Teyuna Earth Pagamento & Wisdom on Earth Stewardship

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Join the Teyuna in their 1st-ever Philadelphia Tour! Learn indigenous wisdom that evaded colonization and support pioneering research.

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Welcome to Philadelphia Tour Event 4 of 4:

Teyuna Earth Pagamento & Wisdom on Earth Stewardship

This culminating event is designed to bring healing energy the earth & waters of Philadelphia and to grow our inter-generational community of earth stewards.

The Wissahickon is a sacred valley that for centuries has served as an important hub of life and community in North America. Indeed, it is no coincidence that Philadelphia- the birthplace of the United States- began here as well.

Unfortunately, the Wissahickon Valley suffers from various forms of pollution. On September 8th, the Teyuna will bring their healing energy to the Wissahickon and unite people across generations and groups to strengthen the power of these healing efforts.

This event will be a powerful moment for growing our community of earth stewards. Also, it forms the heart of Phase 1 of the research study to better understand the healing effects of the Teyuna’s sacred work on the local ecosystem, including both environmental and human aspects. You can be present and contributing at this unprecedented moment in time!

More specifically, this event will take place on the Wissahickon Creek at a location near Cresheim Creek (you will be emailed the specific location upon registration). On this morning, participants will:

  • Join the Teyuna mamos (spiritual leaders) to participate in a healing for the local waters

  • Learn how to keep supporting this site and the Philadelphia waters into the future

  • Discuss how to translate lessons from this class event into our own lives, into our own bodies of water

  • Dream together ways to grow our community of earth stewards in Philadelphia and beyond

To promote further community-building, all who attend are welcome to join in a delicious potluck meal after the event. We will share in nourishment and in conversation about our hopes and dreams for the future of the Wissahickon.

Want to continue the momentum from this workshop?

Check out the first-ever, Earth Stewardship Online Community Course led by Teyuna mamos and starting the week after this workshop.

Why is this Philadelphia Tour so special?

  • This trip marks the first time in history that a Teyuna zaga (female spiritual leader) will be in the United States, offering female wisdom into the sacred teachings and earth healing practices.

  • On this trip the Teyuna Foundation is launching research into the diverse environmental and community impacts of Teyuna healing practices. It aims to generate deeper understanding of the union of the sacred and ecological, and to apply a careful, integrative approach that allows the rest of the world to better appreciate the power of Teyuna wisdom in practice

  • With your support we will be able to better share Teyuna healing practices around the world

Join us for all of the Philadelphia Tour Events!

  • Sunday, 9/8: Earth Pagamento & Wisdom on Earth Stewardship. This event is a major healing for the lands of Philadelphia. Also, it is the kick-off for the integrative research project. By attending you will be contributing live to this unprecedented moment in time!

Treat yourself to the full Philadelphia Tour Experience (all 4 of the events) and receive a discounted price. Click here to sign up!

Want to learn more about the Teyuna and this pioneering fundraising effort?

Want to know ways you can support the Teyuna and your own healing work from anywhere on the planet?

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The Teyuna—a name that means “thinker of clear thoughts”—are one of the few indigenous cultures whose wisdom survived colonization. Their lives, especially those of their mamos and zagas (male and female spiritual leaders), are dedicated to upholding “Earth’s Original Law,” which states that everyone must protect and nurture the planet—our collective home.

The Teyuna people consist of 4 tribes: the Arhuaco, the Kankuamo, the Kogi, and the Wiwa. They live in harmony with nature in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Columbia, the land they call “The Heart of the World.” In recent years they have risked coming down from the sacred mountains to share the wisdom of Mother Earth with the rest of humanity, especially the messages to restore balance.

With recent travels in the United States, the mamos have been able to share their teaching, healing and stewardship across many communities. They have been able to connect deeply with humans who are eager to help further sow & grow these seeds of wisdom.

Now is an exciting time in the Teyuna people’s journey of promoting greater consciousness and earth stewardship around the planet. Thank you for joining them in this journey!

