https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niRs_VIqzYULately, I am rediscovering Native American Wisdom. You will notice, once my work is OUT, that the Lakota and Blackfoot made a real impact in my life.
I have been reading Indian books since early age, I was living in Italy, at that time, and there was this cosy bookstore Il Giardino dei Libri that I simply adored.
My first Druids Oracle and Native American Medicine Wheel exploration started there. I was finding myself playing cards at home alone. There was that bear and that crow trying to speak to me.
What the elf!
What they were trying to tell me?
By the way, in the book you will read for the very first time about this story, that influenced me after a ceremony held by Rufus Goostriker (on the right).
You can read more about his story here (who is Rufus and what has been his role in the Native American Society, well, Canadian) and if you don’t mind the size of the pictures (I was a beginner, you know!!!) you can visit his page on the previous website here. I am also including a video from Kathleen, Rufus daughter, who is supporter of herbalism, a practice that Rufus knew and practiced as medicine man.
I am doing my best to keep this website updated, and enjoyable. Now, since the pandemic, it has become a real companion. I hope you are well and exploring your talents. Listen to music. Pamper yourself. And cuddle if you are in couple.
Enjoy your weekend.
What is totemism?
Totemism, system of belief in which humans are said to have kinship or a mystical relationship with a spirit-being, such as an animal or plant. The entity, or totem, is thought to interact with a given kin group or an individual and to serve as their emblem or symbol.
All pictures are courtesy of Leon Goodstriker.