THE FIRST HEALERS: Ancient Medicine and the Art of Wellness

THE FIRST HEALERS: Ancient Medicine and the Art of Wellness

$90.00

Streaming Live |   November  21/22, 2020  (starting 9am Saturday /  starting 9am Sunday)

(Links to join the conference will be sent on the 20th of November 2020)

We are Live Streaming this conference with leading scholars, practitioners, and researchers on ancient medicine around the globe, and the wisdom and techniques of the first healers. Enjoy individual presentations and live panel discussions on fascinating topics. Engage with and ask questions directly to our experts.

Schedule and topics may be subject to minor changes.

 

The First Healers – Ancient Medicine and the Art of Wellness Ancient Origins Streaming Conference

Two days of engaging and fascinating conversation…

Presentations by modern and traditional health experts...

All from the comfort of your home!

This Ancient Origins Conference is bringing back the
wisdom and tradition of the ancients

On November 21/22, we’re putting on our second Ancient Origins Online Conference, a chance for inquisitive people like yourself to come together with experts and professionals who work in modern medicine, but want to share the roots of ancient medical knowledge.

This event is virtual, meaning anyone can attend, from anywhere. Without anyone needing to get on a plane, we are bringing together practitioners and researchers from AROUND THE GLOBE. We have 8 speakers from varied backgrounds and cultures, representing 6 different nations.

 

Our Speakers

 

DAY 1

Saturday Nov 21, 2020

9am – 5pm Eastern

(New York Time)

Dr. Linda Tello is a licensed professional engineer and first-generation American with indigenous ancestry of the Pijaos from the Central Andes of Colombia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park; Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering, and Occupational Ergonomics and Safety from the University of Miami, Coral Gables; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering from Arizona State University, Ira Fulton Schools of Engineering, School of Sustainability and the Built Environment. She lives in Maryland Rockville.  | Find out more about her work at Whole Earth Engineering.

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The Medicine Wheel: A Transformation Tool 

The Medicine Wheel is an ancient four-fold thought tool that is found in nearly every Indigenous culture throughout the world. The key to understanding how a representation of the Medicine Wheel can be found in nearly every Indigenous culture is its traditional ancient four-fold structure with a zero-point core. Four-fold structures are one of the oldest in the world, and most foundational to life, i.e., DNA, responsible for the creation of all life in the physical world from plants, to animals, to human beings. Human beings, therefore, by virtue of their four-fold DNA structure are embodied Medicine Wheels. The key to the various manifestations of the Medicine Wheel being its multi-dimensional zero-point core.  

The creation of more holistic STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) outcomes requires innovative experiences, and humanity has embodied within it a non-linear tool that provides access to innovative wisdom.  Innovative wisdom only available via communication between the different levels of creation from the physical plane, where humanity resides, to the divine plane, where the unity of all is found.  

Communicating between the planes is facilitated by transcendental tools like Shamanic journey that connect the consciousness of the individual and the consciousness of the unity. Where through this connection, the resonance created between the union is what releases and transforms the “frozen” energy of letters and words, i.e., linear data (like on this page) into artistic right-brain expressions that have often been described as internal geometrical mandala-like images or conceptual visualization experiences.  

An example of the use of Shamanic journey as a non-linear or transcendental thought tool to create holistic conceptual illustrations for the relationships among the linear data found via qualitative and quantitative thought tools for long-standing health concerns of construction trade workers is presented. The application of Shamanic journey for transforming linear data for long-standing health concerns of construction trade workers into conceptual illustrations is also offered as a bridge demonstrating how a greater conceptual understanding of data relationships can close knowledge gaps and serve as a tool for developing more innovate and emerging holistic STEAM outcomes that are more aligned with and respectful of the Earth. 

 


Dr. Ephraim Cebisa Mabena is a qualified Iridologist and Traditional Healer with immense interest in the Environment and its preservation. In 2001, he founded the Mothong Heritage Trust on the Magalies mountain, Mamelodi, Tshwane South Africa.  

In 2011, he collaborated with the Ministry of Eternal Affairs Government of India, an India- Africa Workshop on sharing practical experiences, information and expertise of Traditional Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Mabena was part of The Launch of Signatures of the IKS Bioprospecting and Product Development in Pretoria. 

As a Traditional Healer, he firmly believes that the environment is the giver of life and all Traditional knowledge. The health of humans and animals is strongly embedded in nature and can be accessed within the environment. 

