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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt
The Power of Dance
"The difficulties we face can motivate our greatest growth and healing," says our guest Marsha Scarbrough, author of Medicine Dance: One woman's healing journey into the world of Native American sweatlodges, drumming meditations and dance fasts. "But you have to follow whatever healing path inspires you, no matter how crazy!" This week Marsha will share what she has learned about the power of dance to heal from her work with Native American teacher, Beautiful Painted Arrow/Joseph Rael and Ayo Adeyemi Nigerian master drummer/ Yoruba ceremonial leader. In indigenous cultures, dance is not a performance. It's a meditation for the dancer. The movement itself is prayer. Dance and rhythm are the means by which shamans can repaired or restored vibration. Since we are actually vibration rhythm, dance, and ritual can be used to heal us. The possibilities to create global and personal healing are endless when you have a group trance with positive intention, rhythm, and the power of dance.
This Week's Guest:
Marsha Scarbrough's is the author of Medicine Dance: One woman's healing journey into the world of Native American sweatlodges, drumming meditations and dance fasts. Along the way, Marsha traveled with Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax, danced with movement guru Gabrielle Roth, earned a brown belt in karate from martial arts legend Tak Kubota, participated in healing ceremonies with Native American mystic Beautiful Painted Arrow/ Joseph Rael and produced workshops for Nigerian master drummer/ Yoruba ceremonial leader Ayo Adeyemi. Marsha and her book can be found on her website: www.medicinedancebook.com.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2PM Pacific
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Awakenings with Michele Meiche
Paolo D'oro -- Maui Shaman
To paraphrase an old nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall " " had a great fall and all the Kings Horses and all the Kings men couldn't put Hump D back together again until now the Age of Super Glue It is very clear that all around us we're seeing evidence of a great fall, structures are collapsing right and left the Economy
, government etc. And like Hump D we are feeling the internal rumble with the buzz from 2012 are we going to crack! Since we are in an age of reflecting so many changes I feel it is our role to become like the top of an old ancestor pine tree and flow with the winds, which requires us not to be attached to the stories and the forms that are really just myths and now it is up to us to reshape and mold new myths.. I feel it is not our role to be just witnesses to this melee, and take action so as not to end up as Hump D. Whether conscious or unconscious we have within each of us the memory or intention for these new blue prints. With the guiding energies of Paolo & Michele by stretching out the story we can sometimes help to reveal the patterns that affect each of us. Sometimes we are so involved in maintaining the necessary energies to keep our stories alive that we become our own obstacles and do not see the sources that are hidden. By reaching out or in this case calling in is taking action and this movement is a sign of growth, and growth is not stagnant. Remember Just like Humpty D "It Takes a village" http://www.whatisyoursound.com
1/6/2010 3:00 PM ET