Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetable

Voices logo final white 72dpi Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableVoices of Sacred Earth Conference and Festival is a weekend of seminars and instructional workshops exploring indigenous and cultural arts.

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Festival Timetable Friday 8th February

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Prema

Powhiri

17:00 - 18:00

POWHIRI

18:00 - 18:30

COMPLIMENTARY SUPPER

powhiri Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableNgati Whatua will welcome all presenters and participants to the Voices of Sacred Earth Festival. You are all warmly invited
to attend

Pōwhiri - two concepts
The word pōwhiri encapsulates two concepts that are important to Māori.

According to Waitangi kaumatua (elder) Wiremu Williams, of the Nga Puhi iwi, po can be translated as a venture into ‘the unknown’ or a new experience, while whiri is derived from whiriwhiri meaning the act or experience of exchanging information and knowledge.

Māori is the language used during pōwhiri. While pōwhiri may vary according to the occasion and the tribal area, Māori language still guides pōwhiri.

Basic pōwhiri include the following elements:

Karanga is a unique form of female oratory in which women bring a range of imagery and cultural expression to the first calls of welcome (and response) in the pōwhiri.
Whaikōrero (formal speeches) follows the karanga. Some of the best Māori language orations are given during pōwhiri when skilled speakers craft the language into a series of verbal images. The protocols for whaikōrero during pōwhiri are determined by the kawa (practices) of the marae or local iwi if the pōwhiri is not held on a marae.
Waiata (song) is sung after each whaikōrero by the group the orator represents. It is common to hear traditional waiata during pōwhiri.
Koha (gift) - generally an envelope of money - is laid on the ground by the last speaker for the manuhiri. A local kuia (female elder) may karanga as an expression of thanks. A male from the tangata whenua will pick up the koha.
Hongi (pressing of noses) signifies the joining together of tangata whenua and manuhiri. Tangata whenua invite the manuhiri to come forward to shake hands (hariru) and hongi.
Hākari (feast) - a shared meal - usually signifies the end of the pōwhiri.
 
 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableAll presenters and participants are invited to complimentary supper of soup and bread in prema dining room to end the Powhiri
 
 

Kahikatea

Concert

19:00 - 20:30

ANTION: A MAN AND HIS MUSIC

20:45 - 22:00

VOICES FROM THE FOREST

6809623 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableAntion: A Man and His Music
A Journey through Five Musical Incarnations
Antion, internationally acclaimed UK born 60s rock star guitarist and multicultural singer chanter shares his journey through five musical “incarnations” comprising different genres of music.

He is a world music phenomenon whose global journey has taken him from the London and Los Angeles Rock and Roll scene where he was a member of the legendary band The Animals, to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, and to the Islands of Hawaii, New Zealand and Polynesia.
With heart and humor Antion presents his musical and storytelling gifts in a spontaneously created compelling rendition, juxtaposing favorites from blues and rock ‘n roll history with his beloved Indian music, sacred Kirtan, Hawaiian healing music and more. With consummate musicianship he leads us on an interactive journey while sharing stories of the famous larger than life musicians and characters of the times such as Jimi Hendrix who called him one of his 3 favorite guitarists.
"My show is my life story played, sung, and spoken, revealing my fascinating musical influences and illuminating - in the light of my 50 years of extraordinary musical experiences- the backdrop and characters of the times, my massive personal challenges and the spiritual longing and mystery that drove me forward to the joy of where I am today.”
About Antion: As 60s Rock Star Guitarist Vic Briggs, Antion was one of the leading musicians on the London scene and the lead guitar player for Dusty Springfield, Rod Stewart and Eric Burdon & the Animals. He jammed with many famous musicians, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Stevie Winwood and Jimi Hendrix. A key player in British psychedelia, he is recognized as the most musically adept musician ever to pass through the ranks of the Animals, with his skills as a guitarist and arranger evident on the group's hits.
Capitol Records Hollywood, producer and arranger: In the late ‘60s Antion became a producer and arranger in the recording studios of Hollywood Capitol Records, and in 1970, after a profound epiphany, he left the music business to pursue a spiritual lifestyle.
Singer and teacher of Sacred Voice, Naad Yoga, Sound Healing, Mantra chanting: Antion was the first teacher of Kundalini Yoga, and Naad Yoga, the yoga of sacred sound, sound healing and mantra, in Europe.
Sikh Sacred Kirtan: Antion was the first non-Indian world renowned master singer of Sikh Sacred Kirtan. Now a legendary figure amongst 20 million Sikhs worldwide, he was the first ever foreigner to achieve mastery of the complex ragas of Sikh sacred music and to sing in the Golden Temple, the most sacred shrine of the Sikhs in Amritsar, India.
Hawaiian Chant, Sacred Music and Ceremony: Antion is well known in Hawaii and commands an unprecedented respect. His outstanding dedication to sacred oli, chant, was acknowledged by an invitation to be the first westerner to have an oli written especially for him for a prestigious international competition in Hawaii. His mastery is recognized in invitations such as leading the opening ceremonies, prayers and chants for the Kauai inauguration of the Governor of Hawaii, an honor reserved for only Kahuna (of priestly blood lineage) thus breaking traditional protocol.
New Thought Churches and Sacred Music Festivals: Antion is known and loved for his inspirational music of love and peace in the New Thought churches and Sacred Music Festivals in the Hawaiian Islands, USA and internationally.

Workshops and Sessions: Antion’s musical ear and consummate musicianship enable him to reproduce ancient sounds and imbibe cultures (to the extent that they believe he is one of them), all of which has given him a unique perspective to help those who wish to nurture and develop their own vocal expression. Antion gives private Sacred Voice Naad Yoga Voice Empowerment coaching sessions, healing sessions, and teaches workshops in Sacred Voice, Naad Yoga, and Secrets of the Yoga of Sound.

CDs and Books: His CD One in The Goddess is so loved that it’s frequently repeat-ordered to replace the CDs worn out from non-stop playing. Their books will be available through Amazon in March 2013: From Stardom to Wisdom: Healing and Love beyond the Celebrity Spotlight and Once an Animal: From Rock Star to Ragi

More about Antion: He is a charismatic man, leader, speaker, healer and spiritual teacher dedicated to supporting others through his global appearances, concerts and teachings. He cherishes his love of Spirit through meditative daily disciplines including Tai Chi. Together with Elandra, his healer celebrant wife of forty years, they live an internationally mobile lifestyle presenting concerts and workshops around the world including Living Love Kundalini Yoga®, Sacred Sites and Sounds Journeys, and much more.

 
Christianne van Wijk 500px 150x150 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableWriter and explorer Gary Cook has spent many years searching and documenting sacred sites in New Zealand and the South Pacific as well as in the British Isles.

His journey has been one of the heart, soul and the spirit, looking deeply into the sacred landscape of New Zealand. To honour the ancestors and acknowledge Mother Earth, Papatuanuku. And from these endeavours has emerged an understanding of the mystical faery realms that abound throughout Aotearoa.

Realms, which at this time are becoming more apparent to hundreds of people experiencing personal encounters.

To Iwi and Hapu these are the forest folk they call Patupaiarehe, Turehu, Waraki, Maitai, Pareha and Karitehe. To other folk living on these islands these are Faeries, Elves, Elementals, Gnomes, Pixies and Sidhe.
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Kereru, an elder at Kawai Purapura and contributor to the movie

Sacred sites researcher Gary wanted to find out whether the faery folk beings are physical or whether they live in another dimension.

Maori folklore speaks of the small faery folk, 3 to 4 foot tall. Often fair haired or occasionally witnessed with red hair and with green or blue eyes and pale skin.
“Never in a million years”

When Gary engaged a camera crew and went into the bush, he never expected to be rewarded so generously when the crew captured a supernatural anomaly on camera.

Not only that, during the filming, local farmers, Maori Iwi and Kaumatua came forward with information and testimonials that have made the film an extraordinary experience that will change the way people look at the ‘unseen’.
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Jeffree Clarkson, a regular performer at Kawai Purapura, provided music for the movie

The stunning beauty of New Zealand, unusual experiences and high vibrational music make ‘Voices from the Forest’ a must-see! For both the believer and non-believer!
“Spiritual and magical”

The production company is New Zealand’s Soul Destiny Productions which consists of Dutch award-winning director Christianne van Wijk, metaphysical teacher and business man Wayne Morgan and producer Annette Read.

The three of them joined forces when they realised they shared the same vision:

To create films that encourage people to rediscover their spiritual and magical side and to experience unity consciousness.
 
