Ancestral Prayer Beads

(version IV)


Donald L. Engstrom

© 2008




I honor the Multiverse in which I dwell,

And which dwells within me.

        (white African bone globe with black marks)


I honor the Wild Realms of All Possibility.

        (black facet glass globe)   


I honor Manifestation,

The Making and the Unmaking.

        (pale pink glass pearl)


I honor the Clans of Wind.

        (pale yellow glass oval with black, red & white dots)


I honor the Clans of Flame.

        (red faceted glass globe)


I honor the Clans of Water.

        (clear blue glass oval)


I honor the Clans of Stone.

        (opaque dark green grooved glass oval)


I honor the Clans of Mystery.

        (clear purple glass triangle)


I honor the Old Ones.

        (white & brown glass oval)


I honor Those who first sensed

The delights and potentials of human life.

        (lavender mother of pearl oval)


I honor my Ancestors,

The known and the unknown.

        (ceramic skull)


May they continue to thrive and flourish.

        (green glass globe)


May they continue to keep me

In the center of their hearts, minds and healing hands.

        (white glass globe)


May they continue to nourish

The emerging Cultures of Beauty, Balance and Delight.

        (blue glass globe)


I honor my Ancient Ancestors,

The known and the unknown.

        (brown horn disk)


I honor the First Peoples.

        (orange jasper primate)        


I honor the Peoples of Old Africa.

        (black and white African bone rectangle)


I honor the Peoples of the Pentre Ifan.

        (clear purple glass with red & black dots)


I honor the Funnel Beaker Peoples.

        (black wooden double funnel)


I honor the Starcevo Peoples.

        (red glass oval with cream strips)


I honor the Hill Fort Peoples of Comdon Dundon.

        (gray ceramic globe)


I honor the Peoples of Thera.

        (clear honey glass globe with white dots)


I honor the Minoan Peoples.

        (black glass with orange vine)


I honor the Sumerian Peoples.

        (copper globe with angular marks)


I honor the Phoenician Peoples.

        (black ceramic oval with white marks)


I honor the Peoples of the Himalayas.

        (red glass teardrop with gold bands)


I honor the Peoples of the Upper Mississippi Valley.

        (Mississippi River clam shell)


I honor the Prairie Peoples.

        (horn disk)


I honor the Peoples of the Good Green Earth.

        (chartreuse glass oval with white lines)


I honor my Ancient Ancestors,

The known and the Unknown.

        (brown horn disk)


May they continue to thrive and flourish.

        (green glass globe)


May they continue to keep me

In the center of their hearts, minds and healing hands.

        (white glass globe)


May they continue to nourish

The emerging Cultures of beauty, Balance and Delight.

        (blue glass globes)


I honor my Ancestors of Blood,

The known and the unknown.

        (orange barrel with yellow specks)


I honor those from whose flesh I sprang.

        (clear faceted globe)

       

I honor my Great-grandmother Lena Engstrom.

        (clear glass barrel with blue, red & yellow strips)


I honor my Great-grandmother Cora Sharp.

        (burgundy glass barrel with white, red & black dots)


I honor my Grandmother Margaret Brown.

        (red glass oval with gold & white strips)


I honor my father, LaVerne Engstrom. 

        (turquoise disk)   


I honor my Nordic Ancestors.

        (white glass globe)


I honor my Samii Ancestors.

        (silver glass teardrop with multi-colored chips)


I honor my American Ancestors.

        (green ceramic ear of corn)


I honor my African Ancestors.

        (brown ceramic rectangle with brown & black marks)


I honor my Ancestors of Blood,

The known and the unknown.

        (orange barrel with yellow specks)


May they continue to thrive and flourish.

        (green glass globe)


May they continue to keep me

In the center of their hearts, minds and healing hands.

        (white glass globe)


May they continue to nourish

The emerging Cultures of Beauty, Balance and Delight.

        (blue glass globe)


I honor my Ancestors

Rooted in the Cultures of Beauty, Balance and Delight,

The known and the unknown,

        (metallic purple glass barrel)


I honor those who dreamed the dream.

        (clear glass disk with multi-colored marks)


I honor those who dared to manifest the possible.

        (cream glass globe with purple & gold bands)


I honor those who openly embraced the wonder of it all.

        (clear glass with gold flecks)


I honor We’wha.

        (black wooden barrel with carved surface)


I honor Wassily Kandinsky.

        (brown glass globe with red, yellow & turquoise marks)


I honor Gertrude Jekyll.

        (clear glass globe with silver & green core)


I honor Essex Hemphill

        (silver open work globe)


I honor Mahatma Gandhi.

