EVOLVE FESTIVAL, Heritage Park, Nelson, New Zealand

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Sunday 28th January 2018, from 11:45 onwards.


© Kernunnos (Legends), Yannick Germain

BLUE PEOPLE is a shamanic, trance experience. Based on Ly de Angeles' book Priteni, the Decimation of the Ancient Pagan Britons this experience shatters preconceived ideas of spiritual and kinship isolation. Many other works, even those that are scholarly and academic, have attempted to present an indigenous, pre-Roman Britain. Most have failed for one simple reason. The Celtic clans are discussed in the past tense, mistakenly assuring the public that we have long since died out. Modern discussion does not clearly understand, tending to merge their references with an anthropomorphic and religious twist introduced by a contrived theist ideology.

The invasions, slaughter, and subsequent colonisation of indigenous people, worldwide, have seen the attempted eradication of the lore, law, customs, language, culture and spirituality of every one of us. In many instances government and church sanctioned enforced assimilation almost killing our knowledge of earth. Guided by Ly de Angeles, an indigenous Catuvellauni/Brigantian elder and knowledge holder, and spirit walker and singer Nila Chandler, and assisted by Vasumi Zjika and traditional Celtic musicians and artists.

ABOUT: We live in an era of wanting to know ourselves. Many have sought the spirituality of other cultures, ashamed that we, as a pale people, do not have a heritage of rich mysticism within which to recognise ourselves, unable, as a pale people to share our stories in mutual respect. Ashamed for what our forebears have inflicted on every indigenous culture they have invaded. Unable to claim family except in thin parental groups with christianised histories.

We were here before that. Kindred of the emerald countries and the great lakes and moors, of the highlands and boglands and white chalk cliffs. Hunter gatherers and keepers of lore. Makers of ale and uiske beatha. Wearers of gold and forgers of iron. The people of the horse. The hound. The hawk.

You will be drawn into the proud and harrowing story of your own bones; your probable ancestors. To people of other ethnicities this is de Angeles’ way of offering healing; mutual recognition. And you are invited and welcomed to participate. The sharing of deep story is a way of destroying the barbed wire that has separated us with what is called Shifting Baseline Syndrome, a deep and sad forgetting.

To many this will be the first time they have experienced any of this or even known of its existence.


© Copyright Ly de Angeles 2018