The aim of the study is to generate knowledge into the power of the Teyuna’s traditional healing practices that is directly translatable to Western audiences. Results from the research will include:

  • Greater awareness of the power of the Teyuna’s work and why it needs to be supported by society at large
  • Increased ability for Teyuna to conduct their teachings & practices in service of planetary & personal healing
  • More rapid growth of our global community of earth stewards
  • Development of additional research studies and partnerships to further expand knowledge of the power of Teyuna ways

Research Phases that Need Funding

To be successful, we are upholding the highest standards of scientific practice & working within a dedicated, respected research community.

This research intiative has 4 main phases that require funding to cover expenses ranging from travel to top quality lab analysis. As our campaign raises more funds, we will be able to advance through the research phases and add additional sites for healing and learning.

Phase 1 - Philadelphia Water Healing Site: Study of the effects of the water healing that the mamos will be conducting in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, September 8th. (You also could attend this event!) Costs also include travel expenses to bring the mamos and a zaga to Philadelphia.

Phase 2 - Corresponding Sierra Nevada Healing Site: According to Teyuna cosmology, the sacred mountains of the Sierra Nevada are the micro-cosmos of the entire planet. As such, every healing that the mamos do outside of the Sierra Nevada has to be balanced with a healing at the corresponding “twin site” within the Sierra. This second phase of research will study the healing at the twin site within the Sierra Nevada and will require funds to arrange for travel and the same high standard of data collection (this time in Columbia).

Phase 3 - Deepening Knowledge of Philadelphia Site: With additional funds, the study can become more robust and compelling by studying the water changes at the original site over a longer period of time and at more frequent intervals

Phase 4 - Adding New Research Sites: Extending the research to additional sites is an important part of replicating results and enhancing scientific power. Any new site of a healing ceremony will require funding to: bring the Teyuna back to the United States, conduct and measure their healings at the new site, and then conduct and measure their healings at the new corresponding “twin site” in the Sierra Nevada. In effect, for every new site of healing in the US, we have to have sufficient funds to repeat research phases 1 & 2 above.

Join us in supporting this virtuous cycle of healing, research, learning and community!

From the "Heart of the World" to the City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia is famous in US history for many firsts: first public library, first hospital, first volunteer fire department, the Nation’s first capital. But did you know that Philadelphia is also the home of the first municipal water system in the United States and one of the first municipal water systems in the world?

Fascinating Fact: “The Philadelphia Water Works, an engineering marvel, began operation in 1799, and during the 19th Century, the Water Works was the second most popular tourist site in the United States after Niagara Falls”*

To this day, Philadelphia is recognized around the globe as a city committed to water delivery as a civic responsibility. The city is a hub of internationally respected research laboratories, facilities, universities, pioneering scientists, practitioners, and activists. It also has a deep legacy in designing with Nature as opposed to designing in domination of Nature.**

Finally, well before Philadelphia was founded, the lands and waters of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers were being cared for by Native Americans such as the Nentego and Lenape families who continue to dedicate themselves to healing the waters of the region.

We are thrilled to begin this research journey in communion with the fine people and lands of Philadelphia-- and with you!

With continued success in our fundraising, we will be able to continue developing and expanding this work to other locations around the world.

Finally, we have ways for you to support the Teyuna and your own healing work from anywhere on the planet!

1. Mamo-Led Earth Stewardship Online Course

Sign-up for the first-ever Mamo-led Earth Stewardship Online Community Course! This course is for anyone on the planet looking to dive more deeply into their own healing practices for the earth, waters and communities.

This course meets online over 4 months and affords participants 12 hours of live interaction and wisdom sharing with the mamos. Click here for more details & to purchase tickets.

2. Individual Healing Session with 4 Mamos in the Sierra

There are just 22 of these powerful healings available especially for this fundraising campaign.

You as an individual will get to work remotely with 4 Teyuna mamos in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Columbia over a series of time. Click here to see more details.

3. Donate what you can.

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.

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