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Shows from: Ancient Wisdom Rising 2011


June 17th, 2011

The Fire of Life

an interview with Vedamurti Shri Vivek Shastri L. Godbole

From a lineage of 15 generations of learned practitioners of the Krishna Yajur Veda, Shri Vivek is the main teacher and principal of Sri Krsna-Yajurveda Pathasala, a school in Satara, India, which specializes in the revitalization of the Oral Tradition of the Vedas. Shri Vivek is an accomplished Vedic astrologer and is widely known for his evocative Vedic chanting and his love of performing yajna (Vedic fire ritual). In addition, he is recognized for his accessible and fascinating explanations of Vedic philosophy, ritual and culture.

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Shri Vivek speaks with Joanna about the Vedic tradition, the fire ritual, retrieving our relationship with Mother Earth…

Music: “We are the Ones“, live music from the conference

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June 4th, 2011

Live at the Ancient Wisdom Rising Conference with Tata Erick González

Tata Erick González, also known by his Tolteca-Azteca name OmeAkaEhekatl and his Haida tribal name Gaada (supernatural light). Tata Erick is a lineage-holder and Daykeeper of the Cakchikel Maya of Guatemala. He trained in the ceremonial way for 32 years with indigenous healers and medicine people from North, Central, and South America and was ceremonially initiated as a Mayan Aj Qij (staff of light) in 1994. He is founder of Earth Peoples United that is creating two models of spiritual land stewardship: one in Guatemala on the shores of Lake Atitlan, and one north of Mt. Shasta in Northern California.

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Erick speaks Joanna about essential aspects of the Mayan culture, the Mayan understanding of 2012 – the ending of the Fifth Sun…and the beginning of a new era.

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June 3rd, 2011

Live at the Ancient Wisdom Rising Conference with Whaea Raina Ferris

Raina Atareta Ferris is a member of the Māori Ngāti Kahungunu iwi (tribe) of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Tracing her heritage through a lineage of warrior women, Raina lives rurally in the small township of Porangahau.  From an early age, Raina learned the rituals entrusted to her family, caretakers of the local marae (meeting grounds). Today she is helping her people reclaim their ancestral wisdom which had been watered down by several generations of colonization and missionary presence. Her particular emphasis is on the role of Māori women in the spiritual welfare of the marae and the community.

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Raina speaks with Joanna about her ancestral culture, being a warrior woman, trauma and resilience…

Music: “We are the Ones“, Live Music at the Conference

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May 28th, 2011

Live at the Ancient Wisdom Rising Conference with Kawan Sangaa Woody Morrison

Kawan Sangaa Woody Morrison began his training as a History Keeper for the Haida people at the age of three. Heir to the chief of the Whale House, he has sat in ceremony with tribal elders from around the world and has been an active planner and participant in international conferences on environmental, economic and health issues. He is president of the Vancouver Society of Storytelling and on the board of directors of Wisdom of the Elders, a non-profit organization that records and preserves indigeous oral traditions and cultural arts in order to regenerate the greatness of culture among native peoples.

www.wisdomoftheelders.org

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Woody Morrison speaks with Joanna about the indigenous perception of time, storytelling and humor, the communication with whales and the Earth, the soul and the breath of life, the  cultural discrimination against native culture, sustainable societies…

Music: “We are the Ones“, Live Music at the Conference

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May 27th, 2011

Live at the Ancient Wisdom Rising Conference with Sobonfu Somé

Sobonfu Somé is an author and teacher, one of the foremost voices in African spirituality to come to the West. Destined from birth to teach the ancient wisdom, ritual and practices of her ancestors to those in the West, Sobonfu – whose name means “keeper of the rituals” – travels the world on a healing mission sharing the rich spiritual life and culture of her native land Burkina Faso. She teaches and leads rituals throughout North America, Asia and Europe and has published three books: Spirit of Intimacy, Welcoming Spirit Home and Falling Out of Grace. She is involved in ongoing projects in the Dagara Villages of West Africa.

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Sobonfu Somé speaks with Joanna about grief & community, the relationship with the ancestors,  love…

Music: “Dagara Traditional Song“, by Sobonfu Somé

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February 11th, 2011

The Song of the World

an interview with Eliot Cowan

Eliot Cowan is the author of Plant Spirit Medicine, and a fully initiated Tsaurirrikame (shaman) in the Huichol (Wixárika) Indian tradition.  Eliot is the founder of the the Blue Deer Center and is a member of the Council of Elders for the Temple of Sacred Fire Healing. As a provider at the Blue Deer Center, Eliot Cowan offers Plant Spirit MedicineSM practitioner training courses, continuing education for PSM practitioners, healing camps based on traditional Huichol shamanic healing, and animal totem courses.

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Eliot speaks with Joanna about the experience of awe, the aliveness of Nature, retrieving our indigenous soul, our relationship with the ancestors and the appropriate conditions in which to engage with the teacher plants…

Music: “Japeru” (from Piercing The Veil) by William Parker & Hamid Drake

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