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Weaver of Worlds

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The author portrays with deep sensitivity and perception the creative, personal journey of his wife, master tapestry weaver Carolyn Jongeward.

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David Jongeward brings to life the artistic journey of master weaver Carolyn Jongeward, beginning with her apprenticeship to Navajo weavers in Arizona and extending to her studies in sacred geometry and number symbolism, Native American philosophy, Jungian psychology, and creation mythology.

"This book about weaving is a loom itself. It will entangle you in threads of visionary dreams and ancient teachings that are being woven into new patterns of compelling beauty."     ~Frank Waters, Book of the Hopi


"In the Sioux system, the numbers one through five are called the left-hand count and each of the numbers has symbolic associations. One is the sun, two is the earth, three is plants, four is animals, five is the human being. The left-hand count is associated with the left half of the human being, which is said to be the receptive side, embracing the world of human experience. A drummer, for example, holds a hand drum with the left, or receptive, hand.

The numbers six through ten are considered the right-hand count, associated with the right half of the human, the active, or penetrating, side. The right arm is the striking arm, the coup-counting arm. In the right hand, a drummer holds the drum stick for beating the drum.

For the Lakota drumming itself is a symbolic expression of unity. With the drum stick and drum, drumming unites the receptive with the penetrating. Drum sound is prayer, the unified song of the people, the creative rhythm rising from the reconciliation of opposites."

Author Jongeward, David
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 192 pp.
Publisher Destiny Books 1990
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