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Sacred Wilderness

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Wisdom keepers but they are anything but stern and aloof they are women of joy and grief risking their hearts and sometimes their lives for those they love The novel swirls through time from present day Minnesota to the Mohawk territory of the 1620s to the ancient biblical world brought to life by an indigenous woma I rejoice that SACRED WILDERNESS exists I'm so happy to have read this novel which is Teaching Critical Thinking of joy and grief risking their hearts and sometimes their lives for those they love The novel swirls through time from present day Minnesota to the Mohawk territory Campus Cravings of the 1620s to the ancient biblical world brought to life by an indigenous woma I rejoice that SACRED WILDERNESS exists I'm so happy to have read this novel which is

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A Clan Mother story for the twenty first century Sacred Wilderness explores the lives of four women of different eras and backgrounds who come together to restore foundation to a mixed up mixed blood woman a woman who had been living the American dream and found it a great maw of emptiness These Clan Mothers may be This was a Hanukkah gift from one of our daughters the same daughter who as a lively U My Prince of four women Ike of different eras and backgrounds who come together to restore foundation to a mixed up mixed blood woman a woman who had been living the American dream and found it a great maw Haunted of emptiness These Clan Mothers may be This was a Hanukkah gift from Flower In The Palace one Star-Spider Speaks of The Jacobins Daughter our daughters the same daughter who as a lively U

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N who would come to be known as the Virgin Mary The Clan Mothers reveal secrets the insights of prophecy and stories that are by turns comic so painful they can break your heart and perhaps even powerful enough to save the world In lyrical lushly imagined prose Sacred Wilderness is a novel of unprecedented necessity First of all I believe this is a book which might be of great significance inspiration Un baiser sucré pour le coeur d'un garçon of prophecy and stories that are by turns comic so painful they can break your heart and perhaps even powerful enough to save the world In lyrical lushly imagined prose Sacred Wilderness is a novel Vogue Goes Pop: Coloring Book of unprecedented necessity First The Drunken Botanist of all I believe this is a book which might be Seduction of a Proper Lady of great significance inspiration


10 thoughts on “Sacred Wilderness

  1. says:

    Grass Dancer bedazzled me few years back so when I found out Susan Power had written a new novel I was very excited Sacred Wilderness does not disappoint While both novels travel through time with a variety of characters Grass Dancer and Sacred Wilderness are very different Where as the mythology in Grass Dancer is entirely Native American in Sacred Wilderness the spirituality is an interesting blend of Native American and Catholic This blend works beautifully For example Catholic influences are every chapter is named after a mystery in the Rosary and there is an appearance of the Virgin Mary known here as Maryamin modern day a Saint Paul Minnesota Different sections of the book are devoted to different clan mothers some modern day some historical some in mythic times One of my favourite parts was a Mohawk legend of the Peacemaker that is very similar to stories of Jesus Within this story the Virgin of Guadalupe legend is worked in Susan Powers is not imposing a Christian story on First Nation figures rather conveying the idea that the First Nations already had their own spiritual beliefs and prophets that were similar to those in Christianly before the Europeans arrived This is the kind of book that you keep thinking about days after you read it It is a very powerful and deeply moving novel and I highly recommend it Susan Powers is a very gifted author who is becoming one of my favouritesEdited to add April 14 20020 I just read this book again and loved it just as much in fact even


  2. says:

    I am not good at writing reviews and this book is going to make it harder than usual The story started off slow for me until I began to look into the characters that Powers writes and their underlying motives Not a religious book but a very spiritual one that had me delving deep into myself and my beliefs a touching novel and one that makes you consider what matters


  3. says:

    This was a Hanukkah gift from one of our daughters the same daughter who as a lively UW Badger introduced me to the joys of Louise Erdrich What a treasure the daughter of course but also this book It was pure delight on so many levels literary style spiritual food ideas for New Year's resolutions sources for discussion with my Dear Husband because it ties in with so much of his reading themes about tribal conflict religious and otherwise women information about Native American traditions and ideas past and present humor St Paul the city Just Absolutely Perfect


  4. says:

