Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by an award-wining documentary filmmaker and author, who traveled the world to document endangered healing traditions and spiritual practices in her book and film, Talking Story. Marie-Rose will show a short clip from her film, read from her book, and then invite you to talk story with her about the relevance of ancient wisdom in modern times.
Sponsored by: Friendly Favors and Institute of Noetic Sciences
About our Subject
What do ancient healing practices, spiritual traditions, and indigenous cultural values have to do with modern life? The answer is, “everything.” From the football field to the boardroom, from improving intimacy in personal relationships to community building, from healing cancer to schizophrenia, there is not only a place for this knowledge, but a growing necessity for it in our harried, fragmented, and stressful lives. Each time we lose a healer, a medicinal plant, or a healing protocol, we are reducing our collective pharmacopeia—our medicine cabinet—and in turn limiting the choices we have for improving our health and wellbeing. After embarking on a heroine's journey to explore some of the richest spiritual traditions in the world--witnessing different forms of shamanism, spirit-channeling, plant medicine, and divination--Marie-Rose realized that her job in returning to the village with the elixir, is to share with others the gifts and transmissions she received from the healers and spiritual teachers she met.