Canadian Ecopsychology Network (CEN)
As presented by Rhian Daniel PhD, this talk is a wonderful journey from understanding cultural appropriation to reclaiming the treasures in our own European heritage. There is no reason why the ancient riches in our European Indigenous Knowledge (EIK) cannot be used as a template for creating rituals relevant to our lives and communities today, and to celebrate and honor the cycles of nature. Ancient Spirit Rising and the work of Pegi Eyers is referenced in the video.
White privilege and entitlement has given us the erroneous idea that we can choose any path we want from any part of the world, and the attraction to our own ancestral roots is not particularly strong. We need to sit down and have a spiritual conversation with our DNA!
Page 280 ~ Ancient Spirit Rising by Pegi Eyers
'Canada' and 'USA' are white supremacist capitalist fantasies that have nothing to do with earth-connection, and in turn, have created a populace that has stronger ties to regional or national identity than to the land itself.
Page 279 ~ Ancient Spirit Rising by Pegi Eyers
Pegi Eyers is the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores strategies for social justice, uncolonization, ethnocultural identity, building land-emergent community & resilience in times of massive change.
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