Two US agencies are holding hearings on copyright reform; enough powerful people (ok, companies) think that copyright law needs changing that this might actually happen. Don't let it happen without fannish voices: the OTW is soliciting stories of how creating transformative works has helped people in day-to-day life, whether that's through building language skills, video editing, writing, coding, or anything else. You don't need to provide personal information, but the more specific the better. You can submit your story through this form. We need to speak up, or we'll be left out.
Dr. Marta Moreno Vega has dedicated her professional life to developing culturally grounded institutions, and placing the history and culture of African descendants in the Diaspora onto the time clock of world history. She is founder and president of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, an international non-profit, created in 1976.
She has conducted extensive research in Yoruba Belief systems in the African Diaspora and has organized three international conferences uniting scholars and traditional leaders who are experts on these religions.
When the Spirits Dance Mambo was directed and produced by Dr. Moreno Vega, who also authored a book by the same title. Filmed in Cuba, this documentary focuses on the impact of Santeria on the Civil Society of the island.
She is co-editor of Voices from the Battlefront: Achieving Cultural Equity and author of The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santeria.
Dr. Moreno Vega’s current project, Let The Spirits Move You, is a celebration of ancestral belief systems that are a proud and important part of our cultural legacy as African descendants. The documentary focuses on the African based spiritual traditions that continue in Puerto Rico grounded in ancestral worship - espiristmo.
But in the late 60’s early 70’s Robert wrote songs. There were even offers to have them published, but there were...distractions.
Then about a year ago, he woke up and to his surprise one of his old songs was in his head. That song was This Was My Life.
Then over the next two weeks or so all of the old ones started to come back, and what really a shock was he remembered all the tunes/chords and most of the words.
Robert has two song writing Muses, these two ‘ladies’ have appeared many times during healings to the recipients of those healings. Robert asked them for help with songs—they are Mary, and St Therese of Lisieux the little known saint who has played quite a part
in his spiritual life.
Ella J. Holly is an award-winning radio broadcaster, producer, and voice artist, She's featured in national television and radio commercials, as well as audio books and website presentations. She hosts shows for the American Coaching Academy, Parenting HQ.com and the Children’s Ministry Academy, and can be heard as the voice of the Dwelling Place Ministry radio show with Rev. Al Pittman.
She is active in the pageant circuit, has judged numerous pageants throughout Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. As a professional singer, Ella garnered top ten hits in Germany, The Netherlands and Australia
Ella writes, is a public speaking coach and media consultant. She coordinated Blue Star Holistic Expo, and produced Robert's single, God Be With You.
KDCL Media and The H20 Network welcome Co-founder of the Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye and Lukumi elder Oba Ernesto Pichardo. Oba will be discussing the annual IFA forecast from MIAMI for 2013.
Oba will decode the many layers of the letter of the year and how it has the potential to effect us individually, our spiritual communities,and HUMANITY as a whole. Join us! YOU CAN ALSO CALL-IN TO LISTEN 917-889-7526.
NOTE: WE WILL NOT BE TAKING QUESTIONS, BUT YOU CAN LISTEN THROUGH THE PHONE LINES.
Our networks are creating and changing reality.
Mile Hi Medium Michelle Houchens returns to KDCL Media and The H20 Network to give Miss Paula and Dia Nunez a sneak peek at 2013.
Clairaudient, clairvisual, and clairsentient, she is able to communicate with Beings in the room, the same as you and I sitting in a
room chatting. In her current state of development, she has transcended over 300 levels of consciousness and has discussions with up to 30 Beings at once on the Other Side.
She is certified in Advanced Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression Therapy, PSYCH-K Facilitator, Advanced Theta Healing, Intuitive Philosophies, and Courtroom Mediation.
Blue Star Holistic Expo will be held at the Holiday Inn, Cumberland, MD November 3, 2012.
Featured speaker is Robert Harding, author of Blue Star, The True Story of One Man's Awakening and Vision Quest.
Robert Harding, an ordinary salesman leading an ordinary life, just doesn't fit in. Not bonding with his peers, and with a constant, yet sublime feeling that something more than his routine life awaits him, he plods along like so many others.
He had a vision of blessed Mary, looking like The Lady in Clearwater, FL, that mysteriously appeared on the side of a building. This vision signals the beginning of a complete life makeover for the author. Inexplicably drawn to a quest to the U.S., He traveled from London to the home of the Hopi Indians. Along the way, he encountered fascinating people - veritable guideposts - and spiritual signs that help him in his vision quest.
Cecile Gilchrest is the founder of Red Hawk Ayurveda, in Cumberland, MD. She is a graduate of The School of Ayurveda located at the Kripalu Center for Health and Yoga, and recently studied with Dr. Vasant Lad, M.D. and other distinguished members of the Ayurvedic community in the United States and India.
