If you've ever been to a workshop with indigenous elder and healer Martin Prechtel, or read one of his books, or listened to one of the rare recordings of him speaking, you may be hungry for more. More than that, you may be ready to get engaged in your own life to awaken and nurture your own indigenous soul, to understand the predicament that modern society puts you in, and put your ancestors in before you, and to break out of that syndrome and make something new and beautiful of your life.
As a student of Martin's at his innovative school, Bolad's Kitchen, in New Mexico, I wanted to make this meet-up happen to keep me in the practice of remembering and embodying the teachings. I'm an experienced facilitator. We'll use Martin's teachings, written and recorded, as well as remembered from sessions at Bolad's Kitchen, as a springboard for participatory activities, story-telling, discussion, creating beautiful and useful articles with our hands, and celebration.
It is in the character of these teachings that there never be any fees or commercial purposes to these gatherings - I simply want to give more people an opportunity to bring these teachings to life, to embody them, and to find a warm nest where grief and praise can flow and release, and a new life of community, reciprocity, and joy can come into being. Occasional visits from others of Martin's students from out of town are also anticipated. In addition, this is a great opportunity to find out more if you are curious about attending Bolad's Kitchen in the future.
If you are not familiar with Martin's teachings, but this description captures your attention, here is a link to a 2001 interview with Martin that was published in The Sun magazine: http://www.hiddenwine.com/indexSUN.html