talking stick to rain stick

owen owen at
Sun Feb 7 04:30:25 PST 1999

>Thanks to all who gave of their time to fill me in on the talking stick. What
>got from that is....The talking stick is as old as the tribes. If you hold it
>you talk with respect. If you don't hold it, you listen with respect. When you
>are done with it, place it someplace respectfully.  The facilitator holds the
>space while this is going on. The talking stick is useful at the evening news
>and at the closing.
>How about the rain stick. Where did that come from, and how is it used?
In the context of Open Space -- I don't have a clue, but I can imagine times
when it could be pretty useful, as when a Space-Invader shows up and such. Kind
of wash 'em away. Sorry.


Harrison Owen
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