The White Road
Visions of the Indigenous People of the Americas
A film by Elke von Linde and Michael Springer

Thursday 9 May at 11am
At Simon’s Town Museum
Book with museum on 021 786 3046
Ticket: R20
Running time: 46 minutes

“The White Road” takes us to the heart of the Yucatan, Mexico, tracing the steps of the Elders down the ancient thoroughfare that for the Mayans is a symbol for the pathway to spiritual wisdom.
“El Camino Blanco” begins in Merida and goes from temple to temple with inspiring footage of ceremonies and rituals, all of which is supported by commentary from elders, priests and priestesses who have the same message: the time has come for us to be responsible for the changes
that are unfolding on our planet.

At this “Fifth Reunion of the Indigenous Priests and Elders of the Americas”, the wisdom keepers from the Lakota, Hopi, and Cherokee nations met with their counterparts from Mexico, the Yucatan,
and South America, and for the first time invited people from other cultures.
They performed ceremonies that would revive the sacred indigenous wisdom, the prophecies, and the old traditional knowledge that would help mankind survive.

The film shows the messages and wisdom of the ancient cultures that have the gift of confiding in themselves and in the entire creation. They greet each other with
“In lak’ech, a lak’en” meaning “I am in you, and you are in me.”

Scenes and images include:
• Explosion of space shuttle Columbia in 2003.
• Indigenous leaders gather for a historically unique meeting.
• Mayan sacred temple sites.
• Mayan calendar and crystal skulls.
• Ceremonies and interviews with Elders, Shamans and Priests.

According to an American Indian legend, the eagle has to undergo a radical transformation
in the midst of his lifetime, should he want to continue living.
Is humanity confronting a similar decision today?

The indigenous people demand of humanity to return to the essence.
For them, this essence is nature.
It is a return to the wisdom of our earth. . .

Dr Elke von Linde studied art history and archaeology at Innsbruck University in Austria.
Since 1999 she has been focusing her activities in search for a synthesis of art history, energetically powerful places and the spiritual wisdom of the indigenous cultures in both South and North America. Her social commitment to the indigenous nations in Mexico led to contacts with living representatives of the Ancient Knowledge and furthermore to the making of this film.

Elke feels deeply committed to the message of “The White Road”:
• Let us start weaving a new world pattern.
• Let us gratefully receive the spiritual treasures that the indigenous nations have guarded
for so many centuries.
• Let us open our hearts for a mutual survival, NOW.

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