Amy Edelstein spoke with Diane Schenandoah, whose name is “Tekahnatshyali:te,” which in her language means, “She Brings the Dawn.” Diane is Oneida, of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) confederacy and Faith Keeper of the Wolf Clan of the Oneida nation. She is also a sculptor, a writer, a teacher, and a singer. In this interview you will learn about her amazing life and the ways that she sustains the beliefs of her heritage.
A Summary of the Fetzer Institute’s Sharing Spiritual Heritage Report
The Powers of the Universe and the Symbolism of the Tarot
In the midst of our consideration of how spiritual heritage is being preserved, I came across the work of Pamela Eakins and saw how she connects the fundamental mechanisms of universal unfolding with the system of development encoded in the ancient tradition of tarot. I was so intrigued by her work that I felt compelled to speak with her and explore her work to discover why she sees the tarot as not only relevant, but important for the times we live in.
The Shark and Miss Havisham
Traditions are meant to be updated
There are many beautiful and meaningful traditions around the world, some abandoned while others have been brought forth to be revived in recent years. The rooting effects of long-standing traditions can give us a feeling of safety, a sense of belonging, and directions on how to live life, because we can always count on them to be there for us in our fast-paced and ever-changing modern world.