The Wisdom of an Elder with Annie Spencer


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Things we talk about in this episode

  • Only through filling up with joy can we be generous
  • medicine wheel teachings - seeded Native American teachings
  • Spirituality comes through the natural world
  • Earth based spiritual trainings for women
  • Martine Prechtel- Guatamala, Vermont
  • Initiation - meeting with the natural world- understanding of the source of all life
  • Ecopsychology
  • Relationships between beings and the land and people
  • Indigenous, Earthbased, deep connection with the power of life, spirituality
  • Grief, broken heartedness, betrayal
  • Sadness and longing and sorrow
  • The grief muscle
  • Why do we need an earth based connection
  • How we’ve forgotten our connection to the land
  • Connection is vital for us to survive
  • How quickly we can regain our connection to the land
  • Rites of passage - enacting with honour a movement from one stage to another
  • Menopause as a rite of passage
  • Steps and purpose of a rite of passage - to feed life, feed the village/community, initiate the young
  • Young people today- Anxious and entitled
  • Service to life
  • The power of stories
  • Sowing the seeds for a future beyond ourselves
  • Those who can do ceremony should be doing ceremony right now
  • What is an elder and true mentor
  • The power of beauty is to be tempered by the wisdom of the Elder
  • Everything we do in life is to prepare us to be great elders

Links mentioned in this episode

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Annies website

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Facebook page- leona.connection.matters

The music for this podcast is -Hermosa Dia by Ray Johnson


ANNIE SPENCER, a ceremonialist and workshop leader with an Oxford MA and a diploma in Humanistic Psychology, has been running groups and trainings for over 25 years. Having been apprenticed in a Native American tradition and studied Guatemalan Mayan teachings, Annie weaves these with the traditions of her land Britain. As a teacher, Annie opens pathways for others – illuminating their life’s journeys. Her primary interest is the renewal of ancient ceremonial forms for creating a path of beauty upon Grandmother Earth.

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