Making an Effigy Rattle, with James Inabinet, PhD

  • 8 Nov 2022
  • 15 Nov 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 8 Nov 2022, 5:00 PM 8:00 PM (CST)
  • 15 Nov 2022, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM (CST)
  • 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis, MS
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  • Making an Effigy Rattle
  • Making an Effigy Rattle



Parts 2 & 3 of Three-Class Series:

NOTE: Part 1 on October 22 is an "optional" experience, but it is an essential part of this series if you want to be fully aware and understand your totemic guide. Due to Part 1 being in a different location you must register separately.  Register for Part 1 here:]

Part 2:  Making an Effigy Rattle - November 8

Tuesday from 5-8 at Hancock Arts in BSL. Designing, cutting-out, punching, and sewing a rawhide effigy rattle, followed by a short gratitude council.        

Part 3:  Assembling an Effigy Rattle - November 15

Tuesday from 5-7 at Hancock Arts in BSL.

Assembling, choosing and inserting–in an appropriate manner–the 44 tiny sacramental stones that will go inside the totemic effigy rattle.  Plus, decorating the effigy rattle to finish with soft leather lace, Navajo handspun wool yarn, and assorted beads, followed by a short gratitude council.

$30 Materials Fee payable to instructor on first class.
$90 class fee for Hancock Arts members
$99 class fee for non-members

Instructor is James Inabinet, PhD   

Ecologist.  Eco-Philosopher.  Education Consultant.  Weaver [since 1986].; MA in Earth Literacy [2007], St. Mary of the Woods College; PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Philosophy, Cosmology, Consciousness [2011], California Institute of Integral Studies.

My focus of research and work begins with ecology, especially explorations into the dynamics of the nature-human relationship, especially as it pertains to the psycho-spiritual link between human and nature–and what that means.  It is through that link, I believe, that humans might finally recognize nature as the ultimate “locus of flourishing.”  Beyond mere survival, the birthright of all living beings is to flourish; the question is how?  My research includes seeking pathways to universal flourishing, how humans might live better on earth, as integral and functional parts of an ecosystem, as partners with neighboring animals, plants, other humans, and the place itself.

My other focus pertains to “nature as muse,” including direct explorations into the intersection between nature immersion and art creation.  Part and parcel of this research is the development of specific techniques to aid artists with deep engagement with nature in order to access feelings/insights uncovered in the process.  From this, nature-inspired works of art may arise.  Nature is also a source of inspiration, which begins with communion, not just with nature itself but nature as it is “coming into being.”  Such communion is a viable pathway to wholeness, healing, and inspired and translational art, especially the ultimate art form: the art of becoming fully human.


405 Blaize Avenue
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3498
Bay St Louis, MS 39520

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