Elder Brothers – Message to West

Well, this is an interesting synchronicity. My Cherokee teacher and I were talking several weeks ago about the Elder Brothers and the BBC film that came out about them close to 20 years ago. The film is called From the Heart of the World.

So I ordered the film since my teacher spoke so positively about it and the Elder Brothers deep, deep wisdom. Seems that they are one of the very few tribes in the Americas who have remained true to their culture and practices long after the conquistadors, missionaries and others “discovered” the New World. And it seems that these Elders have a powerful wisdom and very very deep connection to the Earth/Earth Mother.

The film CD just arrived today in my mail. The same day that this article was published in the Guardian in London… interesting… Seems that one of their leaders is in England to discuss another documentary, this one to be directed by the Kogi, or Elder Brothers. It’s due to come out this summer and — well, read more at the Guardian.


It is intriguing how this Kogi leader points to our materialism and competitiveness. And states that we are “Little Brother”. I’m not sure how many Wall Street Executive types are willing to consider themselves a “Little Brother” to a man in a rough cotton robe. One can only hope that they’ll get it… that our clothes don’t speak to our wisdom, and the wisdom of living in deeper connection to the Earth… sigh.

Most interesting… very interesting… I plan to watch the older documentary in the next day or so.

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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2 Responses to Elder Brothers – Message to West

  1. Phila says:

    Thanks for posting this, Mare – I’ll be looking for the movie!
    The Kogis remind me both of the Dagara people of West Central Africa, who trained shaman/teacher Malidoma Some, and the Achuar, who partnered with Westerners to create the Pachamama Alliance and the Awakening the Dreamer/Changing the Dream symposium…not to mention the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. With all of these powerful voices speaking up about the damage we are doing to the Earth, we are being given plenty of opportunity to take notice and change our ways…

  2. Thanks, Phila…

    Indeed, indeed… it is time to change our ways and learn to tune into some wisdom far more ancient than our Western minds… sigh…. it is definitely time.

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