The corn woman represents women storytellers giving traditional tales to children and adults. These might include stories of transformation, wisdom, inspiration, and magic. The use of corn in the image represents her power to feed life-giving sustenance to her people. (From the personal collection of Carolyn Radmanovich.) For a good read on the power of transformation and magic, click here.
Bear is known for its healing powers, strength, and courage. The arrow heartline on the bear begins at the mouth where the breath starts and points to the soul, the place of faith and inner strength. This bear is from the personal collection of Carolyn Radmanovich. For a gripping story on Native American spirituality with time travel to the California gold rush of 1848 read The Shape-Shifter’s Wife.