For the past 25 years she has pursued studies in diet and lifestyle as “medicine” at The New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, the Siddha Yoga Ashram; and the Sivananda Ashram & Vedanta Center. In 1991 she graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Liberal Arts and subsequently pursued a Master’s degree in Religion and Psychology at Andover Newton Theological School.
Red Hawk Ayurveda is dedicated to collaborating with individual clients to envision and achieve their own good health with the wisdom of Ayurveda. She is a member of NAMA-National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
Dr. Nick Begich is the son of the late, Nick Begich, Sr., US Congressman for Alaska. He is well known in Alaska for his own political activities. Nick has pursued independent research in the sciences and politics. Begich received Doctor of Medicine (Medicina Alternitiva), honoris causa, for independent work in health and political science from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka, in November 1994.
He co-authored Angels Don't Play This HAARP; Advances in Tesla Technology with Jeane Manning. He authored Earth Rising - The Revolution: Toward a Thousand Years of Peace and Earth Rising II-The Betrayal of Science, Society and the Soul with the late James Roderick. His latest work is Controlling the Human Mind - The Technologies of Political Control or Tools for Peak Performance. Begich has published articles in science, politics and education and is a well known lecturer, having presented throughout the US and 19 countries. A featured guest on thousands of radio broadcasts reporting on his research into new technologies, health and earth science issues. He has appeared on dozens of TV shows throughout the world including BBC-TV, CBC-TV.
Begich has served as an expert witness and speaker before the European Parliament. He has spoken on various issues for groups representing citizen concerns, statesmen and elected officials, scientists and others. He is the publisher and co-owner of Earthpulse Press. He served as Tribal Administrator/Village Planner for the Chickaloon Village Council, an American Indian Tribe of the Athabascan Indian Nation as the Executive Director of The Lay Institute of Technology, Inc. Currently Begich consults for tribal organizations, private corporations on a number of research areas.
Lanaia Lee was born to a Navy father and a school teacher mother. With the death of her mother from a massive stroke a stroke when Lanaia was 9, and due to his military career, her father lost custody of Lanaia to her grandmother, a professed black witch, who abandoned her at 14.
Suffering from erratic hypertension, Lanaia suffered a stroke when at the age of 30. For the next 2 years, she underwent intensive physical therapy, but would never walk again. She found work at a vocational trade school to help with her rehab and there met her husband, David, who was also in a wheelchair from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
In 2001, David dared her to write a poem. Out of curiosity, she posted it on an online poetry forum. The feedback was so positive, she kept writing. She has published several novels and anthologies of short stories and poetry. All of her work is typed with one hand because of her disabilities.
Lanaia gives credit to God's grace, which she believes has helped her overcome immense adversity, and she claims she won't quit until she hits the bestseller list.
Viktor Aurelius, the 2000 Year Old Vampire who hosts Whispers in the Dark recites poetry, writes, directs and produces his own Audio Dramas. Most recently his 10-part series Lilith's Children and voicing characters in many other productions kept him busy, but he is hard at work on several new productions that he and Jeff Niles will release very soon.
In the late 70s, Timothy began a systematic exploration of out-of-body states. This led to experiments in telepathic communication with dolphins and an open invitation to contact with nonphysical beings that continues to this day. During this time, he was also running his own business in New York City, marketing a system he had co-devised for storing and filing color photographs. He retired from the business community in 1981 and turned full time to his creative endeavors.
As a musician, Timothy has made several tapes of what he calls "Bozon Music"--a True Age improvisational jazz, shamanic music of the heart--as well as a series of guided visualization and meditation tapes. Also an artist, he is currently working on a virtually endless progression of drawings of sacred landscape. It is what brings him most joy.
Timothy travels frequently to give lectures and seminars or to investigate sites and locations for his drawings. He is the author of Ask Your Angels: A Practical Guide to working with the Messengers of Heaven to Empower and Enrich Your Life, Dolphins, ETs & Angels, and a co-author of Adventures Among Spiritual Intelligences: Angels, Aliens, Dolphins & Shamans. He lives in New Mexico.
I'm Ahmadi Riverwolf. My name in Palo is Yayi Nganga Tormenta Kaluguera. I'm the daughter of a West Philly English teacher and spent the most of my childhood roaming through metaphysical book shops and learning at the side of the strange, the outcast, the weird and the unheard. At ten I discovered that when I threw objects on the ground, I could see distinct patterns that "told me stuff". At eleven I was told the dead walked with me, at twelve I was given my first set of tarot cards.
I was initiated to Palo Kimbisa in 2007. Since that time, I have been privy to the wonder and beauty of this fascinating and timeless religion.
I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
My name is Jhadas Adams. I've always had two 'heads'. When I was five, I told my mother about a conversation I had with her father - he died before I was born. I've always seen shapes at the edge of my mind's eye, and heard voices in places where I was the only one around. My mother's crossed the river to the other side, but I still feel her and talk to her in my dreams. When I do the great good work that I'm here to do, I can feel her hands on my shoulders.