 

Plains

Sweat Lodge

18:00 - 20:00

OPENING SWEATLODGE PREPARATIONS with Dru

20:00 - 22:00

OPENING SWEATLODGE with Dru

sweat lodge Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThe sweat lodge begins with lighting the fire and saying prayers.
All participants are encouraged to be present for this part of the ceremony.
The sweat lodge needs to be booked prior. Apply to community@kawaipurapura.co.nz.
Please pay your koha at reception and receive your wristband.

 
sweat lodge Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThe sweat lodge is by invitation only. There are to be no cameras.
All participants must be in appropriate modest attire.
eg. women a sarong or dress, men shorts or a sarong.
Women on moon time are asked to cede their place to another.

Limited to 30 people.
Suggested koha $20.
Please pay your koha at reception and receive your wristband.

 
 

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FULL WEEKEND CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES!

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Kahikatea :: Saturday

Music Workshops and Concerts

23:00 - 24:00

MANTRA TRANCE with DJ Anirvan

19:00 - 20:00

RICHARD NUNNS

21:00 - 22:00

JYOSHNA and ANANDA MARGA CHOIR

22:00 - 23:00

JAGUAR & LUEN "Pilgrimage of Love"

16:00 - 17:30

VOICE TECHNIQUE FOR KIRTAN with Dr Sam

11:00 - 12:30

SOUNDS AND SONGS FOR SELF REALISATION

20:00 - 21:00

GAMELAN

9:00 - 10:30

EXPLORE YOUR VOICE Workshop with Georgia Wood

14:00 - 15:30

SACRED NAAD YOGA Workshop with Antion

DJ Anirvan 01 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith DJ Anirvan. Dance the night away in a unique blend of Western and Eastern Music Styles.
Rather than give limiting names to the genres, Anirvan describes his music as beats, rhythms, textures, and different colours. His philosophy is that the genre distinctions themselves aren't important, the emotional content of the music is.
 
Richard Nunns 140px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableA collaboration with Prosad and other performaers.
 
jyoshna guitar 250px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableJyoshna and the Ananda Marga 'Path of Bliss Choir will be performing a fusion of Western Choral singing, Eastern kirtan devotional songs and English folk music. recent songs from the album Unity Hours II, as well as a selection from Prabhat Samgiita, ‘Songs of the New Dawn’ composed by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar the most celebrated devotional song Collection of the 20th century. Come and join us in singing and dancing to ecstatic praise songs ‘kirtans’, that have profound and uplifting effects on body, mind and spirit.
 
Jaguar and Luen 03 250px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThe meditative and heart-opening atmosphere is enriched by the addition of traditional Indian bhajans and mantras, to give birth to a colourful garland of sounds, creating a meeting point of Sound Medicine and devotional music. Floating on the waves of a gentle and relaxed breath we will sail through beautiful soundscapes, using music as a vessel to reach the depths of our hearts.
 
Sam Shay sm Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableA class on voice technique specific for Kirtan. Increase your vocal skills and vocal power to make kirtan even better. Learn the techniques and theory of progressing Kirtan from beginning to end.

Dr. Shay comes from a family of medical doctors, including both his parents, his grandfather, his cousin, and his brother-in-law. Dr. Shay chose a different route to heal patients naturally without drugs or surgery.

Dr. Shay did his pre-medical training at University of California at Santa Cruz, graduating with Highest Honors, College Honors, and the sole recipient of the Stevenson College Service Award. He earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic as well as two more Bachelor’s degrees, one in Health & Wellness and the other in Human Anatomy, from the most prestigious Chiropractic College in the world, Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas and was the only doctoral graduate to earn Summa Cum Laude in his class.
 
fortaleza arms 2 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Dr Jyoshna La Trobe. Jyoshna will lead two workshops that cover the foundation blocks of devotional music (kīrtan), focusing on specific raga melodies as well as instrumentation (including guitar, cymbals and Indian khol drum). You will learn songs and rhythms that call the divine, heal feelings of loss and anxiety, overcome negativity, balance the mind, induce compassion and feelings of ecstasy, all designed to inspire and uplift you. Jyoshna is accompanied by:
Kavita Neumannova on Indian khol drum, the first woman to learn the traditional Rarhi kirtan rhythms with khol master Sri Jagaran Mahato from Purulia, India. She has been performing with Jyoshna for over four years.
Marie Willis plays clarinet, flute, saxophone, recorder and other magical instruments. She holds a Bachelor of Music, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy and Diploma in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Jyoshna, Marie and Kavita formed the group ModhuRasa in 2012, performing at Festivals, Yoga centres and other venues around NZ.
 
Gamelan Budi playing gender 550px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableA small sub-group of Gamelan Padhang Moncar will present traditional repertoire from the courts and villages of central Java.
 
bioimage Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Georgia Wood
The voice reveals much of who we are, or who we wish others to see. Have fun (make some noise!!) as you explore your voice as an instrument capable of sound, song, expression of emotion and your authentic truth. Establish a relationship with your voice and learn simple techniques (including asana and pranayama relevant to the throat chakra) to access and increase vocal, authenticity, ease, power, resonance and clarity to allow your voice to be the best possible expression of you.
 
antion02 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableSacred Voice, Sacred Sound
For healing and empowerment. Spiritual Union through Sacred Sound. Kick start your daily life and personal sadhana using powerful mantras and chants from India and Hawaii. Learn to use your own, authentic Sacred Voice to heal trauma, ease stress and open your heart.
Through deep meditation, the ancient mystics ascertained that the universe came into being through the Sacred Word, which they called Logos, Shabd or Nam.

Their ultimate goal was to raise the vibrational level of your body’s twenty trillion cells until every one of them vibrates with the Holy Sound of the Name of God.

For this same purpose, we will introduce you to:
• Naad Yoga and high frequency vibration
• How to use the power of mantra, and Japaa Yoga in your daily life
• Five steps to create your own vocal sadhana (daily spiritual practice)
• Five secrets to use your voice to heal, balance and energize your body, chakras and field
• Fifth Chakra Holographic Healing, a way to heal your throat chakra, the chakra of expression of all the chakras, and the key to emotional healing
• The experience of birthing the sound of your own authentic, ecstatic spiritual expression
 
 

Lotus :: Saturday

Healers and Wisdom Walkers

16:00 - 17:30

CO-CREATING THE NEW EARTH with Elisabeth von

14:00 - 15:30

AOTEAROA EARTH MYSTERIES with Gary Cook

7:00 - 8:00

MEDITATION AND KIRTAN

9:00 - 10:30

SACRED PLANT MEDICINE OF AOTEAROA

18:30 - 20:00

AMMA (hugging mother) FILM PRESENTATION

11:00 - 12:30

KAWAKAWA HEALING BALM Workshop with Tia

Elisabeth von Madarasz Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableElisabeth von Madarasz discusses Shamanism's Role in Joyfully Co-creating the New Earth
The star seeded wisdoms of the shaman pave the way for a new marriage between humanity and nature.
Our current evolutionary leap is to co-create together the New Earth unfolding.
 
gary cook nz sacred sites Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableGary Cook is a leading writer on the special nature of the mystic realms that are to be found in New Zealand and the South Pacific and leader of The Secret Land project. An explorer of ancient sacred places and energy sites in the unique New Zealand landscape, Gary has devoted many years of searching and writing of the wonders to be found within the islands of New Zealand and the South Pacific.
 
fortaleza arms 2 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Jyoshna and Jyoti
 
franchelle Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Francelle Ofsoske-Wyber.
A workshop on earth medicine, shamanism and native plants with Franchelle Ofsoske-Wyber. Described as a tohuna, matakite amd matakite by Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Ariki Rose Pere C.B.E C.M, Franchelle is a master shamaness who been fully initiated into the Kura Huna the mystery school of the Maori.

Franchelle will reveal the remarkable healing power concealed in ancient forests of Aotearoa. She will also explain the key fundamental and vital role of plants in healing and shamanism and demonstrate how to work holistically and shamanically with native plants in the 21st century for a healing outcome.

Participants will work with hinegaro whole brain processes and make up their own specially formulated New Zealand native plant remedy to take home. Cost $10.00 for materials
 
Picture 7 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableDarshan the embrace
Amma, one of the world’s most famous spiritual guides and “Mahatmas”, is known internationally for her charitable donations, fight for peace, and work with illiteracy. This intimate documentary captures her charisma and loving spirit through conversations with Amma and those close to her.

