"What we are told as children is that people when they walk on the land leave their breath
wherever they go. So wherever we walk, that particular spot on the earth never forgets us,
and when we go back to these places, we know that the people who have lived there are
in some way still there, and that we can actually partake of their breath and their spirit.”
— Rina Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo
On our Native Voices: The Heart of the Southwest expedition, a small group of people will come together and experience an adventure of a lifetime with America’s foremost guide Alan Osborne into the heart of the Southwest’s American Indian lands and its people. Visiting breathtaking sacred places and meeting with Native teachers, artists and medicine people, the band of explorers will experience realities to uplift and enhance their personal lives upon their return home.
Alan has guided our previous Southwest Pilgrimages and participants are significantly touched by his deep knowledge, authenticity and gracious relationships with the Native people of the Southwest. Find out more about Alan by clicking here or on the FACULTY link above.
"We have continued to look back on it and feel real appreciation for the gift that it was to us; the adventures that we had along the way; and, for the richness of the people that we encountered. In particular it was a joy to meet and get to know Alan and David - sweet souls. Their leadership was gentle and discreet, yet effective. Their “realness” brought depth and a truly wholesome quality to the tour."
— Fay and Andrew, England (2005 tour)
"Alan was excellent and was able to point out the invisible—very warm, caring and respectful."
— Raymond, Ireland (2006 tour)
Recommended videos ...
Hopi and Pueblo Indians doing Eagle Dance
"Historical black and white footage of Hopi Indians doing the Eagle Dance, than the same dance, but done in the late 1990s by the American Indian Dance Theatre. This dance was done by all Uto-Aztecan people of the Southwestern United States, like the Pueblo and Hopi people. We Paiutes are related to the Hopi and other Pueblo people through language, customs and culture. We share very similar creation stories and legends. We Paiutes also do a variation of the same Eagle Dance which I also added. In a lot of our dances we Native people imitated animals and things that surrounded us. We held them dear and honored them by imitating their movements in dance and song."
"Handed down from ancient times, the Hopi Prophesy delineates the path of peace, and harmony with nature. Where we have deviated from that path, the prophecy has correctly predicted the results. Which path lies before us? What does the future hold? Hear a message of tribal elders for our modern world. Originally broadcast on New Mexico PBS station KNME."
Indigenous Native American Prophecy
"From an oversea's show, spliced to view the message from one elder (Floyd Red Crow Westerman)...how america has come and is destined to go."
Recommended reading ...
The Blessing Way (Joe Leaphorn Novels) — by Tony Hillerman
Book of the Hopi — by Frank Waters
Mother Earth Spirituality: Native American Paths to Healing Ourselves and Our World — by Ed McGaa
Crossing into Medicine Country: A Journey in Native American Healing — by David Carson
In Search of the Sacred — by Rick Jarow
For more information:
Call (1) 505 559 4632 or (44) 020 8133 4994