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Traditional Medicine in South Africa 

Almost two decades ago, instructions from the ancestors have led traditional healer Dr. Cebisa Ephraim Mabena of Mamelodi, Tshwane South Africa, to turn the Magalies mountain, where killers left bodies and people dumped rubbish - into a heritage site for African Indigenous Knowledge. “Through this mountain, we promote indigenous knowledge system. This mountain is a God-given gift and we should protect all the species, the flora and fauna. We need to protect the plants and animals. Indigenous healing plants such as ummilo, the fruit from which is used for colds and umdladlathi, which has anti-inflammatory properties grow here,” says Dr. Mabena. Traditional healers have been instructed by ancestors and mentors to recognize the medicinal value of plants in their healing. According to him, traditional health practitioners are environmentalists, geologists and indigenous knowledge holders and are thus very important in conserving the environment. It is in the ecosystem that they find the power to heal – even the African Dung Beetle has returned to this site where proteas and Mopani trees now grow in abundance. In an Interview and panel discussion Dr. Mabena will discuss the historical background of traditional healers in South Africa and the medicinal value of the plants. | Connect with Dr. Mabena on Facebook

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Discussion Panel

What Works Now? A Comparison of Traditional Healing Philosophies and Methods From Different Ancient Cultures

Ancestors of four cultures with four different healing traditions explain their philosophies and discuss where they might correlate and where they contrast. There will also be discussion of how these traditions are relevant to the modern world, plus other questions.

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Dr. Cajete is a Native American Emeritus Professor from the University of New Mexico. He is a Tewa author and professor from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico and has pioneered reconciling indigenous perspectives in sciences with a Western academic setting. His focus is teaching “culturally based science, with its emphasis on health and wellness”. 

Gregory Cajete a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico,  is a practicing ceramic, pastel and metal artist. He is extensively involved with art and its application to education. He is also a scholar of herbalism and holistic health. He worked at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 21 years. While at the Institute, he served as Dean of the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange, Chair of Native American Studies and Professor of Ethno- Science.  He is the former Director of Native American Studies (18 years) and is currently a Professor in the Division of Language, Literacy and Socio Cultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico.  In addition, he has lectured at colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, England, France and Germany.   

Dr. Cajete has authored 10 books including the most recent Sacred Journeys. 

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Developing Resonance with the Sky Spirits of the Cosmos 

Indigenous cultures cultivated a resonance with the cosmos, with the stars, sun, moon, and all the entities in the night sky, which they considered to be their relatives. Native American astronomy embodies the essence of Indigenous science and this quest for resonance in that it engages of all elements that one finds in any particular tribal culture. Indigenous astronomies reflected on cosmology, creation of the earth, the evolution of human beings and the meaning of life. Indeed, many Indigenous stories reflect a deeply felt sense that humans have a direct and ancient relationship with the heavens. 

They approached the stars with their creative imaginations as well as with their skills of observation and astronomical technologies. Native astronomies were predicated on four orientations: relationship, imagination, participation and resonance. Native cultures applied an imaginative participatory consciousness to their conceptions of the heavens, whose goal was to establish a personal and collective resonance between the entities they perceived in the night sky and their activities on Earth.  

Native astronomies reflected the mind-set and spirit of the cultures from which they came, and therefore served the spiritual and social needs of a tribe. Native astronomers used ingenious and creative ways to transfer their knowledge through stories, ritual, art, ceramics, symbolic architecture, song, dance, and communal ceremonies. Indigenous peoples actively attempted to establish a deep communion with their “star relatives,” expressed through myth, ritual, social organization and traditional forms of education. Ultimately, Native astronomies helped to make sense of Native life and relationships by reaffirming the belief in the inter-relationship and interdependence of all entities in an animate and Living Universe.  

 

Ruben Apaza Quispe greets you from the highest and most important mountain of the Q'eros Community, the Apu Huamanlipa. The grandson of the renown Q’ero teacher and spiritual healer, Don Manuel Quispe, Ruben was born and spent his childhood in the Q'eros community. As heir to Inca wisdom, he comes from a culture rich in customs and traditions that passed down from generation to generation celebrate Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the Apus (Sacred Mountains). Ruben graduated from San Antonio Abad National University of Cusco with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism.  

Ruben leads as a spiritual teacher and wisdom keeper - sharing the Q’eros 500-year-old ancestral knowledge and traditions transmitted to him through Inca spiritual technologies embedded within ancestral weavings and rituals. | Learn about his work at AndeanSpirit.org

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The Mystical Despacho Ceremony 

The Q'eros Community is known as the last ayllu. That means it is the last family descended from the Inca empire. It is a community located among the Cordillera de los Andes, department of Cusco-Peru, Perú. Before 1955, the community was not kno wn to the world.  In 2017, it was declared a Living Cultural Heritage by the Peruvian Minister of Cultures; and today, it is known worldwide for its mystical ancestral knowledge. It is through special ceremonies for spiritual healing, working with the energies of nature, the balancing of emotions, and our daily life connecting closely with nature and the Apus (sacred spirits of the mountains) who guard and protect Q’eros, as well as Pachamama (Mother Earth) that we have been blessed with the opportunity to share our wisdom and teachings with the world. 

