A REVILLAGING PROJECT IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
We are living in a time where most of us have been disconnected from our ancestral wisdom, teachings and homelands for many generations. This disconnect has produced a modern-day people who have forgotten many of the essential tenants of what it means to be human, and how to sustain the continuation of human life. Evidenced in our health outcomes, political disasters, and climate change, the dis-ease of society is apparent to any of us who are paying attention.
We understand that at the root of our societal disease, are global and national structures that disempower people and the Planet. In contention, generating conflict, these structures invoke energies of disconnection and Death, instigating us to fight back.
Yet, rather than fight, we understand that the most effective, impactful use of our collective energy comes from creating structures and systems that support Life and our connection to it.
At its foundation, Starseed Root exists to plant the seeds of harmony with Life, for the next seven generations, through active co-creation with Life.
We are in time when we do not need to follow leaders- rather we need to have the tools and spiritual maturity to lead our own selves. We value the wisdom of all our lineages—and call upon this bloodline wisdom so that the people may heal and prosper upon a thriving planet.
Starseed Root School is a response to the modern-day epidemics of depression, anxiety and stress and the need for community and ceremony; women’s health issues and environmental justice; and the legacy of oppression, the illusion of separation and the unification of the human-race.
We provide and promote preventative health care education and services to empower people. Our workshops, classes and ceremonies assist people in remembering and reclaiming their/our inherent inner power, as well as developing and applying skills that support living a more responsible, higher quality, awakened and aware existence.
Donna Maria Camps – Originally from Trinidad W.I., and known as an ‘O-piai,’ a Traditional Medicine and Wisdom Holder, Donna Maria is a Sun Dancer and Ceremonial Leader, and has been leading Sweat Lodges, Vision Quests and other traditional, holistic, healing ceremonies for more than 22 years. Donna Maria is a Mother to 4 grown children.
Rachelle Garcia Seliga – is a Mother and wife and Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)— through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), whose work is dedicated to midwifing a cultural shift—honoring humanity’s innate wisdom, personal authority and the sanctity of Life. Rachelle is the founder INNATE Postpartum Care- Certification Training, where she has trained 400+ women, and impacted thousands of communities.
Jose Juan Garcia Alfaro – is a firekeeper of the Sun Dance Fire and as well as for the Temazcal (sweatlodge) ceremony. Juan runs ceremonies in the tradition of his ancestors, the Wirrarika people of Mexico. Juan grew up in rural Mexico, helping to build his family home, raise animals, haul water, hunt and harvest wild animals and plants; tending to his family’s hearth place with his Mother. Juan is a Gold and Silversmith by trade.
Starseed Root works from the understanding that tending to the physiological design of human life (versus forcing our physiological design into societal frameworks) is one of the best ways to assure thriving life for humanity. Our programming is centered around four major facets of content, emphasizing the life-skills we believe are essential to forge new, healed ways forward as a collective:
At Starseed School we are spearheading a movement of Revillaging that is different from “intentional communities” of the past decades. We are employing a model where spiritual maturity is of central focus; supporting the developmental needs of children and supporting adults in the necessary rites of passage, initiation, and witnessing for maturation into initiated adulthood and eldership.
Centered in Starseed Root School are classes, workshops and trainings that serve the period of life known as the ‘Primal Continuum of Human Life.’ This period of life begins at conception and lasts through the first three years postpartum, after the birth of a baby. This is the period that directly shapes the architecture and “hard-wiring” of the human brain and the lifelong nature of the Mother-Baby and Father/Partner-Family-Community bonds.
Ceremony is the third facet of our programming. All founding members have been initiated into ceremonial traditions. The indigenous teachings and healing ceremonies that have been preserved through time – through the genocides of the past several thousand years – are here to support and exalt Life. While the ceremonies we work with vary in lineage, the purpose of the ceremonies are to heal ourselves and our respective lineages.
Within modern society’s constructs, we are not taught how to manage our energy, nor are we taught how to create lives that support, sustain and fulfill us. Many of us in the modern world walk with a knowing that we are ‘missing ‘something’,’ but are unable to put a name to it. We are missing connection, knowledge and understanding of the elements (Earth, Air, Water and Fire), of each other, of ourselves and of our planet Earth. To remember these ways of living in connection, is the only way that human beings will continue to survive on Planet Earth.
The Starseed Root School of Traditional Healing is:
Our vision is of a thriving human race and Planet.