One fine day on a crisp Saturday, September 24th back in 2004, just for fun, a bunch of us who are a part of the Inca Medicine Wheel Shamanic Healing tradition, decided to get together to record some of our favourite songs & chants that we share at Sacred Fire Ceremony as an Ayllu (community)...
We thought recording these wonderful songs would be one way new initiates in this sacred work could learn the songs easier... and we also thought that the sales from the CD could also raise funds for the Q'ero children & shaman elders in Peru as a way to say "thank you" to them for sharing their blessed medicine with us...
and so... in the spirit of Ayni with our teachers of the Ancient Knowledge ALL proceeds of the sale of this CD go to benefit the:
• Q'ero Shaman Elders "Sanctuary Project" of the Four Winds Society...
• and "Minka Vision", the Q'ero children's projects in Peru.
We are very grateful to David Campbell, (wwww.davidcampbellarts.com) a fellow keeper of the sacred fire, for his generosity in sharing his beautiful spoken-word poem, "Sing to Grandmother Moon" which starts this CD off.
The Tracker of Light Singers who participated in this special project are:
Beverley English, Carlin Favell, Cathie Levin, Susan McFarland, Nicole MacIntosh, Michelle Morris, Pat Owen, Valerie Owen, Robin Reid & carol weaver...
Tracker Musicians are: Claudette Laffey, Sandi Mikuse, drums & percussion & carol weaver, lead vocals, drums, percussion, guitar...
Recorded & Engineered by Brad Hampton & Henry Small at Small World Studios on September 25, 2004 in Kamloops BC, Canada.
Outside cover design/photo of the Bronx Otorongo (black Jaguar) by carol weaver... Inside cover photo of the Hummingbird by Sandi Mikuse...
...all of the above wonderful, generous folk gathered together and graciously gave their time to the creation of this project - we thank you!
1. Sing to Grandmother Moon - Poem by David Campbell
2. Mother I Feel You Under My Feet
3. Amazon Honouring Song - Quechua
4. Celebrate the Rain
5. Pachamama Song - Quechua
6. Earth My Body
7. Shaman Song - by Claudette Laffey
8. Welcome Song for the Archetypes - by carol weaver
9. Neesa, Neesa
10. Circle Round for Freedom
11. Mother of Darkness
12. We Circle Around
13. The Earth is Our Mother
14. How Could Anyone Ever Tell You
Our Ayllu/community website for more information on the work we do is at... www.shamantalk.com