SONGS OF BLEEDING
232 pp. With illustrations by Tenanche Semiata-Akuaba and Spider
Spider weaves the tales of Women’s Mysteries in remembrance of Moon Lodge celebrations based on Taino teachings. She shares the dreams of the Grandmothers with all people ready to honor the Earth and her cycles.
"It was a pleasure to read Spider’s book! As sound and Rhythm hold the Uniworld together, so do the Songs of Bleeding hold within them a heritage of Women’s Mysteries. One of the most important contributions that Songs of Bleeding teaches us is the aspect of Honor... Honoring our Grandmother’s wisdom, our Moon Time and our history as Women. Nyah Weh Scanno!"
–Grand Mother Twylah, Wolf Clean Teaching Lodge
"The evidence of the rebirth of Woman’s Medicine is clearly portrayed in Songs of Bleeding. The nurturing role of Woman begins when she learns to nurture herself. Excellent! A must for every woman who seeks the wholeness she carries within."
–Jamie Sams, Author of The Thirteen Original Clan Mothers
"Ancient Mother I hear you calling, Ancient Mother I hear your Song...." If you have ever heard the songs of the earth, the water, the air-or wished you could-Spider’s magnificent book Songs of Bleeding is for you. With the keen ear of the Wise Woman who hears into the inside of things, our sister Spider has heard and recorded these ancient/modern songs to help us all walk in truth and beauty. This work is a give-away of the most extraordinary sort. I am deeply grateful."
–Susun S. Weed, Founder, The Wise Woman Center
"Spider’s Songs of Bleeding sing to honor the sacred traditions of all our Grandmothers. As you read these records of the ‘past’ you will know and remember... These songs of memory are a revival of our tradition and tradition is the story of honoring our Earth Mother...ATABEI."
–Margarita Noguera, Descendant and Carrier of Native Taino Tradition
"This book sings out the rhythm of our lives as women. It helps us to find ourselves fully again, and encourages powerful ritual to harmonize ourselves with the larger cycles and continuing passages of life."
–Brooke Medicne Eagle, Author of Buffalo Woman Comes Singing
"This is a book to share with other women..."
–Phyllis Rosser, New Directions for Women
Spider is a teacher of the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge and shares the Medicine Wheel teachings of Grandmother Twylah Nitsch. She follows the Taino tradition of healing ceremonies and is a carrier of Women's Lodge Wisdom. She lives in Colorado and is available for workshops and individual intensive study.