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#153 Consciously Facing the Darkness w/Marja West & MamaCoatl

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Waking Gods & Goddesses—

Embodying Divine Wisdom and the Sensual Life

Episode #25, Kicking off our Third Year with HumanSpiritRadio Network

3 January 2014 2pm-4pm

…a continuation of our series

Facing the Darkness—The Totality of Human Experience

 with Artivista & Shamanic Healer, MamaCoatl

MamaCoatl is a barrio poet, songstress, performance activist, and spiritual healer who comes from the Yaqui people of the Sonora desert. Based in the Mission district, her work explores sound, ritual and cultural activism as power sources for public health. 

As a multidisciplinary artist she has curated ceremonies to heal the Amazon River Mother of God at the border of Bolivia-Brazil-Peru, concerts for peace on places desecrated by femicide in Mexico’s highways and organized blessing days in city corners and public plazas in San Francisco. She has her M.A. in Women Spirituality from New College of California and MFA in Creative Inquiry. 

Musically, MamaCoatl's fusion of Latin sounds, Spoken Word, and Electro acoustic genres demonstrate different aspects of her background. Her debut album Border Crossing Diosa is a historical document of poetry, prayer, and protest. 

In 2006 MamaCoatl brought International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls to San Francisco after performances in Mexico and Peru. The event has become an annual celebration of healing and nonviolence including sixteen days of action, “artivism,” healing and education in the Mission district’s community.

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