elemental reverence 
「精霊への畏敬」

The Remembering Film Screening and Ceremonial Gathering

May 18 & 19, 2019 · Tokyo, Japan · Facilitated by Liv Mokai Wheeler

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Many of those who have joined me in ceremony around the earth will likely know that when gathered with community, I love to peer beyond the surface. After all, I am guided by the Kontomble. The Kontomble have a way of illuminating that which is hidden. And being in the fullness of truth is much more important to them than being loved by the masses. I am so grateful to say that I can now see that there is a strong community building around the work with the Kontomble who not only desire to peer beyond the veil, but they themselves do so naturally. And together, we have reached a point where we can begin to click puzzle pieces into place; together we can begin to reveal a greater picture. 

The Kontomble elucidate the many ways in which we have been conditioned to believe that modernity’s status quo is as good as it's going to get.  Many of us are indoctrinated from such a young age that we believe that we don’t actually have a choice in this.  And yet, in working with the Kontomble I have learned that we do have a choice. We most certainly have a choice. And they want to help us become liberated. They want to help us find our inherent sovereignty once more.  

Recently, I have also noticed that the word sovereignty is present for a lot of people. Why is this?  Are we collectively ready to become truly sovereign or perhaps even a little bit more sovereign?  Are we ready to take responsibility for ourselves?

And so, this is an invitation to you, dear soul, who may wish to join with others as well. This is an invitation to you who desires to come together with international community to be in dialogue about where humanity is at currently. It is an invitation to you who wishes to join in a dialogue with the beings of the earth to hear what they are trying to communicate to us. 

You carry a piece of this puzzle too. We all do.  And we’re never going to complete the picture until each of us is ready and willing to share what we know or to even share what we sense. Collectively, we activate each other. When we unite, we empower each other in a very important, much needed way.

You may ask, but why gather in Tokyo? Well, the Kontomble have spoken of the great spiritual importance of gathering in Tokyo to have this discussion. It will be illuminated as we sit together in ceremony with them.  What will the Kontomble share with us?  We don’t know. What will be shared through the panel discussion that will take place?  We will wait and see; we are showing up to listen as well as to share.

If you've already seen The Remembering, you'll likely recognize some of my friends from the film honored below; I am grateful to be coming together with them in Tokyo. I am honored to be joined by our cinematographer, the very brilliant and humble Emmy Wu. I am also honored that other extraordinary souls from the film will be with us in Tokyo. And whether you're able to come together with us in person or via our live online forum, this panel is an opportunity for you to join the conversation as well.

We will gather in May as dreamers, as creative beings, as dynamic breaths of creation. We will gather to see what is possible. And what is possible when we come together as a people in honor of Spirit? 

What is possible? 

With love,

Liv Mokai Wheeler

 
 

 

This gathering is intended to be a weekend-long ceremony. 

On the first day, we will begin by coming together to ceremonially welcome Spirit into the space and to make prayers and offerings. There will be a film showing for The Remembering as well as a panel discussion. And then, we will also be blessed with medicinal music by AshEL. 

If you’re unable to be there in person, there will be a live platform online which will enable you to listen to the panel and to ask questions as well.

On the second day, we will circle to share from our hearts about what we notice is happening on planet earth. We will also hear the wise counsel of the Kontomble in ceremony. 

It seems that much like many ancestral lineages, the ancient Japanese culture was so intrinsically, beautifully in connection with the elementals. As such, we will come together in reverence and gratitude for the elementals, these ancestors of the Japanese people as well. Through art and devotion, we will honor Mount Fuji and the Whales with regal shrines and substantial offerings. And in ceremony, we will honor them, the elementals, and the ancestors of the Japanese people. They call to us and welcome us there. And so, as each of the puzzle pieces come together, we will also humbly bow to them and their ways of old.

 

 

elemental reverence 
「精霊への畏敬」


May 18, 2019 · 11am- 9pm GMT+9

Ceremony, The Remembering Film Screening, Panel Discussion, and Medicinal Music 

May 19, 2019 · 12pm-7pm GMT+9

Community Circle and Kontomble Divination Ceremony 

All that is listed above is included in the cost to attend this ceremonial gathering in person. There will be one meal provided each day as well. 

Roundtrip flights to Tokyo, accommodation, and personal offerings are not included in the cost of this ceremonial gathering. 

 
 

Facilitator


 
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Liv Mokai Wheeler

Liv Mokai Wheeler is a Kontomble Voice Diviner, a voice for the "little people," and international ritual facilitator.  She trained and apprenticed for 8 years with Malidoma Some (author, PhD, West African Shaman).  During that time, she made many pilgrimages to Burkina Faso, West Africa. There she spent time in the villages with the medicine people and also reconnected with the Kontomble.  She has gone through several initiations that have enabled her to speak in the tongue of the Kontomble.

