This is a rendition of a Hopi prayer of what we are experiencing in the world today, as well as in our personal lives. Beautiful imagery and words accompanied by great music. Very relaxing and eye opening at the same time – like meditating and getting answers… Enjoy!
8 minutes of selected footage from a 52 minute Documentary Maker who goes to the Amazon rainforest to paticipate in the Hallucinogenic Ayahuasca ritual with 2 Amazon Shamans.
Posted by Viola Woolcott
A beautiful video with beautiful music, I LOVE it! The video contains a prophecy about the Hopi people, that talks about us all living as one and going through great changes and destruction on Earth. It is very positive, inspiring, and rings true in my heart and soul.
The Hopi are a Native American people who primarily live on the 6,557,262 km² (2,531.773 sq mi) Hopi Reservation in north-eastern Arizona. In 2000 a census of the population counted 6,946 persons. The largest community is First Mesa, Arizona. Townsdwellers for many centuries, the Hopi village of Old Oraibi, located on Third Mesa, is the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the USA, founded about the year 1100. The Navajo reservation surrounds the Hopi the reservation.
The name Hopi, is a shortening of what these Native American people call themselves, Hopi’sinom, or “People Who Live in the Correct Way.” The catholic encyclopaedia states the name Hopi as having been derived from ‘Hopita’, which means those who are “peaceful ones.” Hopi is a concept deeply rooted in the culture’s spirituality, and its view of morality and ethics. To be Hopi is to endeavour toward this concept, which involves a state of total reverence and respect for all things, to be at peace with these things, and to live in accordance with the instructions of Maasaw, the Creator/Caretaker of Earth. The Hopi observe their traditional ceremonies for the benefit of the whole world.
Something has to Die to be Reborn
A must watch video featuring Stanislav Grof, a true pioneer in the field of
psychedelics. Some excerpts below.
‘My personal belief is that psychedelics used responsibly under supervision
would be a major tool of transformation. If you do it responsibly and you
offer yourself loving support, so that you build it into the setting, then
it’s a powerful tool and really changing people in a predictable way, which
is lowering levels of aggression, increasing tolerance, increasing
compassion, and what also develops somehow quite spontaneously is tremendous
ecological awareness. You don’t have to teach people ecology and they
experience their fundamental oneness with everything. They realise that
whatever we are doing to the environment we are doing to ourselves.’
‘They open up dimensions of reality which are auto genetically real, or some
interesting radically different perspective on every day reality. This is
not a philosophical speculation, this is something that can be pragmatically
tested, and in a non-ordinary states you can have the experience of your
boundaries melting and your consciousness expanding, but it encompasses much
larger units becoming – becoming other people experiencing group
consciousness, experiencing identification with various animal species,
identification with archetypal beings, visits to archetypal domains and so
‘And there is also a very significant experience, in which you can have a
sense of becoming the divine, becoming the creative principles. There are
extremes; on one side you can have ecstatic rapture, a state of peace, of
bliss that passes all understanding – celestial, paradisial kind of states.
On the other side there could be hellish states, there could be abysmal
despair, there could be tremendous anxiety, there could be profound feelings
of guilt – there could be anything in between.’
But at the beginning of the cradle of all major religions were visionary
experiences of the prophets, saints, of the founders of the religion and
also of the early disciples
Aldous Huxley was born on 26th July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He introduces the thought that spiritual insight and personal revelation can also be achieved through the use of hallucinogens.
In the presence of an investigator/interviewer Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in 1953. He sat down waiting to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience in “The Doors of Perception” and its sequel “Heaven and Hell”.
Aldous Huxley died in California on 22nd November 1963.
Recommended reading: This book is considered to be one of the more profound studies of the effects of mind-expanding drugs and what they teach about how the mind works.
Peyote images and songs of the Native American Church. Songs sung by IronFistEagleClaw, this time without his drum and just the gourd rattle. The Native American Church is rooted in practices and thousands of years old. John Wilson, Quanah Parker, and James Mooney were all instrumental in the early growth of what would become the Native American Church in the United States. When the church was incorporated in 1918, its first president was Frank Eagle. An estimated 250,000 adherents in local churches are found among a great many of the hundreds of Indian tribes in the United States.
This video clip was taken at an Eagle’s Wing Amazon Retreat at Mishana, and shows the start of an Ayahuasca ceremony.
For more details, check out Howard G Charing’s website and blog:
For the Parks website follow the link: www.shamanism.co.uk
For the Parks website follow the link: www.shamanism.wordpress.com
Posted By Ina Woolcott
Watching the video below and listening to the Ayahuasca Poem gave me goosebumps. In a good way. Every word Andy said resonated deeply within me and reminded me of the 6 months I spent in Bahia, Brazil living with shamans and drinking ayahuasca. Beautiful. I will make it back there one day when the time is right.
Jacques Mabit is the founder of Takiwasi, meaning the chanting house.
He says “The idea was the result of my experience as a medical doctor, when I saw how limited traditional treatments were. I met spiritual healers – Shamans – and realised they had resources unknown in the West.
Terence McKenna from “Psychedelics in the Age of Intelligent Machines.” Full 86 minute recording available on DVD at
www.SurRealStudio.com The full recording is the type you’ll watch over and over again.