In the early 1980s, near Mount Shasta, California, author Sharon Mehdi met a beloved Karuk medicine man named Charlie Red Hawk Thom. Charlie said he was going to tell her something she must promise not ever to forget:
“Men have taken the world as far as they can. It’s up to the women to take us the rest of the way.”
In 2004, when the world was askew and getting askewer every day, Sharon wrote a little story about two grandmothers who stood in the park to save the world. It sold many thousands of copies and was translated into half a dozen languages. In the story, she quoted the words Charlie Thom had said to her two decades earlier.
Now, in 2018, the world is once again askew. More than ever we need the grandmothers, their daughters and their granddaughters. Charlie Thom died in 2013, but in this anniversary edition of The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering his words live on. We must not forget.
|Publisher:||Bold Action Publishing|
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.12(d)|
About the Author
In the meantime she lived 16 years (off and on) in the Middle East-Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Kuwait; survived three wars; had four children; taught English; backpacked 500 miles across Spain; became a healer; rode a school bus filled with medical supplies from Seattle to Guatemala; fitted eyeglasses for Mayan villagers; made 18 research trips to Europe; organized an all-woman archaeological dig in France; wrote and performed a one-woman play entitled She Never Said Her Name Was Mary; became a clinical hypnotherapist specializing in past-life regression; wrote and directed a small film; made meals for migrant farm workers in Colorado for a year; and taught workshop participants from around the world how to heal fear.
This last she did in the shadow of the famed Gothic cathedral in Chartres, France dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. The cathedral wherein may lie the Golden Scrolls of Knowledge so filled with absolute truth they could heal this weary world of ours.
But that's a story for another day.