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September 2016

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Sage Smudging: Ancient Herbal Ritual Can Banish Negativity

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by Ashley Wearing

Sage smudging is an ancient art and ritual widely practiced by Native Americans to rid a space of negative energy. The process involves burning sage and fanning a feather toward the spaces in your home that have energy debris, which is a buildup of negative energy caused by arguments, a loss in family, divorce and anything that causes stress and keeps the energy stagnant in one’s space.

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Awesmic City Cultivates Cosmic Cultures with Creativity

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The Awesmic City Expo will return for a third year, bringing local businesses, nonprofits and representatives of arts, science, education, holistic health, economic justice and environmental restoration together for a weekend of engaging discussion and activities. Taking place October 15 and 16 at the Palmer Events Center under the theme Cultivating Cosmic Cultures, the expo will provide attendees with an opportunity to partake in discourse that gives solutions to some of our planetary challenges concerning the environment.

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Journey to Mutum: A Cultural Encounter Brings Brazilian Tribe to Austin

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From deep in the Amazon rainforest of Acre, Brazil, eight members of the Yawanawá tribe take a journey from their home to share their sacred songs, ancestral dance, languag e and spiritual heritage through Journey to Mutum: a Cultural Encounter. Presented by Indigenous Celebration, based out of Florida, the Yawanawá will treat the public to rituals never before seen in the United States. Their live performance, Journey To Mutum: Cultural Encounter, will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m., October 7, at Unity Church of the Hills.

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Fire Up a Passion for Change: Firewalking Workshop Explores Ways to Overcome Obstacles

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Native Americans and indigenous tribes in India and Africa have performed firewalking—the act of walking barefoot across hot embers or stones—to gain the energy to perform hands-on healing for others, self-healing and to fill up with the power they need to accomplish big challenges. Energy healer and certified firewalk instructor Kerri Hummingbird will lead a Firewalk Empowerment Workshop from 5 to 9 p.m., September 16.

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