Food for Thought…from Greg

“So the next time you are in the grocery store, getting your ‘fall decorations’, look at that ear of ‘Indian Corn’ you are holding… It is truly a sacred scroll, a piece of the Library of Alexandria…hidden in plain sight. Perhaps there truly is a ‘Maize Codex’, scattered out all over. Like the story of Isis and Osiris, we wonder how it can be brought back together. Not to worry . . .  It knows its own and it will assemble itself again. It will use human beings to do this. And perhaps that is what the sacred intelligence of the Corn had in mind from its very beginning.” Gregory Schoen...

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2013 Calendar released – a 13 Moon Calendar

Beginning with December 2013 and continuing with the 4 phases of the moon over 13 months (through December 2014), this year’s specially designed calendar has been produced by Dianna Henry with photography by Cynthia Morin. Fourteen new photos of corn are included in the large format 12″ x 12″ coil-bound wall calendar printed on quality 130# card stock. While supplies last, the calendar may be ordered online and will also be offered at the December Healing Path Expo in Eureka Springs Dec 11-13 and at the Metaphysical Society Meeting in Eureka where Dianna will be a guest speaker on Dec 17th. Below are a few thumbnail previews images of the featured...

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Being Who You Are

You are Strength. You are Wisdom Going Forward–Walk the Path–Walk the Light. Be Who You Are Going Forward. The Creator Needs You. Keep the Sacred. Keep the Beat…The Heart Beat of Life is calling You ever so powerfully to Be Your Being. Let the Light of Life Flow Freely Through You into others, into the Mother Earth/Heaven Returned to Peace. Snow Eagle Seeds Sing April 2012

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July update from Dianna

~ Dianna Snow Eagle is currently attending the 11th International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers event in Lame Deer, MT, hosted by Grandmother ‘Red Spider Woman’ Margaret Behan. More details and some photos should be on the site soon! Meanwhile, check out this page.

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For Press / Media inquiries:

Below are some of the articles that have been written about Dianna Henry’s work with the corn and reviews of the book, Whispering Ancestors: The Wisdom of Corn. If you would like more information or high resolution images for reviews or interviews please contact the publisher.

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Currents Magazine interview

The following article appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of Currents Magazine. The Corn Whisperer by Kathryn Lucariello “The corn has been the easiest vegetable to hear for most people,” Dianna Snow Eagle Seeds Sing Henry told a group of women gathered recently, “but every plant can communicate. The seed holds a huge library that we don’t realize.” They were gathered at the Women Be Wise conference at Fire Om Earth in Eureka Springs, where Dianna taught a workshop on accessing what she calls the “Seeds Sing Library.” She has worked with native, heirloom varieties of corn for 30 years, accessing the library for information about its history and the food, medicinal and ceremonial uses of the people who carried and cultivated it. The library is esoteric, accessed through prayerful meditation, most powerfully in groups of three or four people. Dianna has recently published a book about her history with the corn, readings she and others have obtained from it and how anyone can do this. It is called Whispering Ancestors: The Wisdom of Corn. “I call this the corn’s Wisdom,” she writes on her website. “This is what the seeds have been giving me for many years…So, this book on corn is a differing approach. Creator has guided each part of this book carefully.” An avid organic gardener, Dianna was a founding member of the Central Prairie Seed Exchange. She found out she had a special connection to the corn when she and a friend began meditating together and the seeds and plants began to ‘speak’ to them. Dianna asked, “What in God’s name is this?” They told her, “We’re a tool to read seeds. You can call us The Library.” And thus the journey began, during which Dianna was to meet other “corn carrier,” such as Cherokee corn grower and keeper Carl White Eagle Barnes, who gave her the “Seeds Sing” portion of her name. Not having any idea she had another special connection to corn, Dianna found out at her grandmother’s funeral that she had Blackfoot, Sioux and Cherokee, Irish and German roots on her father’s side, and Oglala-Apache, Scot-Irish, French and English on her mother’s side. She acquired 37 varieties of corn seeds from a seed vault in the museum at the Kansas State Historical Society, where she worked as a lay archeologist. She was guided to quit her job and begin working more intensely with the corn. Dianna has given many workshops on accessing The Library to people from all walks fo life, including schoolchildren and scientific and medical professionals. In her work with corn, Dianna has also discovered its healing properties. Old Iroquois Rose was a prescription for a woman with multiple sclerosis. Directions were to give her a sack of seed and have her eat one a day until it was gone. “This woman did what she was told with it, and she’s now doing fine.” At the Fire Om workshop, Dianna brought two varieties of corn: Sioux flint blue corn from the Dakotas area and Big Horse Spotted, a corn grown in this area by the Osage Indians. “The corn can tell you if it’s a hybrid or genetically modified,” she told participants. “Start by asking if it has loving energy. If it doesn’t, you’ll compost it because it won’t be useful for your body.” She also directed groups to ask what the corn has to say about drought conditions and what it needs to thrive. Responses were varied and interesting. One woman held Osage corn seeds in her hand and her arm began to pivot back in the direction of...

