Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange (CSEE) Fundraiser

Posted March 9th, 2012 in Blog, events

Thursday February 23rd, 2012~

CSEE had a more than successful fundraiser and silent auction at the Hub SoMa last week.  Jose Stevens, Ph.D, and John Perkins, author of NY Times Best Seller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, gave an impressionable lecture on shamanic-based indigenous tribes.  The highlight was Jose Steven’s recollection of his 8 days with the Q’ero tribe in the Andes at 14,000 feet.  Considered the most culturally authentic indigenous tribe in the world, the Q’ero people live by the following mantras:

      Live free of the opinion of others,
      Live free of judgment,
      Live through the heart,
      Dismantle fears of death, and
      Be a walking blessing every day

Imagine if these were the priorities of every community! John Perkins filled the room with laughter recounting his experience with a shaman in Ecuador when he was in the Peace Corps.  After being cured of a serious stomach infection he went from being a non-believing westerner to a man with a shaman debt.  The latter is certainly preferable!  The lecture was closed with a guided meditation lead by both lecturers- an unexpected bonus~

Throughout the lecture the audience enjoyed tasty tamales by Alicia and refreshments by Runa Tea and Green Barrel Wine.  Our newly acquired 2009 Marsanne by Olson and Ogden Wines impressed everyone who tried it. And of course, our Organic 2006 Shiraz by Mt. Tehama Winery was celebrated by the red wine drinkers.

Thank you Hub SoMA and CSEE for throwing a wonderfully interesting and mind expanding event; Green Barrel would love to partner with you again! 

“fill more than your glass”