        (pink glass pearl)


I honor Martin Luther King Jr.

        (red glass oval)


I honor Emma Goldman.

        (ribbed gold)


I honor Albert Einstein.

        (clear glass globe with black band)


I honor Walt Whitman.

        (clear sky blue glass)


I honor Edward Carpenter.

        (clear & honey glass with white specks)


I honor Harvey Milk.

        (clear blue glass barrel with blue dots)


I honor Julia Childs.

        (gold glass barrel with red dots)


I honor Doreen Valiente

        (gray glass teardrop with gold flecks)


I honor Billie Holiday

        (white globe with pink & gold bands)


I honor James Broughton.

        (blue femo barrel with red, white & yellow marks)


I honor Del Martin.

        (white glass diamond)


I honor Franz Marc.

        (gray mix-media barrel with red & blue dots, & silver swiggles)


I honor Ruth Stout.

        (green wooden)


I honor Harry Hay.

        (clear glass globe with green core)


I honor John Burnside.

        (burgundy glass pearl)


I honor Langston Hughes.

        (black oval with red bands)


I honor Vita Sackville-West.

        (clear lavender glass leaf)


I honor Marija Gimbutas.

        (orange glass oval with yellow bird)


I honor Paul Cadmus.

        (black & honey glass globe)


I honor Ana Mendieta

        (amber barrel)


I honor Griffith Buck.

        (green glass barrel with yellow dots)


I honor Edith Piaf.

        (clear lavender glass teardrop with white leaves)


I honor Studs Terkle.

        (deep forest-green glass disk)


I honor my Ancestors,

Rooted in the Cultures of Beauty, Balance and Delight,

The known and the unknown.

        (metallic purple glass barrel)


May they continue to thrive and flourish.

        (green glass globe)


May they continue to keep me

In the center of their hearts, minds and healing hands.

        (white glass globe)


May they continue to nourish

The emerging Cultures of Beauty, Balance and Delight.

        (blue glass globe)


I honor my Feres and Traveling Companions.

        (honey glass disk with spiral)


I honor my Hearth-clan and Beloved Friends.

        (blue glass oval with gold, white & navy marks)


I honor my Ancestors of Love,

The known and the yet to be known.

        (pale blue glass disk with black spiral & dots)


I honor Aric Arthur Graf.

        (silver glass)


I honor Donald Bossard.

        (carved red cinnabar)


I honor Dicky Lee Stafford.

        (red glass barrel with chartreuse dots)


I honor David Grundy.

        (blue & white femo)


I honor Tess Catilano.

        (white glass oval with blue dragon)

       

I honor Hollis Sigler.

        (black barrel with white bird)


I honor Dennis Melbason.

        (golden paisley on clear glass)


I honor Carl Wittman.

        (white glass with gold band & blue & pink dots)


I honor Violet Flame.

        (purple & clear teardrop)


I honor Earl Willits.

        (black and amber glass triangle)


I honor Tony Bowser.

        (brown glass oval with white & gold bands)


I honor Scott Carlson.

        (deep blue glass teardrop with gold & pink markings)


I honor Pearl Reese.

        (grooved clear glass globe with white band)


I honor Dee Dee Steven Pfeiffer.

        (blue glass glove with black & white dots)


I honor Stewart Scofield.

        (clear honey glass globe with black & white dots)


I honor my Ancestors of Love,

The known and the yet to be known.

        (pale blue glass disk with black spiral & dots)


May they continue to thrive and flourish.

        (green glass globe)


May they continue to keep me

In the center of their hearts, minds and healing hands.

        (white glass globe)


May they continue to nourish

The emerging Cultures of Beauty, Balance and Delight.

        (blue glass globe)


I honor my Ancestors,

The known and the unknown.

        (wooden skull)


I honor Those who first sensed

The delights and potentials of human life.

        (lavender mother of pearl oval)


I honor the Old Ones.

        (white & brown glass oval)




I honor the Clans of Mystery.

        (clear purple glass triangle)


I honor the Clans of Stone.

        (green grooved glass oval)


I honor the Clans of Water.

        (clear blue glass oval)


I honor the Clans of Flame.

        (red faceted glass globe)


I honor the Clans of Wind.

        (pale yellow glass oval with black, red & white dots)


I honor Manifestation,

The Making and the Unmaking.

        (pale pink glass pearl)


I honor the Wild Realms of All Possibility.

        (black faceted black glass globe)


I honor the Multiverse in which I dwell,

And which dwells within me.

        (white African bone globe with black marks)


Blessed Be.