Set against a background of end-times prophecy, This Is Not a Ghost Dance is the chronicle of an accidental, and ambivalent, encounter with the divine.
The tale ranges through middle-class suburbia to the world of Native reservations and back again, taking a few scenic detours through most major world religions and skipping through multiple realities like flat stones through ripples on a pond.
A tapestry of journals, email, and news reports traces the origins and the aftermath of a profound, and profoundly awkward, spiritual awakening.
In turns exquisite, boring, painful, and humorous, This Is Not a Ghost Dance is an ultimately exhilarating look at the real meaning of faith, liberation, and purity.
Anna Riverstone has travelled extensively and currently lives in an area described by its residents as “the last frontier”. A former teacher and perpetual meditator, she currently enjoys canning, gardening, and watching the seasons change. She is a Sundancer.