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Make a Dreamcatcher

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Price: $40.00 /per person
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Make a Dreamcatcher 11:00am to 2:00pm

Grandfather Rick McBride

$40 includes all materials

Have you ever wanted to make your 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 five inch steel hoop using fine sinew.

You will then make a second dreamcatcher on a natural vine hoop. If you have beads, stones, or feathers and would like to incorporate them into you dreamcatcher, bring them and you will learn how easy it is.

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.”

Rick McBride is mixedblood Tsalagi (Cherokee) who has walked the Red Road for over 30 years. He was named Cante Lute (Schan-tay Lou-tuh) by the spirits through his sundance chief, which means Red Heart. He is a sundancer and has been traditionally trained and authorized to lead ceremonies, such as inipi (purification lodge), prayer with the Canunpah (Pipe), drum healing and so forth. He has been publicly teaching these ways for over ten years now.

For further information, visit his website: www.mixedblood.info (https://mixedblood.info/Dreamcatcher_Registration.html)

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