I received Rayado in 2003 and was given the name Madre Lango Lindera. I was crowned Omo Yemaya in Cuba in 2004 and have been walking with Lwa since 1994, but have no initiations in Vodou. I read the Diloggun and the cards and speak for the dead when they have no voice. I am a psychopomp troubadour, and I speak for the trees in the upper reaches of the Pacific Northwest.
I am a kinked, socially marginal, mildly felonious anarcho-shamanic Santeria Priestess. I'm also an author of both erotic horror and erotica. My first full length novel, It Never Ends - Book One of the Vengeance Cycle, was released in 2009. I'm currently at work onthe sequel out.
Rhonda Holy Bear is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She was born in South Dakota, at Old Cheyenne River Agency, known as "Chief Martin Charger's Camp." Rhonda was raised by her grandparents, DeSmet and Angeline (Soft) Holy Bear. Rhonda's earliest dolls were a hammer and a clothespin and scraps of cloth she found around the house.
At 14, she moved to Chicago to live with an aunt. Rhonda wanted to sing. She wanted to be on television and on the radio. She enrolled in a school that had strong arts and cultural history programs. She found herself drawn to the traditional, hands-on skills of beading and sculpting.
When Rhonda was 18, she picked up a book and discovered a picture of an antique Indian doll from the late 1800's. She remembered the story her Grandmother had told her, and was inspired to create a doll at that very moment.
She held onto them until 1982, when she saw an ad in The Chicago Sun Times for a new art gallery called American West.
The gallery owner asked Rhonda to bring her dolls to the gallery to show his wife, who was a doll collector. The two dolls sold immediately. The gallery owners requested that Rhonda bring in more dolls for display. An ad in American Indian Art Magazine, helped introduce Rhonda's dolls to the world.
Over the next 20 years, Rhonda’s work has been exhibited and collected by many galleries.
With every doll Rhonda asks herself deeper and deeper questions about her subject. The dolls have evolved far beyond being children's playthings. They represent her family and the roots of her tribal history. They have helped her to complete a circle in her journey as a Lakota.
Rhonda recalls a vivid dream she had when her Grandmother passed away. In the dream, a voice told her that, with her Grandmother's passing, Rhonda's back had been shattered. "Those are your relatives," the voice said, referring to the shattered pieces of her back. "You'll have to find a way to put them back together again."
Rhonda says, “My dolls represent my relatives, past, present, and future. Without them, I could not be who I am today. My ancestors and their stories are connected like each vertebrae of my spine. I carry their story with me in my back. It's a strong place to be. ''Mitakuye Oyasin"
1) What is the first thing you said this morning? To who?
To Hannah our Pit Bull who loves to sleep. "Come get your jewelry on so you can go peepee
b) Close your eyes. Open them and look up. What do you see?
White acoustic ceiling tile
III) Grab the nearest book. What's the title?
Hoodoo Herb & Root Magic by Catherine Yronwode
D) What's the wallpaper on the computer you're on right now?
Steampunk Steve & Christian made a while back by DarlingLisa
5) Breakfast, what was it?
Noodles & Coffee
f) Peanut Butter: Creamy or Chunky?
VII) You survive the initial apocalypse, where do you live out the rest of your days? Try to find others and band together? Find a cabin in the mountains and hide? Something else?
In one of the local caves or one of the large farms & makes a compound
H) Word association: I say__________, you say _______________
a) Hot = Flash
b) Horny = Too many to choose from but a good thing hubby will be home off the road tomorrow
c) Fly = Ride the wind
d) Story = So many in my head
e) Mark Sheppard = his characters always make me smile
9) What time is it right now where you are?
Fin) You're about to be sent away from home, never to return. You are allowed one "comfort" item. What do you take?
Hubby or if 1 item plus hubby--photo album from parents honeymoon
FREE TELE-SEMINAR: BIRTHING WOMEN'S WISDOM
MAY 1, 2012
Amy E. Brucker
I'm a healer, artist and gardener who loves spending my time reading a good novel. In my work, I help self-employed women turn their talents into lifework that feels deeply aligned on a soul level. You can learn more about me at GrowYourLifework.com.
I help women trust their innate wisdom so they can live in full bloom. As a spiritual healer, writer, public speaker, and teacher I’ve worked with hundreds of women to help them unearth their unique gifts. You can learn more about me at KatrinaDreamer.com.
We can do it together! Hey there. We’re Amy and Katrina, two healers who wish to address a growing challenge we see amongst our clients and friends: mainly, that women know they have inner wisdom, but even so, they’re having trouble hearing, trusting and sharing it with others. So to help out our community, we’re co-hosting a FREE tele-seminar for women who are ready to heal their pain in order to reconnect with their power. It’s called
Birthing Women’s Wisdom
Release your pain to own your power!
May 1, 2012 at 11:00 pacific time
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