Monday, December 14, 2015

Wanda Glen Carlton, with the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, interviews Charlotte Jane matheson

“I’m Wanda Glen Carlton from the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. Today I’m talking about dream catchers and will be interviewing Charlotte Jane Matheson, who has moved to Yellow Creek, Tennessee, because of a dream catcher. Many people don’t believe in the supernatural. But, the history of the dream catcher is quite intriguing. Let’s hear from Charlotte.

“Please call me Charlie.”

“Charlie, can you give us a little history about the Dream Catcher?”

Charlie held up her dream catcher for Wanda to observe.
“This is an ancient dream catcher I found in my mother’s old chest. When I was a little girl, she told me it belonged to my great, great, great grandmother Inola. She was a Cherokee Indian.”

“Wow! That looks old and delicate. What’s the meaning of a dream catcher, Charlie? Any history to it?”

“Oh my, yes. The Native American people crafted the original web catcher to teach natural wisdom to their people. They believe nature is our strongest teacher. Dream catchers are woven with twigs, strings and feathers (Charlie points out the rounded twigs and the web of strings). They were first used for newborn babies and hung above the cradleboards giving infants peaceful, beautiful dreams.”

“Are they always good dream? You know, we’ve all had bad dreams at times. What about those?”

“Well, the Native Americans believe the night air is filled with good dreams and bad dreams. I do too actually. Anyway, hanging a dream catcher over your bed will allow the good dreams to filter down through the web, allowing you to capture the dreams, but your bad dreams are trapped until the sun rises and evaporates into the morning air. So they say.”

“Are all dream catcher round?”

“Yes, it represents the cycle of life. First, we’re infants, then move through our childhood and on into adulthood, and then, finally old age with someone taking care of as infants – completing the cycle.”

“I know you’re from Atlanta, Georgia. Do you think this ancient dream catcher told you to come to the Yellow Creek community? What for reason?” “Believe it or not, I had a vision one night. It told me to go to Yellow Creek. At this point, I’m not sure why, but I’m convinced it has something to do with my mother’s disappearance, and the old Cherokee Indian who’s living on my ancestors’ land, here.”

“Thank you Charlie for giving us some interesting history on the Dream Catcher. For those of you who would like to hear more, listen to a short dialogue of her past life journey.”

“This is Wanda Glen Carlton, The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle."



Blurb for Spirit Catcher:
Unexplained visions. An old Cherokee Indian. A dog. And, human bones from the past.

When Charlotte Jane Matheson hangs the ancient Dream Catcher on the wall over her bed, she has weird dreams. Stirred by her dreams, she travels to the small community of Yellow Creek, Tennessee, determined to find out their meaning. While there, she meets an old Cherokee Indian, a dog that suddenly appears out of the dark woods, and a good-looking farmer-wannabe. Then, her dreams stop, but unexplained visions draw her into the past through a circle of light.

The phenomenal images of her mother, who’s been missing for over a decade, has to mean something when she’s led to a cave beyond the Cherokee burial grounds. Is the old Indian a true Cherokee, or a witch? Can he help her understand her visions and their meanings?

How is a missing employee connected to her property in Yellow Creek? And, why is the mysterious, farmer-wannabe always in the right place to help when she’s in need? What does he want from her? What does it all mean?

Buy Link: Amazon

3 comments:

stanalei said...

Fascinating history on the dream catcher, Judy. Great interview ladies. Loved it!

Judy Baker said...

Thanks Stanalei and thank you, Mary for having Charlie in your garden today.

Mary Martinez said...

It was my pleasure Judy. I really enjoyed Charlie.

Thanks for dropping by Stanalei.