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Title: Dreamcatchers: Myths and History. (Dream Catchers)
Description: Etobicoke, Prospero. 1999. (ISBN: 1552678458) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear archivally taped, a few tiny dints on hinges. Near Fine/Very Good.

Keywords: Ojibway Indians, Folklore, Dreams, Dreaming, Legends, Dream Quest, Spirtuality, Asibikaashi, Spider, Spiders, Ceremonies, Feathers, Symbolism, Elders, Fasting, Guardian Spirits, Kitchi-Manitou, Manitou, Manitoulin Island, Nana'b'oozoo, Nightmares, Nature,

Price: US$ 22.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 25930

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