2018 $3 FINE SILVER COIN – THE THIRTEEN TEACHINGS FROM GRANDMOTHER MOON: BEAR MOON
Bear Moon teaches us patience and to honour the vision quest that began in the fall. It’s the second teaching from Grandmother Moon who makes 13 appearances throughout the year as she watches over Mother Earth’s children and lights up their paths with her gentle wisdom. In February, the bear may come out of hibernation after a long slumber, or a she-bear may emerge with her cubs. Months earlier, both were able to see beyond the darkening days of autumn, and never doubted that life would return to the forest. Bear teaches us to see beyond “what is,” and to trust in our dreams. There is no need to growl and dominate others to get what we want. There is far more power in silent confidence and steadily moving towards our goal.
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- 2nd issue in this captivating series of original woodland designs illustrating the 13 teachings from Grandmother Moon according to Anishnabe
- An exceptional collection showcasing one of the most recognized forms of Indigenous art that is cherished for its beauty, as well as its powerful depiction of Anishnabe themes and
- A limited work of art! Only 4,000 coins available worldwide—highly collectible!
- A unique collectible that captures the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Canada’s Indigenous
Grandmother Moon is always ready to share her loving wisdom, and this captivating coin series brings you her life teachings with 13 original woodland designs. Canada’s Indigenous people view every aspect of nature as a living relation that plays an active role in their lives. And although variations do exist due to geography and climate, Grandmother Moon is a central figure, her kind and gentle ways always a common thread.
For the Anishnabe people, the woodland cultures that extend from the eastern seaboard to the Great Lakes, and the headwaters of the Mackenzie River, Grandmother Moon is ever-present, making 13 appearances throughout the year as she watches over Mother Earth’s children and lights up their paths. Every moon brings a new teaching that is illustrated in each coin design to foster understanding and respect for all of Earth’s creatures—a stunning work of art with a unique insight into Indigenous life!
Algonquin artist Frank Polson has created a captivating image of a full moon filling the sky as it sits low on the horizon behind a leafless tree. To the left, a bear stands on its hind legs like a human as it stretches after its long hibernation and reaches for its dreams. The use of bold lines, and the insertion of vivid colour within black areas as if to reveal what lies within, is a signature design element in woodland art.
Bear Moon marks the end of hibernation and teaches us to trust in our vision. Months earlier, the bear saw beyond the darkening days of autumn, and trusted that life would return to the forest. Bear teaches us to see beyond “what is,” and to believe in our dreams. No need to growl and dominate others to get what we want. There is power in silent confidence and steadily moving towards our goal.