Sacred Earth Festival & Symposium & Gathering of All Beings

Interviewed by Tim LynchFebruary 6, 2013
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With Jenny Cottingham, Dyana Wells, Te Ngako Ngaropo Dr Jyoshna La Trobe

'Sacred Earth Festival' Symposium Gathering of All Beings

KIA ORA: You are invited to celebrate the sacred in a festive setting of community and sharing of gifts, knowledge, spontaneity and song within a context of expansive enjoyment and kinship.

We ask that you commit to something DIFFERENT this weekend and involve yourself by either observing, listening, or participating in open, light hearted discussion and join in an event that brings forth a collective of NZ's top story tellers; of Maori, metaphysical ecologists, healers, artists and indigenous ideals of how as one seamless organism we can anchor a vision of a bio harmonic lifestyle and community.

With a holistic understanding that integrates scientific principles people are awakening to the need to creatively build community into a dynamic field of possibility. And that 'cultural creative's' need to be communing together. By showing up at this event, this in-breath of connectivity will carry you deeper into your heart and the fabric of your being and, of all being.

Attending, speaking workshops:

Presenters Wisdom Keepers

Barry Brailsford MBE: Author and Storyteller
Barry, the vehicle for 'The Song of Waitaha', has spent much of his life researching, learning and sharing the history and ancient lore of the Maori and Polynesian people. He is an elder story teller of ancient times.

Makuini Ruth Tai: Aroha Ambassador For Peace and Kaitiaki Pa Manawa.
Makuini sees herself as an Aroha Light Language Scholar and linguist as well as an Aroha Ambassador for Peace and Goodwill. Being a bridger in languaging ancient lore - towards a more expansive understanding

Dr Richard Nunns QSM: Taonga Puoro (Maori Musical Instruments)
Dr Richard Nunns QSM is a living authority on Nga Taonga Puoro (Maori traditional musical instruments). He has been described as one of New Zealand's most remarkable musicians.

Michael ODonnell: Artist, Environmentalist, Storyteller Catalyst
Michael of Tarariki Pottery Paeroa is an artist, environmentalist, storyteller and catalyst. In his own unique way he has learned to walk the path of the old peoples of New Zealand and Ireland.

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber: Matakite (Medicine Woman)
Franchelle is a New Zealander of Russian and Native American Cherokee descent, born with highly developed clairvoyant and healing gifts and comes from a lineage of medicine men and women.

Atarangi Muru: Maori ‘Hands On Healer, Lecturer
Atarangi is a Maori Healer and is affiliated to the Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa tribes. She was raised in the small, remote, coastal community of Ahipara Northland.

Gary Cook: Researcher, Author, Temple Knight
Gary is a leading writer on the special nature of the mystic realms that are to be found in New Zealand and the South Pacific and leader of The Secret Land project. Showing his new video Friday Night called 'Voices of the Forest.'

Te Ngakooterangi
He will share knowledge around ” Revitalising the authentic spiritual power of the Tōhunga Ahurewa (Traditional Māori Spiritual Practitioners) in a modern world” (Masters thesis) – and “A new perspective towards reconstructing the traditional “Whare Wānanga” (Māori Spiritual Wisdom Schools) in a contemporary context” which is his PhD topic.

Ojasvin and Iris Davis: Grandmothers Healing Haka
Ojasvin Kingi Davis is Maori from the people of Ngaitupoto, Ngatihine, Ngapuhi of Aotearoa, New Zealand. His bloodline and family traditions reaches back to the stream of Waitaha and Waiomu.

Antion: Guitarist, Sikh, Sacred Sound Celebration
Antion: 60's world-class guitarist of rock star fame, he was the first Kundalini Yoga teacher in UK and Europe in 1970, the first non-Indian to sing sacred Kirtan in Indias Golden Temple, and the first non-Hawaiian to be honored as a master of chant.

Elandra Kirsten Meredith: “Hawaian Chanting For Healing”
Elandra LMT, BA: is a Yoga teacher of 40 years, a 16-year director of a West Coast Yoga Center, author of five Yoga Manuals, midwife, and international founder/director teacher-trainer of her own healing work, Lomi Chi Holographic Healing.

Dr Jyoshna La Trobe: Composer, Ethnographer, Workshop Leader
Jyoshna is a composer, ethnomusicologist and international workshop leader who has authored over 25 albums of original and ethnographic albums. Jyoshnas speciality is devotional music of India, and completed her PhD on “Kīrtan and Ecstatic performance in Bengal, India”, becoming the first westerner to gain a doctorate in Rarhi Bangla Kirtan.

Plus: Tania Batt, Lyn Kriegler, Jimi Dale, Georgia Wood, Shakti Band, Gus Simonovic, Brant Secunda, DJ Anirvan, Gamelan Padhang Moncar, Bhadrasena, Margaret-Mary Hollins, Daring Donna, Elisabeth von Madarasz, Nicky Hammond, Kereru, Kerry Strongman, Bill Watson and Michael Fleck plus many, many other musicians.

These are just some of the speakers, presenters, healers and artists that will be present from the 8th, 9th and 10th of February 2013.

Kawai Purapura - Mills Lane, Oteha Valley Rd, Albany on the North Shore
Ph 09 415 9468
Tickets Required.

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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