Our objective is to continue to spread our ancestral wisdom and knowledge worldwide. Fundamentals of Q’eros cosmology will be presented and the audience will be guided through a Despacho, a ceremonial offering and blessing for the Ancient Origins Conference.  Through the experience of the ceremony and explanation of how various ingredients in the offering reflect our cosmology, the hope is that the audience can gain a greater understanding of the importance of supporting and preserving Q’eros traditions.  Secondly, it is an opportunity to share Q’eros traditions and give you an understanding of how the development of technology like the internet can support the continual evolution of our living cultural heritage.  Lastly, it is an opportunity to share the importance of preserving and disseminating to the world our spiritual teachings - focused on love and healing – much of what is needed now during this time of Pachamama’s sickness – Covid19 – and in the future. 

 

 

DAY 2

Sunday Nov 22, 2020

9am – 5pm Eastern

(New York Time)

Dr. Pradyumna was born in Bangalore. He was trained under his father who was a professor in botany, specializing in medicinal plant research and clonal propagation, He studied Ayurveda Medicine at SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Mysore University, and was conferred the first rank and gold medal, MD in Ayurveda Pharmacology, Dravya Guna, from RG University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He practices Clinical Ayurveda with a focus on auto-immune and degenerative disorders, his team is working towards integrating Ayurveda clinicals with modern diagnostics and documentation of findings.  He has worked in, and headed Ayurveda Hospitals and wellness centers.  He conducts Ayurveda lecture series and training, and gives consultations in Europe, USA, and Japan. He is currently the Director of the Prasida Ayurvedic Clinic in Calcutta, and is a consultant for planning Ayurveda hospitals and wellness centers, for example the Vedic Village. Dr. Pradyumna is a columnist for the Times of India and The Telegraph, and has presented numerous academic papers. He promotes Sushruta Samhita: Ancient Indian Surgery as a standard reference.

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Ayurveda: The Ancient System of Vedic Healthcare  

Ayurveda is a clinically time-tested and comprehensive system of healthcare. A 'Life Science' born of the Vedas and the precursor to most systems of Medicine and Surgery. It finds a relevance, has a scientific basis, has been aggressively researched upon, and can contribute significantly to the varied medical and lifestyle needs of the modern day. Latest advancements in modern diagnostic methods can seamlessly be interpreted and integrated into the clinical practice of Ayurveda. Its scientific temper and glorious history spanning few thousand years, position it as a link between the ancient, modern, and future of medicine. The human system is attuned to nature and quite obviously responds to natural remedies and methods that were discovered, understood, mastered, and documented by the Rishis of yore, the Vedic Scientists. A stream of broad-based knowledge that offers mankind a clinically time-tested, cost-effective, scientific, ‘ancient, natural yet contemporary’ system of Healthcare. 

 

 

Mandaza Kandemwa is a spirit-medium and medicine-man from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He was born a svikiro – a carrier of many earth and water spirits. He is a mhondoro, a Lion Shaman, one who is constantly in prayer on behalf of others. He was initiated through the tradition of the njuzu, the Water Spirits.  

As a vessel of the Spirits, Mandaza receives visions and dreams, makes offerings, performs healing rituals, and serves as a messenger for the Ancient Ones. Mandaza carries with him in his heart the African spiritual tradition of healing and peacemaking. He is known internationally for his loving presence and for his preservation of the old ways. He stands for Truth, Love, Justice and Peace in this world. Like the Water Spirits he carries, Mandaza flows between the worlds, moving easily between the worlds of religion and the secular, the traditional and the modern, the industrial and the earth ways, all that is sacred and profane. Mandaza works from home and travels internationally, offering teachings and healing counsel to groups and individuals of all backgrounds and cultures. Mandaza teaches us to become "living prayers" in service of the One Spirit that exists in all things. | Connect with Mandaza Kanwemda on Facebook.

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Traditional Healing and Peacemaking in Africa 

Mandaza carries the honorary title of Peacemaker. He will talk of what that means, how that is rooted in African tradition (many people these days have heard about the principle of Ubuntu which is a Peacemaking principle) and how this can be applied in our lives. Through dreams and visions Peacemakers reconnect with compassion, love, truth and freedom and justice. A spirit may come in many forms, in the form of a buffalo, tree, rock or an ancient ancestor. A healer will be guided in a dream by a spirit to select and find medicine and how to prepare it to heal.  

We belong to both Spirit world and Human world. Peacemakers set out to heal the colonization wounds of the world.  Not just have countries been colonized, but so have earth resources like water, too. Mother Earth knows no borders. Indigenous cultures of the world need to be revisited and reunite in the Spirit of Oneness. Traditional Healers are the custodians of this knowledge. Mandaza believes that Jesus, Buddha, and Martin Luther King were all messengers of the message of healing peace. 

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Discussion Panel

The Route to Health & Well-being in the Ancient World

Experts will explore the path ancient health practitioners took to diagnose and treat illness in the past and discuss how the physical, mental, and spiritual have interacted to maintain a person's health and well-being.

