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The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer: A Huichol Indian Story

Endredy, James

Editore: Bear Cub Books, 2003
ISBN 10: 159143016X / ISBN 13: 9781591430162
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Titolo: The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer: A ...

Casa editrice: Bear Cub Books

Data di pubblicazione: 2003

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Used


This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer is a modern adaptation of a traditional story of the Huichol Indians of western Mexico. While lost in the woods, young Tunuri meets a magical Blue Deer, who introduces Tunuri to Father Sun and Mother Earth. Through this lovely tale and traditional Huichol yarn drawings, children can learn about their place in the sacred web of life. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_159143016X

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Riassunto: A contemporary adaptation of an indigenous Huichol teaching tale, illustrated with traditional yarn drawings by Huichol artisans

? Shares the hidden treasures of a nature-based indigenous culture

? A teaching tool for multicultural studies for children ages 6 to 9

? Explains who the Huichol people are and the symbolism of the images used by the artists

The Huichol Indians live in the remote regions of the Sierra Madre Mountains of western Mexico, where geographic isolation has allowed them to retain their culture and spiritual traditions in the face of colonization. Their nature-based way of life makes no distinction between the sacred and the secular, and they express their reverence for the powers of the earth by regarding all elements in nature as family.

The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer is a modern adaptation of a traditional Huichol story depicting a young child finding his (or her) personal task in life by connecting with the powers of nature. The story is told through the experiences of young Tunuri, who becomes lost in the woods. He meets the magical Blue Deer--a messenger between the worlds of mortals and deities--who introduces Tunuri to Father Sun, Mother Earth, and others in the natural world, while leading him back to his human family. Through this lovely tale and the vivid illustrations done in the medium of traditional Huichol yarn drawings, children can learn about their place in the sacred web of life.

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The forest was full of shadows and stillness, and the hills were empty. Tunuri knew then that he was far away from his family . . . he was lost!

Then something caught his eye. A deer was walking toward him. As the animal grew closer, Tunuri knew that this was no ordinary deer, for his coat was a lovely deep blue--and he glowed all over, as if the sun or moon shone from inside him.

As he came near, the magical Blue Deer spoke. ?Hello, Tunuri. I know you are lost and I know where your family is. Grandfather Fire has sent me to show you where you can find them. You must follow me--and hurry, so they won?t miss you!?

So begins Tunuri?s journey with the magical Blue Deer. This tale, rooted in the beliefs of the Huichol Indians of mountainous ­western Mexico, introduces ­children to our family in nature--Grandfather Fire, Father Sun, Mother Earth, Brother Wind, and Sister Water--and all that they share with the people of this planet.

Illustrating the text are traditional Huichol yarn drawings created especially for this book--a visual feast of color, detail, and sacred symbolic images. Also included are a glossary of these symbols, information on the Huichol people, and a complete description, in words and photographs, of how the yarn drawings were made.

JAMES ENDREDY, author of Earthwalks for Body and Spirit, has been an honored guest of the Huichol since 1986 and is actively working toward the protection of their traditional culture and sacred sites. Dedicated to reconnecting ­people with the spirit of nature, he presents workshops and classes in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. He lives in Pennsylvania.

MARIA HERNANDEZ DE LA CRUZ lives in a small village within the San Andreas ceremonial center in the Huichol Sierra. A highly accomplished artist, she began making yarn drawings as a child. Long before starting work on this book, she had a dream vision of Tunuri while on a pilgrimage to the sacred desert of Wirikuta--and thus was not at all surprised when asked to illustrate this story.

CASIMIRO DE LA CRUZ LOPEZ comes from a village near the ceremonial center of Santa Catarina in the Huichol Sierra, where he spends much of his time helping his father, who has been the elected spiritual leader of their community for many years. While doing much of the yarn work for this story alongside Mar? Casimiro was also instrumental in translating the author?s and Maria?s visions into two-dimensional images.

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