Oldest House Indian Shop Barrio De Analco Historic District 215 E. De Vargas St. Santa Fe. NM  87501 505-988-2488 inquiry@oldesthouseindianshop.com Open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm every day Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
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A Story of the Dream Catcher
De Vargas Street House  “The Oldest House”
Long ago in the days of the ancestors, some of the children of the people were having strange, frightening dreams. As the children talked to other children, the troubling dreams spread among them like a plague. The parents of the children were concerned. The people wanted their children to be happy but they didn’t know what to do. The people went to talk to the shaman. The shaman listened patiently as the parents told him about their distress. The shaman told the parents that he could help. But he would need to spend some time in counsel with the spirits before he would have a solution. The shaman would have to enter the dream world to find the answer. Upon entering the dream world the shaman was approached by the four elements: Air, Earth, Water and Fire. Air had already heard of the parent’s concern, and had carried the message on the wind to the other elements. All the spirits in the dream world loved the children and wanted to help return the children to their state of peaceful sleep. The elements and the shaman dreamed together for a long time. They finally came to understand that:     Air could carry the children’s dreams.     Earth could hold the dreams within her hoop.     Water could wash and separate dreams - the wanted from the unwanted.     Fire could use the morning sun to burn up the unwanted dreams that are caught in the        web. Now all they needed was something to capture the dreams as they were carried by the air. Try as they might, the shaman and the elements could not think of a way to catch the dreams. Grandmother Spider had been listening!
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Barrio De Analco Historic District
Copyright  2017 Oldest House Indian Shop
A Story of the Dream Catcher
Long ago in the days of the ancestors, some of the children of the people were having strange, frightening dreams. As the children talked to other children, the troubling dreams spread among them like a plague. The parents of the children were concerned. The people wanted their children to be happy but they didn’t know what to do. The people went to talk to the shaman. The shaman listened patiently as the parents told him about their distress. The shaman told the parents that he could help. But he would need to spend some time in counsel with the spirits before he would have a solution. The shaman would have to enter the dream world to find the answer. Upon entering the dream world the shaman was approached by the four elements: Air, Earth, Water and Fire. Air had already heard of the parent’s concern, and had carried the message on the wind to the other elements. All the spirits in the dream world loved the children and wanted to help return the children to their state of peaceful sleep. The elements and the shaman dreamed together for a long time. They finally came to understand that:     Air could carry the children’s dreams.     Earth could hold the dreams within her hoop.     Water could wash and separate dreams - the wanted from the unwanted.     Fire could use the morning sun to burn up the unwanted dreams that are caught in the        web. Now all they needed was something to capture the dreams as they were carried by the air. Try as they might, the shaman and the elements could not think of a way to catch the dreams. Grandmother Spider had been listening!
Oldest House Indian Shop Barrio De Analco Historic District 215 E. De Vargas St. Santa Fe. NM  87501 505-988-2488 inquiry@oldesthouseindianshop.com Open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm every day Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Timeless Treasures
…where the past lives on…
Jewelry
Kachinas
Pottery
Gifts
Flutes
Fetishes
Arts &Crafts
Print