Thus, we are seeking for a way to change culture and not just superficially; to profoundly alter our worldviews to imbue the world with consciousness and to recognize and negotiate with the invisibles, with beings who are non-physical.
I'm not sure exactly how we will do that. That remains to be seen. I suspect singing and dancing will be involved, along with contemplative meditation and ceremony. We will know more after our workshop (for more information, contact Peter Blum at pblum|AT|hvc.rr.com 845-594-1209) or visit http://www.mehl-madrona.com, for "My Upcoming Events".
Together we'll explore how to re-animate he world, to re-introduce the magic of animals, plants, consciousness, and spirits into our ordinary activities, and how to keep this alive once the weekend has ended.
 For those who haven't been keeping up with popular culture, in the Harry Potter books, muggles are ordinary people who don't have any magic to use. They are the ordinary people who are unaware of wizards
 Prayer ties consist of small squares of cotton fabric into which a pinch of tobacco is placed and which are tied onto a string, 28 pieces long (at minimum) or many more. Prayer ties are spirit "lures". They attract the spirits with tobacco. When they come and sit in the tobacco, sometimes they decide to help us to gain our requests. When we burn the prayer ties, the prayers immediately enter into spirit world. In Lakota, the word for prayer ties is chanli pata.
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