Voices of Sacred Earth Eco-Festival 2014

The Eco-Vision

To raise ourselves up into a global consciousness that recognises the earth as a living, intelligent organism. This is the challenge and this is our vision.

We are in a time of major global change and crisis. Only by experiencing our intimate connectedness with the earth – through playing as her wildly creative impulses, through feeling the interbeing of all animals and plants – through knowing ourselves as the earth,  may we  transform our understanding of what life is, and what is of real value.

We will not have the resources to restore the balance of ecosystems on the planet without this fundamental change in consciousness, without a shift in priorities, without this new birth.

This second sacred earth eco-festival is an opportunity to investigate, explore, and to breathe into the whole of life.

  • See what others are doing in the arena of sustainable culture
  • Touch the creative impulse within
  • Create eddies and vortices with wisdom walkers from around the world
  • Be healed by healers, reconnected by artists, musicians and crafts people
  • Dance with people who have found a way to connect beyond the ordinary and touch the earth

“Learning from nature to heal ourselves”

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21-23 February 2014

This festival is an opportunity to love with your hands, your body, your voice, your mind. This is a rare time and place: “Kawai Purapura” recognize the past and future in the present.

Free Eco-Sustainability Festival

Hootons Reserve, Albany on festival weekend

Learn practical ways to create eco-sustainable lifestyles – incorporate new eco-technologies into your daily life.

Instigate immediate environmental repair.

Stalls, seminars, workshops and interactive displays with leading environmental organisations.

Gather information for change, from home insulation, composting, building with local materials, forest and bird protection and superfoods.

Lucas stream clean-up Sunday 10-12am. A gumboot journey through the ways of water with Barry Brailsford, Gary Cooke and Mike O’Donnell.

Sacred Earth Water Journey Eco-Festival Presentations

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. The festival began 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 highlights included Barry Brailsford, loved and acclaimed historian of the wisdom traditions of indigenous Pacific peoples,  presenting Song of the Ages.  This was followed by the celebrated New Zealand documentary, Water Whisperers, which  explores the work of ten communities healing damaged waterways. Mike O’Donnell, celebrated waterman and story teller, continued the water theme with his waterman performance. This was a prelude to the stream cleanup on Sunday. The evening finished with Trance Dance Music with  DJ Anirvan ,

Saturday night also featured an Interactive Mayan Sacred Theatre with Vasumi  followed by 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 was followed by an open to all, drumming circle with Jimi Dale,

 

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Caroline Robinson explained the origin and significance of the LUNA sculpture in Oteha Valley, and co-presented the Water Journey with Mike O’Donnell. Kawai Purapura, February 2014.

 

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