Llyn Roberts, MA – aka “Cedar”
A modern day mystic and spiritual ecologist, Llyn through her work inspires a deep sense of belonging with the natural world. She is a prominent teacher of healing and shamanism, and award-winning author. She was consultant to the University of Massachusetts Sustainability Initiative in Dartmouth and to Earth Train, a Panama-based non-profit organization engaged in reforestation and educational programs, and indigenous cultural preservation. Llyn is former director of the Dream Change, founded John Perkins, with whom she co-facilitated of Earth-honoring transformational programs for seventeen years. She is the founder and president of the Olympic Mountain EarthWisdom Circle, “OMEC”, dedicated to promoting a sacred and responsible relationship with the Earth (www.eomec.org).
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.