Wisdom from our Elder Brothers

The Mamas of the Kogi people of Colombia are true ancestors of spirit to modern-day Druids. They have a very deep and detailed understanding of the ecological principles that rule the workings of our Living Earth. Anyone interested in defending or protecting Mother Nature should listen, very carefully, to their words.

Having studied ecology for decades, myself, and having engaged in small-scale ecological restoration projects, I used to think that I understood quite a bit about ecology — until I watched this pair of films. Now I realize that my knowledge was still limited, focused on the workings of individual ecosystems, in isolation. The Kogi offer an even deeper level of understanding, tracing all the golden threads that weave the various ecosystems together into a united, magical whole.

The two documentaries here explore first, who the Kogi are, historically and sociologically, and second, the wisdom they have to offer regarding what needs to be done to heal the Earth Mother and save the world.

I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I did!

Families of the World Documentaries

Families of the World

a documentary series by Eleanor, Evan, and Mark Marquisee.

This is a magnificent set of short documentaries, one half-hour each, focused on showing a day-in-the-life of two children per country – one child in a rural setting, and one who lives in an urban setting. Each episode shows the child’s home life, school life, and religious life (if applicable). It also shows their parents’ work, and the types of food and entertainment that the family enjoys.

Twenty-eight countries are included in the series, demonstrating the normal, everyday life of children in a wide variety of cultures, scattered around the globe.

Parents Beware: In “Families of Afghanistan”, a girl’s grandfather is shown with missing arms, due to a land-mine explosion. In “Families of India”, and “Families of Ghana”, some mysogyny is evident in the degrading way that women of the family are treated by the men, including by their own, teenaged sons.