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.