Archive for December, 2010

SPIRIT ÁHKKÁS

December 25th, 2010 – 11:31 pm

Our “grandmothers” might be a way to define the meaning of Áhkká. They are our soulkyn whom we remain connected to throughout time. The Spirit Áhkkás are frequently depicted on the noaidi drum, a shaman drum, a map of mystery.

The Mother Áhkká stands outside of time. Before a child is born Mattaráhkká receives from Spirit […]

These are parts of the Story

December 23rd, 2010 – 11:52 pm

From the stone, from the drums, from stories, memories, images of a life, living. A golden thread ties us all together.
 My father turned 88 this summer. He is the rememberer and story-teller of his generation. When I went home to celebrate his birthday, I asked him if he would tell me in a most simple […]

Image :: Imagination

December 21st, 2010 – 11:58 pm

For want of a line
an image magically transforms

from a dipper

to a reindeer walking the path of souls
So it is… we see the same things, but know them differently.
Our myths and stories tell us who we are, where we came from.
On the Mother’s Night just before the Solstice, a story played out in the sky.
A shadow […]