U R P I L L A Y S O N Q O L L A Y

by Saturday, September 8, 2018


Chewed amongst the indigenous across South-America, Coca plant is not only consumed for its vitamins and minerals, but revered as a teacher with the power to connect human relations on deep and meaningful levels.

Through open and honest communication where we are always owning our experience, Coca can works as a powerful medicine that stimulates our heart-centred energy.
During this time, we can overcome our own barriers and limitations, the tongue begins to develop a sweetness for words.

The relationship with Coca is a slow and graceful process and we soon begin to see that there is great power in expressing our own vulnerability.

The relationship modern day society has with Coca today is different. Diluted with other substances, becoming a highly addictive substance ; a prophecy foretold in ancestral folklores.

I took this photo during my stay with Paititi Institute; a community in Peru, between the Amazon and the Andes dedicated to preserving the Environment and Indigenous Culture.


Weaving Families of The World Photo Series  | P E R U

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S O U N D

by Friday, September 7, 2018


Sound is powerful. When sound transforms to a rhythm, the music created becomes a form of communication to our emotions.

It makes us want to dance, to release, to express, to overcome barriers, and sometimes to bring us back, to the sacredness of our boundless potential.

Music allows us to rejoice in the present moment.

This is ‘Les Commandoes Percu’ from the South of France. They came to the Calais refugee camp spring 2016 to perform a miracle.


Weaving Families of The World Photo Series | FRANCE

 

 

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S Y M B O L I C

by Friday, September 7, 2018

A Quecha woman weaves as she walks along the mountains between the Amazon and Andes, Peru.

Weaving is one of the oldest traditions in the world. It sits at the very core of the Quecha culture, shaping personal and regional identities, and acting as a form of inter-regional communication.

 

 

 

 

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Nurturing The Essence

by Monday, March 26, 2018


24 days old Sabina Blu comes out of a Native American sweat-lodge ceremony originating in Mexico called Temazcal with her father Tomas.

As well as cleansing the body, Temazcal has the power to bring us back to our centre; calm, collected and in tune with our body.

This can be explained by the heat experienced during the Temazcal, which can be very challenging.

With little to no space to move & with others sitting in and around you, the steam that is released of hot stones (revered as grandmothers) can be hard to endure.

There is an urge to want to leave as the mind thinks its in trouble and fear mounts.

By surrendering to the heat that Temazcal brings, and singing sacred songs with others inside the dome shaped hut, thoughts of wanting to leave wane, overcome by the power of the shared heart.

During this process, there is an understanding and discovery of ones own inner-strength and power as a human being.


Florianópolis, Brazil

 

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