Category Archives: Indigenous Wisdom

A Child’s Sense of Self by Sobonfu Somé

Often, we tend to look at other people without actually seeing them — we notice only what serves us or affects us in some way. When it comes to children, our ability to notice and see must be magnified. The smallest detail matters… Read More

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The Seen and the Unseen: Spirituality Among the Dagara People by Sobonfu Somé

I grew up in southwestern Burkina Faso, where the houses are built with mud and nicely polished with cow dung and ash. The children have their own rooms; the women have their rooms; and the men have their room. It is not to promote gender differences or sexism but is a way for men, women, and children to be able to meet their needs. Men and women often come together, but always in a sacred space… Read More

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Embracing Grief by Sobonfu Somé

For many people grief is an option. Looking at my own life, I realized it is a matter of life and death. In fact, throughout my life, grief has been an important theme from crying for food as a child to dealing with deep pain of losses as I grow older… Read More

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Jazz Tribute Song by The Mojo Doctors

Straight out of New Orleans’ French Quarter: Two of the Universal Flag Peace Movement’s favorite dynamos, Bradford Keeney, Ph.D. and Hillary Stephenson, Ph.D., together known as The Mojo Doctors, have created an inspired musical dedication to The Universal Flag. Check it out… Read More

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August 21, 2011
A Conversation with Rochelle Ripley

Rochelle founded hawkwing in 1996 as a Native American non-profit agency. With permission from her Elders, she is a Native Storyteller and teacher of Medicine Wheel wisdom for personal development. Through hawkwing, Rochelle is fulfilling a promise to her Lakota Grandmother “to go home and help the people.” Read More









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Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water: Observations by Joseph M. Marshall III

Every culture and society on earth regards the four basic elements of life as earth, wind (air), fire, and water. Of late worldwide events involving each and every one of those elements have occurred and are occurring. Within the past … Read More

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May 15, 2011
A Conversation with Bradford Keeney, Ph.D.


We welcomed Bradford Keeney, Ph.D. to our show to discuss two of his newest books: The Flying Drum (on bringing magic and wonder into everyday life through use of a sacred object) and The Bushman Way of Tracking God (about the spiritual lives of the Kalahari Bushmen). Read More









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May 1, 2011
A Conversation with Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.


Nearly everyone senses the richness and mystery of the soul and longs to bring this depth more fully into their lives-and their lives more fully into that depth. But few know how to begin or to quicken this process. Read More









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April 17, 2011
A Conversation with Angeles Arrien

“Walk the mystical path with practical feet,” as Angeles Arrien says. Angeles has gathered wisdom from indigenous cultures around the world and distilled it into what she calls, “The Four-Fold Way”… Read More









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April 10, 2011
A Conversation with Sobonfu Somé

Join us Sunday as we welcome Sobonfu Somé, one of the foremost voices in African spirituality. Destined from birth to teach the ancient wisdom, ritual and practices of her ancestors to those in the West, Sobonfu, whose name means “keeper of the rituals” travels the world on a healing mission… Read More









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