Medicine Festival, 2020
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Medicine is a newly visioned gathering to inspire authentic connection and regeneration for people and planet. Our World is changing and we find ourselves in a time that holds both great peril and great promise.
Medicine invites you to come together to share the power of music and ceremony, the coherence and insights of ancestral wisdom, alongside solutions of modern technology and culture; the nourishment of food; the joy of laughter and celebration; and the inspiration of visionary thought – asking a simple question:
HOW CAN WE BE THE MEDICINE?
Medicine’s key principle is to provide a platform for Wisdom Keepers from a variety of the world’s spiritual traditions, as well as Elders from some of the remaining Indigenous peoples of the planet to share their teachings, ceremonies, stories and accumulated knowledge, to aid us in collectively envisioning a more conscious, peaceful, and sustainable world.
Not only do many of the remaining Indigenous peoples of the planet act as guardians and protectors of some of the last pristine remnants of the Biosphere. They still have a culture and knowledge of how to live sustainably and successfully as a part of the natural world. They have embedded in their cultures, ‘soft technologies’ that help to deal with these spiritual and cultural challenges of selfishness, greed and apathy. The requirement for their wisdom in today’s challenging, complex world is needed more than ever.
Medicine will host Wisdom Keepers from traditions including the Yawanawá (Brazilian Amazon), Kichwa (Ecuador), Druidic, Deepen and Brythonic (British Isles), Hacaritama (Columbia), Buddhist, Jain, and Native American.