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17th February 2011, 18:28
They had a major role in the process to get rid of Chevron oil.


Big respect

17th February 2011, 19:18
Has anyone participated in ceremonies with Miguel in Ecuador? I've heard he is a very good shaman with very good healer skills?

17th February 2011, 21:48
He did the whole year of retreat in the forest.
Most pupils only succeed 2 weeks and they dont continue , after that they call them selfs shamans !
So they will create problems for people instead of healing them.

The Indiginous peoples have BIG KNOWLEDGE much more then we have :)
They are the real Science

We People BETTER wake up BEFORE its ALL TOO LATE and humanity all die....
we are ONE big family

17th February 2011, 22:12
I first heard about the Achuar several years ago, in an article written by Nina Utne, of Utne magazine.
Their story was very interesting. They called the modern people of the industrialised world to come to help them fight the oil companies in their dreams.
These modern people would have dreams that drew them to Ecuador and then to the Achuar.

It was this coalition of the modern people called to help these indigenous people that came up with campaign
"Change the Dream, Change the Dreamer".

It is a very powerful group of people to work with. I have wanted to go to Ecuador since I was a girl.
I can remember trying to tell my Mom that there is a key there. I never understood what key.
I just knew there was one.

I haven't made it there yet, but I would still love to go there. And find that dam... key! ;)

17th February 2011, 22:44
They had a major role in the process to get rid of Chevron oil.


Big respectWonderfull Post ....its good to see the indigenous knowlegde and way still alive and present .........bless them all wherever they are ...and the divine plant kingdom for their wonderfull gifts to us all

18th February 2011, 00:23
Maybe they got all their info from the gold tablets...


18th September 2012, 22:49
sometimes, it is easy to think that these efforts don't pay off,

while the Belo Monte is still threatened, there has been a victory in the Achuar territory.

Received this news in an email today, from AmazonWatch.org (http://amazonwatch.org/) sans the donation request...

"Late last week I called Achuar leader Peas Peas Ayui with terrific news: Our long and hard campaign has forced Talisman Energy to abandon oil drilling plans in Achuar territory in the Peruvian Amazon.
“I thank you and our allies for standing with us in solidarity to confront this problem,” Peas exclaimed. “It brings me great happiness to have achieved what we set out to do.”

Talisman is the fifth oil company that the Achuar have forced to leave. It demonstrates that together we can stop the destruction of the rainforest. Here's how:

The Achuar remained strong and united with support from around the world.
Over 10,000 of you signed a petition demanding Talisman to leave.
Hundreds supported Achuar leaders' travel to Canada.
Dozens turned out to protest outside Talisman's offices in Calgary, Canada.

We cannot walk away now. Peru and Ecuador are poised to auction new oil concessions in and around Achuar territory. In response Amazon Watch is building international solidarity for the Achuar cause, pressuring the Peruvian government to abandon oil drilling plans, and supporting the Achuar's own vision of development with sustainable income projects, traditional medicine centers and bilingual education.

Our combination of hard-hitting international campaigns and direct support for the Achuar is working."

I have a deep respect for the Achuar. I first heard of their story in the Utne magazine. Years ago, as they discerned the ways things were going with the tribes around them, they initiated contact with people, calling for help, in their dreams.

People were literally having dreams where by the members of this tribe contacted them, and an alliance was organised so people from the modern world could help them keep and protect their lands.

Much like how many people from all over the world recently donated money to the Sioux Tribe to help them buy back their sacred land Pe' Sla. (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=pe+sla&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CC0QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.indiegogo.com%2FPeSla-LakotaHeartland&ei=OPhYUMnVMIa09QTysYC4Aw&usg=AFQjCNFucf4eFWdgw5-Tcn3e6f6fbu9xiQ)
People all over the world have been helping the Achuar.

The story I heard spoke to "Change the Dream, Change the Dreamer." (http://www.pachamama.org/about/origin-story) Their unique point of view had a profound impact on my thinking back in the nineties. I would say that they helped us more than we helped them.

If you read of their origin story, you will see a mention of Lynn Twist. She did a lot of fund-raising for The Hunger Project (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=the%20hunger%20project&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CCcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thp.org%2F&ei=4PVYUMmdI4qk8gS144H4Aw&usg=AFQjCNGkqSCH6UNSVds82eFhvlbKtmYJgw), for a very long time. She wrote the book, The Soul of Money (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=The+Soul+of+money&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CEMQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FThe-Soul-Money-Reclaiming-Resources%2Fdp%2F039332950X&ei=YfZYUMaqNMjZrAGM_YCABg&usg=AFQjCNGlSFRTs-ZFPRgWw_Swa0wLj60D9w), which helped to shape my view and understanding of money, and our modern issues about hunger, poverty and money.

Both of these events were paradigm changers for me.

Well anyway... hooray to the small successes and efforts of many people standing together in solidarity.

18th September 2012, 22:54
That video is no longer on youtube due to copyright infringement.