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The Physical Project

This project will eventually affect everyone we know.

Please review our project

Consider what a few specialized people can do to bring about a complete change in healthcare in this country, if given the right opportunity & conditions.

A perma culturalist

A Herbal specialist

A Nevada GP licensed practitioner

A Chef dedicated to cooking herbal remedies

An individual who has dedicated his life to studies of comparative religion & a multitude of healing practices to head the project for the purposes of healing. (Myself)

My Resume:
http://milestonesforlife.com/jamesdileoresume/

For example:

For right now, I will use the Herbal specialist as the center for this demonstration.

This person will interface with the perma culturalist to advise what needs to be grown in the way of natural remedies and to acquire any additional remedies we may not be able to immediately grow locally.

Meals for retreat patients will be prepared for them based on the diagnosis given by our own local Doctor (licensed general practitioner, GP) who is dedicated to transforming their unique skills in developing the first Holistic healing hospital in the USA.

This Doctor will, along with the coordination of others to support and facilitate the creation of the Holistic Hospital with scientific data capable of supplying enough information worthy of creating our own insurance companies in support of Holistic Healing environments.

These meals will be prepared by a Chef (with our own cooking facility also dedicated to Holistic Healing).

The head of the project (myself)  will also be dedicated to providing the mental, emotional and spiritual conditions that patients will need to complete the healing process while visiting our retreat.

A wellness center where classes, seminars & meditation center for the scheduling of and for the administration side of the above process will take place. A series of apartments or cabins will also be designed for short or long term stays for those needing the time at the healing retreat.

All of this will be created from the finances gleaned from festivals planned for Coaldale, Nevada.

Ed Ylst, has provided “Land in Peace” In the light of Ed’s passing a memorial will be set aside for him as one of the co-founders of the Flower of Life Assembly Project in Coaldale.

In order to encourage the help that will be needed, I have created a format whereby 25 families/people willing to dedicate their lives to this process/project will receive 5 acres of land and an off the grid home of their own design based on a value set by the Assembly itself that will be gathered. Each of the 25 families will have one vote in the Assembly process.

In addition, we are also in the process of the development of the relationships of the 4 county area in regards to farming a feedstock capable of providing discounted ethanol fuel for residents in the 4 county area.

Also in the development of a solar energy contract with a provider that will provide free energy to all of Coaldale and discounted rates to the same 4 county area. This contract will be designed to be written with the residents of the same 4 county area in association with the county commissioners of the same counties.

The time bank arrangement for a volunteer work force is discussed here at the following link:
http://floweroflifeassembly.org/2014/08/the-overview/

It was also planned to have a meeting setup to reveal all our plans to the same counties & people of those communities.

I have worked with Ed and a collection of experts dedicated to “We Free People” & “Land in Peace”. To lawfully facilitate the City Of Coaldale.

I currently am working with an individual who has been willing to design & promote our first festival at Coaldale, Nevada. A “Land in Peace Festival” to promote our project.

************************* This was cancelled for us and then they moved it to Morris Hotel in Reno.

Tonopah-timelessdream

The festival was designed to occur on Oct. 10th & 11th.


Even though Timeless Dream was a contractor, we did have our won itinerary we wanted to work from and can be found at the following link.
http://floweroflifeassembly.org/2014/08/the-festivals-disscussions-for-our-creativity-to-take-place/

Sincerely, Much Love & Respect.

James Di’Leo
310 Utah Street Unit #2
POB 3036
Tonopah, Nevada 89049

775-482-1294


More insight into the kind of community that is desired to be develop.

LIST OF COMMUNITY PROJECTS – TO CREATE ABUNDANCE FOR ALL

Our community project will be managed by a group of experts in that respective field under the guidance of the Assembly.

1) Recycling of the rubbish  – using the income for the community kitchen

2) Community kitchen – for all the project members & volunteers and patients who are visiting the retreat. And as an extension as a community in peace to work to be able to feed orphans, the aged and the homeless.

3) Community food gardens and growing enough food for all our people all year round.

4) Re-activating the idea of food growing garden and strawberry farm.

5) Mushroom cultivation – one of the big halls at the fish farm – this will provide more mushrooms than our town can consume and will generate good income for the community.

6) Growing seedlings and nursery – with primary school children learning new skills – beautifying our town with these plants and trees – fruit trees and nut trees for growing food along the streets and in the parks.

7) Dairy – production of milk; cream; butter and cheese – export our cheese and butter.

8) Bakery – get a master chef to train our bakers to bake many kinds of breads & foods for our people and distribute.

9) Learning Centre for adults and children – Providing alternative learning of skills for life including computer programming, welding, woodwork, sewing, etc.

10) Arts & Crafts Studio – involving the aged to do pottery, weaving, fabrics, sewing, knitting, clothing, shoemaking and more.

11) Music School – with a variety of instruments available for students.

12) Restoring the idea a town hall for educational film screenings – Musical performances , talent contests, theatrical shows, literacy training and more.

13) Wood and timber factory – incorporating a saw mill and training facility – creating building materials, furniture and more. We know that we will need to import many wood products and there are places where this can be acquired.

14) Metal factory – incorporating a training facility – creating building materials, furniture and more.

15) Manufacturing of various building materials – bricks, tiles, wood, windows, and more.

16) Community laboratory to create healthy cosmetics, shampoos, toothpaste using the knowledge of our traditional healers. And most importantly, to support and facilitate the creation of the Holistic Hospital with scientific data capable of supplying enough information capable of creating our own insurance companies in support of Holistic Healing environments.

17) Upgrading of our hospital – inviting volunteer doctors and nurses from around the world to come help out and share their knowledge and skills with our own healers and medical people.

18) Manufacturing of Oxygenated Water – to provide the hospital and distribute around South Africa to heal our people – oxygenated water has shown to cure many diseases.

19) Creation of public parks and recreational areas  – including the upgrading and activation of  – stimulating tourism.

20) Tourism – Upgrade existing tourism attractions and introduce several new and exciting tourism attractions to benefit our people. Involve the community in this process. The creation of Coaldale as an event park that will promote the project itself and bring companies in that can contribute to the co-creation of our community.

21) Creating and maintaining sporting facilities – including a swimming pool – and a community fitness centre/gym. Creating a healthy environment of sport and recreation with regular competition between teams for public participation and enjoyment.

22) A local Radio Station at the community hall to inform and entertain our people.

23) Fish Farm – Our fish farm can produce more than a million fish per month, create many jobs and feed our entire town and create abundance from exports.  A shopping centre can be built anywhere without the destruction of a valuable asset of the people. This same fish farm will add to the idea of being able to provide a natural fertilizer for our needed farming.

The fish farm should be one of the cornerstones of our community and our community projects.

More community projects are also slated for discussion.

 

The People’s Palladium of Liberty is the Trial by Jury preserved for them by the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution for the united States

This post is a condensed version of “An Essay on the Trial by Jury” by Lysander Spooner.

This was write up was done by Chaplin Raymond of the Texas Jural Society.
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The People’s Palladium of Liberty is the Trial by Jury preserved for them by the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution for the united States


It serves as a Barrier against the Tyranny and Oppression of the Government


Consider the Alternative
The Government’s Palladium of its Liberty is the Jury Trial
Which is merely a tool in its hands, for carrying into execution any injustice and oppression it may desire to have executed. The jury trial serves as a Barrier against the Prevention of Tyranny and Oppression of the Government


“The trial by jury,” then, is a “trial by the country” —that is by the people as distinguished from a trial by the government.


