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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M rated it really liked it Aug 19, Weaving the Dream was written as mckqy tribute to the late Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman Mabel McKay, it was weavig the writing and research that Greg Sarris, author, recovered his people.

I have read it aloud a number of times to savor its depths. Shelli rated it it was amazing Oct 13, To ask other readers questions about Deeam McKayplease sign up. This book outlines the life of a northern california modern native american mystic practitioner and craftsperson. The book, which is steeped in the oral tradition inspired me to write the following poem which was published some years back through U.

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. Want to Read saving…. Mabel questions the direction she is headed by asking questions of the spirit, Greg ask questions of Mabel to write his book.

Melanie rated it liked it Sep 05, There’s a problem loading this menu right mzbel. Spirit directed her on each basket she wove. Read her book slowly or not at all.


Mabel not only healed people but brought a whole community together. 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. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. What remains is a timeless way of healing, dreeam making art, and of being in the world.

I enjoyed every page. A world-renowned Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, Mabel McKay expressed her genius through her celebrated baskets, her Dreams, her cures, and the stories with which she kept her culture alive. Chris rated it really liked it Sep 08, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream

Each of her baskets had a purpose. If you have any desire to know Native Californians as human beings rather than museum pieces, you may want to start here. Mabel only asks that we listen; a skill that kept Greg Sarris returning time and again. He is the author of Keeping Slug Woman Alive: From the Inside Flap “Wonderful, and urgently needed in these days of confusion over Native American identity and spirituality.

I enjoyed reading this book especially the descriptions of Mabel when she’s healing someone by sucking mucus out of their temples! Mabel was taught by Spirit in her Dreaming to be a doctor and a basket weaver.

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Instead she was strictly instructed by Spirit as a Dreamer. Sarris, an Indian of mixed-blood heritage, finds his own story in his search for Mabel McKay’s. How she weavving be a flapper at the same time as talking with the spirit. Elizabeth rated it liked it Aug 10, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They both claim their his ancestoral connection and indigenous way of knowing through a life time. A Santa Rosa native, Sarris has published several books, including the widely anthologized collection of essays, “Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Gentle Courage June 24th, Good book that shows how old traditions deal with the new world.

Mabel finds out who she is as time goes by just as Greg moves into himself. Search the City Lights Blog Search for: Beautifully narrated, Weaving the Dream initiates the reader into Pomo culture and demonstrates how a woman drea worked most of her life in a cannery could become a great healer and an artist whose baskets were collected by the Smithsonian.

Hearing Mabel McKay’s life story, we see that distinctions between material and spiritual and between mundane and magical disappear.

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