"Speaking with our Ancestral Grandparents requires our ability to listen to our shamanic voices." Will Taegel PhD, author of The Mother Tongue, Intimacy In The Eco-Field
A bigger story comes into being. The Bear Is Our Grandfather: Listening To Our Shamanic Voices by Will Taegel PhD
A note to Reginah Waterspirit from Will Taegel about how the bigger story came into being. "AHO Waterspirit, After you sent me his notes on a sequel to The Wind Is My Mother, I meditated. I sensed a calling for another book project of a different order. I consulted the ancestral Bear Heart in a number of dreams about a project that would move beyond the plan of the book he was writing as a historical figure, the one where he acknowledges the bear as his father. The phrase that came to me through Bear Heart’s presence in dreams was: THE BEAR IS OUR GRANDFATHER: Listening to Our Shamanic Voices
I ran that title by you, and you seemed to resonate. Your website title—GATHERING TO SPEAK WITH OUR GRANDFATHER, THE BEAR seems a variation on that theme, which is a good thing. I am happy for your picking up the notion that the ancestral Bear Heart is our Grandfather, and, actually, may transcend and include the historical Bear Heart. This is the position of the book I am writing…with your collaboration." PUHA, Will Taegel
Dear Listeners, Your participation will be the fruit of this venture. Do you have a story or conversation you have had with our ancestral Grandfather Bear. Maybe you had a dream you would like to share or simply want to ask him a question; make a statement. The lines of communication are open. If the grandfather has spoken to you, please share it, either anonymously or sign your name. We are gathering stories at firstname.lastname@example.org Mark for Ancestral Grandfather Bear Heart.