How does one make a film about a saint? That is the question that director Jan Kounen sets out to answer, at least implicitly, in the film "Darshan, The Embrace." The holy person in this case is Ammachi, a.k.a. Amma, a.k.a. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Sanskrit for "Mother of Immortal Bliss"), a woman embraced by many as a guru, an enlightened being who has attained God-consciousness.
Throughout the film, Amma is alternately solemn, mischievous, mystical, wise. Her charitable accomplishments are fitting expressions of her spiritual devotion. A recipient of the esteemed Gandhi-King Award for Nonviolence, she has established an extensive network of humanitarian organizations throughout India, including housing- and food-for-the-poor programs, orphanages, and a high-tech hospital providing medical care for the needy.


In interviews with Kounen and in her spiritual discourses, Amma has the gravitas of a true spiritual master. "The creator is creation," she observes. "It's divine power that we see in different forms." Reflecting on the relationship between the guru and the disciple, she seeks to counter the damage done by spiritual con artists posing as illuminated beings: "Say you go to a library and pick out two books. If they are both bad, it doesn't mean all the books there are bad."
 
tia 300px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableTia Jellick will be facilitating a kawakawa balm-making workshop, demonstrating the process, and following tikanga ( protocols), to show respect for the bush and the plants used. You will go into the bush to find specific plants, learn how to pick them, how to follow moon cycles, use karakia, and benefit from general bush lore. All participants will receive a pottle of freshly made kawakawa balm to take home. There will be a surcharge of $10 to cover the materials.
 
 

Shanti :: Saturday

Indigenous Instruments

9:00 - 10:30

TAONGA PUORO Seminar with Richard Nunns

16:00 - 17:30

THE GAMELAN Workshop with Budi Putra

11:00 - 12:30

SIX HEALING SOUNDS MEDITATION with Kim Knight

19:00 - 19:45

ADIDAM

14:00 - 15:30

M'BIRA WORKSHOP with Jimi Dale

Richard Nunns 140px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableRichard Nunns is a living authority on nga taonga puoro (Maori traditional musical instruments). He has been described as one of New Zealand’s most remarkable musicians.

His thorough and sensitive research has provided a wealth of information around the sounds, history and stories of these taonga, ensuring their preservation for future generations.

He has received national and international recognition as he takes the instruments into conversation, discussion and collaboration with different cultures and musical genres.
 
Gamelan Rebab vertical fiddle Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableGamelan Padhang Moncar is a Javanese music ensemble that is based at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. The instruments are predominantly gongs and other metal percussion as well as drums, vertical fiddle, bamboo flute and voices. Indonesian gamelan music has been played at Victoria University since 1975, when the first set of gamelan instruments was introduced by ethnomusicologist, Allan Thomas.

Budi Putra, our director since 1996, is a graduate in karawitan (music) of the Performing Arts Academy in Surakarta in Central Java , specialising in voice. He has also sung in contemporary works by Jack Body including Palaran: Songs of Love and War with Amsterdam’s Atlas Ensemble, the NZSO and the National Taiwanese Orchestra; and Campur Sari with the NZ String Quartet.

At the Sacred Voices Festival, a small sub-group of Gamelan Padhang Moncar will present traditional repertoire from the courts and villages of central Java.
 
Lung Sound Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Kim Knight. The Six Healing Sounds Meditation – Clear the internal organs of physical and emotional toxins and allow your natural radiance to shine through

According to ancient Chinese wisdom, emotions, both positive and negative, are a form of energy which are stored inside the organs and tissues of the body. Ultimately the quality of this emotional energy (ie, either life-affirming or life-depleting) will affect the health of our organs. Long-term build up of stored negative emotions will often lead to a state of dis-ease.

Qigong is the ancient art of clearing unhealthy Qi (energy) from the body to build up and store fresh, new healthy Qi. It works simultaneously to revitalize and relax the body-mind. The Six Healing Sounds meditation is one of the foundation exercises of the Universal Healing Tao system of Qigong founded by Master Mantak Chia.

This hands-on workshop will give you a first-hand experience of how to clear negative emotions (such as sadness, worry, fear or anger) from the internal organs, allowing the natural positive ‘virtues’ such as joy, love, courage, optimism, gentleness and trust to shine forth from the organs. These positive virtues are already within us, but can be inhibited by negative energy which overshadows them inside the body.

Benefits of the Six Healing Sounds meditation include instigating the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms, clearing unhealthy Qi from the organs and tissues, and turning on the ‘sympathetic nervous system’ (SNS) or relaxation response. This meditation brings a deep sense of relaxation and inner calm, even with only 15 minutes of daily practice. It is particularly good to do before bed in order to clear unhealthy Qi from the body which has built up during the day.

The class will be taught by Kim Knight, natural health therapist and certified Qigong instructor. Kim specializes in helping people clear the root mental and emotional causes of illness through a number of cutting-edge techniques, including Qigong. She was a finalist in 2011 for New Zealand Woman of the Year, for innovations in health, and the only non-medical semi-finalist in the 2012 Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Awards.
All welcome, no meditation experience necessary. The meditation will be done seated on chairs.
 
adidam art1 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableWE ARE CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF
A 30 minute Guided Meditation with exquisite sacred music and recitation from the Sacred Teaching if Adi Da Samaj.
Presented by Adidam
 
MBira Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableMbira is an instrument more than a thousand years old and is used in ceremonies in Zimbabwe as a way of contacting the Ancestral Spirits.Its haunting sounds and melodies are used in cyclic chanting style music that draws you into a trance state In this workshop we shall learn how the notes are arranged in an easy way and learn to play a simple tune and song together. Some instruments provided.
 
 

Prema :: Saturday

Performance & Poetry

16:00 - 17:30

BAKTI YOGA, KIRTAN and SATSANG with Bhadrasena

9:00 - 10:30

VOICES OF THE EARTH POETRY WORKSHOP

10:30 - 11:00

POETRY

13:00 - 14:00

SHAKTI BAND

17:30 - 18:30

JEFFREE CLARKSON

11:00 - 12:30

SAHAJA YOGA MUSIC AND MEDITATION

14:00 - 15:30

GAMELAN PERFORMANCE

Bhadrasena Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetable" Access non -material pleasure " … - This workshop will firstly, focus on a meditation exercise for identifying the non material self, the real you, and then, secondly, on the technology and procedures of the genuine yoga system that will allow you access your real potential, non material pleasure, beyond the temporary body and mind. "Pleasure we want, pleasure we seek … but how to access pleasure that has no beginning or end, that is the quest of the intelligent human being!". This is the solution to all the problems we are facing today economically, environmentally and socially. Sounds too good to be true!! Following the talk will be a wonderful mantra chant of the world famous "Hare Krishna Chant" altogether, the prime technology for accessing our real pleasure and happiness.
 
Capture Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Gus Simonovic
We live in an increasingly homogenized world. The many Voices of the Earth—thousands of diverse human cultures and languages—are being overpowered by just a few dominant voices that have spread their reach across the planet. Instead of exploring and developing vibrant unity in diversity, we’re quickly sliding into a drab sameness, without unity.

Poetry as an art form is as old as human existence. Initially developed through oral tradition and folk song, poetry predates literacy. Spoken word evolved further through writing, reading, translation and performance, and it is so central to all cultures. The aim of this workshop is to deepen the understanding of where are we, individually and collectively, “coming from” and what made us into what we are today, through language and poetry. A study of our belonging, our uniqueness and identity, told using our various ancient voices and adopted to our modern-day language, perceptions and expression.

While examining some of the finest indigenous/sacred/spiritual verse from around the globe, participants are invited to respond in their own voice. Within a most supportive environment, where positive feedback is the only “rule”, series of simple exercises will provide a platform for participants to unleash their creative potential.

Let one of the best known NZ performance poets take you on this unique poetic journey - an adventure and discovery of sacred verse from all around the world. Be inspired by transformational nature of poetry – reading it, speaking it, writing it.

All workshop material provided, participants are invited to bring a couple of their favorite poems, to share.

Poetry became before language, for it was the poetic spirit in man that made language.
Hazarat Inayat Khan
 
ila selwyn Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableGus Simonovic introducing some of New Zealands foremost poets: Saray Torres de Riddell, Ron riddell and Ila Sellwyn.


