The Dream of Vixen Tor

Feather, Ken Eagle; Coleman, Harriet Louisa

Published by Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc., 2001
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Synopsis: Velma Wallis shares the love, loss, and struggle that mark her coming of age in a two-room cabin at Fort Yukon, Alaska, where she is born in 1960, the sixth of thirteen children. Family life is defined by the business of survival: Haul water from the Yukon. Kill a moose. Chop firewood. Feed the sled dogs staked around the cabin. Run the trap line. Catch salmon. It is a time of innocence and laughter, too, as the children escape into a world of play under the midnight sun.

The once-migratory family has settled at the confluence of two rivers, surrendering much of their language, culture, and religion to white teachers, traders, and missionaries. A knot of silent pain remains from flu epidemics that claimed many loved ones. There is much drinking when the monthly government checks arrive. That is when the pain comes out of hiding.

When Velma Wallis is twelve, her father dies. She and her siblings fend for themselves as their mother descends into depression and alcoholism. Velma follows her own path, a journey of persistence, recovery, reconciliation, and ultimately of finding her own strength.

Review: The Dream of the Vixen Tor reads like the waking dream that inspired it. As Ken Eagle Feather (Tracking Freedom, A Toltec Path) drifts through his fables and teachings, one senses there is no left brain at work--only the meandering of the right brain as it delves into the unconscious world. Like a modern-day Carlos Castaneda, Eagle Feather works from the Toltec traditions and produces writing that is often ethereal and unconventional.

Eagle Feather begins by telling a mystical tale about a ranger's quest to restore the crown of King Arthur. (By this he means restoring the relationship between humans and the "spirit of all things goods and whole.") The old-fashioned tale is thick with symbolism--including a waif, an evil shape-shifting vixen, coachmen, and a hidden cave. After the fable ends, Eagle Feather explains the story within the story--how it grew from a real-life waking dream he had on a tor (a natural rock formation on the top of a hill) in England. Finally, the ethereal prose shifts into a series of concise, step-by-step guided meditations on how to live more in the realm of imagination and how to bring the dream world into the waking world, and vice versa.

What's the payoff? "Remember, heightened awareness is often called dreaming-awake, as your environment takes on a dreamlike quality," he writes. "Colors are clearer, sharper. You feel connected. You feel more capable. You feel like you're not at the mercy of the world, and that you can actively shape your dream... your life." --Gail Hudson

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Title: The Dream of Vixen Tor
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Illustrated by Charles Duffie
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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