“For more than eight hundred years — that is, since the Magna Carta, in 1215 — there has been no clearer principle of English or American constitutional law, than that, in criminal cases, it is not only the right and duty of juries to judge what are the facts, what is the law, and what was the moral intent of the accused; but that it is also their right, and their primary and paramount duty, to judge of the justice of the law, and to hold all laws invalid that are, in their opinion, unjust or oppressive, and all persons guiltless in violating, or resisting the execution of, such laws.


“Unless such be the right and duty of jurors, it is plain that, instead of juries being a “palladium of liberty” — a barrier against the tyranny and oppression of the government — they are really mere tools in its hands, for carrying into execution any injustice and oppression it may desire to have executed.

“But for their right to judge of the law, and the justice of the law, juries would be no protection to an accused person, even as to matters of fact; for, if the government can dictate to a jury any law whatever, in a criminal case, it can certainly dictate to them the laws of evidence. That is, it can dictate what evidence is admissible, and what inadmissible, and also what force or weight is to be given to the evidence admitted. And if the government can thus dictate to a jury the laws of evidence, it can not only make it necessary for them to convict on a partial exhibition of the evidence rightfully pertaining to the case, but it can even require them [*6] to convict on any evidence whatever that it pleases to offer them.

“That the rights and duties of jurors must necessarily be such as are here claimed for them, will be evident when it is considered what the trial by jury is, and what is its object.

“The trial by jury,” then, is a “trial by the country” —that is, by the people as distinguished from a trial by the government.


“It was anciently called “trial per pais” that is, “trial by the country.” And now, in every criminal trial, the jury are told that the accused “has, for trial, put himself upon the country; which country you (the jury) are.”

“The object of this trial “by the country,” or by the people, in preference to a trial by the government, is to guard against every species of oppression by the government. In order to effect this end, it is indispensable that the people, or “the country,” judge of and determine their own liberties against the government;
“But all this trial by the country” would be no trial at all “by the country,” but only a trial by the government, if the government determines its own powers over the people or could either declare who may, and who may not, be jurors, or could dictate to the jury anything whatever, either of law or evidence, that is of the essence of the trial.

If the government may decide who may, and who may not, be jurors, it will of course select only its partisans, and those friendly to its measures. It may not only prescribe who may, and who may not, be eligible to be drawn as jurors; but it may also question each person drawn as a juror, as to his sentiments in regard to the particular law involved in each trial, before suffering him to be sworn on the panel; and exclude him if he be found unfavorable to the maintenance of such a law.

So, also, if the government may dictate to the jury what laws they are to enforce, it is no longer a trial by the country,” [*9] but a trial by the government; because the jury then try the accused, not by any standard of their own — by their own judgments of their rightful liberties — but by a standard dictated to them by the government. And the standard, thus dictated by the government, becomes the measure of the people’s liberties. If the government dictate the standard of trial, it of course dictates the results of the trial. And such a trial is no trial by the country, but only a trial by the government; and in it the government determines what are its own powers over the people, instead of the people’s determining what are their own liberties against the government. In short, if the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people, against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law.

How is it possible that juries can do anything to protect the liberties of the people against the government, if they are not allowed to determine what those liberties are?

Any government, that is its own judge of, and determines authoritatively for the people, what are its own powers over the people, is an absolute government of course. It has all the powers that it chooses to exercise. There is no other –or at least no more accurate– definition of despotism than this. [In this case the only rights are those defined by the government; i.e., civil rights – not indigenous constitutional rights.]

On the other hand, any people that judge of and determine authoritatively for the government, what are their own liberties against the government, of course retain all the liberties they wish to enjoy. And this is freedom. At least, it is freedom to them; because, although it may be theoretically imperfect, it, nevertheless, corresponds to their highest notions of freedom.

 To secure this right of the people to judge of their own liberties against the government, the jurors are taken, (or must be, to make them lawful jurors,) from the body of the people, by lot, or by some process that precludes any previous knowledge, choice, or selection of them, on the part of the government. [*7] This is done to prevent the government’s constituting a jury of its own partisans or friends; in other words, to prevent the government’s packing a jury, with a view to maintain its own laws, and accomplish its own purposes.

It is supposed that, if twelve men be taken, by lot, from the mass of the people, without the possibility of any previous knowledge, choice, or selection of them, on the part of the government, the jury will be a fair epitome of “the country” at large, and not merely of the party or faction that sustain the measures of the government; that substantially all classes, of opinions, prevailing among the people, will be represented in the jury; and especially that the opponents of the government, (if the government have any opponents,) will be represented there, as well as its friends; that the classes, who are oppressed by the laws of the government, (if any are thus oppressed,) will have their representatives in the jury, as well as those classes, who take sides with the oppressor — that is, with the government.

It is fairly presumable that such a tribunal will agree to no conviction except such as substantially the whole country would agree to, if they were present, taking part in the trial. A trial by such a tribunal is, therefore, in effect, “a trial by the country.” In its results it probably comes as near to a trial by the whole country, as any trial that it is practicable to have, without too great inconvenience and expense. And, as unanimity is required for a conviction, it follows that no one can be convicted, except for the violation of such laws as substantially the whole country wish to have maintained. The government can enforce none of its laws, (by punishing offenders, through the verdicts of juries,) except such as substantially the whole people wish to have enforced. The government, therefore, consistently with the trial by jury, can exercise no powers over the people, (or, what is the same thing, over the accused person, who represents the rights of the people,) except such as substantially the whole people of the country consent that it may exercise. In such a trial, therefore, “the country,” or the people, judge of and determine their own liberties against the government, instead of the [*8] government’s judging of and determining its own powers over the people.

The jury are also to judge whether the laws are rightly expounded to them by the court. Unless they judge on this point, they do nothing to protect their liberties against the oppressions that are cable of being practiced under cover of a corrupt exposition of the laws. If the judiciary can authoritatively dictate to a jury any exposition of the law, they can dictate to them the law itself, and such laws as they please; because laws are, in practice, one thing or another, according as they are expounded. [*10]

The jury must also judge whether there really be any such law, (be it good or bad,) as the accused is charged with having transgressed. Unless they judge on this point, the people are liable to have their liberties taken from them by brute force, without any law at all.

The jury must also judge of the laws of evidence. If the government can dictate to a jury the laws of evidence, it can not only shut out any evidence it pleases, tending to vindicate the accused, but it can require that any evidence whatever, that it pleases to offer, be held as conclusive proof of any offence whatever which the government chooses to allege.

It is manifest, therefore, that the jury must judge of and try the whole case, and every part and parcel of the case, free of any dictation or authority on the part of the government. They must judge of the existence of the law; of the true exposition of the law; of the justice of the law; and of the admissibility and weight of all the evidence offered. Otherwise the government will have everything its own way; the jury will be mere puppets in the hands of the government; and the trial will be, in reality, a trial by the government, and not a “trial by the country.” By such trials the government will determine its own powers over the people, instead of the people’s determining their own liberties against the government; and it will be an entire delusion to talk, as for centuries we have done, of the trial by jury, as a “palladium of liberty,” or as any protection to the people against the oppression and tyranny of the government.