Saray Torres de Riddell has been a university language teacher and translator in Colombia and New Zealand. She holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from the University of Auckland. In 2002 she was the interpreter of linguist Noam Chomsky’s at Universidad Nacional- Medellin where she worked for many years. Interpreter and literary workshop leader for a Latin American Women’s Group in London. For five years she was a translator, event organizer and presenter for Corporación de Arte y Poesía Prometeo which organizes the International Poetry Festival in Medellin, Colombia. She has also translated poetry for a number of international poets who have attended the festival in Medellin and for several New Zealand writers among them Ron Riddell. Cofounded the Wellington International Poetry Festival.
“Riddell’s great strength is his positive inspirational vision of human existence. It is a direct view, uncluttered by ego, vanity or obscure references”…“Riddell reports he has strong feelings of solidarity with the people of Colombia. He believes that a combination of understanding and the arts can be used to bring hope, peace and sustenance to the people of Colombia”
-Capital Times
“Riddell wants poems to build bridges and heal. He sustains a rhapsodic commitment to poetry that brings our lives to light”
-Dominion Post

Ila Selwyn’s book of poetry, two sisters, was published in 2011. She had previously published two chapbooks and a number of handmade books. Ila was an MC at Poetry Live, Auckland for four years. She had also been running a national poetry event at Lopdell House for two years and left Poetry Live to start up rhythm & verse on the top floor in 2009. This event, with equal parts of poetry and music, is in its fourth successful year and has recently moved to the top floor of Black Salt in New Lynn while Lopdell House is being renovated. She wrote her great NZ novel in 20 words
as a poem. squeezed between siblings / two children / one of each / three marriages / five countries / six different names / changed twice / by deed poll



 
Shakti 300x262 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableShakti are a vibrant and talented group of female musicians who sing sacred mantras of the Divine Mother from all spiritual traditions and earth cultures. Their music connects the listener deeply with feminine qualities inherent within themselves (regardless of gender) and is both uplifting and joyous.
 
Jeffree harmonyrun 218x300 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableWith albums selling long after their release New Zealand composer and recording artist Jeffree Clarkson continues to produce the most beautiful and relaxing sound you could hear anywhere in the world.

Jeffee’s uniquely individual style has drawn attention from many corners of the globe with his music frequently broadcast in public places wherever a relaxing atmosphere is required.

The medicinal qualities of his music are well recognised in mainstream and alternative medicine and are a favoured background ambience for Yoga, Tai Chi Meditation and many other applications.

There is a distinctive quality that identifies Jeffree’s music. He is an intensely intuitive composer whose music can touch deeply within the listener. His music works to relax the mind and body allowing rejuvenation of energy at a profound level. His melodies draw on simple and essential music ideas from both Eastern and Western influences. The visual quality in his music can inspire us to journey within, in an exploration of self and the wider implications of our deeper spirituality.
 
Sahaja Yoga Meditation 300px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThe Sahaja yoga music group performs devotional music stemming from Indian traditional bajans as well as heart-opening songs from around the world. They believe that the purpose of music is to facilitate joy that reverberates with audiences, offering bliss and peace.


“Sahaja” means “spontaneous”, “born with” and ‘yoga” means “union”.

Sahaja yoga meditation is a method of spontaneous awakening of the subtle energy Kundalini which resides within every human being and is able to take us into the state of thoughtless awareness, which is meditation. The meditator experiences it as a state of peace, fulfilment and joy
 
Gamelan group 550px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableGamelan Padhang Moncar is a Javanese music ensemble that is based at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. The instruments are predominantly gongs and other metal percussion as well as drums, vertical fiddle, bamboo flute and voices. Indonesian gamelan music has been played at Victoria University since 1975, when the first set of gamelan instruments was introduced by ethnomusicologist, Allan Thomas.

Budi Putra, our director since 1996, is a graduate in karawitan (music) of the Performing Arts Academy in Surakarta in Central Java , specialising in voice. He has also sung in contemporary works by Jack Body including Palaran: Songs of Love and War with Amsterdam’s Atlas Ensemble, the NZSO and the National Taiwanese Orchestra; and Campur Sari with the NZ String Quartet.

At the Sacred Voices Festival, a small sub-group of Gamelan Padhang Moncar will present traditional repertoire from the courts and villages of central Java.
 
 

Teepee :: Saturday

Healing through the Earth (day) Jam sessions (night)

20:00 - 21:00

JAM SESSION led by Jimi Dale

21:00 - 23:00

JAM SESSION CONTINUED with guest musicians

12:30 - 14:00

WAIATA with Rawiri Pene and Frank Panapa

11:00 - 12:30

HANDS ON HEALING with Atarangi

16:00 - 17:30

EARTH DRUMMING Workshop with Jimi Dale

14:00 - 15:30

EARTH ENERGY WORKSHOP with Barry

9:00 - 10:30

REVITALISING TOHUNGA with Pourato & Te Ngako Ngaropo

jimi dale jamming Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableBased on the earth workshop earlier today. All musicians invited. Bring your instruments
 
drumming 140px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThis continues drumming circle lead by All invited. Bring your drums and your dancing legs.
Various drumming energies will collaboarate to provide 'one sound' for dancers to interact with.
 
Some traditional and contemporary devotional Maori Waiata with the band 'Aka'. Frank will also be performing a couple of Van Morrison numbers
 
AtaTips Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableAtarangi is one of Maoridoms most respected healers. Her work is deep, unique, uplifting, enlivening and rewarding physically and spiritually. She is an example of the ‘living works’ of ancestral teaching. The body work she will be introducing includes:
Mirimiri - which stimulates all parts of the body. This in turn activates the wairua (spiritual) body as well as other bodies
Romirom - which is more agitating. This deep work aligns as well as releases areas of the body that are holding on to various things.
 
jimi dale 300px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableIn this workshop we will look at a rhythm, song and dance from Zimbabwe that is about connecting with the earth as part of their ceremonial music.
 
EarthWisSummit 388px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Barry Brailford.
Explore the frontiers of consciousness with dowsing rods. Restricted to 24 people.
 
Te Ngakooterangi portrait 150x150 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetable"Revitalising the Origins of authentic Māori Spirituality"

Pouroto has made a tremendous contribution to "Maori Spirituality" and "Māori Health" over the last 30yrs. He is at present the Deputy Chairman of the Rūnanga (tribal council) o Ngāti Awa (his tribal grouping). A Councilor of the Whakatāne District council and a Justice of the Peace. He has held many Māori advisory positions in different educational institutes and tribal settings. Acted in "Tōhunga Roles"(Spiritual Practitioner) for his people on many occasions. He built his own Pā (Māori Village) called Iramoko Marae. He also holds a teaching qualification and bachelors degree in Mātauranga Māori (Māori Knowledge) and has represented his hapū (people) and Iwi (tribal community) nationally and internationally. He has also travelled extensively throughout the world as a spiritual ambassador to America, Scotland and Hawai'i, to name just a few. Pouroto will talk about "The Exodus of the Māori People from Israel through the pacific ocean," then to Aotearoa, NZ. Linking together the house of Abraham to our Māori people. He has a passion for genealogy, traditional Māori tattooing and ancient knowledge.

Te Ngakooterangi Ngaropo will be talking about " Revitalising the authentic spirituality of the Tōhunga Ahurewa in a modern world" - and " A new perspective towards reconstructing the traditional "Whare Wānanga" (Spiritual Wisdom Schools) in a contemporary context."

Te Ngakooterangi has had authentic spiritual experiences his entire life. He has travelled the world on spiritual journeys to Chile, Mexico, American, Alaska, Tahiti, Rapanui (Easter Islands), Hawai'i during the last 12 years Now he has embarked upon an academic career and is in his second year as a PhD candidate at a indigenous university called "Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi" which is his tribal University.

He and his eldest brother Pouroto are lucky enough to descend from a long line of "Tōhunga" (Spiritual Practitioners).
 
 

Glade :: Saturday

Sacred Movement & Dance

11:00 - 12:30

HAWAIAN HEALING, HULA and CHANT

14:00 - 15:30

WAIATA AND HEALING HAKA with Ojasvin and Iris Davis

09:00 - 10:30

DEER DANCE with Brant Secunda

6:30 - 8:00

MANASA PUJA

16:00 - 17:30

VOCAL...VERBAL... with Margaret-Mary Hollins

elandra antion Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Elandra and Antion Meredith.
Hawaiian chant, hula, music and stories all honor the sacred and ceremonial and are centered on the reverence for Nature, Goddess and Mother Earth. Antion and Elandra will share chant, drumming, music and basic hula steps you can use with the intention of empowering you in your own self-healing and life.
Antion and Elandra divide their time between NZ and Hawaii, (their home for 17 years). Their dedication and mastery of chant was recognized by an invitation to perform the ceremonies for the inauguration of the Governor, an honour reserved for only Hawaiian-born Kahuna, thus breaking protocol. They lead international Aloha focused Yoga, Sacred Voice and Healing workshops, concerts, and Sacred Sites and Sounds Journeys through Hawaii.
 
