KIVA | The Call of the Wisdom Keepers
Een film van Marijke Kodden & Jaap Verhoeven.
Geproduceerd door Marijke Kodden & Rakinah Buttner.
Marijke Kodden started filming at the unique KIVA ceremonies in Holland in 2018 and travelled to the KIVA in Mexico, India and back to KIVA Holland in 2019. Many Wisdom Keepers were interviewed and together with best friend Rakinah Buttner and Jaap Verhoeven (who got involved in 2021 and joined at KIVA Germany) a hopeful documentary was created, as the KIVA shows us how we can heal our relationship with the Earth!
Synopsis: In 1968, medicine man Raymundo Tigre Perez (Mexico/USA) had a vision.
He saw indigenous Wisdom Keepers from all over the world united in a circular pit - with a fire in the heart - performing a ceremony. A spiritual ceremony for the earth, for peace and well-being of all living beings.
Only later did he discover that this was a KIVA, an ancient ceremony already used by the Anasazi 3000 years ago. Hundreds of native Wisdom Keepers answered his call and these KIVA ceremonies have been taking place around the world for more than 30 years. The KIVA ceremony is a collective call from the entire indigenous population: they have never lost touch with nature and with their ancient wisdom they can lead us to a more connected and sustainable way of life!
In this documentary we get a unique view of the KIVA ceremony, where indigenous Wisdom Keepers gather around a sacred fire and express their love via prayers, ancient rituals, songs and dance. But they also share their concern about the care for Mother Nature and humanity! Because of the moving prayers and the impressive conversations with the Wisdom Keepers – the viewer is invited to reflect upon how to heal our relationship with the Earth. ‘Because she is crying and is calling her children home!’
And so the Wisdom Keepers carry out their final call through KIVA ceremonies all over the world. At the same time they bring healing and solutions through their ancient rituals, prayers and indigenous wisdom.
To get a first impression, here a short aftermovie of KIVA Mexico: https://youtu.be/tkcyMX9g1B4
* Annelies Theelen
Annelies has been involved with the KIVA ceremonies since 2017. She is a Dutch Elder and guides people to live from the heart, in light and love. She works with respect for everyone's authentic quality and finds her inspiration in the way the bees work together: how they make the Gold together, the honey. It's about balance and harmony. Annelies came into contact with the knowledge of the Elder Futhark Runes through our European ancestors.
* Raquel Haug
As a Dutch wisdomkeeper Raquel has been asked to start a new ceremonial place in the Netherlands connected to the Sacred Kiva Fire. From 2016- 2019 she was one of the organizers of the Dutch Kiva.
Through ceremony, sacred storytelling and ritual performances Raquel shares her wisdom and knowledge about the Sacred Women’s Mysteries. During an initiation ritual with Native American women 30 years ago, she was taught how to synchronize her women’s cycle with the lunar cycle and the cycles of nature. This ancient knowledge about the sacredness of life and our deep connection to the cycles of nature is the basis of her teachings and prayers.
* Petra Anjani Moonflower
Petra Anjani Moonflower was born in Drenthe and as a child already felt the presence of the ancestors at the holy places. After many wanderings she has returned to the old land. She now understands the messages of the Ancients. Her mission is to bring people back to their own spirituality. To recreate the ritual of life from a connection to the land of their ancestors and its stories.
* Medicine Music
To be announced
Voor inhoudelijke vragen over de KIVA vertoningen, mail naar firstname.lastname@example.org
Dit evenement wordt gesteund door www.heartfire.nl
Saturday 11 February 2023 van 19:30 tot 22:00
Filmhuis ‘Het Arcenaal’ Doesburg - Kloosterstraat 15 | 6981 CC Doesburg