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Mogg Morgan is a practitioner-cum-scholar of all aspects of occultism. He was a Wellcome research student at Oxford, where his teacher was the late Professor B K Matilal, a widely respected expert on South Asian thought. Over the years he has been exploring the connections between the popular magick of ancient Egypt and its continuation/crossover with the living magical traditions of the middle East, and the Kaula/witchcraft of south Asia and beyond 

Mogg has a particular interest in divination, dream interpretation, and oracles. He has experimented widely in using some ancient oracles to address modern queries. Consequently, he does sometimes prepare “horoscopes” in the original and authentic Egyptian manner. As well, he uses dice oracles based on Greco-Egyptian and Tantrik sources. He is author of many books including Isis, Goddess of Egypt and India (Mandrake of Oxford)

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The Magick of Egyptian Medicine 

“Egyptian physicians theorized that disease arises not only from supernatural causes but from an imbalance in the physical substance, Wekhedu produced by internal body processes. This idea is analogous to the Greek notion of humors as well as to the hormones known to modern medicine.”  

Wekhedu is usually translated as “pain” but also functions as a technical term in medical texts, could perhaps comparable to Ayurvedic “Dosha” - meaning faults, of which there are three basic types, usually thought of as humours.  

We will explore more fully these concepts with some fascinating examples of diseases and their remedy from a magical medical perspective.  


 

Having earned his master's degree in theology from Andover Newton Theological School, Jim Willis is the author of 13 books on religion and spirituality. He has been an ordained minister for over 40 years while working part-time as a carpenter, hosting own drive-time radio show, as well as being an arts council director and adjunct college professor in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music. His current residence in the woods of South Carolina inspired his books Supernatural Gods: Spiritual Mysteries, Psychic Experiences, and Scientific Truths, and Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, Hidden Truths and the Conspiracy of Silence and Lost Civilizations: The Secret Histories and Suppressed Technologies of the Ancients as well as The Quantum Akashic Field: A Guide to Out-of-Body Experiences for the Astral  | Visit JimWillis.net 

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Accessing the Quantum Akashic Records 

When ancient healers sought information to restore health and balance to those in need, they received advice from what many today call the “Akashic” Field. In Sanskrit, Akasha means "space," or the first element in creation. Ancient Hindu religion recognized Akasha as the essence of all things which we perceive through the senses in the material world.  

Journeying to the Akashic Field is not a mystical experience, although it may feel like it to those who have rarely experienced a reality outside the realm of normal perception. It is extraordinarily common, with a long and illustrious history going back thousands upon thousands of years, and forms the basis of virtually every religion on earth. The experience is backed up by reputable scientific data, has been studied and reported in medical journals, and is still an object of protocol in virtually every major hospital whenever a patient regains consciousness after undergoing clinical death.  

Within the last hundred years, physicists have begun to explore this world through complex mathematics. They call it quantum reality. In modern times, then, it would seem that the two worlds of science and metaphysics are finally beginning to merge onto one highway. East and west, ancient and modern, are journeying ever closer to a unified future.   

 

How It Works

Learn from our speakers: Coming from all manner of highly respected academic & scholarly positions, authors, physicians, engineers, traditional healers, and Indigenous knowledge keepers, this lineup is not to be missed.

Spend time thinking deeply & critically: Our theme of First Healers will give all of us a lot to “chew on” as we think about what we have learned and what it means for us. If you’re at a crossroads, or just want to reflect on where you’re at in life, or what direction you might look to for wellness, the conference may give you new perspectives and ideas.

Network: It’s not just about the speakers! Our panel discussions will give you a chance to ask questions and engage with presenters, make new connections, and meet people like yourself, who share similar interests.

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Connecting to The Event

We use the best online meeting service called GoToWebinar. After you register you will be sent a confirmation email, as well as periodic reminders leading up to the weekend.  On November 20, we are sending out the invitations. Once the virtual event goes live on November 21/22, your personal link will also go live. Just click it to join!

Schedule of Speakers & Discussions

The conference will take place over two days. Each day we will have presentations by our speakers. We’ll take quick breaks between speakers, then return for a few more talks. Mid-day, we’ll be joined by our panel discussions, which you are encouraged to participate in with your questions and comments.

 

TICKETS

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2 Day Conference Pass: All Access Special Bundle Price

(Would normally cost $180!) 

$150

 

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1 Day Conference Pass: Saturday OR Sunday, full day

 $90

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Don’t forget: With a purchase of a ticket you get free access to the recordings once we publish them. Attendees will also receive certificates of attendance.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: The medical information on our websites and at the conference is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Please consult your health care provider before making any health care decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition.

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About Ancient Origins Conferences

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exist countless mysteries, scientific anomalies, and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

Our goal is to highlight the very latest archaeological findings, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion, and history around the globe. We’re the #1 Popular Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives.

