Gaskin, Carol Ladas: Untangling the Knot: The Art of Honoring Ancestors

Gaskin, Carol Ladas: Untangling the Knot: The Art of Honoring Ancestors

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Silver Birch Press, paperback

Publication Date: March 2021

“A stunningly beautiful and sensitive collection blending poetry, collages, prose, emotion, and art. The silence available here gives the reader/viewer a sense of spaciousness to appreciate their own journeys. Reading this personal journey has had an immediate impact on my own memories of family and ancestors and experiences, both in memories awakened and in dreams.”

-Barbara Martin
Artist, MEd Counseling

“Through visits and careful listening to enduring resonances inside herself, Ladas Gaskin found a profound source of nourishment that neither time, not death nor distance could destroy. With sensitive attention to all her ancestors whether known, missing, or forgotten she creates a “whole” where before there were only fragments. Collage is the perfect medium to express this: what is fragmentary is held and seen and has been carefully fitted together in images that longed to emerge.”

-Katie Talbott
Writer, Poet, Editor, Therapist

“A gorgeously moving book. From avoidance to ease and peace; from overwhelm to “no one is left out.” Those of us who do ancestral healing work know the magic that can happen when you set your intention to ‘commune with them in some real way’ to ‘ask for their blessing as I bless them.’ It is as if they had been waiting there for just this moment to be welcomed in.”

-Catherine Haynes, Collage Artist, Poet / Marriage & Family Therapist

“I think this wonderful work of art will be an inspiration and guide for readers to touch the mystery of their own past and the gifts given. The wingtip of the stillborn returning to the mystery. The wisdom of a beloved brother holding the essential sacred emptiness from which all things rise.”

-Bruce Martin
Artist, Poet