The question, then, between trial by jury, as thus described, and ‘jury trial’ by the government, is simply a question between liberty and despotism. The authority to judge what are the powers of the government, and what the liberties of the people, must necessarily be vested in one or the other of the parties themselves the government, or the people; because there is no third party to whom it can be entrusted. If the authority be vested in the government, the government is absolute, and the people have no liberties except such as the government sees fit to indulge them with. If, on the other hand, that authority be vested in the people, then the people have all liberties, (as against the government,) except such as substantially the whole people (through a jury) choose to disclaim; and the government can exercise no to power except such as substantially the whole people (through a jury) consent that it may exercise.


http://occupy-our-courts.org/wp/an-essay-on-the-trial-by-jury/

 

I think we should be this way on our project. To do things happy people do!

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22 Things Happy People Do Differently

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22 Things Happy People Do Differently

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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama

There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fortune, fame, material possessions, or other people. Rather, it comes from within. The richest person in the world could be miserable, while a homeless person could be walking around with a spring in every step. Happy people are happy because they make themselves happy. They maintain a positive outlook on life and remain at peace with themselves.

The question is: how do they do that?

It’s quite simple. Happy people have good habits that enhance their lives. They do things differently. Ask any happy person, and they will tell you that they …

Don’t hold grudges.

Happy people understand that it’s better to forgive and forget than to let their negative feelings crowd out their positive feelings. Holding a grudge has a lot of detrimental effects on your wellbeing, including increased depression, anxiety, and stress. Why let anyone who has wronged you in the past have power over your wellbeing? If you let go of all your grudges, you’ll gain a clear conscience and enough energy to enjoy the good things in life.

Treat everyone with kindness.

Did you know that it has been scientifically proven that being kind makes you happier? Every time you perform a selfless act, your brain produces serotonin, a hormone that eases tension and lifts your spirits. Not only that, but treating people with love, dignity, and respect also allows you to build stronger relationships.

See problems as challenges.

The word “problem” is never part of a happy person’s vocabulary. A problem is viewed as a drawback, a struggle, or an unstable situation while a challenge is viewed as something positive like an opportunity, a task, or a dare. Whenever you face an obstacle, try referring to it as a challenge.

Express gratitude for what they already have.

There’s a popular saying that goes something like this: “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.” You will have a deeper sense of contentment if you count your blessings instead of yearning for what you don’t have.

Dream big.

People who get into the habit of dreaming big are more likely to accomplish their goals than those who don’t. If you dare to dream big, your mind will keep itself in a focused and positive state.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Happy people ask themselves, “Will this problem matter a year from now?” They understand that life’s too short to get worked up over trivial situations. Letting things roll off your back will definitely boost your happiness.

Speak well of others.

Being nice feels better than being mean. As fun as gossiping is, it usually leaves you feeling guilty and resentful. Saying nice things about other people encourages you to think positive, non-judgmental thoughts.

Never make excuses.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Happy people don’t make excuses or blame others for their own failures in life. Instead, they own up to their mistakes and, by doing so, they proactively try to change for the better.

Get absorbed into the present.

Happy people don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future. They savor the present. They let themselves get immersed in whatever they’re doing at the moment. Stop and smell the roses.

Wake up at the same time every morning.

Have you noticed that a lot of successful people tend to be early risers? Waking up at the same time every morning stabilizes your circadian rhythm, increases productivity, and puts you in a calm and centered state.

Avoid social comparison.

Everyone works at his own pace, so why compare yourself to others? If you think you’re better than someone else, you gain an unhealthy sense of superiority. If you think someone else is better than you, you end up feeling bad about yourself. You’ll be happier if you focus on your own progress and praise others on theirs.

Choose friends wisely.

Misery loves company. That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with optimistic people who will encourage you to achieve your goals. The more positive energy you have around you, the better you will feel about yourself.

Never seek approval from others.

Happy people don’t care what you think of them. They follow their own hearts without letting naysayers discourage them. They understand that it’s impossible to please everyone. Listen to what people have to say, but never seek anyone’s approval but your own.

Take the time to listen.

Talk less; listen more. Listening keeps your mind open to others’ wisdoms and outlooks on the world. The more intensely you listen, the more your mind eases, and the happier you become.

Nurture social relationships.

A lonely person is a miserable person. Happy people understand how important it is to have strong, healthy relationships. Take the time to see and talk to your family, friends, and significant other, and you’ll feel better about yourself.

Meditate.

Meditating silences your mind and helps you find inner peace. You don’t have to be a zen master to pull it off. Happy people can silence their minds anywhere and anytime whenever they need to calm their nerves.

Eat well.

Junk food makes you sluggish, and it’s difficult to be happy when you’re in that kind of state. Everything you eat directly affects your body’s ability to produce hormones, which will dictate your moods, energy, and mental focus. Be sure to eat foods that will keep your mind and body in good shape!

Exercise.

Studies have shown that exercise raises happiness levels just as much as Zoloft does. Exercising also boosts your self-esteem and gives you a higher sense of self-accomplishment.

Live minimally.

Happy people rarely keep clutter around the house because they know that extra belongings weigh them down and make them feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Some studies have concluded that Europeans are a lot happier than Americans are, which is interesting because they live in smaller homes, drive simpler cars, and own fewer items.

Tell the truth.

Lying stresses you out, corrodes your self-esteem, and makes you unlikeable. The truth will set you free. Being honest improves your mental health and builds others’ trust in you. Always be truthful, and never apologize for it.

Establish personal control.

Happy people have the ability to choose their own destinies. They don’t let others tell them how they should live their lives. Being in complete control of one’s own life brings positive feelings and a great sense of self-worth.

Accept what cannot be changed.

Once you accept the fact that life is not fair, you’ll be more at peace with yourself. Instead of obsessing over how unfair life is, just focus on what you can control and change it for the better.

Flower of Life Assembly Radio – Advancing & Promoting Sustainable Communities

A group of us working on developing a sustainable community thought that, ‘how much better would it be if we tried to really understand all the difficulties of starting & maintaining a sustainable community. Including finding as many common denominators as possible to facilitate & promote the entire process. Discussions regarding finances and personal leaps that must be made in order accomplish what it is that is to be found in creating these kinds of communities.

In order to accomplish as broad a reach as possible, an Internet Radio concept would facilitate those goals.

When ever word gets passed along enough we will have an event posted for a gathering of minds to discuss how some communities are more successful than others in the hopes of finding connections and ideas that would allow their particular community the ability to manifest safely. “Safely” being the keyword here.

We’ll be using Freeconferencing.com and I will post all the manuals so that we can see all the functionality of the system. It can be a very useful tool and all calls unless otherwise stated will be recorded for educational purposes.

This is how you will call into the show.

Conference dial-in number: (712) 432-0900 Participant access code: 657282. Don’t forget the ‘#’ sign at the end!

You can get the user guides and manuals for using freeconferencing on a cell phone.

