Medicine’s key principle is to provide a platform for Wisdom Keepers from a variety of the world’s spiritual traditions, as well as Elders from some of the remaining Indigenous peoples of the planet to share their teachings, ceremonies, stories and accumulated knowledge, to aid us in collectively envisioning a more conscious, peaceful, and sustainable world.
“I used to think that the top global environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address these problems, but I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy, and to deal with these we need a spiritual and cultural transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”
Not only do many of the remaining Indigenous peoples of the planet act as guardians and protectors of some of the last pristine remnants of the Biosphere. They still have a culture and knowledge of how to live sustainably and successfully as a part of the natural world. They have embedded in their cultures, ‘soft technologies’ that help to deal with these spiritual and cultural challenges of selfishness, greed and apathy. The requirement for their wisdom in today’s challenging, complex world is needed more than ever.
Medicine will host Wisdom Keepers from traditions including the Yawanawá (Brazilian Amazon), Druidic (UK), Aboriginal (Australia), Kichwa (Ecuador), Celtic (UK), Maori (New Zealand), Hacaritama (Columbia), Buddhist, Jain, and Native American.