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Native American-style Dreamcatcher Making  

    with Grandfather Rick McBride 

 

Dream Catcher

 

Monday December 1st      6:30pm to 8:30pm     $35 includes all materials    

Have you ever wanted to make your very own dreamcatcher? Today you will learn all about dreamcatchers and learn the technique of weaving that web of protection that separates the good dreams from the bad ones. You will learn on a covered fixed steel hoop, but we will use sinew rather than monofilament line so that you will get used to using more natural materials. You will then make a second dreamcatcher on a natural vine hoop. You will decorate your dreamcatcher with beads and/or feathers provided for you. If you like, bring your own beads, stones (small and drilled), and feathers -- whatever you have to decorate your dreamcatcher with. Once you learn the technique you can apply it to many different shapes and objects. Iktome (Spider) brings us creativity and she links the past, present, and future, which gives us a better perspective from which to understand and make sense out of the web of our own life. Children aged 7 or over are welcome with a parent (1 child per parent). 

 

Grandfather Rick says: “Long ago the ancestors who lived with the Standing People would sometimes wake in the night to hear their children crying. They would sometimes hear their sisters and brothers cry out, too. They came together to see if they could understand why, but they could not. So they asked the Spirits, and the Spirit Helpers told them that the people had not yet learned of dreamtime, so some dreams would feel good to them and others would feel bad. To help them with this the Spirits gave the ancestors the dreamcatcher and told them that when the dreams came, the dreamcatcher would capture all of them. In the morning, the sun would return and it would burn away the bad dreams caught up in the web. But the good dreams would know how to make their way to the hole in the center, and when they did, they would go down into the feathers and be there until they would be called back another night. And this way the children and the adults had a way to be safe at night and to dream the dreams of happiness and goodness.” 

 

Please RSVP ahead of time: Call 561-333-3372 or pearlrauberts@hotmail.com 

 

Grandfather Rick is a mixed blood Tsalagi (Cherokee) who has been a life-long student of American Indian Lifeways, actively following the Red Road and participating in Native American Ceremony for over 30 years. He was formally taught advanced principles of the Medicine Wheel by Cheyenne Elder Hyemeyohsts Storm in 1994. He is a sundancer and traditionally trained and authorized to lead Native American Ceremony including Inipi (sweat lodge), Pipe Ceremony and Drum Healing. Grandfather Rick’s place is that of "translator" of the Native American Lifeways to help anybody sincerely interested in learning how to become a better human being, his hope being to help achieve a proper balance in human race consciousness. His Spirit name is Cante Lute in the Lakota language, meaning Red Heart; this name was passed in Ceremony at Sundance.   

For further information, visit his website: www.mixedblood.info 

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