The ancient indigenous societies have always had their feet deeply connected to mother earth, Papatuanuku.
They saw and acknowledged the sacred within nature and the web of life. Connection and relationship was everything. They understood the cycles, the
ebb and flow of tides, the waxing and the waining moon and everything under the sun was a part of their living cosmology.
Today science is grudgingly realising that our planet is a super organism, though they most definitely don't want to shout it from the roof tops. Yet most
indigenous tribes are saying "hey white man, guess what we have been endeavouring to tell you for hundreds of years!
So as we close in on the 2nd decade of the 21st Century, the revival of the old knowledge and ways becomes urgent as the elders pass down their language
and culture and myths, less it falls away in the froth of harmogony and be lost forever.
Whats on over the Eco-Weekend
Over 100 workshops and seminars! Featuring 90-minute immersions into eco in all its flavours with wisdom walkers, musicians, healers, craftworkers,
dancers, eco-activists, people who care Friday night concert. Door sales available or free with Festival tickets.
The festival begins with a fire ceremony on The Plains, followed by an evening of international indigenous music featuring Sika World Tribal Music
Kailash Healing Soundscapes, and Georgia - I Wish U Heaven: the sacred songs of Prince Rogers Nelson.
Saturday night begins with Barry Brailsford, loved and acclaimed historian of the wisdom traditions of indigenous Pacific peoples, presenting Song
of the Ages. This is followed by the celebrated New Zealand documentary, Water Whisperers, which exploring the work of ten communities healing damaged
Mike ODonnell, celebrated waterman and story teller, continues the water theme with his waterman performance.
This is a prelude to the stream cleanup on Sunday. The evening finishes with Trance Dance Music with DJ Anirvan.
Saturday night also features an Interactive Mayan Sacred Theatre with Vasumi followed Voices of Sacred Earth Choir and Dance led by Jyoshna la Trobe. Tribal
Fusion Dance music and poetry led by Zane Lazos and Gus Simonovic is followed by an open to all, drumming circle with Jimi Dale, Plus the Kawai Purapura
Accommodation marae style, camping and limited twin share
- wholesome food and smoothies, plus indigenous food knowledge and cooking skills
- Fun for the whole family with special childrens activities.
Come and experience something different, yet compelling.
You will come away from this event, with a greater understanding of the magnificence of this planet that sustains us all and shares breath with us
minute by minute.
14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland 0632 - 1 Kilometer West of
the Northern Motorway.
This was the write up to the 2016 event.
We live on a planet of majestic proportions, teaming with life within a biosphere of mega-trillions of beings.
From the microscopic and invisible to the macro-captivating mega fauna, from viruses and bacteria to the great blue whales and kauri and redwoods.
To the council of all beings - all breathing in concert and growing and surviving within the seasonal cycles of a fecund yet increasingly stressed
However - what of the future, where are we going as a human species? What is the destiny of our planet in these rapidly changing of times? And who best
can speak to these challenges, other than the races and cultures who have held onto the old ways - the indigenous, the first nations - the ones who
keep the soles of their feet firmly planted on the surface of the great mother, Gaia, Papatuanuku, our profound sustainer.
Listen to an inspiring introduction to what the weekend ofthe 11, 12 & 13th March will share. This engaging discussion with representatives of this
forthcoming event is persuasive and captivating. Knowing that there are devoted people, 'being the change we want to see in the world' is heartening.
Let's support them by furthering this notion as we mobilise to care for our individual and collective future - for all biota.
Wisdom keepers who hold life as sacred are still today found in indigenous societies whose closeness to clan and kin is also mirrored in their perceptive
seeing, hearing, and especially their acute sense of smell and taste including that of touch. Out in the wilderness, the last realms of quietness they
have not become desensitised as we have become in our Western cities where we exist in air conditioned, glass tinted isolation, looking out at the
environment beyond the building, separated and disconnected instead of ‘being it’ and immersing and breathing in the pulse of nature - in the ever
Some say that the greatest pollution on our planet is situated between our ears and if we were able to clear our thoughts of all our wounds, divisiveness,
loss and separation and become far more heart centred a wave of change emanating from us-all, could lift not only our own aspirations but that of the
localised community that radiating outwards would encompass the larger global community and planet as a whole.
Eventuating in reconnecting with the sacredness of our great sustainer - our planet Mother Earth.
This interview calls on our deeper self to think, feel and intuit, what is our connection to self, family, community as well as to life nature and our
Talking of Australian first peoples, possibly 80,000 years of story of immersing with nature.
That from India we hear the urgency that it is high time to discontinue our disconnection and come together. That it is high time we dropped our arrogance
and escapism and unify as individuals, community and as a society and take a deep look as to what is to be human on our planet. We have more and more
technologies and tools yet more people are finding themselves exceedingly lonely and alone. Festivals like this one allow for organic connection of
people in a delightful natural setting.
