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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt
Way of the Bushman with Bradford and Hillary Keeney
The teachings of the Kalahari Bushmen or San are the oldest spiritual, shamanic, and healing practices in our world. The San do not believe that "words" can change the world. They give little importance to written words or fixed oral tradition, but emphasize the way n/om (the vital force or spiritual power or shaking medicine) touches us. Bradford Keeney's fieldwork with the Kalahari Bushmen (San) in Namibia and Botswana started over two decades ago. Today he is recognized as a Bushman healer or n/om-kxao and is able to participate in and have access to the world's oldest living religion and healing tradition. Bradford and his wife Hillary join host, Christina Pratt, this week to share their new book Way of the Bushman as Told by the Tribal Elders: Spiritual Teachings and Practices of the Kalahari Ju'/hoansi. Join us to explore the power and inspiration in the ancient wisdom of a people who have never declared war on other people nor harmed the planet.
This week's guests:
Bradford and Hillary Keeney
Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., 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. He is the subject of the book, American Shaman: An Odyssey of Global Healing Traditions written by psychologists Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson, which won a Best Spiritual Book of 2005 award from Spirituality & Health magazine. Keeney is the author of over 40 books including Bushman Shaman and Shaking Medicine.
Hillary Keeney, Ph.D., is a distinguished scholar, author, teacher of creative transformation and improvisational movement, and the co-founder and president of The Keeney Institute For Healing. She is the author of numerous books, the most recent co-written with Bradford is the critically acclaimed, Seiki Jutsu: The Practice of Non-Subtle Energy Medicine. Her scholarship has made contributions to the study of interdisciplinary pedagogy, social cybernetics, creative therapeutic practice and training, ethnographic study of healing traditions, qualitative research of communication, and dance.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM Pacific
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