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The best of all systems. Including Indigenous Knowledge Systems and knowing their value

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Indigenous Knowledge Systems / Alaska Native Ways of Knowing

‘The depth of indigenous knowledge rooted in the long inhabitation of a particular place offers lessons that can benefit everyone, from educator to scientist, as we search for a more satisfying and sustainable way to live on this planet.’

A few years ago, a group of Alaska Native elders and educators was assembled to identify ways to more effectively utilize the traditional knowledge systems and ways of knowing that are embedded in the Native communities to enrich the school curriculum and enliven the learning experiences of the students.

After listening for two days to lengthy discussions of topics such as indigenous world views, Native ways of knowing, cultural and intellectual property rights and traditional ecological knowledge, an Inupiaq elder stood up and explained through an interpreter that he was going to describe how he and his brother were taught to hunt caribou by their father, before guns were commonplace in the upper Kobuk River area of northern Alaska.

The elder described how his father had been a highly respected hunter who always brought food home when he went out on hunting trips and shared it with others in the village. One day when he and his brother were coming of age, their father told them to prepare to go with him to check out a herd of caribou that was migrating through a valley a few miles away. They eagerly assembled their clothing and equipment and joined their father for their first caribou hunt. When they reached a ridge overlooking the nearby valley, they could see a large herd grazing and moving slowly across a grassy plain below. Their father told his sons to lay quietly up on the ridge and watch as he went down with his bow and arrows to intercept the caribou.

The boys watched as their father proceeded to walk directly toward the caribou herd, which as he approached began to move away from him in a file behind the lead bulls, yet he just kept walking openly toward them. This had the two brothers scratching their heads wondering why their father was chasing the caribou away from him. Once the father reached the area where the caribou had been grazing, he stopped and put his bow and arrows down on the ground. As the (now) elder told the story, he demonstrated how his father then got into a crouching position and slowly began to move his arms up and down, slapping them against his legs as though he were mimicking a giant bird about to take off. The two brothers watched intently as the lead bulls in the caribou heard stopped and looked back curiously at their father’s movements. Slowly at first, the caribou began to circle back in a wide arc watching the figure flapping its wings out on the tundra, and then they began running, encircling their father in a closing spiral until eventually they were close enough that he reached down, picked up his bow and arrows and methodically culled out the choice caribou one at a time until he had what he needed. He then motioned for his sons to come down and help prepare the meat to be taken back to the village.

 

As the elder completed the story of how he and his brother were taught the accrued knowledge associated with hunting caribou, he explained that in those days the relationship between the hunter and the hunted was much more intimate than it is now. With the intervention of modern forms of technology, the knowledge associated with that symbiotic relationship is slowly being eroded. But for the elder, the lessons he and his brother had learned from their father out on the tundra that day where just as vivid when he shared them with us as they had been the day he learned them, and he would have little difficulty passing a graduation qualifying exam on the subject 70 years later. The knowledge, skills and standards of attainment required to be a successful hunter were self-evident, and what a young hunter needed to know and be able to do was both implicit and explicit in the lesson the father provided. The insights conveyed to us by the Inupiaq elder drawing on his childhood experience also have relevance to educators today as we seek ways to make education meaningful in the 21st century. It is to explicating such relevance that the remainder of this article will be directed through a close examination of common features that indigenous knowledge systems share around the world, followed by a closer look at some of the initiatives that are contributing to the resurgence of Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing as a catalyst for educational renewal.

Indigenous peoples throughout the world have sustained their unique worldviews and associated knowledge systems for millennia, even while undergoing major social upheavals as a result of transformative forces beyond their control. Many of the core values, beliefs and practices associated with those worldviews have survived and are beginning to be recognized as having an adaptive integrity that is as valid for today’s generations as it was for generations past. The depth of indigenous knowledge rooted in the long inhabitation of a particular place offers lessons that can benefit everyone, from educator to scientist, as we search for a more satisfying and sustainable way to live on this planet.

Actions currently being taken by indigenous people in communities throughout the world clearly demonstrate that a significant “paradigm shift” is under way in which indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing are beginning to be recognized as consisting of complex knowledge systems with an adaptive integrity of their own (cf. Winter, 2004 special issue of Cultural Survival Quarterly on indigenous education). As this shift evolves, it is not only indigenous people who are the beneficiaries, since the issues that are being addressed are of equal significance in non-indigenous contexts (Nader 1996). Many of the problems that are manifested under conditions of marginalization have gravitated from the periphery to the center of industrial societies, so the new (but old) insights that are emerging from indigenous societies may be of equal benefit to the broader educational community.

The tendency in the earlier literature on indigenous education, most of which was written from a non-indigenous perspective, was to focus on how to get Native people to acquire the appurtenances of the Western/scientific view of the world (Darnell 1972; Orvik and Barnhardt 1974). Until recently there was very little literature that addressed how to get Western scientists and educators to understand Native worldviews and ways of knowing as constituting knowledge systems in their own right, and even less on what it means for participants when such divergent systems coexist in the same person, organization or community. It is imperative, therefore, that we come at these issues on a two-way street, rather than view them as a one-way challenge to get Native people to buy into the western system. Native people may need to understand western society, but not at the expense of what they already know and the way they have come to know it. Non-Native people, too, need to recognize the co-existence of multiple worldviews and knowledge systems, and find ways to understand and relate to the world in its multiple dimensions and varied perspectives…

 

…Students in indigenous societies around the world have, for the most part, demonstrated a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the experience of schooling in its conventional form-an aversion that is most often attributable to an alien institutional culture, rather than any lack of innate intelligence, ingenuity, or problem-solving skills on the part of the students (Battiste 2002). The curricula, teaching methodologies and assessment strategies associated with mainstream schooling are based on a worldview that does not adequately recognize or appreciate indigenous notions of an interdependent universe and the importance of place in their societies (Kawagley, Norris-Tull and Norris-Tull 1998)

Indigenous people have had their own ways of looking at and relating to the world, the universe, and to each other (Ascher 2002; Eglash 2002). Their traditional education processes were carefully constructed around observing natural processes, adapting modes of survival, obtaining sustenance from the plant and animal world, and using natural materials to make their tools and implements. All of this was made understandable through demonstration and observation accompanied by thoughtful stories in which the lessons were imbedded (Kawagley 1995; Cajete 2000). However, indigenous views of the world and approaches to education have been brought into jeopardy with the spread of western social structures and institutionalized forms of cultural transmission (Barnhardt and Kawagley 1999)…

…While western science and education tend to emphasize compartmentalized knowledge which is often de-contextualized and taught in the detached setting of a classroom or laboratory, indigenous people have traditionally acquired their knowledge through direct experience in the natural world. For them, the particulars come to be understood in relation to the whole, and the “laws” are continually tested in the context of everyday survival. Western thought also differs from indigenous thought in its notion of competency. In western terms, competency is often assessed based on predetermined ideas of what a person should know, which is then measured indirectly through various forms of “objective” tests. Such an approach does not address whether that person is actually capable of putting that knowledge into practice. In the traditional Native sense, competency has an unequivocal relationship to survival or extinction—if you fail as a caribou hunter, your whole family may be in jeopardy . You either have it, or you don’t, and it is tested in a real-world context…

…Indigenous societies, as a matter of survival, have long sought to understand the regularities in the world around them, recognizing that nature is underlain with many unseen patterns of order. For example, out of necessity, Alaska Native people have made detailed observations of animal behavior (including the inquisitiveness of caribou). They have learned to decipher and adapt to the constantly changing patterns of weather and seasonal cycles. The Native elders have long been able to predict weather based upon observations of subtle signs that presage what subsequent conditions are likely to be. The wind, for example, has irregularities of constantly varying velocity, humidity, temperature, and direction due to topography and other factors. There are non-linear dimensions to clouds, irregularities of cloud formations, anomalous cloud luminosity, and different forms of precipitation at different elevations. Behind these variables, however, there are patterns, such as prevailing winds or predictable cycles of weather phenomena that can be discerned through long observation (though global climate change is taking its toll on weather predictability). Over time, Native people have observed that the weather’s dynamic is not unlike the mathematical characteristics of fractals, where patterns are reproduced within themselves and the parts of a part are part of another part which is a part of still another part, and so on.

