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Achim Nowak

in Miami

Sacred Here and Now

PRESENTED ON APR 26, 2016
IN MIAMI @ VOL 33

Achim Nowak, Founder and President of Influens, not only talks about his sacred space but how to find it right in front of you.  He is the author of several books inspiring his readers to connect deeply and unleash the energetic leader within.

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Sacred Land

BY PENNI BURRELL
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 18, 2014

Penni Burrell shares her story of experience of living in Canada's Northlands and on th importance of honoring scared land–as it connects the people with what's important.

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What is Sacred?

BY VERA DE CHALAMBERT
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Vera de Chalambert, a spiritual story teller and Harvard-educated scholar of Comparative Religion, talks about sacred in regards to the Divine Feminine.  In her presentation she references several world religions including Hinduisim and Christianity. She also teaches and writes about mindfulness in the modern world. 

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Creating Sacred Spaces

BY ROBIN HAINES MERRILL
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Artist, designer, and Christian missionary Robin Haines Merrill talks about creating sacred spaces throughout South Florida. She founded The Upper Room Art Gallery which is a place where artists have the freedom to express themselves spiritually and with artistic integrity in how our work is viewed and sold in the marketplace. 

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Unearthing Florida's Archaeology

BY SARAH NOHE
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Sarah Nohe of the Florida Public Archaeology Network brings the state's artifacts from the Ice Age to life.  While excavting burial grounds and fresh water springs, acheologists found bones, fabric, and tools which tell the story of how humans and animals coexisted. 

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Unmasking African Tribal Art

BY ASHLEY PEELER
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Ashley Peeler of Nomad Gallery talks about Europe's influence on Africa and vice versa, specifically in relation to tribal art.  She provides a couple of examples where Picasso and Matisse were influenced by shapes, figures, and lines found in African tribal art.

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Sacred Space Holder

BY RACHEL LEVY LMHC
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Rachel Levy, Scared Space Holder at The Sacred Space Miami, talks about the sacred space in relationships.  She is not only an Imago Relationship Therapist, but leader the free-form happening she calls Prayerdanse.

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Innovative Conservation Policies: Lessons from the Sacred Groves in India

BY NRUPAJA BHIDE
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES ON APR 19, 2017

Sacred groves are an ancient tradition in India in which a part of the forest is offered to the local deities and protected from all human intervention. This kind of social fencing has been successful in conserving innumerable forest patches in India in pristine condition. In this presentation, Nrupaja Bhide highlights the role of local communities in conservation and the influence that informal institutions have in policy making. 

The topic is about sacred groves in India,about how these community-protected forests have thrived for so many years and how such conservation measures can be imitated in other places. 

Nrupaja chose this topic because she has been visiting a sacred grove near her city since childhood and have seen the toll that fading religious beliefs and the increasing pressure of development have taken on this beautiful forest. It is imperative that more and more people understand the important role that culture plays in determining how sustainable a community is, and to protect such practices in this fast changing world. 

She would like to showcase these rare treasures that can be found in India but also highlight the importance of individual and community level action, especially for conservation, and also to help us tackle other issues related to climate change. 

 

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Wild Tigers, Sacred Spirits

BY ABHISH S. BIRLA
@ VOL 23 ON JUL 11, 2018

An award-winning producer, director, and editor, Abhish S. Birla talks about telling our stories, whether those stories are about filming wild tigers or being the first person to film a sacred Sundance ceremony.

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Sacred Space

BY HARRIS NEWMAN
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

I’ll be speaking about my Happy Place in relation to Joseph Campbell’s writing on “the sacred space”—i.e., the place you honor/sanctify for creativity and breakthrough—and how I’ve incorporated it into my life. 

Harris Newman is a writer in Portland. You can find his work in Oregon Business Magazine, Vortex Magazine, or on websites of various small business owners. His upcoming book, Dreamweavers, is about stories of people who followed their dreams. He loves basketball, making zines, chocolate chip cookies, or any combination thereof.