Visionary Voices Series
Our national and international Visionary Voices visiting scholars bring world changing ideas to the Northeast Ohio community through lectures, workshops, and retreats.  Check back for more details and other upcoming Visionary Voices events. Visiting scholars are added to the calendar regularly.
Eagle and Condor Consciousness:
An Evening with Three Thinkers in the Native Way
Monday, May 14, 2018
 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: TBA
Free and open to the public

Tiokasin Ghosthorse, (Cheyenne River Lakota)
Founder, host, and executive producer of “First Voices Radio”, a weekly program syndicated to 70 radio stations in the US and Canada.
Mindahi Bastida Muñoz (Otomi)
Director of the “Original Caretakers Program.” Center for Earth Ethics of the Union Theological Seminary.  
Geraldine Ann Patrick Encina (Mapuche)
Resident Scholar at the Center for Earth Ethics
Event Description

For thousands of years indigenous people throughout the world have lived in ways that maintained a balance between human life and the life of all other beings. Over time, the dominant mode of human consciousness became an anthropocentric or human centered consciousness that disrupted the delicate balance and left behind the other mode of consciousness that was equally humanity’s endowment.
Please join us and experience a dialogue among three natives whose lives are deeply rooted in traditional Native nonverbal thinking but who are uniquely qualified to translate into anthropocentric language the experience of the Native holistic consciousness.  The dialogue will explore such subjects as ceremony; the “I” as “the we” way of thinking; the awareness of balance and blessing; and the consciousness of all beings including those beings that anthropocentric thinkers have defined as lacking consciousness.  Their perspectives reach deep into the heart of an emerging consciousness that is both ancient and new.
Wild Earth Wild Soul Three-Day Retreat
September 21-23, location TBA
with Bill Pfeiffer , aka Sky Otter
During the workshop, we’ll feel the sacred energy of “walking in a good way.” Listening to what the plants, animals, and even the stars, have to say. Wrapping ourselves in the stillness of the relatively wild… we’ll slow down and dip into the creative pool of our shared wisdom. This wisdom may show up in a variety of ways: making art and poetry, deeper nature awareness, shamanic journeying, meditating, singing, spending solo time in the forest, or simply expressing our gratitude for Life.