Ojassvin Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableHealing Haka with dance, song, physical and lightbody exercises, meditation, songs, rhythm and elements of ritual for your own well being.
HAKA is an anciant power dance practiced by Maori people from New Zealand. It is known to be vigorously expressed with strong vocal and dynamic body gestures. This art form not only can prepare your state of mind for battle, but it can also bring your mind toward the state of healing. It gives you empowerment and self-confidence.

GRANDMOTHERS HEALING HAKA is a dance that transforms lives. It is for everyone, young and old, male and female. It brings the male and female energies back into balance and creates peace within yourself, for mother earth.

THIS GRANDMOTHERS HEALING HAKA WORKSHOP is very powerful, deep, liberating, safe, warm, loving, healing and joyful. Out of silence and ritual, we sing, shout, make music and dance Haka. With a full healing heart we create all together dynamic free peace.

This power dance imparts wisdom and love from the tradition of the Waitaha-Maori grandmothers, the water carriers, to encourage people to remember their own cultural roots.
Remembering our roots is helping to sustain the cultural diversity, which is disappearing. This is happening every day as our modern world is consuming the natural resources of our planet. The abundance of our world, can be seen as a garden of flowers, full of fragrance, full of colour, full of beauty that inspires and nourishes our whole well-being.



 
shaman brant secunda inspire Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableConsidered to be one of the last living Pre-Columbian traditions in North America, the Huichol are one of the last tribes to maintain their sacred Dance of the Deer - one of the most important ceremonies in their vibrant spiritual culture. Join shaman and healer, Brant Secunda for this special ceremony and dance your prayers into Mother Earth, creating a circle of unity with all of life. Allow yourself to enter a powerful state of consciousness and joy through participation in this ancient dance that celebrates the light of creation.
 
images Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableBrahmachari Shraddhamrita received the Brahmacharya initiation from AMMA, The hugging Mother, in 1997. He has toured Europe and Australia conducting satsangs, retreats, meditation and Q & A sessions, spreading Ammas message and working for her cause.
Alongside a guided MA OM meditation and sacred mantra chanting he will introduce us to the very beautiful form of mental worship called Manasa Puja.
 
marg Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableDiscover your vocal potential using sound and text to offer participants insights on developing your sound range connecting voice to body. We’ll explore ways to connect the spoken word to your full sound giving your delivery full meaning. We’ll explore ways of engaging the voice subtly, physically and emotionally connecting fully to the essence, be it spontaneous or scripted dialogue.
 
 

The Plains :: Saturday

Kids Zone

9:00 - 10:30

STORY TELLING with Lyn Kriegler

11:00 - 12:30

MAKING MANDALAS with Lyn Kriegler

16:00 - 17:30

MAU RAKAU AND PUTIPUTI with the Penes

10:30 - 11:00

DYLAN WADE

14:00 - 15:30

WAIATA, STICK GAMES with the Pene family

17:30 - 18:30

NUR PEACH LAJUNEN TAL'

lyn kriegler Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableLyn Kriegler is a book illustrator, scriptwriter and oral storyteller. Originally from the United States, her career as a staff artist and art director saw her work for a variety of organisations such as Mademoiselle, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. In 1974 Kriegler immigrated to New Zealand and has since illustrated 22 picture books, seven chapter books and 25 readers. In 2006 she illustrated Margaret Mahy’s Family Surprises, and more recently she has written her own book, Mister Minty (illustrated by Blair Sayer). Kriegler participates in the Writers in Schools programme to discuss where ideas come from, what made her want to become an author/illustrator, how she learned to tell stories, and how to draw.
 
lyn kriegler Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableLyn Kriegler is a book illustrator, scriptwriter and oral storyteller. Originally from the United States, her career as a staff artist and art director saw her work for a variety of organisations such as Mademoiselle, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. In 1974 Kriegler immigrated to New Zealand and has since illustrated 22 picture books, seven chapter books and 25 readers. In 2006 she illustrated Margaret Mahy’s Family Surprises, and more recently she has written her own book, Mister Minty (illustrated by Blair Sayer). Kriegler participates in the Writers in Schools programme to discuss where ideas come from, what made her want to become an author/illustrator, how she learned to tell stories, and how to draw.
 
maori poi Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableSuitable for children of all ages.
Rawhiri Pene with Mike (kai awhina), Anna (weaver) and Lavinia ( kai awhina)
will be teaching children the art of making Putiputi harakeke (flax flower making) and sharing traditional stories about flax.
There may be a demonstration of Mau rakau by Maori teenage boys Te Rehua (male) 15yrs, Justice (male) 17yrs, Bailey (male) 16yrs and Mohi (male) 15yrs
 
Nur Peach and Dylan Wade 150x150 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetable 'Nur Peach Lajunen Tal'
by Dylan Wade Lajunen with Nur Peach joining in and Yair Katz on percussion.
 
27 07 09 maori cultural event waiata end6 kids Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableJoin in the fun with Kiri ( female) 13yrs, Te Whaiora (female) 12, Te Kapua (male) 10, Pounamu (female) 8, and Atawhai (female) 4
The Pene family will teach children a waiata ( song ) that is sung while performing a stick game for timing, alertness, rhythm and coordination.




 
Nur Peach and Dylan Wade 150x150 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Dylan Wade Lajunen, Nur Peach joining in and Yair Katz on percussion.
 
 

Te Rakaua Rongo (The Kahikatea Tree)

Wellpark College Herbal Medicine

13:30 - 15:00

THE SACRED ELEMENTS with Phil Cottingham

16:00 - 17:30

RONGOA MAORI with Donna Kerridge

Phillip Cottingham Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThroughout history and across cultures creation has been described in terms of the elemental forces that shape it and characterise it. This talk reveals the sacredness of these elements as perceived in several cultures over history, beginning from the Ancient Vedic Cultures to modern western concepts. Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space not only materialise in the world around us, they are forge our unique constitutional makeup. We are the elements, and they shape our uniqueness.
This is a unique opportunity to find out how herbal medicine utilises the elemental aspects of the living healers (the plants) to restore health and maintain the balance of the elements throughout the body, mind and spirit. Gain tools to analyse our own unique constitution in terms of the elements to deepen our understanding of our connection with the natural world around us.
Phillip Cottingham - Biography
ND. BHSc. PG Dip HSc. Grad Dip HSc (Herbal Medicine) Dip. Hom. Dip. Mass. MNZAMH. MNNZ. Is a registered naturopath, medical herbalist and body therapist with over thirty years in professional practice. With many years of teaching experience in natural therapies, Phillip co-founded Wellpark College in 1990 and has continued to guide the progress of the College to become one of the largest institutions of its kind in Australasia.
Phillip also studied craniosacral therapy and has been utilising this dynamic therapy in his practice over the last twenty years. He has developed a unique blend of the traditional craniosacral techniques and the more energetic/biodynamic approaches. Phillip is keenly interested in the application of craniosacral therapy in chronic illnesses, especially autoimmune and chronic fatigue.
Committed to the integration of traditional medicine with modern scientific approaches, Phillip is fostering research capability amongst practitioners and students of natural medicine, with the vision to establish a natural therapies teaching hospital and research centre at Kawai Purapura, Albany for the advancement of integration of natural medicine into mainstream health care.
Over the past few years Phillip has been active in promoting and conducting research, with a passion for developing research capacity in CAM practitioners and CAM education in New Zealand.
Phillip has worked over many years with several organisations in establishing the role of natural therapies in New Zealand’s healthcare, a role wherein he continues to serve the profession. He has a vision of establishing integrated health care for all New Zealanders.]

 
Donna Kerridge Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableRongoa Maori – is the holistic healing practice of this land that not only includes the diagnosis, preparation and dispensing of herbal remedies and physical therapies but also embraces the healing energy of all things.
Rongoa Maori is a way of living, a way of communing with nature in order to restore our natural balance and wellbeing as people, communities and kaitiaki of this land. It is about recognising ways of helping to restore the mauri of our land and her inhabitants using care and compassion, the natural resources surrendered by Paptuanuku in order lessen suffering, matauranga Maori (traditional Maori knowledge) and the healing energy that is Taha Wairua. As we rediscover how to restore the mauri of our land, our own strength is realised, when we know we belong and we have a purpose beyond that of our own immediate needs we are well.
Donna Kerridge is a traditionally trained rongoa Maori practitioner of Tainui descent, a registered medical herbalist and naturopath, rongoa Maori tutor at Wellpark College and South Pacific College and rongoa Maori presenter on the Maori television series Maara Kai. She will share with us her journey, use of healing plants & mirimiri and make available opportunities to sample and discuss a range of traditional remedies.
 
