Watakame, the first being of the Huichol creation myth. From Jose Matiella's Takutzi Nakawe. During both weeks, we listened to the myths of many cultures that we visited during our time. We heard the Haudenausonee creation story, in which our world is created on the back of a turtle, and the Egyptian tale of Horus … Continue reading Hearing and Telling Myths
We learned about the Huichol peoples in Mexico and some of their beliefs and practices to honor nature and the spirit world. We learned about the role of the shaman, as messenger between the spirit and human world. After looking at important figures in Huichol life, such as the deer, eagle, corn and cactus, we … Continue reading The Art of Huichol Beading
Consistently, kindness and generosity are two of the many positive traits we see in our students at Spark. Each day we witness so many moments of helping, sharing and exchanging of wisdom and skill. The children initiated their own finger knitting circle, where the children with more experience patiently guided the others through the process … Continue reading Finger knitting
As our day drew to a close, we gathered indoors in the cool enclosure of our sound tent, laying down as Angus read the book, Shaman’s Apprentice, to us.