For 30 years I have been a member of the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle. I have been in the role as a Beiki/Boitiu for most of that time. I am an adopted Taina through traditional Guaitaio ceremony, though there is a good possibility of Taino bloodline in my family tree.I am Powhatan-Renape, of the great Powhatan Nation of Ajacan. My mother is of Chickahominy Indian lineage (one of the 8 Federally Recognized Powhatan tribes) I am also part African-American and Scotch-Irish. I love Ata Bei (Mother Earth), flowers, herbs, stones and healing with them. I have lived in the beautiful country of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest, and have traveled to Borikén, where I visited the Taino sacred site of Tibes. I currently reside in the Pittsburgh, PA
A lot! At times I think too much because living in the head tends to keep one away from Mother Earth. Learning to live from the Heart (Earth)!
Flower essences, Aromatherapy, herbalism, energy healing, Indigenous art, culture, and sacred ceremony of the Americas and the Caribbean,
Author of: Rose Flower Essences: A New Guide to Natural Healing with 65 Remedies Made From The World's Most Beloved Flower (2006, Healing Rose Press); Author of Rose Oil and Rosewater: 25 Quick and Easy Tips for Beautiful Skin and Wellbeing (2009); Cover Art and Illustrator of Songs of Bleeding, by Spider (Kathleen Lawrence) Caney Indigenoous Spiritual Circle - Taino - Women's Lodge Ceremonies (1992)
Takaji my sisters. I would like to share some thoughts that might make our new members more enthusiastic about participating here. Although I know that you ladies regularly receive notifications of requests from prospective members who would like to join, you know that I usually take care of reviewing these requests and accepting the legitimate ones. However I think that it would be a wonderful treat for these new members to receive a welcome message from all of you in the COUNCIL OF WOMEN, which is the official spiritual administration of this network. Please keep track of the new members of the Indigenous Caribbean Network and approach them with a nice note so that they feel that they truly belong here. You can start with this Jamaican lady JoAnne Richard from Jamaica..... http://indigenouscaribbean.ning.com/profile/JoAnnRichards?xg_source=activity#add_comment .....Thank you. Miguel (financial administrator of the network)