator sent to you.

4. Include 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

Questions for me and my answers:

1.  Why did you start blogging? I started in 2009 when my memoir was coming out.

2. What is your best blogging tip? Be ready to work long hours, do research and redesign often.

3.  What is your favorite time of the year? Fall, autumn.

4.  What is your favorite movie and why? Wonder Boys. It made me feel great, like I could be a novelist and never quite be normal.

5.  Your earliest memory goes back to what age? I recall age 4, and a pool incident with my adopted brother.

6.  If you had to teach something what would you teach? I would teach how we are all related: Mitakuye Oyasin.

7.  Would you rather have more time or money? Money.

8.  What makes you smile? My husband Herb is getting into cooking.

9.  If you weren’t scared what would you do? I usually ask myself if it’s real or an illusion – and if I need to run and hide.

10. What do you do for fun? I watch movie marathons, three movies non-stop.

Questions for my nominees to answer:

1.  When did you start blogging?

2. What is your ritual for starting something new?

3.  What is your favorite time of the day to write?

4.  Many bloggers are working on a manuscript.  Are you planning to write a book, or have one already started?

5.  If money and time weren’t an issue, what’s the one thing you’ve always dreamed of doing that you would do?

6.  What was the main reason you started your blog/website?

7.  Would you rather have more time or money?

8.  What makes you smile?

9.  Have you ever felt like giving up on writing?

10. What do you do for fun?

And finally here are my 10 nominees:

She Goes to Water

The Warrior Muse

River Blood Corn

MariJo Moore

Author John Christian Hopkins

Dana Lone Hill

Patricia Busbee

Laramie Harlow

The Life of Von

I Am Worth the Effort

Podcast: Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time

 anthology-cover2-1-682x1024To purchase the ebook or paperback: visit Amazon.com and at www.marijomoore.com

 

Here is the podcast of the first in a series of nine shows (thanks to Gia Scott’s Dawn of Shades Internet Radio Program!) which aired August 13. Stay tuned for the next eight Tuesdays to hear other authors from Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts Concerning the Universe, dedicated to Vine Deloria Jr

Here’s the link to the podcast of the first show with guests Trace DeMeyer, Denise Low and Jim Stephens

 

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST- the second in the series “Talking Threads” of nine shows on Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts Concerning the Universe…

Gia Scott’s Dawn of Shades Internet Radio Program .. guests Dean Hutchins and William Yellow Robe !

 

On August 27: Gabe and Amy Horn – fantastic interview

 

On September 3:

Talking Threads series featuring guests Mary Black Bonnet, Lois Red Elk, Trevino Brings Plenty

Media Hosted by Gia Scott

 

On September 10:

Gia Scott’s Dawn of Shades, Talking Thread series, guests Lela Northcross Wakely, Kim Shuck & Dawn Karima Pettigrew

 Hosted by Gia Scott

 

On September 17:

Gia Scott’s Dawn of Shades, Talking Thread series, guests Susan Deer Cloud & Carol Willette Bachofner

Media Hosted by Gia Scott

On September 24:

Gia Scott’s Dawn of Shades, Talking Thread series, guests Odilia Galvan Rodriguez & Natalie Thomas Kindrick

Media Hosted by Gia Scott

 

Gia Scott’s Dawn of Shades, Talking Thread series, guest Trace DeMeyer

Media Hosted by Gia Scott

Gia Scott’s Dawn of Shades, Talking Thread series, final show with Tiokasin Ghosthorse and Sid Cook Bad Moccasin

Media Hosted by Gia Scott

 

Indigenous Radio you have to hear!

Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time
Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time

“First Voices Indigenous Radio” rebroadcasts on more than 40 FM radio frequencies/stations around the country for the week following each live program (www.firstvoicesindigenousradio.org). Listen to MariJo Moore discuss our new anthology UNRAVELING THE SPREADING CLOTH OF TIME on April 4 in the archive!

Tomorrow at 1 pm EST, I will be a guest on the Jay Winter NightWolf show: http://www.wpfwfm.org/ discussing my latest publishing efforts and the anthology!

BOOK REVIEW: Unraveling the spreading cloth of time

MariJo Moore and Trace A. DeMeyer’s Innovative Anthology Gives Voice to Indigenous Thoughts Concerning the Universe

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Review by Jessie Robie, http://asusjournal.org/

Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts

Concerning the Universe. PB, 320pp, $22.95, ebook $6.99

rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING, Candler, NC, USA

www.marijomoore.com

“It was not until the 20th Century that [Eurasian scientists and philosophers] began to suspect something that the Indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere have known all along. Everything is connected,” Dean Hutchins explains in his essay “Deciphering the Great Mystery.” This essay is part of the anthology Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts Concerning the Universe. Editor MariJo Moore says she sees “the universe as a great cloth… shawl… spreading and spreading…unendingly into a circle that flows forever.” This anthology explores the ways the interconnectedness of the universe, while a new concept for Western thinkers, has long been a part of Indigenous knowledge.