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Streaming Live |   November  21/22, 2020  (starting 9am Saturday /  starting 9am Sunday)

(Links to join the conference will be sent on the 20th of November 2020)

We are Live Streaming this conference with leading scholars, practitioners, and researchers on ancient medicine around the globe, and the wisdom and techniques of the first healers. Enjoy individual presentations and live panel discussions on fascinating topics. Engage with and ask questions directly to our experts.

Schedule and topics may be subject to minor changes.

 

The First Healers – Ancient Medicine and the Art of Wellness Ancient Origins Streaming Conference

Two days of engaging and fascinating conversation…

Presentations by modern and traditional health experts...

All from the comfort of your home!

This Ancient Origins Conference is bringing back the wisdom and tradition of the ancients

On November 21/22, we’re putting on our second Ancient Origins Online Conference, a chance for inquisitive people like yourself to come together with experts and professionals who work in modern medicine, but want to share the roots of ancient medical knowledge.

This event is virtual, meaning anyone can attend, from anywhere. Without anyone needing to get on a plane, we are bringing together practitioners and researchers from AROUND THE GLOBE. We have 8 speakers from varied backgrounds and cultures, representing 6 different nations.

 

Our Speakers

 

DAY 1

Saturday Nov 21, 2020

9am – 5pm Eastern

(New York Time)

Dr. Linda Tello is a licensed professional engineer and first-generation American with indigenous ancestry of the Pijaos from the Central Andes of Colombia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park; Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering, and Occupational Ergonomics and Safety from the University of Miami, Coral Gables; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering from Arizona State University, Ira Fulton Schools of Engineering, School of Sustainability and the Built Environment. She lives in Maryland Rockville.  | Find out more about her work at Whole Earth Engineering.

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The Medicine Wheel: A Transformation Tool 

The Medicine Wheel is an ancient four-fold thought tool that is found in nearly every Indigenous culture throughout the world. The key to understanding how a representation of the Medicine Wheel can be found in nearly every Indigenous culture is its traditional ancient four-fold structure with a zero-point core. Four-fold structures are one of the oldest in the world, and most foundational to life, i.e., DNA, responsible for the creation of all life in the physical world from plants, to animals, to human beings. Human beings, therefore, by virtue of their four-fold DNA structure are embodied Medicine Wheels. The key to the various manifestations of the Medicine Wheel being its multi-dimensional zero-point core.  

The creation of more holistic STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) outcomes requires innovative experiences, and humanity has embodied within it a non-linear tool that provides access to innovative wisdom.  Innovative wisdom only available via communication between the different levels of creation from the physical plane, where humanity resides, to the divine plane, where the unity of all is found.  

Communicating between the planes is facilitated by transcendental tools like Shamanic journey that connect the consciousness of the individual and the consciousness of the unity. Where through this connection, the resonance created between the union is what releases and transforms the “frozen” energy of letters and words, i.e., linear data (like on this page) into artistic right-brain expressions that have often been described as internal geometrical mandala-like images or conceptual visualization experiences.  

An example of the use of Shamanic journey as a non-linear or transcendental thought tool to create holistic conceptual illustrations for the relationships among the linear data found via qualitative and quantitative thought tools for long-standing health concerns of construction trade workers is presented. The application of Shamanic journey for transforming linear data for long-standing health concerns of construction trade workers into conceptual illustrations is also offered as a bridge demonstrating how a greater conceptual understanding of data relationships can close knowledge gaps and serve as a tool for developing more innovate and emerging holistic STEAM outcomes that are more aligned with and respectful of the Earth. 

 


Dr. Ephraim Cebisa Mabena is a qualified Iridologist and Traditional Healer with immense interest in the Environment and its preservation. In 2001, he founded the Mothong Heritage Trust on the Magalies mountain, Mamelodi, Tshwane South Africa.  

In 2011, he collaborated with the Ministry of Eternal Affairs Government of India, an India- Africa Workshop on sharing practical experiences, information and expertise of Traditional Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Mabena was part of The Launch of Signatures of the IKS Bioprospecting and Product Development in Pretoria. 

As a Traditional Healer, he firmly believes that the environment is the giver of life and all Traditional knowledge. The health of humans and animals is strongly embedded in nature and can be accessed within the environment. 

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Traditional Medicine in South Africa 

Almost two decades ago, instructions from the ancestors have led traditional healer Dr. Cebisa Ephraim Mabena of Mamelodi, Tshwane South Africa, to turn the Magalies mountain, where killers left bodies and people dumped rubbish - into a heritage site for African Indigenous Knowledge. “Through this mountain, we promote indigenous knowledge system. This mountain is a God-given gift and we should protect all the species, the flora and fauna. We need to protect the plants and animals. Indigenous healing plants such as ummilo, the fruit from which is used for colds and umdladlathi, which has anti-inflammatory properties grow here,” says Dr. Mabena. Traditional healers have been instructed by ancestors and mentors to recognize the medicinal value of plants in their healing. According to him, traditional health practitioners are environmentalists, geologists and indigenous knowledge holders and are thus very important in conserving the environment. It is in the ecosystem that they find the power to heal – even the African Dung Beetle has returned to this site where proteas and Mopani trees now grow in abundance. In an Interview and panel discussion Dr. Mabena will discuss the historical background of traditional healers in South Africa and the medicinal value of the plants. | Connect with Dr. Mabena on Facebook

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Discussion Panel

What Works Now? A Comparison of Traditional Healing Philosophies and Methods From Different Ancient Cultures

Ancestors of four cultures with four different healing traditions explain their philosophies and discuss where they might correlate and where they contrast. There will also be discussion of how these traditions are relevant to the modern world, plus other questions.

