Paula Gunn Allen

A Quote by -Paula Gunn Allen on hoop dancer, timeless, whole, and process

Hoop Dancer is a rendering of my understanding of the process by which one enters into timelessness -- that place where one is whole.

Paula Gunn Allen

Source: The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian

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A Quote by -Paula Gunn Allen on hoops, hoop dancer, rain, green corn, dance, water, sky, and encircling

The hoop dancer dances within what encircles him, demonstrating how the people live in motion within the circling spirals of time and space. They are no more limited than water and sky. At green corn dance time, water and sky come together, in Indian time, to make rain.

Paula Gunn Allen

Source: The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, Pages: 150

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A Quote by Paula Gunn Allen on belonging to history, archaic, re-create history, indians, and present

The Indians used to be the only inhabitants of the Americas, but times change. Having perceived us as belonging to history, they are free to emote over us, to re-create us in their history-based understanding, and dismiss our present lives as archaic and irrelevant to the times.

Paula Gunn Allen

Source: The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, Pages: 151

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A Quote by -Paula Gunn Allen on indian time, ceremonial, and indian vs western time

Tthe basis of Indian time is ceremonial, while the basis of time in the industrialized west is mechanical. 

Paula Gunn Allen

Source: The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, Pages: 150

Contributed by: Meenakshi

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