 

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Kahikatea :: Sunday

Music Workshops and Concerts

19:00 - 20:00

POROPOROAKI

14:00 - 15:30

SIKA

11:00 - 12:30

MODERN INDIAN KIRTAN with Geetangali

18:00 - 19:00

MIHIRANGI

9:00 - 10:30

SACRED KIRTAN Workshop with Jyoshna

16:00 - 17:30

PROSAD

17:30 - 18:00

POETRY

15:30 - 16:00

POETRY

singing in teepee 300px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablelead by Elandra, Antion, and Te Ngako. An opportunity for all particpants to come together to close the Festival
Mihi Whakamutunga

Kiaora tatau kua tae mai te wa- mo- te korero whakamutunga o te hui nei. Me mihi anō ra ki te hau kāinga, arā, ki ngā kaiwhakahaere me ngā kaimahi o Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, ā, ki ngā tauira Māori hoki o Te Whare o Kawai Purapura i hāpai ake i ngā āhuatanga katoa i tutuki pai te-nei tātau hui a– tēnā koutou. No- reira ki a hora te marino ki a papa pounamu te moana kia tere te ka-rohirohi kia mua I te huarahi tēnā koutou, otirā, tēnā rā tātau katoa.
At this time of final farewells we would like to thank all those who made this festival possible - supporting, attending and contributing to this three-day event. Special thanks to our invited speakers, from overseas and local groups and the staff who worked to organise the festival and its functions. Thank you all, may calm be wide spread may the sea glisten like green stone and may the warmth of summer fall upon you all on your earth walk.
 
sika Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableDidjeridoo, the voice of the earth, is powerful and healing for both me and outside me...people, animals and indeed the earth herself. It's multi layers of sonic matter, shift thought patterns and mesmerize us into the dreaming.

Like a silent Owl, that swoops down and lifts you in it's talons, to see the view from above. It is shamanic, it is spirit, it is wild and free.


Within the relatively simple form of sound that a Didjeridoo makes...as in one note, there lies a very complex range of tones, rhythms, over tones, under tones, harmonics and vocals. The high frequencies have a highly emotive feel to them and the bass drone hits you with raw energy in the belly. I never cease to be inspired by Didjeridoo. This stretching downwards and upwards simultaneously, has the effect of opening us beyond normal experiences. It literally carries us, like surfing the very waves of sound.


Drums provide the heartbeat, the pulse of life. To sit on a rhythm and ride it into the molecules of reality, is primal. My favorite drums are from Taos Peublo, in New Mexico. Their thick cow skins have a very soft tone, which feels feminine. The tonal range from Taos drums, perfectly complements those of the Didjeridoo.
 
Geetanjali will be performing a musical using all traditional Indian instruments. The Tabla, Harmonium, and the manjira are used to create mellow tunes to sooth the soul and energize the spirits. These instruments are traditionally used for bhajans and kirtans (devotional songs) are have slowly made them selves more available to modern musicians to experiment with new sounds and genres. The set we will be playing is called 'TAAL' or rhythm and is played to lift spirits and moods in times of hardship.
 
mihirangi 2 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableMihirangi was raised in a touring musical family with a history of passionate affection for her Maori ancestry. She is an internationally acclaimed artist and is known as a contemporary soulful world roots performer who also performs Maori songs and dances and plays traditional instruments. Since she was seven, when her Elders re-opened their Ancestral house, Mihirangi was brought up with Maori Tanga, Tikanga and Kaupapa and spent the next nine years learning Kapa Haka (Maori songs and dances). Of Ngati Maniapoto descent Mihirangi is a proud advocate of her culture and today with the help of her Elders she writes her own songs in Maori.

Renowned for her distinctive vocal style with an extraordinary range of power, expression, vitality and intensity, Mihirangi possesses both feminine tenderness and grrrrl power. An activist and a dream weaver with a confidence and credibility in her natural expression of stagecraft she is a performer who imaginatively reflects the moment.

Mihirangi is a solo artist taking music to a new level with her performance style. She creates her own band sound live in front of her audience using a loop pedal, and layering her own vocal sounds. From the foundation of phat solid bass lines to intricately layered harmonies, rhythmic ‘ska’ chops, sensuous jazzy riffs and beat-boxing – it’s all done with Mihirangi’s voice. As a multi-instrumentalist, Mihirangi also plays percussion, guitar and traditional Maori instruments.
 
fortaleza arms 2 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableJyoshna and team will lead two workshops covering the foundation blocks of devotional music (kīrtan), focusing on specific kirtan ragas and instrumentation, such as guitar and Indian khol drum. We will learn songs that invoke the divine, heal feelings of loss, overcome negativity, balance the mind, induce compassion and ecstasy, all designed to inspire and uplift you. Jyoshna is the first westerner to gain a doctorate in Rarhi Bangla Kirtan and is the author of over 25 albums. She is proudly accompanied by: Kavita Neumannova on Indian khol drum who trained with drum master Sri Jagaran Mahato from Purulia, India, and Marie Willis (Sarasvati) playing clarinet, flute, saxophone, recorder and other magical instruments, who is a Music Therapist and Dalcroze Eurhythmic specialist as well as a performer.
Jyoshna, Kavita and Marie form the group Modhu rasa and perform at festivals, Yoga Centres and venues internationally.
 
prosad thumbnail 150x150 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableProsad is an international musician, composer and well known sitar player. He has toured Canada, India, New Zealand and Australia performing in a variety of venues including music festivals, concert halls, clubs and yoga centres. Prosad has played sitar for Prince Edward of the United Kingdom and been the featured soloist in an orchestral concerto. He also recorded with Australian artist Xavier Rudd on his new album, Spirit Bird. With multiple songs in Hollywood movies, Prosad’s fusion style sitar music is catching attention in Hollywood and beyond. His fan base ranges from Australia and New Zealand to Europe, North America and India. Prosad’s first sitar teacher was Shambhu Das; Ravi Shankar’s senior disciple and George Harrison’s first sitar teacher. Since then Prosad has studied sitar in Toronto and India and is currently studying Indian music with Alam Khan, son of the legendary Ali Akbar Khan Sahib. Prosad has recorded four albums of original music and is currently working on a fifth which is a blend of styles mixing dance, reggae, Trance-Sitar and world sounds. He divides his time between Canada and traveling the world performing.
 
Gus Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Gus and other poets
 
 

Lotus :: Sunday

Storytellers and Soothsayers

7:00 - 8:00

MEDITATION AND KIRTAN

11:00 - 12:30

THE HEALING WAY with Brant Secunda

14:00 - 17:30

WALKING OUR WISDOM A PANEL DISCUSSION

9:00 - 10:30

THE WAY OF THE MEDICINE WOMAN

13:30 - 14:00

TELLING STORIES

fortaleza arms 2 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Jyoti and Jyoshna
 
shaman brant secunda inspire Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThe Huichol Indians of Mexico believe that healing is a way of life that permeates every aspect of our existence, not just a response to illness. Using ceremony to connect the human heart to the heart of creation, internationally acclaimed shamanic teacher Brant Secunda will lead participants in an exploration of the healing traditions of Huichol Shamanism. Learn practices of purification, prayer, dream work, visionary art and drumming that foster a deep connection with nature and empower your personal well-being.
 
sacred 06 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetable WOW! Walking Our Wisdom
Symposium 2.00pm - 5.30pm Sunday, Kahikatea

A Gathering of Sacred Activists - presentations with open discussions
Hosted by Makuini, Antion, Elandra, Michael Fleck
Part 1: 2.00pm - 3.25pm
- Introduction, multi-dimensional ceremony with chant
- Honouring and Healing Past and Present through Timeless Wisdom
- Presented by Sacred Activists who have delved deep to walk the paths of our Star Origins over aeons of time

Part 2: 3.45 - 5.30pm
- Inspiring The Dream: The Way Forward, Portents of a New Earth
- Presented by Sacred Activists who have made the breakthrough

“If humans with full individuality would regain group consciousness, they would have a god-like power to create, alter and shape things on Earth! And humanity is collectively moving toward such a group consciousness of the new kind.” - Russian DNA research
LET’S DO IT!

