Worry Dolls play a role in Quantum Entity, We Are All ONE*. Here is what friend to EQ Journal Judy Murray had to say about her experience with Worry People:
“My husband Steve and I got our Worry People at a Christmas Party hosted by Exploriem.org and Prof Bruce in Dec 2011. We named them ‘Molly’ and ‘Miranda’. Molly is Steve’s, Miranda is mine. We don’t know anyone who has those names but for whatever reason, that is who they are. I recall that with our dolls, you aren’t supposed to change the names once you choose them…so they’re Molly and Miranda forever. The dolls really do work—I can’t believe it. Now some friends of ours are going through tough times and we need to get them Worry Dolls too,” Judy Murray, Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.
Meet “Miss Buril”
Guatemalan Worry-No-More Doll
(* The book is available at: http://www.brucemfirestone.com.)
Purpose: Every dollar spent on The Hunger Site buys at least 25 cups of food.
Gillian Boys, tour guide in Belize, has this to say about Worry Dolls (excerpt from the Book 1 of the Quantum Entity trilogy):
“Worry People are tiny folk art dolls mostly found in Guatemala Highland Maya culture. If you confess your troubles to your Worry Doll before you go to sleep each night, they’ll steal them away and you’ll sleep peacefully and completely.
“Our dolls come from San Juan del Obispo. They’re hand-made using all natural cotton fibres and textiles made in Guatemala. Your job is to find a coupla dolls that speak to you and to draw a face on each of them and give them a name. But once you have given them a name, it’s like ships, it’s bad luck to change them so be careful.
“We have three types of dyes for you to work with: tanine, vat dyes and dyes with mordent. We also have lots of non-run, non-NSM inks and different colored threads of various diameters to choose from so there you go…
“I have one,” says a pensive Nell. “Where do Worry Dolls take our fears after we tell them what’s going on?”
You can get your Worry Dolls from The Hunger Site by visiting: https://www.thehungersite.com/store/ths/item/33968/guatemalan-worry-no-more-doll?source=10–1475810807-5
Or come to Artifex at the National Gallery of Canada and June 20th, 2012 and find your Worry Doll– she is looking for you right now.
For more of the back story on Worry Dolls, please refer to:
Excerpt from Quantum Entity: We Are All One: ‘Worry Dolls’