An Evening Discussion with John Friend & Elder Amazonian Shamans
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time: 7:00-8:300 pm
Suggested Donation: $10
Please join us for an engaging, educational, and moving talk with John Friend and four indigenous Shamans from the Secoya tribe of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The evening includes a multimedia presentation with images of the region, the Secoya people, and tribal music written and performed by the Secoya Elders.
Rodrigo Alonso Yelpi, Augustin “TinTin” Rafael Payaguaje Piaguaje, Carlos Marcelo Piaguaje Payaguaje, and Rogelio Patricio Piaguaje Payaguaje will share their wisdom of traditional healing practices and knowledge of native medicinal plants, in addition to providing insights for daily living and creating harmony within community.
The Secoya now number under only 500, so it is a unique blessing to be in their presence. Please join us for this rare opportunity and special occasion, as this could likely be their last trip to the Eastern US.
Translation will be offered, and time allotted for Q&As.
Authentic handmade jewelry and further reading materials to learn about the life of the Secoya will be available onsite.
The Amazon is a place where life manifests in abundance and simultaneously is nourished by death. Death is Life. All is an eternal cycle of transformation.
—Rodrigo Alonso Yelpi, Secoya guide and shaman