• 01:06

    Headhunters and Venomous Birds: Lawrence Blair's adventures of Indonesia

    in Lifestyle

    Lawrence Blair has been an explorer for the past 35 years and is best known for his highly acclaimed TV series, Ring of Fire, which documented he and his late brother's 10-year odyssey throughout the Indonesian Islands-- an exploration that has made the annals of history. 


    In the 35th episode of SRO Conversations, Lawrence gives us an intimate view of his travels -- including his encounters with the Asmat peoples, who he says are given both the "distinction of cannibals and head hunters"; the discovery of Homo floresiensis on the island of Flores; the discovery of novel species-- from a venomous bird to a vampire moth; and how the loss of animist religions and imposition other religions has led to the destruction of the Indonesia ecosystems. 


    When asked if he feels as if he has sufficiently explored Indonesia he remarks, "I've only been exploring for 35 years. It would take lifetimes!" Listen to his tales of Indonesia and where he wants Richard Branson to travel to.


    To see more podcasts, visit www.summerrayne.net or follow on Twitter @sroakes.


    (This episode will be the second of five final podcasts before a major revamp of SRO Conversations. Stay tuned for more details).

  • 02:01

    Death Midwifery w/Angie Buchanan & Through the Eyes of Biblical Women w/Paula Fa

    in Spirituality

    Angie Buchanan, speaker, workshop presenter, Family Tradition Pagan, animist and Foundress of Gaia's Womb returns to VSF discussing our reclaiming our most important rite of passage - Death Midwifery.  She'll tell listeners the six essential documents you must to have control in your time of passing over, explain green burials and get into some death and dying rituals, including how to keep loved ones at home during the death process.


    Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Dr. Paula Trimble-Familetti will discuss Through the Eyes of Biblical Women, delving into telling the stories of biblical women from a woman's perspective without patriarchal gloss.  We'll also find out why Barnes & Noble declined carrying her book, which finally gives women of the Bible a voice.

  • 00:59

    Part 2 - The Healing Drum

    in Health

    The Healing Drum: By Yaya Diallo and Mitchell Hall - Join us as we feature a worldwide best selling book based on a "collaborative project of two spiritually minded men from different cultural backgrounds. This book is noteworthy for its emphasis on the moral significance of music. In this time of unprecedented rapid change,The Healing Drum wisely suggests what music and musicians can do to help create a moral and spiritual world."(Spectrum Review). "Born in Mali, West Africa, and a member of the Minianka (Bamana)tribe, Yaya Diallo was raised in a culture that works,worships,lives, and breathes to the beat of the drum. An instrument for transmitting traditional knowledge among the Minianka, the drum is the focal point of Yaya's life story and his link-through the universl medium of music-with the Western world."-"Exploring the Minianka view of the human being and the cosmos relative to daily work,celebration, herbal medicine, dance,trance initiation and death, in the tradition of the Minianka, music is a remedy for both physical and psychological imbalances, harmonizing the forces of the visible and invisible worlds. Along with excerpts from the book we will discuss the message of The Healing Drum and how it can affect change in the African 

  • 00:38

    The Healing Drum

    in Health

    The Healing Drum: By Yaya Diallo and Mitchell Hall - Join us as we feature a worldwide best selling book based on a "collaborative project of two spiritually minded men from different cultural backgrounds. This book is noteworthy for its emphasis on the moral significance of music. In this time of unprecedented rapid change,The Healing Drum wisely suggests what music and musicians can do to help create a moral and spiritual world."(Spectrum Review). "Born in Mali, West Africa, and a member of the Minianka (Bamana)tribe, Yaya Diallo was raised in a culture that works,worships,lives, and breathes to the beat of the drum. An instrument for transmitting traditional knowledge among the Minianka, the drum is the focal point of Yaya's life story and his link-through the universl medium of music-with the Western world."-"Exploring the Minianka view of the human being and the cosmos relative to daily work,celebration, herbal medicine, dance,trance initiation and death, in the tradition of the Minianka, music is a remedy for both physical and psychological imbalances, harmonizing the forces of the visible and invisible worlds. Along with excerpts from the book we will discuss the message of The Healing Drum and how it can affect change in the African 

