Saybrook Alumnus Daniel Foor, Ph.D. ’09 Executive Director and Founder of Earth Medicine Alliance Directs Annual Conference Oct 22-23, 2011
Earth Medicine Alliance is a non-profit focused on earth-honoring ways of life, healing our relations with the natural world, and in addition to lots of different ceremonial leaders, we’ll also have some eco-psychologists presenting. It’s a diverse crew of presenters and a popular event.
Earth Medicine Alliance 2011 Conference: Honoring Spirits of Place
October 22nd-23rd, 2011
San Francisco, CA
SPIRITS OF PLACE are our closest neighbors in the larger web of relations, those whom we most impact and are most impacted by. In addition to our human kin, they include animal and plant relations, mountains and rivers, ancestors of the land, the elders who bring rain and storms, stone people, elementals, local deities, nature spirits, and other strange old powers whose bodies we perceive as the natural world.
This October 22nd-23rd we invite you to join nearly 20 ceremonial leaders and teachers of diverse backgrounds for a full weekend of embodied learning, interfaith dialogue, and co-creative ritual around the theme of honoring spirits of place. Please consider joining us in this gathering of interfaith exchange and earth healing.
Featured Presenters Include:
CHARLENE SUL, the founder of the Confederation of Ohlone People whose mission is to organize Ohlone people and their supporters, www.ohlonenation.org
UKUMBWA SAUTI, an initiated Elder in the West African Dagara tradition and a diviner, numerologist, spiritual counselor, sound healer and speaker/presenter. www.ukumbwa.com.
TREBBE JOHNSON, the founder and director of Radical Joy for Hard Times. www.radicaljoyforhardtimes.org and www.visionarrow.com
HUA ANWA, a Metis Elder who has been leading ceremony on the Central Coast for nearly thirty years, www.huaanwa.com and www.circlesofempowerment.org ALEX STARK, a consultant, advisor, and teacher on issues of transformation, creativity, healing, and environmental harmony.. www.alexstark.com
T. THORN COYLE, an internationally respected teacher, mentor, and magic worker. www.thorncoyle.com
Saturday, October 22nd
DAY ONE of the conference will be an interactive day of teaching, ceremony, and interfaith dialogue at the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Franklin Street in San Francisco. Over dinner, participants are encouraged to enjoy dialogue and relaxed community time together.
Sunday, October 23rd
DAY TWO we will gather in circles of 15-30 from 11am-3pm at various outdoor locations in and around San Francisco. Each gathering will be co-facilitated by at least two conference presenters. These four concurrent interfaith rituals aim to put into practice the conference theme of honoring spirits of place.
Registration for both full days is $65 before Sept. 1 and $75 after.
Please go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/183067 to register. We aim to host a conference that is spiritually nourishing, heart-centered, and welcoming for people of all backgrounds and traditions (or lack thereof). Spaces are limited to 250 participants. We hope you can join us!
The Earth Medicine Alliance, a 501(c)3 religious non-profit, is a network of individuals and communities who share a deep love of this Earth and the many beings here.