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Dr. Cajete is a Native American Emeritus Professor from the University of New Mexico. He is a Tewa author and professor from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico and has pioneered reconciling indigenous perspectives in sciences with a Western academic setting. His focus is teaching “culturally based science, with its emphasis on health and wellness”. 

Gregory Cajete a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico,  is a practicing ceramic, pastel and metal artist. He is extensively involved with art and its application to education. He is also a scholar of herbalism and holistic health. He worked at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 21 years. While at the Institute, he served as Dean of the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange, Chair of Native American Studies and Professor of Ethno- Science.  He is the former Director of Native American Studies (18 years) and is currently a Professor in the Division of Language, Literacy and Socio Cultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico.  In addition, he has lectured at colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, England, France and Germany.   

Dr. Cajete has authored 10 books including the most recent Sacred Journeys. 

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Developing Resonance with the Sky Spirits of the Cosmos 

Indigenous cultures cultivated a resonance with the cosmos, with the stars, sun, moon, and all the entities in the night sky, which they considered to be their relatives. Native American astronomy embodies the essence of Indigenous science and this quest for resonance in that it engages of all elements that one finds in any particular tribal culture. Indigenous astronomies reflected on cosmology, creation of the earth, the evolution of human beings and the meaning of life. Indeed, many Indigenous stories reflect a deeply felt sense that humans have a direct and ancient relationship with the heavens. 

They approached the stars with their creative imaginations as well as with their skills of observation and astronomical technologies. Native astronomies were predicated on four orientations: relationship, imagination, participation and resonance. Native cultures applied an imaginative participatory consciousness to their conceptions of the heavens, whose goal was to establish a personal and collective resonance between the entities they perceived in the night sky and their activities on Earth.  

Native astronomies reflected the mind-set and spirit of the cultures from which they came, and therefore served the spiritual and social needs of a tribe. Native astronomers used ingenious and creative ways to transfer their knowledge through stories, ritual, art, ceramics, symbolic architecture, song, dance, and communal ceremonies. Indigenous peoples actively attempted to establish a deep communion with their “star relatives,” expressed through myth, ritual, social organization and traditional forms of education. Ultimately, Native astronomies helped to make sense of Native life and relationships by reaffirming the belief in the inter-relationship and interdependence of all entities in an animate and Living Universe.  

 

Ruben Apaza Quispe greets you from the highest and most important mountain of the Q'eros Community, the Apu Huamanlipa. The grandson of the renown Q’ero teacher and spiritual healer, Don Manuel Quispe, Ruben was born and spent his childhood in the Q'eros community. As heir to Inca wisdom, he comes from a culture rich in customs and traditions that passed down from generation to generation celebrate Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the Apus (Sacred Mountains). Ruben graduated from San Antonio Abad National University of Cusco with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism.  

Ruben leads as a spiritual teacher and wisdom keeper - sharing the Q’eros 500-year-old ancestral knowledge and traditions transmitted to him through Inca spiritual technologies embedded within ancestral weavings and rituals. | Learn about his work at AndeanSpirit.org

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The Mystical Despacho Ceremony 

The Q'eros Community is known as the last ayllu. That means it is the last family descended from the Inca empire. It is a community located among the Cordillera de los Andes, department of Cusco-Peru, Perú. Before 1955, the community was not kno wn to the world.  In 2017, it was declared a Living Cultural Heritage by the Peruvian Minister of Cultures; and today, it is known worldwide for its mystical ancestral knowledge. It is through special ceremonies for spiritual healing, working with the energies of nature, the balancing of emotions, and our daily life connecting closely with nature and the Apus (sacred spirits of the mountains) who guard and protect Q’eros, as well as Pachamama (Mother Earth) that we have been blessed with the opportunity to share our wisdom and teachings with the world. 

Our objective is to continue to spread our ancestral wisdom and knowledge worldwide. Fundamentals of Q’eros cosmology will be presented and the audience will be guided through a Despacho, a ceremonial offering and blessing for the Ancient Origins Conference.  Through the experience of the ceremony and explanation of how various ingredients in the offering reflect our cosmology, the hope is that the audience can gain a greater understanding of the importance of supporting and preserving Q’eros traditions.  Secondly, it is an opportunity to share Q’eros traditions and give you an understanding of how the development of technology like the internet can support the continual evolution of our living cultural heritage.  Lastly, it is an opportunity to share the importance of preserving and disseminating to the world our spiritual teachings - focused on love and healing – much of what is needed now during this time of Pachamama’s sickness – Covid19 – and in the future. 