  • 00:33

    Mikki Davis

    in Spirituality

    Im so excited to be able to welcome Mikki Davis to todays program   Mikki Davis is a shamanic healer and intuitive who has studied shamanic traditions from around the world.  She is an ordained animist minister and certified yoga teacher, and the author of the ebook Office Shamanism.  Her services include: Private healing sessions and intuitive readings, in-person and by phone or skype Workshops Speaking engagements Ceremonies including weddings   To find out more, please visit www.shamanmikki.com   We may take a few callers toward the end of the program

  • 00:31

    The Healing Drum - Part VIII - Restoring Health

    in Spirituality

    The Healing Drum:By Yaya Diallo and Mitchell Hall- Music and Healing Join us as we feature a worldwide best selling book based on a"collaboration of two spiritually minded men from different cultural backgrounds.This book is noteworthy for its emphasis on the moral significance of music.In this time of rapid change,The Healing Drum wisely suggests what music and musicians can do to help create a moral and spiritual world."(Spectrum Review)."Born in Mali, West Africa, and a member of the Minianka(Bamana)tribe,Yaya Diallo was raised in a culture that works,worships,lives,and breathes to the beat of the drum. An instrument for transmitting traditional knowledge among the Minianka, the drum is the focal point of Yaya's life story and his link-through the universl medium of music-with the Western world."Exploring the Minianka view of the human being and the cosmos relative to daily work,celebration,herbal medicine,dance,trance initiation and death,in the tradition of the Minianka, music is a remedy for both physical and psychological imbalances,harmonizing the forces of the visible and invisible worlds.Along with excerpts from the book we will discuss the message of The Healing Drum and how it can affect change in the African diaspora and other communities of the world.A word about the Global"DAY OF THE DRUM"(JULY 3RD,4TH AND 5TH)COME "SHAKE THE WORLD"! We are encouraging established and young choreographers,dancers and movers to create works to.complement the Drum.DRUMMERS, DANCERS and SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS come take part in making history on this glorious global day of celebration!For more information please go to Facebook and search for name(IYPAD)

  • 01:34

    The Healing Drum - Part VII - Music And Healing

    in Spirituality

    The Healing Drum:By Yaya Diallo and Mitchell Hall- Music and Healing Join us as we feature a worldwide best selling book based on a"collaboration of two spiritually minded men from different cultural backgrounds.This book is noteworthy for its emphasis on the moral significance of music.In this time of rapid change,The Healing Drum wisely suggests what music and musicians can do to help create a moral and spiritual world."(Spectrum Review)."Born in Mali, West Africa, and a member of the Minianka(Bamana)tribe,Yaya Diallo was raised in a culture that works,worships,lives,and breathes to the beat of the drum. An instrument for transmitting traditional knowledge among the Minianka, the drum is the focal point of Yaya's life story and his link-through the universl medium of music-with the Western world."Exploring the Minianka view of the human being and the cosmos relative to daily work,celebration,herbal medicine,dance,trance initiation and death,in the tradition of the Minianka, music is a remedy for both physical and psychological imbalances,harmonizing the forces of the visible and invisible worlds.Along with excerpts from the book we will discuss the message of The Healing Drum and how it can affect change in the African diaspora and other communities of the world.A word about the Global"DAY OF THE DRUM"(JULY 3RD,4TH AND 5TH)COME "SHAKE THE WORLD"! We are encouraging established and young choreographers,dancers and movers to create works to.complement the Drum.DRUMMERS, DANCERS and SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS come take part in making history on this glorious global day of celebration!For more information please go to Facebook and search for name(IYPAD)

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