THE WISDOM KEEPERS
The world's indigenous traditions have long foretold the times we now live in. We would do well to listen to them.
This project tells the story of a group of indigenous shamans and elders who have emerged from the four corners of the planet to share the wisdom, magic and prophecy of their traditions. At a time when we no longer listen to our hearts and can no longer hear the cries of nature, the wisdom and ways of these traditions offer a remedy and a path back to the living magic of the heart and spirit.
In summer 2019 a circle of world wondering wizards gathered in the British Isles to make pilgrimage along England's most prominent ley line - a straight line connecting many sacred sites from coast to coast across the country. Avebury stone circle, Silbury Hill, Uffington White Horse, Glastonbury Tor, The Chalice Well, The Hurlers and St Michael's Mount are just some of the locations where the outer and innerworld adventure plays out. Weaving the myths and ancient sites of England's past into a living constellation of characters and archetypes, this epic pilgrimage went deep in facing these challenges. This film is a fairytale for the modern moment, a story of real magic wielded by wizards against the perils and fantasies of the modern mind.
Director Jeremy Whelehan has been filming with the wisdom keepers since 2015. The first film from this project is currently in post-production.
CHRIS PARK / Druidic Tradition, British Isles
KURIKINDI / Kichwa Tradition, Equador
JYOTI / Caretaker of North & South American Traditions, USA
KAZUMI / Kaminchu Shaman, Japan
JARMBI / Ngarakwal Githabul Tradition, Australia
NINIWA PAI DA MATA / Huni Kuin Tradition, Brazil
TXANA IKAKURU / Huni Kuin Tradition, Brazil
ETINCELLE / Bwiti Tradition, Gabon
J JULIA / The Deepen Tradition, British Isles
JEFF FIREWALKER / Andean Tradition, Peru
ELIZABETH JENKINS / Q'ero Tradition, Peru
ERIKA GAGNON / Fuego Sagrado de Itzachilatlan & Andean Traditions, Canada
ERIC MADDERN / Celtic & Druidic Tradition, British Isles
ANTHAR / Colombian Tradition, Colombia
EMMA STOW / Avalon Tradition, British Isles
DON ESTOLIO RIVERA DE LA CRUZ / Wixarika Tradition, Mexico
ANGHARAD - Brythonic Tradition, British Isles
CHIEF BIRACAI NIXIWAKA / Yawanawa Tradition, Brazil
PUTANY - Yawanawa Tradition, Brazil
TATA PEDRO & NANA MARINA / Mayan Tradition, Guatemala
2015 - RAW Festival, British Isles
2016 - BOOM Festival, Portugal
2017 - ECLIPSE Festival, Oregon USA
2019 - PILGRIMAGE, British Isles
2019 - GLASTONBURY Festival, British Isles