December 19, 2009

Indian shamans in HATTER M

Here's a book series I hadn't heard of until it came up in a Google search:

The Looking Glass WarsThe Looking Glass Wars is a novel written by Frank Beddor. Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, it claims that those two books were nothing but lies and that this is the true story. It features twists on the original story, such as the white rabbit actually being Alyss's (Alice's) tutor, Bibwit Harte, and that the Mad Hatter is actually a very agile, sober bodyguard named Hatter Madigan.

The Looking Glass Wars is the first book in a trilogy by the same name. It is currently seeing further development in a variety of fields, such as a spin-off comic book limited series entitled Hatter M.
The third volume of the HATTER M comics features Indians:

New Looking Glass Imagination with Frank Beddor

By Reg SeetonVolume 3: The Nature of Wonder begins in Washington DC where Hatter has been told "all of the secrets are kept!" Hatter will then travel West to the Grand Canyon in search of a legendary tribe of Indian Shamans who have knowledge of the antidote to the Black Imagination that has found its way to our world. What he learns from the Shamans will send him on a ‘chi recharging’ pilgrimage around the world to a series of highly energetic portals in Nature where Wonderland’s White Imagination can be accessed. He will eventually be led to San Francisco and a discovery that will send him to Japan in search of not only Alyss but the answer to a very personal mystery as well.Comment:  A lost tribe of Indian shamans who have mystical powers to recharge the world via energy portals? Wow, that sounds like a New Age stereotype.

So they live in the Grand Canyon, eh? Are they Havasupai, or do the Havasupai know about them? Because the Havasupai are the only known Indians living in the Grand Canyon.

With all the visitors the place gets, you wouldn't think there would be too many undiscovered tribes there. I presume they use magic to feed themselves, avoid detection from helicopter overflights, etc. No doubt they live underground in caves, like bats, where they can practice their supernatural rites.

Yeah, because everyone knows there are no real Indians left. The only remaining ones exist in the shadows, hidden from everyday view. They're semi-mythological, like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and UFOs. They're visible only in the corners of our eyes, when we happen to glance in the right direction.


For more on the subject, see Comic Books Featuring Indians.

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