Bradford Keeney, Ph.D
Bradford Keeney, is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher, shaman, traditional healer, creative therapist, and improvisational performer. Recognized as an ecstatic spiritual teacher and healer by numerous cultures, Keeney became a n/om-kxao (healer) with the Kalahari Bushmen.
As a fieldworker, Keeney has been called "the Marco Polo of psychology and an anthropologist of the spirit". He spent over a decade traveling the globe, living with spiritual teachers and healers who trusted him to share their words with others – modern cultures in need of elder wisdom. He is the author of Profiles of Healing and over 40 books including THE BUSHMAN WAY OF TRACKING GOD. He is the co-founder of the Keeney Institute for Healing.
Jonathan Horwitz holds an MA in anthropology. He worked as teacher and field researcher with Michael Harner and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. He co-founded the Scandinavian Center for Shamanic Studies and has been teaching internationally. As a teacher, he helps people to understand the language of the Spirits, encouraging them to accept the power offered and to bring it back to the physical world. He is a regular contributor to Sacred Hoop magazine and the European Editor for A Journal of Contemporary Shamanism.
Vedda Chief Tissahamy -Sri Lanka
The Kogi base their lifestyles on their belief in "Aluna" or "The Great Mother," their creator figure, whom they believe is the force behind nature. The Kogi understand the Earth to be a living being, and see humanity as its "children." They say that our actions of exploitation, devastation, and plundering for resources is weakening "The Great Mother" and leading to our destruction.
Maria naylin iskińhi naakai ts'ilsoose Yracébűrű was trained as a diiyin and a traditional ceremonialist. She is founder of Yraceburu EarthWisdom and Taa-naash-kaa-da Sanctuary Earth Wisdom Learning Center. She is a master of many ancient earth teachings, including Tlish diyan yánádaalitihí, násdziih, okaah yedabik'ehi, bik'eh da'óltagí, and bik'ehgo'ihi'dan binkááyú yatí'í. As a chosen Tlish diyin lineage holder, she shares ancient wisdom and rites for contemporary times. In 2010, she was granted the Presidential Humanitarian Award for her Community Service efforts.