For indigenous people there is a recognition that many unseen forces are at play in the elements of the universe and that very little is naturally linear, or occurs in a two-dimensional grid or a three dimensional cube. They are familiar with the notions of conservation of energy, irregularities in patterns and anomalies of form and force. Through long observation they have become specialists in understanding the interconnectedness and holism of our place in the universe (Barnhardt and Kawagley 1999; Cajete 2000; Eglash 2002).

The new sciences of chaos and complexity and the study of non-linear dynamic systems have helped Western scientists to also recognize order in phenomena that were previously considered chaotic and random. These patterns reveal new sets of relationships which point to the essential balances and diversity that help nature to thrive. Indigenous people have long recognized these interdependencies and have sought to maintain harmony with all of life. Western scientists have constructed the holographic image, which lends itself to the Native concept of everything being connected. Just as the whole contains each part of the image, so too does each part contain the makeup of the whole. The relationship of each part to everything else must be understood to produce the whole image. With fractal geometry, holographic images and the sciences of chaos and complexity, the Western thought-world has begun to focus more attention on relationships, as its proponents recognize the interconnectedness in all elements of the world around us (Capra 1996; Sahtouris 2000). Thus there is a growing appreciation of the complementarity that exists between what were previously considered two disparate and irreconcilable systems of thought (Kawagley and Barnhardt 2004).

The incongruities between western institutional structures and practices and indigenous cultural forms will not be easy to reconcile. The complexities that come into play when two fundamentally different worldviews converge present a formidable challenge. The specialization, standardization, compartmentalization, and systematization that are inherent features of most western bureaucratic forms of organization are often in direct conflict with social structures and practices in indigenous societies, which tend toward collective decision-making, extended kinship structures, ascribed authority vested in elders, flexible notions of time, and traditions of informality in everyday affairs (Barnhardt 2000). It is little wonder then that formal education structures, which often epitomize western bureaucratic forms, have been found wanting in addressing the educational needs of traditional societies.

 

 

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This is an excerpt from a longer paper which is available, along with many other excellent resources, on the Alaska Native Knowledge Network .  

For complete article with citations, please see:

Barnhardt, R., & Kawagley, A. O. (2005). Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Alaska Native Ways of Knowing. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 36(1), pp. 8-23. http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/curriculum/Articles/BarnhardtKawagley/Indigenous_Knowledge.html

Transformational Festivals are ‘Healing Events’

Transformational Festival Season 2015 Is Here: More Than Just a Party, These Events Can Help Heal Your Life


This awesome article is packed with great insights from a writer who is new to Festival Fire, but whose work you’ll be seeing a lot more of. ~ Saphir   (photo by Jacob Avanzato, Lucidity Festival 2015)

by Dr. Kelly Neff

It’s my favorite time of year again… Transformational festival season! I got a pretty early start this year at Envision in Costa Rica, but my first stateside festival is Firefly Gathering in Flagstaff AZ June 12-15, followed closely by Sonic Bloom in Rye Colorado from June 18-21. I will be covering both events for my website and radio show The Lucid Planet, as well as offering sexuality workshops on the topic of love, polyamory and open relationships.

Last week, I interviewed Sonic Bloom director Jamie Janover on my show, as well as festival photographer Matthew Cremer. (You can listen to the full podcast of Lucid Planet Radio here).

What I really took away from these interviews was how transformational festivals connect us to ourselves and to each other on a much deeper level, and much more rapidly, than other events that happen in our daily waking life. In many ways, these events are the physical and energetic manifestations of the revolution of consciousness currently taking place on our planet.

What are Transformational Festivals?

Last year, I wrote this article about 8 Ways Transformational Festivals Can Change Ourselves and Change The World, where I describe what makes these events special and unique from other experiences.

For those of you who are new to the concept, transformational festivals are interactive, co-created events where attendees participate together in activities designed to transform themselves and the planet. As opposed to watching others perform on a stage, at transformational festivals we are encouraged to engage in workshops, educational initiatives, artistic expressions, flow sessions, sustainable living, and activities that encourage self-reflection like meditation, yoga, sound baths and more. Rather than being passive observers, at these events we become active participants in the growth and development of our community.

Where Does The Healing Come From?

As a psychologist, I am naturally drawn to the healing potential of these events. In my opinion, the integration of true healing is something that happens best when we are immersed in the deepest and most ecstatic throes of life experience, not sitting quietly in a therapist’s chair or lying in a hospital bed (which ironically is where I was exactly two years ago clinging to my life, but that’s a story for another time. Suffice it to say, discovering these events and this community has been integral to me finding my identity and my voice).

In this article, I shared a story about a close friend who is a military veteran with PTSD . He found an immense amount of healing and peace through his festival journeys, and for the first time ever he felt comfortable around large crowds of people. The update on his story is that he is planning to attend Burning Man for this first time year, along with myself and many of our close friends: After several tours in Iraq he vowed never to willingly return to the desert, but he is now ready to reclaim it as a place of joy and creative expression, as opposed to one of pain an destruction.

At Lighting in a Bottle last week, my close friend holistic pharmacologist Dr. Nick Berry was able to help offer remedies and resources in the healing journey of first-time festival-goer and leukemia survivor Stephanie Stearns. Stearns describes dancing with her son, who never dances at home, and how the music and environment offered a beautiful and happy place for them to connect. When I read her story, featured in LA Weekly tears of joy streamed down my face as I was overcome with emotions over the power the events and how lucky I feel to be a part of them.

There are many reasons why festivals can have such healing power, including:

1. Joy of Self-Expression and Freedom

Transformational festivals offer a sense of freedom, creativity and experimentation that many of us have craved but few of us have discovered until we found these events. There is a childlike joy in wandering through interactive art installations and psychedelic light-up wonderlands that we could only have dreamed of, while dancing all day and night and connecting to our tribal roots.

While you are at these events, your usual routine and stressors are replaced by completely new ‘schedule’ where you can pursue what makes you smile all day long, with a bunch of other like-minded people. As I mention in the podcast, I get to turn off my phone, disconnect from the external demands on me, and tune in to a world of endless possibilities, smiles and colors. For me, this type of unbridled joy and release is one of the most important pathways to healing.

