Lyla June on Resistance and Forgiveness in the Final Years of Patriarchy /43

Photo: Death Valley Bloom, courtesy of National Geographic

Photo: Death Valley Bloom, courtesy of National Geographic

Lyla June traces back to the origins of the mass-psychosis that permitted a Native American holocaust: the institutionalized destruction of millions of European indigenous women, which precipitated a power play of great moral decline and severance from the sacred. Lyla argues that by facing this dark history and exposing the backward logic of a “sophisticated” death culture, a way forward emerges: in tandem with the resistance AGAINST the murder of the planet, a movement FOR LIFE must inhabit the depths of our being. Beneath the activist’s hard shell may be the living tissue of love and compassion, the drive to empower women and restore the sacred to our language and our action, a curiosity to uncover wider and more significant patterns in history, and a voice calibrated to prayer and teaching.

Geography of Hope Conference, Ancestors & the Land: Our Past, Present & Future: http://gohconference.org/