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New Mexico Seed Temple and visit with Flordemayo

These photos from Dianna’s visit to New Mexico were taken by Gregory Schoen and show the work being done in preparation for the construction of a sacred Seed Vault. (You may click on image to view larger size) Scroll down also to read what Dianna wrote following the trip to New Mexico….. Excavation site for the seed vault Seed display at the Seed Temple Germination test for corn seeds Little seed bundles Seed bundles Close up of a painting in the Seed Temple Flordemayo with her ‘buddy’ In the warm Spring air of April 2012, I boarded the plane for Albuquerque, New Mexico from NW Arkansas International Airport. I had been asked by Grandmother Flordemayo to help with her new Seed Temple. She is the Mayan Grandmother who serves on the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. We had been in connection for more than 4 months over the phone. Florademayo is creating a Seed Temple along with her Temple of the Golden Child. The Temple of the Golden Child connects the seeds with the ‘Golden Peace Children’ being born into our world. This awesome desert place is being built to address the conditions we currently find in our world concerning children, and the seeds for our food for them, for many generations. Out of this Seed Temple will go the primary seeds, for our new children. The seeds go with ceremony into the hands of young new parents with powerful hopes for a new awareness of the importance of growing our own food and teaching the growing of our food to our children. Along with these seeds also will go the teaching of how to grow them, for the keeping of both our future generations and their food. This is vital knowledge being lost in our generation. The Seed Temple seriously addresses this. Grandmother Flordemayo travels many places in a year and speaks of this with many peoples all over the world. We need to be aware, we need to focus on providing good nutritious food for our grandchildren’s grandchildren, not just ourselves. Life itself has sustained us for all this time. But we need to do our part. When I arrived at the temple site it was very much in construction. Greg Schoen , a corn brother from New Mexico also, joined us for the 7 days we were to be there. Grandmother could be there for 4, before her next trip. We were to meet with Grandmother and Patricio Domingues, with whom she has worked for many years with the Institute of Natural and Traditional Knowledge. We set to work to get to know each other and get started with the processes needed to carefully accept, clean, store, and distribute seeds that are being donated into the project. A new seed coming to the Temple at this time was RAINBOW POPCORN. This is the seed of a serious effort on the part of Greg, Carl White Eagle Barnes of Oklahoma, and members of the Santa Clara Pueblo in 2008 to restore the 7 colors of the rainbow back into their popcorns. Carl White Eagle had been working on this for many years on his own. He had successfully restored the rainbow to the popcorns and dent corns by that time, through carefully following spiritual guidance and ceremonial prayers he was given. His Cherokee ancestry also played its part. He is the White Eagle who brought back the Rainbow Corn to the People. The color in the corn seeds contains the minerals our bodies need for good nutrition. Along the way our culture has lost several of...

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Passing the crumbs of Truth

We must be aware of WHAT we pass on to the next generation. This is oft done with no awareness we are doing it. We choose without even knowing we are choosing . . . Passing the crumbs of Truth as we see it, onto the next generation or our neighbors who then passes these onto someone else. The Truth is such, often disguised and unbeknownst. Yet always flowing flowing forward on the minds of all of us. Sacred Ground, Sacred Ground these minds and thoughts of All of Us. Snow Eagle Seeds...

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