2. Rapid Personal Growth

The opportunity to pursue  joy and freedom brings about rapid personal growth and transformation. The educational opportunities at these events are profound and far-reaching, and through this access to knowledge and information we can make personal changes in days that might have taken us months back in the ‘default’ reality.

Perhaps this is why, as Matt Cremer I discussed, dreams and goals can manifest much more rapidly in the festival environment than in ‘normal life.’ We are all intimately connected to each other- (Jamie Janover describes it in our interview as the Noosphere, I refer to it as Collective Consciousness, and so on) and when we are rapidly growing and evolving with a group of like-minded people, the pathway to create our dreams suddenly shortens…. leading to a sometimes nearly ‘instant’ process of manifestation. (Perhaps it is challenging or ambiguous to explain the mechanics or metaphysics of this process, but I just know that I have experienced it, and so have many people I have interviewed at these events)

3. Removing the Illusion of Separation

When I asked Jamie Janover why festivals are so healing, he explained that it is because “they remind us of the interconnectedness of everything in the universe.” I certainly a believe that on spiritual and energetic levels, we are all connected and made of the same material (i.e. ‘star-stuff!’) Quantum physics, the Unified Field Theory, Noetic Sciences and many other disciplines certainly seem to support this notion, but often in our daily lives of separation, we do not always feel these deep connections unfolding.

But at transformational festivals, the feeling of connection is palpable, at least in my experience. When we are at these events, we become more connected with ourselves, with each other, with our communities and with the planet. Being able to see and feel such synergy can remind us of the incredibly healing and universal truth of this universe that separation is an illusion because we are all ONE consciousness, made from unconditional love that lives on forever (Go on and call me hippie dippy for believing this, but according to world famous neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander on Episode 4 of Lucid Planet Radio, this is the truth!)

4. Opportunities for Global Synchronization

We have been coming together outdoors as tribes since the dawn of civilization. The evolution of the transformation festival movement gives us opportunities to bond with more people than ever before, including people who are not only physically present. By fusing ancient rituals and modern technologies we have the ability to connect people across time and space, giving us greater options for celebration and growth.

Transformational festivals can now offer live-streams and synchronized global meditations, so that at several sites around the world people can simultaneously meditate and celebrate in unity consciousness. What is more healing than people all across the Earth getting together to celebrate life, sustainability, community, music, art and self-expression? My good friends at Unify use these synchronized meditations for World Water Day and World Peace, and you can read more about synchronized meditation, collective consciousness and the unified field from the links here

I’m sure there are many more ways that transformational festivals can be healing, and I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

You can connect with me via The Lucid Planet, FB and Twitter, or come connect in person at my workshops at the following transformational events this summer:
Firefly Gathering, June 12-15, Flagstaff AZ
Sonic Bloom, June 18-21, Rye, CO
Absurdia, July 9-12, East of Denver, CO
Burning Man (MY FIRST BURN!!!!) August 30th- Sept 7th, Black Rock City NV
Symbiosis Gathering, Sept 17-20, Oakdale CA
Originally posted May 29, 2015
http://thelucidplanet.com/transformational-festival-season-2015-is-here-more-than-just-a-party-these-events-can-help-heal-your-life/

READ MORE by Kelly Neff at http://thelucidplanet.com

The Oath: Would you stand with someone who has taken this oath?

This is the kind of Oath I would feel like taking as member in our assembly. I still may have a couple of things, but this is the first draft.

Any additions or corrections will be accepted for review by the whole.


I promise to give unconditional acceptance to all assembly members.

I promise to be gentle with all their hearts.

I promise to allow them to have access to my heart.

I promise to tell the full truth even when it’s sometimes scary to do so.

I promise to put effort into learning how everyone most likes to be listened to, and then listen to them in that way as often as I can.

I promise to love and support them when they need it, and lovingly encourage them when they need it. With due consideration to having developed that kind of relationship.

I promise that I will make myself as emotionally fulfilled as possible in my own life, in order that I can show up as my best self for the relationship I have with the Assembly & it’s members.

I promise to be aware of, and own, my own emotional triggers and to never hold anyone responsible for my emotional response to things.

I promise to not waste precious time or energy worrying about who to place blame on. It gets us nowhere and it distracts from our collective goal of coming back to a place of love and connection.

I promise to acknowledge that any assembly member is not their past… and I am not my past… and although we likely have some residual habits that have been brought with us from that past, we can choose a new way if that way doesn’t work for us.

I promise to assume that everyone has the best of intentions.

I promise to assume that everyone is always coming from a place of love.

I promise to love and accept every side of everyone and all of their emotions, moods, and insecurities.

I promise to support them in their chosen path, passions and anything else that makes them happy.

I promise to continually put effort into my relationships with Assembly members.

I promise to make distractions-free connection time a priority on a regular basis.

I promise to have a one-on-one contact with at least one Assembly member once every month, no matter how busy or stressful life becomes until finally located on the project site. And to find and approach to apply the skills I have and to develop new skills when ever possible/necessary  to promote the accepted Flower of Life Community Plan as part of my acceptance into the Assembly.

I promise to always be open to talking about anything in regard to our health & well being , no matter how challenging certain conversations might be to have.

I promise to always look for how others might be hurting in the moments when they fall upon trying times or have feelings of indifference & seem to not have time for me.

I promise to never hold any of assembly relationship hostage or  threaten our physical, mental, emotional & spiritual  partnership in any way.

I promise to always cherish my relationship with the Assembly and it’s Members. And to celebrate it as the safe container for growth that it is.

I promise to always want to learn to feel safe, comfortable and acknowledge the Eternal Divine Spirit as possible in each member of the Assembly. In so loving each other and we love the most high our focus to dedicate ourselves to the support & development of the conscious awakening of the Divine Spirit within all of us and all mankind.

promise to love the earth and sun and great spirit over all. And honor them and that my love for them will train my focus to bring every thought and action into submission to service to the source within and giving back to nature/earth that birthed us into being in such a way as to honor both our spirits

I promise to honour the royalty of my soul and lay claim to all it’s abundance it offers my life.

Regarding all of the aforementioned statements, I acknowledge that when I say “never” or “always”, I will inevitably make mistakes. I am human, and I am not perfect. But I promise to always do my best and to promptly acknowledge when I have erred .

I promise to be self reliant, self governing, self correcting and support others that want to be that way.

I promise to support those that after a year, have for whatever reason, decided to move on and have kept track of their time credits. Will have all unused time credits returned. Or when available, in a currency of their choosing.

And above all else, I promise to love & support each Assembly member as I would love myself. In such a way that will not be a determint to myself or my family beyond that which they can bare. I also promise not to judge the decisions of others and how they choose to carry that out.

With Much Love & Respect.

James ,  …

Alan Watts speaks to the challenges in creating a better living model for life.

Alan Watts breaks down what's wrong with the world – Part 1 (1970)

Our post on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/1409185762728548/1409316856048772/

Are Empaths Actually Communicating Telepathically
Are Empaths Actually Communicating Telepathically

Alan Watts speaks about his invitation to a conference in L.A. in 1971 to bring together the world’s leaders in science, religion & politics to address what they thought they could do to invite the humanity at large with what they thought even then was disaster approaching.

In his own cool way, he creates the kind of character that I see is awake and understands exactly what this project is and what it is not. As we get further into the development of our presentation how different this project is in comparison to others. I really want to express the need for those that are with us, that they truly want to be here.