Meet leading Wisdom Walkers, storytellers and soothsayers, consciousness awakeners, stewards of the land, deep ecologists and sacred activists from NZ, for a unique Hui. Participants will be exploring how wisdom of the past is moving us forward into a sustainable sacred future
Share and explore with key thinkers including : Barry Brailsford, Makuini Ruth Tai, Gary Cook, Mike O’Donnell, Micheal Fleck, Tim Lynch, Daring Donna, Kereu, Antion and Elandra Meredith, Kerry Strongman, Bill Watson, Francelle Ofsoske, Elisabeth von Madaraz, Tanya Batt.
 
FRancelle 3 185x300 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableJoin Medicine Woman Franchelle Ofsoske-Wyber who will take you on a fascinating journey into the world of a master shamaness and the indigenous earth magic of the ancient priestesses. You will be introduced into the fascinating world of the Kura Huna the mystery school of the Maori and learn about timeless magical tools. You will discover nga taonga o te ngahere, treasures of the forest, work with divinatory processes, discover universal traditional sacred rites of passage and experience how the old ways restored and recontextualised can enable you to acquire the abilities and healing powers of the ancients.
 
Tanya Batt 1 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableTanya Batt is a confessed story-o-phile and frock-o-holic. She was born in NZ, grew up in Australia and has been roaming the world telling stories since.
She will introduce the WOW symposium with some suitable stories
 
 

Shanti :: Sunday

Stories from the Past for the Present

11:00 - 12:30

ANCIENT WISDOM FOR MODERN TIMES with Barry Brailsford

14:00 - 15:30

THEATRE WORKSHOP with Robert Mignault

9:00 - 10:30

NEW ZEALAND STORIES with Michael O'Donnell

16:00 - 17:30

BEING YOUR VOICE with Mihirangi

barry Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetablewith Barry Brailsford. Discover your ancestral lines using the power of place and awaken to the old rhythms of life.
 
Theatre Workshop Landscape Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThe artistic work of Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008) marks a significant rebirth and revolution in the Sacred intention and context of contemporary art and culture. In this workshop, we will be using stimulus texts from his published statement on his artistic process, Transcendental Realism, to explore the many implications for the disciplines of theatre, dance and performance.

‘A tree exemplifies the self-organizing principle of growth and change in the context of space and time.’

‘The human entity is a structure that, in its essentials, exists (from birth) as a pre-established form…’

‘This formal difference between human entities and trees is a kind of metaphor, which directly describes (or indicates, by means of form alone) the difference between the human appearance and the possibility of art.’
*title and quotes from Transcendental Realism by Adi Da Samraj

See also the Saturday night event in the Shanti Studio: Transcendental Realism – The Art of Adi Da Samraj
 
images2 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableMike O’Donnell is a brilliant visionary sculptor/potter of Irish descent. Story-teller, educator, passionate defender of the land, Mike will share his unique blend of Celtic and Maori wisdom.
 
mihirangi Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableMihirangi will show potential singers how to work with their physical, emotional and authentic voices using modern, traditional and cultural techniques suitable for the beginner through to the advanced singer.

Mihirangi will teach vocal health and strength, techniques and exercises, as well as how to bring in emotion, soul and purpose so participants sing with strength and confidence.

"I have no doubt that anyone can learn to sing," Mihirangi says.

"It's not your voice that can't sing, or your ears that can't hear, it's only ever a person's mind that is convinced that it can't.

"The physical parts are all there, it's the mind that needs to catch up."
 
 

Prema :: Sunday

Performance and Poetry

12:30 - 14:00

BAHA'I CHOIR music as a ladder for the soul

10:30 - 11:30

DARING DONNA

9:00 - 10:30

ART OF LIVING SATSANG Mantra Dance Rap

11:30 - 12:30

KERRY STRONGMAN

14:00 - 15:30

CHEROKEE BONE MOVEMENT with Wolf Astafiev

16:00 - 17:30

SATSANG with Brahmachari Shraddhamrita

Bahai choir 450px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThe theme of the Baha'i choir's presentation will be music “as a ladder for the soul.." and as a universal language for community building..
Their presentation will offer choral numbers by the Aotearoa Baha'i Singers, and teaching community songs for all the workshop participants, as well as sharing devotional songs and offering suggested songs for children to enjoy. They will bring lyric sheets.
 
Daring Donna Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableFrom Daring Donna, the Lighthouse and Magic Land:
I am here to co-create with you a world beyond your own fear,
Where animals roam free together beyond the walls of game parks
I am here to co-create with our young ones a world where we give and receive
Beyond the structure and scarcity of barter, trade or money
A world where we compost the supermarkets and joyously
Create community space full of creativity,
Flowers, vegetables, food forests, art, music and play,
A world where children are free range to share and learn on their own
What they already know inspires and empowers them
I am here to co-create with you all a world of love, joy, beauty, freedom, and peace
 
art of living dance Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetable Art of Living satsangs transcend cultures and bring people from over all over the world together to enjoy music, celebrate life, and meditate. It is neither necessary for you to carry a tune nor to understand the meaning of the words; the important thing is to participate and sing.The entire universe is made up of rhythms. When you sing in a satsang, the rhythm helps you reach your inner self. You can experience a peaceful, calm, and blissful state of mind.
" The company of the Truth - Satsang is the resting place for the mind and the spirit " Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
"Vasudev Kutumbakam- One Wold Family"
 
kerry strongman Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableMaster Carver and Sculptor
Kerry has been embraced by many Shamans, Tohunga’s (Maori Shaman) and Medicine men from Aboriginal peoples throughout the world, He draws on much inherent and learnt knowledge in creating his work
 
Wolf Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableHealing methods of the Cherokee people including Cherokee Bone Movement and Energy Healing.
Wolf has worked with many people, from all cultures, from all around the world, helping them and healing them with diseases of all kinds.
 
amma Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableDuring this Satsang we will have the unique opportunity to hear from Ammas life and message, Shraddhamrita’s own vivid accounts. The core topic of his talk today will be „ Who am I“ .
The talk will be complemented by singing Bhajans together.
These are traditional indian hymns or devotional songs in praise of the Divine. A joyful experience.
 
 

Teepee :: Sunday

Maori Healing Traditions

9:00 - 10:30

AROHA LIGHT LANGUAGE with Makuini Ruth Tai

"Coded Messages From The Soul"

11:00 - 12:30

HANDS ON HEALING Workshop with Atarangi

14:00 - 15:30

KARANGA WORKSHOP with Rhonda Tibble

13:00 - 14:00

JEFFREE CLARKSON

16:00 - 17:30

PAISTE GONG, TIBETAN BOWLS

ruth tai v4 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableMakuini/Ruth presents Aroha Light Language - Messages From The Soul. She enthuses about life and living. Her deep interests are in Earthcare, Human Potential and Eco-sustainable Living.

In 1990 Ruth left her career as a teacher trainer for the state education system and became an entrepreneur. She grew her entrepreneurial spirit through self publishing, building construction, network marketing, workshop facilitation re whole brain and human potential, and hosting spirit journeys. The facilitation and hosting experiences have led to invitations from leading international event organisers to visit their country and participate in or lead human potential or earthcare events and spirit journeys.

Today Makuini is helping people move beyond “earning a living” to “living your passion”. She is guided by the wisdom embodied within the Aroha Light Language that has helped clarify and guide her own personal experiences. Her multi-dimensional approach to life leads people to also describe her as a Holistic Entrepreneur, Edgewalker and Wisdom Keeper.
 
AtaTips Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableAtarangi is one of Maoridoms most respected healers. Her work is deep, unique, uplifting, enlivening and rewarding physically and spiritually. She is an example of the ‘living works’ of ancestral teaching.

In this worhshop Atarangi will be introducing Takahia te Tinana. This involves trampling the body, using the feet, and taking the body through a series of stretches, twists, haemata (pressure point work according to the teachings )
 
Rhonda Tibble Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableRhonda Tibble and her team from RUA.

Is an Intuitive Practitioner, stepped in the traditions of her Maori Ancestors from the Rising Sun on the Eastern Seaboard of Aotearoa. Fluent in her Native Tongue and its Customs, Today she brings to you an insight in to the feminine art of the “Karanga” Womens Oratory and the fullness of its spiritual significance, engagement, cadence and healing capacity across time, tense, dimension and space.

Come full of expectation and ready to receive, a specific Maori World View will be shared and a full hands on experience to savour the teachings with. Let Rhonda ignite your internal spiritual fire with the magic of her Ancestors!