 

 

DAY 2

Sunday Nov 22, 2020

9am – 5pm Eastern

(New York Time)

Dr. Pradyumna was born in Bangalore. He was trained under his father who was a professor in botany, specializing in medicinal plant research and clonal propagation, He studied Ayurveda Medicine at SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Mysore University, and was conferred the first rank and gold medal, MD in Ayurveda Pharmacology, Dravya Guna, from RG University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He practices Clinical Ayurveda with a focus on auto-immune and degenerative disorders, his team is working towards integrating Ayurveda clinicals with modern diagnostics and documentation of findings.  He has worked in, and headed Ayurveda Hospitals and wellness centers.  He conducts Ayurveda lecture series and training, and gives consultations in Europe, USA, and Japan. He is currently the Director of the Prasida Ayurvedic Clinic in Calcutta, and is a consultant for planning Ayurveda hospitals and wellness centers, for example the Vedic Village. Dr. Pradyumna is a columnist for the Times of India and The Telegraph, and has presented numerous academic papers. He promotes Sushruta Samhita: Ancient Indian Surgery as a standard reference.

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Ayurveda: The Ancient System of Vedic Healthcare  

Ayurveda is a clinically time-tested and comprehensive system of healthcare. A 'Life Science' born of the Vedas and the precursor to most systems of Medicine and Surgery. It finds a relevance, has a scientific basis, has been aggressively researched upon, and can contribute significantly to the varied medical and lifestyle needs of the modern day. Latest advancements in modern diagnostic methods can seamlessly be interpreted and integrated into the clinical practice of Ayurveda. Its scientific temper and glorious history spanning few thousand years, position it as a link between the ancient, modern, and future of medicine. The human system is attuned to nature and quite obviously responds to natural remedies and methods that were discovered, understood, mastered, and documented by the Rishis of yore, the Vedic Scientists. A stream of broad-based knowledge that offers mankind a clinically time-tested, cost-effective, scientific, ‘ancient, natural yet contemporary’ system of Healthcare. 

 

 

Mandaza Kandemwa is a spirit-medium and medicine-man from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He was born a svikiro – a carrier of many earth and water spirits. He is a mhondoro, a Lion Shaman, one who is constantly in prayer on behalf of others. He was initiated through the tradition of the njuzu, the Water Spirits.  

As a vessel of the Spirits, Mandaza receives visions and dreams, makes offerings, performs healing rituals, and serves as a messenger for the Ancient Ones. Mandaza carries with him in his heart the African spiritual tradition of healing and peacemaking. He is known internationally for his loving presence and for his preservation of the old ways. He stands for Truth, Love, Justice and Peace in this world. Like the Water Spirits he carries, Mandaza flows between the worlds, moving easily between the worlds of religion and the secular, the traditional and the modern, the industrial and the earth ways, all that is sacred and profane. Mandaza works from home and travels internationally, offering teachings and healing counsel to groups and individuals of all backgrounds and cultures. Mandaza teaches us to become "living prayers" in service of the One Spirit that exists in all things. | Connect with Mandaza Kanwemda on Facebook.

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Traditional Healing and Peacemaking in Africa 

Mandaza carries the honorary title of Peacemaker. He will talk of what that means, how that is rooted in African tradition (many people these days have heard about the principle of Ubuntu which is a Peacemaking principle) and how this can be applied in our lives. Through dreams and visions Peacemakers reconnect with compassion, love, truth and freedom and justice. A spirit may come in many forms, in the form of a buffalo, tree, rock or an ancient ancestor. A healer will be guided in a dream by a spirit to select and find medicine and how to prepare it to heal.  

We belong to both Spirit world and Human world. Peacemakers set out to heal the colonization wounds of the world.  Not just have countries been colonized, but so have earth resources like water, too. Mother Earth knows no borders. Indigenous cultures of the world need to be revisited and reunite in the Spirit of Oneness. Traditional Healers are the custodians of this knowledge. Mandaza believes that Jesus, Buddha, and Martin Luther King were all messengers of the message of healing peace. 

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Discussion Panel

The Route to Health & Well-being in the Ancient World

Experts will explore the path ancient health practitioners took to diagnose and treat illness in the past and discuss how the physical, mental, and spiritual have interacted to maintain a person's health and well-being.

