How do you find balance and inner peace in a world rocked by instability? In the telling of her story, shamanic psychologist Leslie Gray speaks to the importance of learning from our past, and takes us on a journey to an indigenous world, where the earth is honored, and people live together in peace on the great turtle. She encourages Euro-Americans to “Walk the ground, walk on the bones of your ancestors. Once you’ve done that and know where your people come from you can finally have real respect for the land here and the aboriginal traditions.” Gray reminds us that the roots of the American Constitution and our democracy are found in the Iroquois Confederacy, a continuing tradition, which from the beginning embraced equal rights and forbade slavery. She urges us to visit sustainable indigenous communities and learn to not take, but learn and give back.
Leslie Gray, a Native American, is president and founder of Woodfish Institute. She has a private practice in San Francisco, California and gives workshops and seminars worldwide.
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- How shamanic counseling can benefit you
- How you can learn and be more involved with indigenous peoples
- Learn about the common threads that permeate all shamanic cultures
- Find our about the first incident of germ warfare in the U.S.
- How to meet a Native American shaman
Program Number: 2909 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 1/25/2002