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Name: Julie A Carda

After studying dance in Europe, Julie returned to the United States and graduated from Creighton University. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville with a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the past twenty years, she has taught high school and college courses, and facilitated workshops on the healing arts while occasionally writing for academic periodicals. Her quest to acknowledge world religions and the desire to expose the similarities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal Source of love in all people. Besides writing fiction, Julie is co-creating a Space of Love through advocacy for Kin Domains.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Deerhide drum

I was studying this drum the other day. The hide was prepared by my hands the traditional way using ash and bone scrappers. The frame is made of white pine from my tree in the north woods of Wisconsin. I was so much younger when I created this earthy instrument. Now the memory is a story to pass on. I celebrate my birth this day. I celebrate the beat of my heart as it is one with the earth. I give thanks and gratitude and flow into 2010 with much appreciation.


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