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Mogg Morgan is a practitioner-cum-scholar of all aspects of occultism. He was a Wellcome research student at Oxford, where his teacher was the late Professor B K Matilal, a widely respected expert on South Asian thought. Over the years he has been exploring the connections between the popular magick of ancient Egypt and its continuation/crossover with the living magical traditions of the middle East, and the Kaula/witchcraft of south Asia and beyond 

Mogg has a particular interest in divination, dream interpretation, and oracles. He has experimented widely in using some ancient oracles to address modern queries. Consequently, he does sometimes prepare “horoscopes” in the original and authentic Egyptian manner. As well, he uses dice oracles based on Greco-Egyptian and Tantrik sources. He is author of many books including Isis, Goddess of Egypt and India (Mandrake of Oxford)

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The Magick of Egyptian Medicine 

“Egyptian physicians theorized that disease arises not only from supernatural causes but from an imbalance in the physical substance, Wekhedu produced by internal body processes. This idea is analogous to the Greek notion of humors as well as to the hormones known to modern medicine.”  

Wekhedu is usually translated as “pain” but also functions as a technical term in medical texts, could perhaps comparable to Ayurvedic “Dosha” - meaning faults, of which there are three basic types, usually thought of as humours.  

We will explore more fully these concepts with some fascinating examples of diseases and their remedy from a magical medical perspective.  


 

Having earned his master's degree in theology from Andover Newton Theological School, Jim Willis is the author of 13 books on religion and spirituality. He has been an ordained minister for over 40 years while working part-time as a carpenter, hosting own drive-time radio show, as well as being an arts council director and adjunct college professor in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music. His current residence in the woods of South Carolina inspired his books Supernatural Gods: Spiritual Mysteries, Psychic Experiences, and Scientific Truths, and Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, Hidden Truths and the Conspiracy of Silence and Lost Civilizations: The Secret Histories and Suppressed Technologies of the Ancients as well as The Quantum Akashic Field: A Guide to Out-of-Body Experiences for the Astral  | Visit JimWillis.net 

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Accessing the Quantum Akashic Records 

When ancient healers sought information to restore health and balance to those in need, they received advice from what many today call the “Akashic” Field. In Sanskrit, Akasha means "space," or the first element in creation. Ancient Hindu religion recognized Akasha as the essence of all things which we perceive through the senses in the material world.  

Journeying to the Akashic Field is not a mystical experience, although it may feel like it to those who have rarely experienced a reality outside the realm of normal perception. It is extraordinarily common, with a long and illustrious history going back thousands upon thousands of years, and forms the basis of virtually every religion on earth. The experience is backed up by reputable scientific data, has been studied and reported in medical journals, and is still an object of protocol in virtually every major hospital whenever a patient regains consciousness after undergoing clinical death.  

Within the last hundred years, physicists have begun to explore this world through complex mathematics. They call it quantum reality. In modern times, then, it would seem that the two worlds of science and metaphysics are finally beginning to merge onto one highway. East and west, ancient and modern, are journeying ever closer to a unified future.   

 

How It Works

Learn from our speakers: Coming from all manner of highly respected academic & scholarly positions, authors, physicians, engineers, traditional healers, and Indigenous knowledge keepers, this lineup is not to be missed.

Spend time thinking deeply & critically: Our theme of First Healers will give all of us a lot to “chew on” as we think about what we have learned and what it means for us. If you’re at a crossroads, or just want to reflect on where you’re at in life, or what direction you might look to for wellness, the conference may give you new perspectives and ideas.

Network: It’s not just about the speakers! Our panel discussions will give you a chance to ask questions and engage with presenters, make new connections, and meet people like yourself, who share similar interests.

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Connecting to The Event

We use the best online meeting service called GoToWebinar. After you register you will be sent a confirmation email, as well as periodic reminders leading up to the weekend.  On November 20, we are sending out the invitations. Once the virtual event goes live on November 21/22, your personal link will also go live. Just click it to join!

Schedule of Speakers & Discussions

The conference will take place over two days. Each day we will have presentations by our speakers. We’ll take quick breaks between speakers, then return for a few more talks. Mid-day, we’ll be joined by our panel discussions, which you are encouraged to participate in with your questions and comments.

 

TICKETS

Best Value:

2 Day Conference Pass: All Access Special Bundle Price

(Would normally cost $180!) 

$150

 

Just Dipping Your Toe In:

1 Day Conference Pass: Saturday OR Sunday, full day

 $90

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 3 Easy Steps to Register

1. Choose which ticket is right for you

 

2. Add your choice to the cart and click Checkout. Congratulations -- you’re registered! Mark your calendar!

 

3. Sit back, relax, and wait for your personalized join link to arrive in your inbox a day before the event. All you need to do is tune in, and enjoy!

 

Don’t forget: With a purchase of a ticket you get free access to the recordings once we publish them. Attendees will also receive certificates of attendance.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: The medical information on our websites and at the conference is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Please consult your health care provider before making any health care decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition.

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About Ancient Origins Conferences

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exist countless mysteries, scientific anomalies, and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

Our goal is to highlight the very latest archaeological findings, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion, and history around the globe. We’re the #1 Popular Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives.

Guest speakers and attendees have great things to say about our conferences!

 “Very excited about the conference and what I learned!” ~A.S, United States

 

“Thank you very much I thoroughly enjoyed it.” ~  G.P, United Kingdom