"The greatest distance in the existence of Man is not from here to there nor from there to here. Nay, the greatest distance in the existence of Man, is from his mind to his heart. Unless he conquers that distance, he can never learn to soar like an eagle and realize his own immensity within.” - Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq
With so many new people signing up to our series and some incredible guests in our vaults, for this month's Indigenous Wisdom for the Earth, we're returning to one of our favourites with Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, a traditional healer of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland.
In addition to being a traditional healer, Angaangaq is a shaman, storyteller and carrier of the Qilaut (winddrum). His family, particularly his grandmother, trained him to become a shaman, with his mother giving him his spiritual task of "Melting the Ice in the Heart of Man". Now he speaks to people all over the world, sharing environmental, spiritual and indigenous issues.
Recorded in 2019 at the Climate Conference in Findhorn, Angaangaq sat down with TreeSisters Founder Clare Dubois to discuss his work, communication and respect for animals and plants, his hopes for tree planting in Greenland, and so much more.