The effort is not to brainwash or proceed in such a way that help us avoid any liability issues. That is what they do in the war jurisdiction. My goal is to make sure (as much that is divinely possible.) that you do not have to endure any more surprises than you can bare in the wake of the revelations of what we are all about.

As you learn about us, It would my desire that those that do come on-board, fully grasp my intention that all that become assembly members not only practice meditation, have also integrated it into their lives.

For me, the only insurance in my approach as those that already meditate will, while in that state will think of the definition and spherical symbol of the flower of life and all it’s implications. I know that on a vibrational level we can exchange our resumes.

We use many of the same words. Like permaculture, sustainability & meditation. Being a city when we start involves a bit more advanced thought and preparation in exactly how that will be done. I chose a different path in creating a city.

In that I am willing to start with as little baggage as possible by designating goals such as the design of the festivals with the creating & presenting the history of spiritual initiation through as may ages & cultures we can find.

The only religion we will practice, is kindness. Our investigations will be to advance all our self sustaining abilities as far as we can take them which will be the physical aspects. All the way through the examination of the laws that will support/endorse our endeavours. From there, further investigations will be encouraged in the areas of spiritual science and sacred geometry.

A look at our web site www.floweroflifeassembly.org will support that in more detail. “We Free People are Eternal”, “Well-Being Supersedes all Else”

Conference calls – Outline & Agenda

As an  interesting aside, Evolvefest evolved from Facebook.com 10245340_10202831171814781_1005900794317940423_n

This is where it all gets serious. This is where we talk about the money.

David Bryson from Evolvefest, sent me the itinerary for the next and upcoming event at Evolvefest.

I have also made a note of his Vendor agreements/requirements and charges for vendors. To be found at the bottom of:

http://floweroflifeassembly.org/2014/07/event-planning-flower-of-life-assembly-festivals/

Visit click here  Contact-Us for the password.

Also included is the pricing schedule for vendors and ticket fees. Which should give  you an idea of input dollars for a 4 day festival.

I am hoping that you understand I am only trying to seed creativity and inspiration and not trying to dictate circumstances.

For example, one of the most economical ticket is the 10 person tribe at $1250.00 1250 / 10 = $125 per person. a 4 day all day/camping pass. They can only have a 1000 people limit.

That is $125,000  upfront money. lets say that is only a base and does not even include vendor fees yet.

What if we could plan for 5000 people. and 5 times the vendors. You might be surprised, please check out the pricing on the events planning page in the above link for FlowerofLifeAssembly.Org

Money Matters:

A trust will be created called ‘Flower of Life Festival Assembly’. Each member of the assembly will be a beneficiary. In the ‘trust’ it will be stated that a unaminious vote will direct all money flow.

The cost of travel to this location from Vegas or neighboring areas will be covered by the ‘trust’ for members of the ‘trust’.

Here’s the question.

1.) When we come up with a host of tent pads and an abundance of shade all the infrastructure was in place. Have water and electricity.

2.) We could  encourage the vendors to come in and build their own structures and apply that to our time bank Or re-negotiate the fee?

3.) We could have a full stage by  having them contructed from 1 or 2 fold out semi-trailers complete with electronics sound and video. Depending on the size of stage needed will depend the number of trailers.

4.) Can we create a itinerary simliar to Evelovfest here in Nevada and charge a similar price (itinerary at the bottom of this email)

Sample of Evolvefest itinerary is at the bottom of this email. Being that close to California I can’t see how that will be that much of a major obstical. Maybe not immediately easy, but it  could be done.

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The 25 members of the Flower of Life Assembly ‘trust’ will develop, plan, promote & manage the festivals in all it’s aspects as needed. Other benefits include a renumeration for time & personal costs on a regualr basis once a financial tipping point is found to relocate to Coaldale. Other considerations can be taken once the Assembly is in place.

Please remember, the Assembly will make all the decisions and that in theory, I can only offer suggestions. This will be treated as completely not for profit. All exchanges are not always ‘profit’!

As Presenter of this project I am looking for a 5 member team to be the first 5 members of the assembly and my core team. These 5 members will pick their 5 member team. All of us will be learning how to delegate responsibility. The additional 5 members will be in training if any replacements are necessary.

This is starting protocol. And may/can be modified as demands are called for. Again, each person only has one vote on the assembly. This structure always & continually demands an outstanding equality & respect for each other no matter what our jobs are.

The ideal situation or tipping point of becoming a more permanent member of Coaldale would be to have and investor apply funds to creating our RV pads. Negotiations could be made for series of rental RV’s for our assembly members and families. We can have  a residual from that investment. Basically, we will be renting the land to the investor. We will not have to deal with construction or cost issues on that part of the project.

However, creating that tipping point is a tricky matter. For example, if I had a contract based on investor performance from Evolvefest 2014Evolvefest. (I use them only as an example). That contract even though it can not be acted on unless a contractor invests, could create a tipping point with an investor.

The only other direct option is to create the ‘trust’. Which will be created anyway, it is just a matter of when.

That doesn’t mean all our options have been exhausted. Just haven’t thought of them all yet!

James,   …

 

Email from David Bryson:

To: james (nospace) dileo ‘at’ msn dot com

From: evolve2012 ‘at’ gmail dot com

Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:52:02 -0400

Subject: EVOLVEFEST 2014 Schedule AT-A-GLANCE

Hi James

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2014 Bands/Yoga Teachers/ Workshop Facilitators/ Healers
FRIDAY AUG. 29

Fri. Music:

~Kaminanda
~Wynne Paris and Friends
~Beautiful Chorus
~Brother Bear and Family
~Catherine Moon’s Mystical Kirtan
~Cosmic Village

Fri. Yoga Classes:

~”Life is too Short to Live Shitty ” Vinyasa Flow w/Becca Pati
~Four Legged Warriors w/Ariel Flood
~Heart Opening w/Kendra Renzoni

Fri. Workshops:

~Tesla Tech Demonstrations w/ Tesla Science Foundation
~FireDrumDance Workshop w/Michael Reddy @ Bonfire
~”Hearing the Divine Call w/Rasamayi”
~The Golden Path: Crystal Energy and Therapeutic Art Experience w/Sarah Murray and Michael Wann

~ AUM Alchemy Workshop w/Rasamayi
~Hoop-Dance Basics w/Karlie Dean
~Millennial Chess w/Richard Burton
~Intro to Poi w/Kate Menet

Fri.Healing Village:

~ 5th Element Sound Healing Booth w/Paradiso and Rasmayi
~Chakra Shower – Transformational Healing Sessions with Kusudamas w/Dimitriy and Asya

~Beautiful Chorus Harmony Tent
~ Soul to Sole Reflexology w/ Carla Poluha
~The Amethyst BioMat w/Amber Hannah
~Reiki-Reflexology Combinations w/Sarah Lamb
~Tibetan Singing Bowl and Sitar Bath w/Damion Bond and Brett Zwerdlow

SATURDAY AUG. 30

Sat. Music:

~Luminaries
~Telesma
~I Yahn I Arkestra
~Paradiso and Rasamayi
~Suzin Green and Daniel Johnson Kirtan
~Out of the Beardspace
~Universal Rebel
~Vajra
~Gnosis

