“The child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the earth are inseparable.” – Richard Louv

The Rock Wizard

The Rock Wizard

"How can we own the land when we belong to the earth? Each of us, whether we are aware of it or not, has a unique, sacred Earth calling via which we discover, assimilate and express aspects of Earth’s legacy that we have come to explore, both individually and...

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Umfolozi Trail and Tales

Umfolozi Trail and Tales

‘Where the Spirit resides’ Angelique Michaels In the clacking world of unabating activities and tireless pursuits, a creature, though fashioned from its troubled soil, suddenly found herself a stranger to the familiar faces and places she had for so long known and...

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Storytelling, Memory and  Food

Storytelling, Memory and Food

“But there is nothing that can be hidden from the mind. Nothing that memory cannot reach or touch or call back” Don Mattera, quote from District Six Huis Kombuis: food and memory cookbook Return to Origin www.returntoorigin.org.za was honored to have Zayaan Khan,...

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Nature’s Mirror -Vision Quest

Nature’s Mirror -Vision Quest

“Something ancient in us bends us toward the origins of the whole thing. We either drown in the splits and confusions of our lives, or we surrender to something greater than ourselves.” Michael Meade Arnoldt Michaels -Trainee Leader Indigenous Knowledge Program  Life,...

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Supernatural in our mother city

Supernatural in our mother city

We were fortunate enough to spend time at Lions Head, Table Mountain, with Jethro Boetman Louw, from Khoi Konnexion. Jethro has a wealth of knowledge about our deep heritage from the plants that grow on table mountain and many rocks and stones with which he appears to...

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When we share our gifts the community thrives

When we share our gifts the community thrives

The Art of Bow Making Workshop with Khoi Khonnexion. Angelique Michaels, Trainee Leaders in the Indigenous Knowledge Leadership Program. "With quiet bearing, they ignited in me a renewed sense of appreciation for the marvels of music and the intimately healing chords...

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Craig Foster’s video

Craig Foster’s video

Scientists are now calling South Africa's Cape Coast the "cradle of the human mind". This is where humans with intelligence like ours today first emerged. So for "The Great Human Odyssey", we brought the world of the first coastal cultures to life in dramatic...

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