 
Jeffree harmonyrun 218x300 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableWith albums selling long after their release New Zealand composer and recording artist Jeffree Clarkson continues to produce the most beautiful and relaxing sound you could hear anywhere in the world.

Jeffee’s uniquely individual style has drawn attention from many corners of the globe with his music frequently broadcast in public places wherever a relaxing atmosphere is required.

The medicinal qualities of his music are well recognised in mainstream and alternative medicine and are a favoured background ambience for Yoga, Tai Chi Meditation and many other applications.

There is a distinctive quality that identifies Jeffree’s music. He is an intensely intuitive composer whose music can touch deeply within the listener. His music works to relax the mind and body allowing rejuvenation of energy at a profound level. His melodies draw on simple and essential music ideas from both Eastern and Western influences. The visual quality in his music can inspire us to journey within, in an exploration of self and the wider implications of our deeper spirituality.
 
Beatrice pritchard Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableWe will create a soundscape featuring a large 36inch Paiste gong, Tibetan bowls and singing glasses, violin, accordion, percussion instruments and voice. A group of three to five musicians and dancers would facilitate the process which would begin as an experience for attendees to receive before blossoming into a co creational experience involving facilitators and attendees in an interactive sound and movement experience.
Beatrice Pritchard has considerable experience of facilitating events over the years, most recently at Wellspring in Puhoi and the Science and Consciousness Conference at AUT
 
 

Glade :: Sunday

Sacred Movement & Dance

11:00 - 12:30

TAONGA PUORO with Richard Nunns

14:00 - 15:30

CREATIVE DRAMA with Margaret-Mary Hollins

06:30 - 08:00

INVOCATION OF DEVI

A vedic chanting ceremony

09:00 - 10:30

BHAKTI YOGA THROUGH DANCE with Premratna

16:00 - 17:30

MAYAN WISDOM TEACHINGS

Richard Nunns 140px Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableDr Richard Nunns QSM is a living authority on Nga Taonga Puoro (Maori traditional musical instruments). He has been described as one of New Zealand’s most remarkable musicians.

His thorough and sensitive research has provided a wealth of information around the sounds, history and stories of these taonga, ensuring their preservation for future generations.

He has received national and international recognition as he takes the instruments into conversation, discussion and collaboration with different cultures and musical genres.
 
marg Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetable Margaret Mary is the manager and artistic director of TAPAC.
Re-living the evolution of life on this planet
 
IMG 0870 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableBr. Shraddhamrita from Amma’s Ashram in Kerala, India invites us to take part in this special opening ceremony of chanting the 108 Names of Amma and the Lalita Sahasranama, a hymn of 1000 names to the Divine Mother . We will chant in call and response and round it off with a rhythmic hymn sung to Durga, called Mahishasura Mardini.
 
Premratna Sarah Spence1 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableExplore the symbolism of the divine feminine through dance in this workshop, focusing on uncovering the goddess within. Learn about your own goddess aspects using hasta mudras (hand movements) alongside body movement in a prayerful form drawn from a traditional yogic mantra that honours the Divine Feminine in her many forms.
 
1d00854675da0f89c0223cd1e84650b3 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableVasumi will share the creation sory of the mayan wisdom teachings based on the harmonic matrix of the calendars, through sacred ceremony and sacred theatre.
 
 

The Plains :: Sunday

Kids Zone

9:00 - 10:30

STORY TELLING with Lyn Kriegler

11:00 - 12:30

MAKING MANDALAS with Lyn Kriegler

16:00 - 17:30

MAU RAKAU AND PUTIPUTI with the Penes

10:30 - 11:00

DYLAN WADE

12:30 - 13:00

DYLAN WADE

14:00 - 15:30

WAIATA, STICK GAMES with the Penes

18:30 - 20:30

CLOSING SWEATLODGE PREPARATIONS with Dru

20:30 - 22:30

CLOSING SWEATLODGE with Dru

lyn kriegler Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableLyn Kriegler is a book illustrator, scriptwriter and oral storyteller. Originally from the United States, her career as a staff artist and art director saw her work for a variety of organisations such as Mademoiselle, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. In 1974 Kriegler immigrated to New Zealand and has since illustrated 22 picture books, seven chapter books and 25 readers. In 2006 she illustrated Margaret Mahy’s Family Surprises, and more recently she has written her own book, Mister Minty (illustrated by Blair Sayer). Kriegler participates in the Writers in Schools programme to discuss where ideas come from, what made her want to become an author/illustrator, how she learned to tell stories, and how to draw.
 
lyn kriegler Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableLyn Kriegler is a book illustrator, scriptwriter and oral storyteller. Originally from the United States, her career as a staff artist and art director saw her work for a variety of organisations such as Mademoiselle, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. In 1974 Kriegler immigrated to New Zealand and has since illustrated 22 picture books, seven chapter books and 25 readers. In 2006 she illustrated Margaret Mahy’s Family Surprises, and more recently she has written her own book, Mister Minty (illustrated by Blair Sayer). Kriegler participates in the Writers in Schools programme to discuss where ideas come from, what made her want to become an author/illustrator, how she learned to tell stories, and how to draw.
 
maurakau Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableSuitable for children of all ages.
Rawhiri Pene with Mike (kai awhina), Anna (weaver) and Lavinia ( kai awhina)
will be teaching children the art of making Putiputi harakeke (flax flower making) and sharing traditional stories about flax.
There may be a demonstration of Mau rakau by Maori teenage boys Te Rehua (male) 15yrs, Justice (male) 17yrs, Bailey (male) 16yrs and Mohi (male) 15yrs
 
Nur Peach and Dylan Wade 150x150 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetable 'Nur Peach Lajunen Tal'
by Dylan Wade Lajunen with Nur Peach joining in and Yair Katz on percussion.
 
Nur Peach and Dylan Wade 150x150 Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 Timetable 'Nur Peach Lajunen Tal'
by Dylan Wade Lajunen with Nur Peach joining in and Yair Katz on percussion.
 
27 07 09 maori cultural event waiata end6 kids Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableJoin in the fun with Kiri ( female) 13yrs, Te Whaiora (female) 12, Te Kapua (male) 10, Pounamu (female) 8, and Atawhai (female) 4
The Pene family will teach children a waiata ( song ) that is sung while performing a stick game for timing, alertness, rhythm and coordination.
 
sweat lodge Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThe sweat lodge begins with lighting the fire and saying prayers.
All participants are encouraged to be present for this part of the ceremony.
The sweat lodge is by invitation only.
Please pay your koha at reception and receive your wristband.

Suggested koha $20
 
sweat lodge Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableThe sweat lodge should be booked at reception or email to community@kawaipurapura.co.nz
There are to be no cameras.
All participants must be in appropriate modest attire.
eg. women a sarong or dress, men shorts or a sarong.
Women on moon time are asked to cede their place to another.

Limited to 30 people.
Suggested koha $20.
Please pay your koha at reception and receive your wristband.

 
 

Te Rakaua Rongo (The Kahikatea Tree)

Wellpark College Herbal Medicine

9:00 - 10:30

GROWING PLANTS with Michelle Delacy

16:00 - 17:30

FIRST LIGHT FLOWER ESSENCES with Lesley Lydford-King

michelle delacy portrait Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableMichelle Delacy is a qualified Complimentary Health Practitioner.
Her practice embraces the history and wisdom of all those traditional healers that have gone before us, the earth upon which we live, the plants which we use and the Great Spirit behind it all.
Michelle adheres to the Tapa Wha principle of health, in recognition that mankind is inextricably mind, body, spirit, emotions and whanau.
She teaches regularly on the need to grow and become connected to the plants. Sustainability is a very real issue as the continuing tide of change towards less invasive health care sees the demand for nature’s medicines increasing all the time. Current thought patterns, harvesting mentality and methods need to change now before certain plants are lost to us forever. Education and conservation are the two key principals that underpin her nursery operation which is aimed at providing individuals with quality plants and information to begin their own healing gardens. Think globally, act locally!!
 
Lesley Lydford King Voices of Sacred Earth 2013 TimetableFirst Light Flower Essences of New Zealand are a unique, divinely inspired range of native flower essences made from the ancient flora of this land. The essences bring us the gift of healing for the whole family.

The dawning of the Aquarian Age in July 1999 heralded a time when we must start to take responsibility for our own health and wellbeing. This is the age of sacred plant medicine, in the form of flower essences.

The essences work with us in total co-operation for a therapeutic outcome addressing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. They are the pure expression of the healing requirements needed for 21st century living.

Lesley Lydford-King is the Senior Tutor for the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® She works with students in class and by correspondence.
 
 

 

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