Shabbat In Biafra

We had an amazing shamanic Shabbat in Biafra.  It was attended by 60 people including 11 tribal chiefs and took place at the king’s palace.  The Igbo tribe comprising this kingdom see themselves (though primarily Christian) as one of the lost segments of Am Yisrael.  They have actively passed on this awareness of their roots from generation to generation.  I heard several stories about this bloodline passed on from father to son.  I was perceived, experienced, and greeted as a literal blood brother.  Together we were connecting with ancient roots that go back as far as 3,300 years. It was […]

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A Blog From Biafra, Nigeria

This week, I attended a conference on health and nutrition in Nigeria. I landed in Lagos and, from there, flew to Owerri, the capital city of a region once known as Biafra. At one time, Biafra tried to break from British/Muslim control, and they were brutally suppressed.  Their attempted sovereignty was thwarted, and they were unable to gain their independence. Their population suffered significant hardship and mass starvation.  While today there is peace, the memories of these hard times cast long shadows and contribute to the attitudes and actions of these people today, including an ongoing Christian/Muslim tension, in which […]

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