Sunday, March 3, 2013

Begats

Daily Draw: Shaman's Oracle ~ Ancestor of Guidance

What can I think of right off the bat that could be considered influence of ancestors?

Grandpa Woods and Grandma Ruth, how to make do with very little of anything.
Grandma Pearl, family intrigue and toast and needle and thread
Father, try harder, work longer, laugh lots, curly hair and Mallow nose.
Mother, do it right the first time, true grit, wordsmithing, body type.

"The recently departed whose time on earth overlapped with people still here are the sasha, the living-dead. They are not wholly dead, for they still live in the memories of the living, who can call them to mind, create their likeness in art, and bring them to life in anecdote. When the last person to know an ancestor dies, that ancestor leaves the sasha for the zamani, the dead." ~  James W Loewen 1942- Lies My Teacher Told Me

From the mind and pen of John Matthews and paint brush of Wil Kinghan my deck this week is the Shaman's Oracle, Watkins Publishing, London England 2010. Beautifully slip cased with hardcover 88 page book and 52 cards based on ancient cave art. Five suits of ten cards each: Spirits, Ancestors, Dancers, Hunters, Shamans, plus the Journeyer and Companion cards.

1 comment:

  1. That is some great influence right there.
    My grandma was named Ruth also :-D She died when I was just 8 but I will remember her always. She was the cold steel (and backbone) to my grandpas soft heart.

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