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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ephemeral

Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ 8 of Coins

Many cultures employ sand painting rituals as part of their beliefs, a type of prayer that lives for the day and then is swept away when night approaches.

I'm reminded by this card of the difference between a mumbled prayer when half asleep that takes in the swiped bank ink pen and uncle's lumbago vs. the kind of concentrated mental force of a single purpose sand painting that can take many hours to complete. Which would we suppose might be the more effective?

"Our religion keeps reminding us that we aren't just will and thoughts. We are also sand and wind and thunder. Rain. The seasons. You learn to respect everything because you are everything." ~ William Least Heat Moon 1939-

2 comments:

  1. Which might explain the power in the prayer sticks... :)

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  2. What a good catch. I need to get busy.
    thank you, Sharyn

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