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Since 2006, Future Primitive has been hosting intimate conversations with authors, visionaries and innovators who speak about our connection and partnership with the Living Earth.
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Dr. Larry Dossey is a physician, lecturer, author and internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. His books include. among others, Space, Time & Medicine, Reinventing Medicine and The...
Bradford Keeney Ph.D. is recognized as an elder shaman and spiritual teacher in cultures throughout the world. He is the author of Profiles of Healing, an eleven-volume encyclopedia of the world’s healing practices and an autobiography entitled Bushman Shaman as well...
Also known as Mountain Girl, Carolyn was a Merry Prankster and the wife of Jerry Garcia. In 1964 she met Neal Cassady who introduced her to Ken Kesey and his friends, one of whom gave her the name "Mountain Girl". She quickly joined the inner circle of Pranksters and...
President and co-founder (with wife Lena Stevens) of Power Path Seminars, an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and indigenous wisdom to business and everyday life. José completed a ten year apprenticeship with...
Joanna presents a blessing ceremony by Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini), Elder and spiritual advisor from the Anishnabe Nation, Eagle Clan. Dave is the visionary behind The Turtle Lodge the First Nation's Center for Learning and Healing in Sagkeeng, Manitoba,...
Craig Barnes is an author, essayist, playwright and international mediator. In the 1980s he negotiated nuclear issues with leaders in the Academy of Sciences in the Kremlin, in the 1990s he facilitated talks between opposing sides in the war between Armenia and...
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“I love your play with words and your love for words Joanna. Your comment: ‘this makes life bear-able’ – brought smile to my heart. Wisdom contained in our language when we hear deeply and hear every word. And playfulness. And who if not a bear in us has a strength to bear the unbearable that is happening now. “
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