About this Course
Corn, also known as maize, has long been a sacred plant ally in many cultures, not just as food but also as medicine and as spiritual conduit. Unfortunately our modern culture has abused and disrespected Mother Maize and it’s time we rebuild our relationship with her, recalibrate how we think of her, honor and cherish her. The Goddess of Corn (korn is an old greek word for grain) is the Grand Madre of present day civilization, cultivation as we know it, and exponential fecundity. The old world honoring of corn and grain is an ancient practice and can be seen in creation myths throughout the Americas, where to the people there, she is Corn Mother, “she who gave her life so that others may live.” Corn and grain were seen as magical and mysterious, they die and are reborn, thus the story of grain and corn is the story of humanity and nature's spiral cycle of life. The sacred symbolism of corn speaks deeply to our human psyche, reminding us to rise from the ground, the ashes, the earth, to keep rising and rise again, from our kore = core = seed = soul, to keep shining our light, our beauty, or love.
Together let’s dance with the divine and Make-to-Mend a Sacred Corn Mother Necklace, grounding us and connecting us to the sacred lands during this harvest time of year so we may rise and rise again, walking in Beauty. You will come away with a sacred and symbolic piece of jewelry that you can wear and/or adorn your altar with as well as skill building to know how to make more of them for gifts, ceremony and ritual. I will also share the Sacred Corn Mother song with you as we let our hands and hearts create our magical talismans. Filled with Beauty we will be, walking the Beauty Way, so that we may bring others Beauty. So mote it be.
About the instructor
i am a savage, moody garden and the queen of wild things.
i am feral, ambrosial and strange.
i am an oracle talisman inscribed with healing and transformation. I come from my placental ancestors, I do not walk alone.
i am the wild Seeker, close with Mother Nature, the haunted Huntress, the sacred Gatherer, the magic Forager, the enchanted Mystic, the vagabond Wanderer.
i am the visionary behind Make-to-Mend, Cauldron & Hive, and Smashing Rubbish - three creative expressions of my passion for healing, transformation, beauty, creativity and good ol' vintage junk!
i am fueled by the belief that the practice and act of Making is a catalyst for Mending and unfurling personal growth. i hope every women will thread her needle with soul sinew and stitch her own wild and free nature into her mending, marveling at their own beauty all the while.
i am a community centered herbalist, a beekeeper, a mama, a beloved, a clay-slinger, a thread-banger, a sister-keeper, a daughter of the earth.
i believe in the fingerprint of the Maker as a holy and perfect mark.
i believe in the conscious creatives, the cosmic muse and the expansive divine feminine.
i believe in you, and your creativity, and your magical gifts and your making, and your mending, and your healing, and perfectly imperfect you!
You will need:
- Decorative "flint" and/or heirloom "Indian" corn (found easily in the fall at your local farms or grocers or ordered online, search: decorative Indian corn)
- Sturdy sewing/embroidery/beading needle (I like to be on the shorter/stouter side, but sharp)
- Good thread - like a duel duty heavy thread, or a waxed string, not to thick but durable.
- Beads - OPTIONAL: You'll just want to make sure they fit over the head of your needle when it's threaded. I love to use stones like turquoise , amber, or tigers eye or wooden or shell beads.
- Scissors and a hard surface to work on
- Bowl for soaking corn: be aware, corn needs to soak at least 24 hours before you are ready to work with it!
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