The Hopi Mother: Peace is born in darkness is an essay by Sheila Seclearr of Santa Fe, New Mexico. A culmination of writing based on Peace Studies plus Hopi Indian history and prophecy, Seclearr weaves an account that includes her trademark empathic travel for a look inside a Hopi village and its unique worldview.
Beginning with an account of the traditions surrounding the birth of a baby in a Hopi village, Seclearr goes on to show how corn and water are universal symbols of life, and how the Hopi have continued to revere women in their matriarchal society. Their traditional pottery and the kiva prayer house are related to a woman's womb. Clay is called the broken-down mixture of everything on earth.
This unique Hopi worldview and their prophecies for modern times are highlighted as a roadmap to peace, via their connection to divine feminine and the earth in general. Celebrating life, wholeness and connection with each other are claimed as the building blocks of peaceful society in this poetic and hopeful essay.
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About the Author
Sheila Seclearr is an author/editor/publisher from Santa Fe, New Mexico. As a business communications consultant, she has produced multi-media projects, websites, business plans and grant applications. She has credits on several screenplays and has production credits on two PBS documentaries and one independent documentary. She is also the author of an award-winning novel, A Tree on Turtle Island (Open Passage Press, 2003).
Seclearr was previously in Chicago as Vice President of national public relations firm, DeChant-Hughes, Inc. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Journalism from Loyola University Chicago and did post-graduate studies with The Center for New TV in Chicago and ScreenwritingU in Los Angeles. Her publishing company is called Ravenkind Productions (ravenkind.com) specializing in helping businesses and independent authors with digital and multi-media publishing.