Liv’s practice has been working with people individually as well as facilitating healing in community for 14 years.  Her work has brought her both into national and the international communities where she facilitates group divination rituals.  She tours the world facilitating ritual reminding people of their true nature, which is deeper than our modern selves would have us believe.

For the past few years, Liv has been working with friends and researchers to help uncover the stories and memories of the "little people" around the world. In addition to publishing her first book, With the Love of the Ancients: My Spiritual Journey of Remembering, in 2018, she also produced a feature length documentary entitled The Remembering that released in early 2019.

Liv Mokai will be the main facilitator of this gathering and will also be a member of the panel.

 

Panel


 
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Emmy Wu

Emmy Wu is a storyteller & editor who helps help visionary change-makers and retreat facilitators to reach more people and change more lives, with inspiring video content.

With over 15 years of experience in the film industry, she has worked with professional and broadcast cameras long before high definition came into existence. She’s helped clients like MGM and Paramount Pictures bring their vision to life on the big screen, but found her passion in telling stories that help to make this world a better place.

Led by intuition and driven by data, she believes that film and video are the most powerful mediums for sharing what we know, and creating positive change. When we educate, inspire, and connect through stories, we build deeper relationships with the planet, others, and ourselves.

 
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Christianne van Wijk

Christianne van Wijk works with the theme of consciousness expansion. SPIRIT is the key word in this process. By inviting back the full integrity of the spirit, humans will become whole again in full consciousness. This is a process that is a lot easier than people think and through her films, Christianne shows down-to-earth pathways towards the healing of all sentient beings.

 
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Denny Gayton

Denny Gayton is the son of Ione Gayton and David White. His mother's mother is Lorraine Little Owl and his mother's father is Leslie Gayton. His father's father is Cecil White and his father's mother has no English name, just gramma. His daughter is Winona Gayton and his son is Hepanna Gayton. Denny's family extends to the bedrock of North America, but he is enrolled on the Standing Rock Agency, where he is a school teacher.

 
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Cliff Taylor

Cliff Taylor is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. He has written a book on Native Spirituality, The Memory of Souls, a book of short stories about the stand for water in Standing Rock, Standing Rock Stories, and a memoir about coming-of-age in Nebraska, Special Dogs, all of which are unpublished. His dream is to see those books in print and to use his words to help his people. He is currently wondering where his life is taking him and as always, hard at work on his next book.

 
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Natalie Zacharias 

Since the age of twelve, Natalie started her journey towards spiritual healing as a result of being exposed to various spiritual teachers and healers.  Since then, she has developed a stronger and deeper connection with spirit in her own unique way and continues to build on that relationship. Natalie also learned many skills while obtaining a master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She believes in the power of being held by community and allowing for true healing to occur between one another.

 

Medicinal Music


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AshEL SeaSunZ

AshEL SeaSunZ is a creative and a healer. He is a TEDx speaker, founder of and performer with music/art collective, Earth Amplified, and a vocalist with West African/West Oakland band Dogon Lights.www.LyftRapper.com is his critically acclaimed ridshare webisode. He is a member and practitioner of Sukyo Mahikari, a spiritual purification practice and org. He is a believer in the power of sound, meditation, and plants for global transformation.

 

Art


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Lindsey Millen 

Lindsey Millen is a creative, graphic designer and artist. She uses her creative vision to design brand aesthetic + communication for people who have a vision for bettering the world with their passions. 

She acts as the conduit between the individual and the idea they hold for their project. In her eyes, it is endlessly fulfilling to dip in and out of a client's world and create a unique piece that expresses the essence of that individual.

As part of her spiritual practice, she creates surreal digital collages that reflect her insights and knowings as a felt experience through emotion and image.

 

 

Price

 
 

Day 1

Before March 18, 2019: 200 USD

After March 18, 2019: 225 USD  

To Join the Panel Discussion Remotely: 75 USD

 

Day 1 & 2

Before March 18, 2019: 550 USD 

After March 18, 2019: 600 USD 

Partial Work Trade Position: 375 USD 

 
 

 

Registration Process

 

Day 1: 

If you are registering to attend day 1 only, full payment will be required to reserve your space. 

If you are registering to join the panel discussion remotely, full payment will be required to reserve your space as well. 

 

Day 1 & 2: 

If you are applying to attend both days or for a work trade position, a 275 USD deposit will be due within 2 weeks of registration so as to reserve your space. 

 

All payments will be due by April 18, 2019. And all payments are nonrefundable. 

Upon being welcomed to attend in Tokyo for one or both days or as a work trade support team member, you would receive a registration form and waivers and agreements to sign and return to our team. These forms will be due within 72 hours.

As there will be limited space for both joining remotely and in Tokyo, it is ideal to register or apply soon.

 

 

Registration and Application

To register or to apply to attend, please send a message via the following contact form link indicating your interest in the ceremonial gathering. 

Please specify how and what days you’d like to attend, and if you would like to hear more about the work trade positions.