Sat. Yoga Classes:

~Chakra Mantra Gong Meditation with Kundalini Yoga w/Mohinder Singh

~Explorations in Aerial Yoga w/Rachel and Ulysses Wilson
~”GET LIT” – A Meditative Vinyasa Flow w/Becca Pati
~Roadmap To The Hips w/Malissa Whited
~OCCUPY ME: A Play (that’s also a yoga class) w/Bronwyn Steinberg

~The Drop Becomes The Ocean: Entering, Sustaining Samadhi w/Harshada

~Shakti Naam Yoga Therapy w/Christopher Ananda
~Chakra Mantra Gong Meditation with Kundalini Yoga w/Mohinder Singh

~A Wild Feminine Yoga Play: Dance With Your Shadow w/ Devi Moonbow

Sat. Workshops:

~Breaking Bank w/Jack McCaig
~Tesla Tech Demonstrations w/ Tesla Science Foundation
~Panel Discussion: UBUNTU Planet~ How Our Collective Wisdom Can Reshape Our World

~Forage and Feast Plant Walk w/Sarah Murray
~Meet Your Bowl-mate w/ Rasamayi~ Healing Village – 5th Element Booth Healing Village

~Medicine Wheel with One Voice, One Prayer
~The Art and Practice of Kirtan w/Wynne Paris and Michelle Infinity
~Dolphin Brain Re-Patterning w/Rev. Marcelle McGovern
~Voice of the Trees: The Making of a Native-American Style Flute w/Matthew Fallon

~ Unconventional Hoop Isolations w/Karlie Dean
~Activate and Anchor the Divine Child w/Alexis Petrin
~The Red Tent and The Brotherhood of Man : A Sacred Gathering of Men and Women w/ Carla Poluha

Sat. Healing Village:

~ 5th Element Sound Healing Booth w/Paradiso and Rasmayi
~Beautiful Chorus Harmony Tent
~Chakra Shower – Transformational Healing Sessions with Kusudamas w/Dimitriy and Asya

~ Soul to Sole Reflexology w/ Carla Poluha
~Tibetan Singing Bowl and Sitar Bath w/Damion Bond and Brett Zwerdlow

~The Amethyst BioMat w/Amber Hannah
~Reiki-Reflexology Combinations w/Sarah Lamb

SUNDAY SEPT. 31

Sun. Music:

~Luminaries
~Telesma
~Elijah Ray and Band of Light
~Paradiso and Rasamayi
~Black Dirty
~Matty Carl Project
~Maharal
~Amore One
~One Voice, One Prayer Kirtan
~Jai Ma Kirtan

Sun. Yoga Classes:

~Chakra Mantra Gong Meditation with Kundalini Yoga w/Mohinder Singh

~Explorations in Aerial Yoga w/Rachel and Ulysses Wilson
~”Fly Up” Beginner w/Abigail Boehm
~Planting Positive Seeds Vinyasa w/Becca Pati
~Supersonic Savasana with Mark D
~Social Yoga That Connects w/Richard Brook
~Artistic Yoga w/Ma Shakti Devi
~Chakra Mantra Gong Meditation with Kundalini Yoga w/Mohinder Singh

Sun. Workshops:

~Sui Juris Law Foundational Cornerstone w/Rob Johnson
~”Get Your GodDess On!!!”: Reclaiming our Sexual Sovereignty w/Lisa Vunk

~Tesla Tech Demonstrations w/ Tesla Science Foundation
~Forage and Feast Plant Walk w/Sarah Murray
~E^3: Explorations in Evolutionary Expression w/Lyca Mikhael
~Shifting Frequencies Workshop w/Paradiso and Rasamayi~Healing Village

~Unconventional Hoop Isolations w/Karlie Dean
~Unlocking Your Psychic Potential w/Jennifer Sodini
~Celtic Breathwork: Stirring the Cauldron w/Molly Stanton
~Let Your Wild Man Breath: A Class For Men w/Harshada
~Kusudama: a Portal into the Subtle World w/ Asya & Dmitriy
~Wisdom Reading with the Tarot w/Perry Kroeger
~You Are The Dormant Christ w/Keith Clampton
~Sacred Tools: Explore, Discover and Play in your own Energy Field w/Michael Wann

Sun. Healing Village:

~ 5th Element Sound Healing Booth w/Paradiso and Rasmayi
~Tibetan Singing Bowl and Sitar Bath w/Damion Bond and Brett Zwerdlow

~Chakra Shower – Transformational Healing Sessions with Kusudamas w/Dimitriy and Asya

~Beautiful Chorus Harmony Tent
~ Soul to Sole Reflexology w/ Carla Poluha
~The Amethyst BioMat w/Amber Hannah
~Reiki-Reflexology Combinations w/Sarah Lamb

MONDAY SEPT. 1

Mon. Music:

~David Newman (Durga Das)
~Groovananda
~The Skys
~Beautiful Chorus
~Kai Shanti’s Shakti Evolution
~Bendy Effect
~Karmic Repair Company
~Brother Bear and Family
~Elijah Ray and Band of Light
~Harnam and Ramdesh

Mon. Yoga Classes:

~Chocolate Spirit Yoga: Sacred Cacao Ceremony and Loving Yoga Flow w/Sonja Lokensgard

~”Learning to Sit in Your Sh*t” Vinyasa of Self-Love w/ Becca Pati
~”Fly Up” Advanced w/Abigail Boehm And Suzin Green/Daniel Johnson Kirtan

~Explorations in Aerial Yoga w/Rachel and Ulysses Wilson
~Big Heart Meditation w/Harshada
~Laughter Yoga: Releasing Your Inner Joy w/Beth Bongar
~Meditation and the Body-Mind Connection w/Richard Brook
~The Central Channel: Tadasana of Each Limb w/Kendra Renzoni

Mon. Workshops:

~The Elements of Thai Massage w/Damion Bond
~Sacred Economy w/Michael Reddy
~ AUM Alchemy Workshop -or- AUM Tuneup w/ Paradiso and Rasamayi

~ Forage and Feast Plant Walk w/Sarah Murray

~One Plant Spirit Medicine – DoTERRA essential oils workshop w/Rasamayi

~BAMBOO: Gift Of The Gods w/Matthew Fallon
~Quantum Plant Spirit Medicine Workshop with doTERRA
~Eye-Gazing Meditationw/Tasha Greenwood
~Cognitive Hoop Therapy and Fitness w/Lexi Jade
~Visioneering: Discovering the Path Between Dreams and Reality w/Scott Love

~Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Senses w/Harshada

Mon. Healing Village:

~Beautiful Chorus Harmony Tent
~ 5th Element Sound Healing Booth w/Paradiso and Rasmayi
~Chakra Shower – Transformational Healing Sessions with Kusudamas w/Dimitriy and Asya

~ Soul to Sole Reflexology w/ Carla Poluha
~The Amethyst BioMat w/Amber Hannah
~Reiki-Reflexology Combinations w/Sarah Lamb
~Tibetan Singing Bowl and Sitar Bath w/Damion Bond and Brett Zwerdlow

 


Tix and Info at www.evolvefest.com

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/569166756451699/

 

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