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Ancestor's Wisdom

Mystic Family Circus Presents:
ANCESTOR'S WISDOM, messages for these times.
An intentional community gathering, with Elders presentations and rituals, wisdom keepers messages and prophecies conveyed through muti-media and performance.

The first show: November 22nd, 2009. Sold-out the Women's Building in San Francisco. What an incredible gathering! Please hold the magic of that evening in your heart, share it with others, and dont forget those moments that were precious to you. We will continue to do these events, and are currently editing the full length dvd of the show. So many prayers and thanks go out to all of you. We are now gearing up for our next round of interviews with elders. Please contact Nynke, at avalonvisions@gmail.com , if there are elders that you feel would harmonize with this project. Ultimately we are looking for elders who have been pioneers in their field, elders who have made great contributions to this planet, and elders who have followed their dreams and who can be an Inspiration to us all.

Appreciations

So much humble gratitude to all of You, who have helped make this project happen.

To our Elders for trusting and believing in us, for offering their wisdom and so much more. You have been holding us for so long, and now it is time for us to hold you too.

To our incredible production team, who cme together and volunteered their time, energy and dedication.

To our performers and directors, who understand the importance of this work.

And to You, dear Community. For your desire and call for this gathering. Thankyou for all of your support, and for just showing up.

Special Thanks to

Our Elders:

JULIA PARKER and Lucy Parker, Basket Weavers, California Indian, Miwok/Pomo/Paiute Cultural Curator.
MAMA KIA, founder of Casa de Milagros orphanage, Peru.
ANNA HALPRIN, legendary dance icon, author of "Returning To Health With Dance Movement And Imagery".
ARIEL SPILSBURY, the Mayan Oracle.
SOBONFU SOME, healer and author of Welcoming Spirit home.
MANDAZA KANDEMWA, healer and peacemaker from Zimbabwe.
MARTIN PRECTEL , author of Secrets of the talking Jaguar.
GRANDMOTHER AGNES BAKER PILGRIM , oldest living female from the Rogue River Indians, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and Chief of the International Council of Thirteen Indigeneous Grandmothers.
CHRIS CARLSSON, founder of "Critical Mass", author of "Nowtopia".
FRED WAHPEPAH, founder of Seven Circles Foundation.
LESLENE DELLA MADRE, author of "Midwifing Death".
ALEX FENG, world renown martial artist and healer, founder of the Taoist Center.
TEKEBA BANTU, Bantu wisdom keeper.
DAVID ULANSEY, Professor of Philosophy and Religion.
JYOTI, embassador for the International Council of Thirteen Indigeneous Grandmothers, and author of "An Angel called my Name".

and to Icasiana and her family, for representing the Grandmothers!

Our Performances by:
MYSTIC FAMILY CIRCUS, directors Nynke Koopmans, Tirza Naramore, Paradox Pollack and guest choreographer Tyler Blank.
DESTINY ARTS YOUTH PERFORMANCE COMPANY
CLIMBING POETREE (bay area exclusive)
SASHA BUTTERFLY ROSE
AIMA THE DREAMER
Matt Lucas Martial Arts
Big Tadoo Puppet Theater
Sunru
Eve lady Apples
Random and Loren What
Lucid Dawn, Lali and Ronnie
Mathew Peace Dove Hoffman
Ariel Spilsbury and Natalia Price
Isis Indriya
Nikila MamaWisdom
Kate Gibson
Tenley Wallace
Carolina Duncan/Coicoi
Madeleina Bolduc
Audette Sophia
Crystal Cobra
Eve Isabelle
Bast

Airbrush:
Andrew Jones Company
Jessica Atreides
Icarus

Costumes:
David Houston
Lucid Dawn
Amy Nectar Designs

Music:
Shimshai
Sasha Butterfly Rose
Vader
Gin, Madeleina Bolduc and Lara Maykovich

Sound:
Trinty Wolf Productions

Video:
Nynke Koopmans, Sherry Huggima, Heart and Crescent Diamond

Live art auction and incredible flier artwork by Kaia

look out for the DVD: "Ancestor's Wisdom", compilation of interviews
with elders, end of 2010.

*Performances were based on messages from:
Martin Prechtel, author of Secrets of the talking Jaguar.
Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim, oldest living female from the Rogue River Indians, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and Chief of the International Council of Thirteen Indigeneous Grandmothers.
Sobonfu Some, healer and author of Welcoming Spirit home.
Mama Kia, founder of casa de milagros orphanage, Peru.
Mandaza Kandemwa, healer and peacemaker from Zimbabwe.
Ariel Spilsbury, the Mayan Oracle.
Leslene DellaMadre, author of Midwifing Death.
Alex Feng, world renowned martial artist and healer, founder of the Taoist Center, USA.
Jtoti, embassador for the 13 indigenous grandmothers council, and author of An angel called my name.
Anna Halprin, legendary dance icon, author of "Returning To Health With Dance Movement And Imagery".