Monday, 23 March 2009

The Worldwide Web of Belief and Ritual ~ Wade Davis


An extraordinary talk given by Anthropologist and A National Geographic Explorer ~ Wade Davis muses on the worldwide web of belief and ritual that makes us human. He shares breathtaking photos and stories of the Elder Brothers, a group of Sierra Nevada indians whose spiritual practice holds the world in balance. It is short video given at breath taking speed and requires atleast 2 viewings as he squeezes so much in.

Go to http://www.ted.com/ and put in Wade Davis on the worldwide web of belief and ritual.


What ted.com says about Wade Davis:


"Anthropologist Wade Davis is perhaps the most articulate and influential western advocate for the world's indigenous cultures. His stunning photographs and evocative stories capture the viewer's imagination. As a speaker, he parlays that sense of wonder into passionate concern over the rate at which cultures and languages are disappearing -- 50 percent of the world's 6,000 languages, he says, are no longer taught to children. He argues, in the most beautiful terms, that language isn't just a collection of vocabulary and grammatical rules. In fact, "Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind."

http://www.ted.com/ itself is an incredible free resouce.

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