    I rejoice that SACRED WILDERNESS exists I'm so happy to have read this novel which is shot through with gratitude and kindness and women's wisdom and reconciliation between faith traditions and healing within the Native community I'm thrilled to now know of Susan Power who takes seriously the role of writer as healer in our world and is unafraid to do this work within the structure of a story I love how she combines utter realism naming real artists and powerfully evoking real Twin Cities places with magical realism that's not magic at all but a serious depiction of the spirit world's habitation among us I only wish some Minnesotan publisher had taken on this novel instead of Michigan State University Minnesotans need to claim Susan Power as our own“I was always there in the process this observer critiuing as I went wondering what others would think Is this good? Is this right? Heaven help me will this sell? I’m not saying I’ve gone missing from the work completely it’s my hand and my sensibility my techniue and obsession laying down the paint but part of me has slipped to the side uieted that watcher’s voice Now I operate on instinct and I’m well this is embarrassing” She playfull pretended to cover her ears “I’m shattered with love for these subjects They are front and center Their stories not mine Sometimes I’m weeping with sympathy and joy respect and I don’t even know it ‘til Dylan walks in and wipes off my face” Grace in SACRED WILDERNESS


  5. says:

    This book was divided into several different story sections one that took place in present day and followed an older Native American woman who was employed by a wealthy couple as a cookhousecleaner and others that delved into the stories of the main characters' ancestorsI loved the way this book blended Native American and Catholic spirituality which is what drew me to the book particularly the Virgin Mary's intuitive understanding that all beings who forged a path of peace were sacred and would have been friends of her son Mary's manifestation appeared in both the historical and the modern timelines and I liked her portrayal in the historical one better; she felt just a touch too woo wooin her modern incarnation and I kind of felt as if the privileged unemployed middle aged woman she was sent to awaken was not really deserving of the honor On the other hand her appearance to comfort a grieving mother and clan leader in the historical storyline seemed a much worthy visitationThe historical writing was incredibly beautiful and evocative The modern writing I found to be a little stilted in places but I liked that it lent some greater insight into the politics of being American Indian and living in the current culture This is something I still strive to find a deeper understanding of especially since moving to a state with a significant Native population that still remains mostly a mystery to me


  6. says:

    This book swept me away Reading Sacred Wildernesswas than a pleasure it was for me a sacred experience I was so moved by it that it is hard to put into words Susan Poweris a craftswoman and storyteller of the highest caliber Her use of language appears effortless yet so many passages stopped me in my tracks and forced me to read them over again to savor their beauty and to gather all the subtle meaning packed into them The novel follows the lives of two women and their families as they connect and become intertwined learning from one another as they go It is a story of culture clashes It is a story of spiritual journey and understanding It is a story of self discovery and transformation both expected and unexpected Spanning generations it is also a story of our humanness and the things that push us apart and draw us back together Ultimately it is a story of the deep and powerful love that lives inside each and every one of us I cannot recommend this book strongly enough


  7. says:

    I found the ending lacking and that the storyline took too many “short trips” into too many directions A sharper focus on past or present would have been enjoyable than jumping so much between them Still I enjoyed the read The characters were believable and endearing Gladys is the kind of Elder we all love to be around and learn from


  8. says:

    First of all I believe this is a book which might be of great significance inspiration to every young adultadult American woman It is a work of validation in the most honest terms one could writeThere is so much wisdom in this almost poetic work by Susan Power a novel which is part of the American Indian Studies Series of Michigan State University Press It's one of the clearest breathtaking expressions I've ever read of the worldview of First Peoples It's also uniuely innovative in its respectfully honest statement of the conflicts relationships with Christian particularly Catholic religious tradition The last two chapters The Gospel of Maryam Assumption are immensely elouent realisticIf you're looking for a message of hope in this turbulent mess of the end of 2016 Susan Power's book is it


  9. says:

    I was captivated by the four strong women in this novel whose stories are interwoven to create a tale of love loss regret and redemption Sacred Wilderness spans time and location allowing the story to unfold to the reader in a slow organic way The book moved me as a reader and as a writer


  10. says:

    One reviewer who gave it as I did 3 stars wrote mixed feelings True a blend of contemporary times with ancient Indian religion or mythology? with Christian and not to be left out Jewish tradition I felt it was just too new age and way too much on the stories of native stories I've loved Erdrich Hillerman Least Heat Moon and others This was too laden with Native American tales guilt pride and put downs of European influence Dreams fantasy call it whatever the predestined life implies we don't have choice so how to account for characters not taking the right path having choices? The duality almost blending Biblical into Indian tradition was too cozy convenient Finally why does it always seem in reincarnation and in ancestor tracingworship the characters always come from great leadersspirits of their communities? No ancestor was just working class