brontë velez on Spiritual Ecology, Black Liberation & Prophetic Attention - E91
How do we find a sense of connection and reciprocity with nature?
In this episode Amisha talks with black-latinx transdisciplinary artist, educator, and designer brontë velez (they/them). They discuss prophetic opportunities presented by Covid-19, the potency of death doulaship practices, spiritual ecology and technology for communities to understand our environmental responsibilities and to liberate from racial and spiritual trauma.
brontë is guided by their understanding that Earth called them to bring along other children of colour to meet Earth and to experience each other in wild spaces. They draw on death doulaship practices, such as listening to Earth and prophetic dream practices to connect communities to Earth’s wisdom for prophetic insight on what other ways of being might be possible. In ecological planting ceremonies, their collective Lead to Life, holds space for black people to heal racial and spiritual trauma of community and land on their own terms.
This podcast is part of a collaboration with St Ethelburgas, called Listening to each other : Listening to Earth, which reaches for the place where spiritual ecology and climate justice meet. It explores the integration of spirituality with grounded action through the lives and leadership of people of colour.
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