Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream Greg Sarris University of California Press A world-renowned Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman. Preface to Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream by Greg Sarris, August Page 1. Preface. “Everything’s going to burn,” Mabel said. “That’s what I see now.”. Mabel McKay: weaving the dream by Greg Sarris. Sarris, Greg. Mabel McKay: weaving the dream. Berkeley: University of California Press,
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Miranda rated it it was ok May 23, Her baskets are shown in many museum collections in the U. Gut of Brando by Garrett Caples. Sophie Le rated it really liked it Nov 28, What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Written from his close relationship ddream Mabel, we, as readers, become privileged participants in the medicinal weavings and spiritual healings of her people. Sarris does a nice job of telling McKay’s story, including his incorporation of her own stories.
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Breana rated it it was amazing Apr 14, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Views Read Edit View history. Beautifully narrated, Weaving the Dream initiates the reader into Pomo culture and demonstrates how a woman mmckay worked most of her life in a cannery could become a great healer and an artist whose baskets were collected by the Smithsonian.
She was never ‘taught’ to weave a basket. How she could be a flapper at the same time as talking with the spirit. Better still, read it aloud. Lists with This Book. I enjoyed reading this book especially the descriptions of Mabel when she’s healing someone by sucking mucus out of their temples!
Wonderful book about an incredible woman and her life as a Pomo spiritual leader and world renowned basket maker. Betwixt and Between June 3rd, Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Please remove or replace such wording and instead of making proclamations about a subject’s importance, use facts and attribution to demonstrate that importance.
I was particularly impressed by the ending which reached my heart with its twists, depth and graceful weaving in and tying off of loose ends. What remains is a timeless way of healing, of making art, and of being in the world.
Mabel questions the direction she is headed by asking questions of the spirit, Greg ask questions of Mabel to write his book. Ideas in this article should be expressed in an original manner. Read her book slowly or not at all. Thought provoking, but still did not appeal to me. She spent her life teaching others how the spirit speaks through the Dream, how the spirit heals, and how the spirit demands to be heard. Disciplines History Native American History.
I enjoyed every page. As a writer myself, I appreciated how his writing style matched Mabel’s living and story-telling styles. Hearing Mabel McKay’s life story, we see that distinctions between material and spiritual and between mundane and magical disappear. An Anthology of California Indian Writing Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This book was one of the most profound books I have ever read. Hearing Mabel McKay’s life story, we see that distinctions between material and spiritual and between mundane and magical disappear.
Christine Smith rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Refresh and try again. Spirit taught Mabel how to suck sickness from the ill with her mouth and spit it out into her baskets. Other books in the series. Greg Sarris carries you along to discover the depth and breadth of this woman’s story.
Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream by Greg Sarris
The writing was beautiful. Vibrant testimony to the survival of American Indians and the power of the old spirits. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
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