Moore and co-editor Trace A. DeMeyer have compiled an eclectic collection of nonfiction and fiction: essays, poems, stories, prayers, songs and memoir. For example, follow a concise history of philosophical thought with Hutchins. Dance with Mary Black Bonnet in her kitchen as she learns the Lakota flag song. Find out what the Milky Way tastes like and what note black holes sing in from Kim Shuck. Hear a Ketoowah traditional story and follow Denise Low as she discusses its implications for modern day climate change survival. Read the best poem that Doris Seale has written – yet. These are just a few of the illuminative and creative pieces contained in this book. Each author explores Indigenous knowledge about the interconnectedness of the universe.

The anthology, dedicated to Moore’s mentor, Vine Deloria Jr, honors him and carries forward his work on the subject of the spiritual universe. It opens with the poem “Sing Your Song for Vine,” by suzan shown harjo. In the essay included by Deloria,  “Spiritual Universe,” he examines some of the most significant Western thinkers and how they reach “the opinion that the world we think of as solidly physical is, in fact, a strange, indescribable “mind stuff” that provides the foundation for everything.” Throughout the book it becomes clear that there is a parallel between Europeans “discovering” an America that was already populated with native peoples, and Western scientists and philosophers just now “discovering” truths that native peoples have known and told for a long time. The authors of this book don’t stop there, however.

Deloria says, “This belief, as we have seen, is the starting point, not the conclusion. Assuming or intuiting mind as the dominant entity, would not the tribal peoples’ questions vary substantially from the questions asked by the Western philosophers?” This anthology records and passes on knowledge, and at the same time asks us to consider how we have and will continue to use the knowledge we possess.

If the concept of Quantum Physics is intimidating, don’t worry. The authors here guide the reader through the subject matter in easy to understand language. Conversely, for the reader versed in Quantum Physics, there are plenty of opportunities to engage on a deeper level with the philosophical and spiritual implications.

Contributor’s Notes:

Jessie Robie (Mi’kmaw descent) received an MFA in Writing from the University of New Hampshire. She received a BA from Hampshire College with a concentration in film and writes film criticism that focuses on the way race and gender are reflected in popular films. She teaches college composition and is working on her first novel about a young boy caught between his Penobscot heritage and an American landscape obsessed with John Wayne. She resides in NH.

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 http://www.marijomoore.com.

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)

EARLY REVIEWS:

“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)

Read this review: www.prairiemary.blogspot.com

 

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

Updated! Medical bills fundraiser for poet MariJo Moore

MariJo Moore is a good friend and needs your prayers and donations…

MariJo was chosen as Minority Business Person in Services for the Year, Western NC, 2007. She was also chosen as Wordcrafter of the Year in 2003-2004 and 2006-2007 by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers; honored with the prestigious award of North Carolina’s Distinguished Woman of the Year in the Arts in 1998; and chosen byNative Peoples/Indian Artists magazine as one of the top five American Indian writers of the 21ST century (June/July 2000 issue).

Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers chose her as creative prose fiction Writer of the Year in 2002 for her book Red Woman With Backward Eyes and Other Stories. She was invited to attend the 2004 Library of Congress National Book Festival
to present her novel, 
The Diamond Doorknob
.

Please check out her latest book – I love mine and have used it!

by clicking on the Cover

A Book of Ceremonies & Spiritual Energies Thereof

“A Book of Ceremonies & Spiritual Energies Thereof “
$25.00

Here are the links to her medical bills fundraiser: http://splitfeathers.blogspot.com/2012/07/i-need-your-help-medical-bills.html

and an update! http://splitfeathers.blogspot.com/2012/07/i-need-your-help-medical-bills.html

Read more about her important work and publishing on her website! http://marijomoore.com

Thank you for your good thoughts and prayers for her immediate healing… Lara

I need your HELP: Medical Bills Fundraiser

I need your HELP: Medical Bills Fundraiser.

I am sharing this request with you as I did with my friends in the adoptee community American Indian Adoptees on my other blog (www.splitfeathers.blogspot.com).

If you would please keep my poet friend MariJo in your prayers and good thoughts, I would so appreciate this…

Send whatever you can… I did yesterday… lara/trace