This is about the importance of really acknowledging our connection to mother earth and having deep reverence for what we have inherited.
The Elders – if we do not honour our elders and listen to their accumulated knowledge and know how, in a few years from now they will have all gone, and
we will lose the vast repository of ancient training and knowing that these elders embody, and hold close to themselves. It will be too late as one
of main reasons is, because theirs is an oral language and not written down.
At present there are around 200 similar festivals hapening around our planet celebrating our connection as a vibrant community as well as committing to
revere the earth for sustaining us with the requirements to life – air, water and an earth based tasty food chain. However, when these gatherings align
with the right intent to increase the harmonic of peace and connection, new possibilities present themselves. New potentialities of community peace
can spontaneously spring forth with innovative and novel expressions of the moment. This innevitably shapes our conversation and ushers forth new contextual
opportunities never thought possible until their immediate emergence.
This is how a new paradigm presents itself.
This could be classified as punctuated equilibrium or a new intelligence that we create by tapping into global group mind … and all it needs is
a change of heart.
Communities coming to share are from Te Henga community on the West Coast of Auckland
http://www.tehengabethells.co.nz to to tell of their success,
From Auroville in Pondicherry in India as to how community can bring about a positive vision for tomorrow, by building a spiritual city at peace within
Film feature called Ever the land’ in the setting of the forest region of Te Urewera and Tūhoe and their making of a building they call a living marae.
Plus a sweat lodge as performed by the First Nations of North America and an opportunity to participate in what it is to join an experience what has been
a catalyst for psychological change for accessing our own consciousness as well as interacting with group consciousness.
Children today are more open and receptive to story from native and indigenous people as it relates to nature and the earth that supports them – they a
exceptionally quick to pick on concepts and integrate information into their being …
We are transitioning from being able to manufacture and manifest from out of chaos into creators and co creators where we consciously choose how we create
and shape our future, one that is cooperative by nature and that will benefit the whole other than to service to self.
When we surrender to the deepest connection - to mother earth – we open ourselves to another way of seeing our relationship with our planet – many people
experience life changing moments when they let go of their past conditioning and spontaneously receive information or manifest a mystical experience
some could say - from the earth mother – that can change their life for ever and for the better …
Some of the presenters at this Voices of the Sacred Earth:
Jonathan Evatt and the Colombian Kogi Indians of South America
Graeme Sait World renown on the sacredness of the soil and its health on both planet and person. www.ntshealth.com.au/about-graeme-sait
Water Man River ecologist storyteller Mike O’Donnell from Paeroa
Elder, healer and leader in the Maori community Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere
Ojasvin Kingi Davis and Waimaania Davis Healing / Facilitators
Richard Wallace on garden care and composting
Makuini Ruth Tai on Maori Cultural Wisdom Keeping
Tibetan Monks and esoteric life from the rarefied atmosphere from the top of the world.
Tim Lynch on Gaia and conscious action, (Sunday)
The message from the indigenous world and first peoples.
The heart has to lead first and have the mind as a servant. The heart is a supreme master, if we have the opposite - civilisation will eventually diminish
and lose … as it is today.
There is an urgency to change our education system as it is based on the past of an industrial, colonial mentality as we have industrialised our planet
and extracted gigantic amounts of resources and it is not in our favour to take and take and take … and we are training our children to become
part of this industrial machine and it is not serving us.
Life is an in-breath and an out-breath, just as the tides go out and the tides come in, the moon waxes and wanes. We cannot take an in-breath and hold
it in, reciprocity is such that life is based on give and take.
Today's dilemma in the Western World:
We are engaged in a life of having more but experiencing less to having so many choices that we cannot make up our mind.
This is not expanding our horizons as we close off the bigger picture to focus on our limitations.
By coming together in cells and clusters of cells we build up a synergy that is more than the sum of its parts and this is what is actually happening as
the emergence of conscious choices makes itself known. When we commit to organise - to find a new evolutionary pathways we energetically create a higher
level of being and … escape to another highly evolving magnitude of being.
Covering awakening to change and ‘near death experiences’ and ‘out of the body experiences’ and that what ‘happens’ to oneself are so life changing and
extraordinary you want to share this occurrence – which is a natural outflow of love and more …
Voices of the Sacred Earth intends us to ask the question, how does a human live on a planet, with kin, in community - in accord with Nature's process?
Are you growing every day? Has life become a homogenised daily trudge or uneventful grind? Or is life opening you up to wonder, and curiosity and magical
The choice is available to courageous truth seekers who have empathy to all beings.
Friday 11th March, Sat 12th March, Sunday 13th March 2016, a symposia of the Earth’s humanities will assemble to share breath, story, methods, wisdom and
actions to take care for our individual and common future of this gigantic experiment called life.
At Mills Lane, Albany Auckland NZ