What Is the Campaign?
Now is an exciting time in the Teyuna peoples’ journey of promoting greater consciousness and earth stewardship around the planet.
With recent travels in the United States, the Spiritual Leaders of the Teyuna have been able to share their teaching, healing and stewardship across many communities. They have been able to connect deeply with humans eager to sow & grow the seeds of wisdom they provide. We hope you will be one of them!
This campaign is designed to support all aspects of the Teyuna’s mission through a research pilot study adhering to top standards of Western science. The aim of the study is to generate knowledge into the power of the Teyuna’s traditional healing practices that is directly translatable to Western audiences. Results from the pilot study will include:
- Greater awareness of the power of the Teyuna’s work and why it needs to be supported by society at large
- Increased funding for Teyuna projects
- Increased ability for Teyuna to conduct their teachings & practices in service of planetary & personal healing
- More rapid growth of global community of earth stewards
- Development of additional research studies and partnerships to further expand knowledge of the power of Teyuna ways
- Research Phases
- Why Are We Starting In Philly
- Why Donate?
- How Can I Get Involved?
- Workshops in Philadelphia September 5-8,2019
- Online Courses and Other Offerings
To be successful, we are upholding the highest standards of scientific practice & working within a dedicated, respected research community.
The pilot study has 4 main phases that require funding to cover expenses ranging from travel to top quality lab analysis. As our campaign raises more funds, we will be able to advance through the research phases and add additional sites for healing and learning.
- Phase 1 – Philadelphia Water Healing Site: Study of the effects of the water healing that the Mamos will be conducting in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, September 8th. (You also could attend this event!) Costs also include travel expenses to bring the Mamos and Zaga to Philadelphia.
- Phase 2 – Corresponding Sierra Nevada Healing Site: According to Teyuna cosmology, the sacred mountains of the Sierra Nevada are the micro-cosmos of the entire planet. As such, every healing that the Mamos do outside of the Sierra Nevada has to be balanced with a healing at the corresponding “twin site” within the Sierra. This second phase of research will study the healing at the twin site within the Sierra Nevada and will require funds to arrange for travel and the same high standard of data collection (this time in Colombia).
- Phase 3 – Deepening Knowledge of Philadelphia Site: With additional funds, the study can become more robust and compelling by studying the water changes at the original site over a longer period of time or at more frequent intervals
- Phase 4 – Adding New Research Sites: Extending the research to additional sites is an important part of replicating results and enhancing scientific power. Any new site of a healing ceremony will require funding to: bring the Teyuna back to the United States, conduct and measure their healings at the new site, and then conduct and measure their healings at the new corresponding “twin site” in the Sierra Nevada. In effect, for every new site of healing in the US, we have to have sufficient funds to repeat research phases 1 & 2 above.
Philadelphia is famous in US history for many firsts: first public library, first hospital, first volunteer fire department, the Nation’s first capital. But did you know that Philadelphia is also the home of the first municipal water system in the United States and one of the first municipal water systems in the world?
Fascinating Fact: “The Philadelphia Water Works, an engineering marvel, began operation in 1799, and during the 19th Century, the Water Works was the second most popular tourist site in the United States after Niagara Falls”*
To this day, Philadelphia is recognized around the globe as a city committed to the idea of water delivery as a civic responsibility. The city is a hub of internationally respected research laboratories, facilities, universities, pioneering scientists, practitioners, and activists. It also has a deep legacy in designing with Nature** as opposed to in domination of Nature.
Indeed, we are thrilled to begin this research pilot and journey with the fine people and lands of Philadelphia, and we look forward to raising the funds to continue developing this work and expanding it to other locations.
In the hope of growing a rich community of earth stewards, this campaign is designed to welcome in and support people with any of the following, diverse interests:
- You want to support the Teyuna in their mission to bring healing to Mother Earth and to promote greater communities of earth stewardship in North America and beyond
- You want to support the Teyuna’s voice in the global community by integrating top quality western science to further understand, validate and share the power of their work
- You love Philadelphia and want to bring healing to it
- You are seeking further, tangible ways to cultivate your own earth stewardship, learning and healing
- You would like to experience the transformative benefits of an individual healing with the Mamos
- You are interested in connecting with the Mamos over the longer term
- You see the power of earth stewardship community and are eager to grow in your connection to Mother Nature & an inspired online community facilitated by the Mamos
If any of the above resonate with you, read on to learn of ways to contribute & connect!
The Teyuna Foundation is grateful for your care and eager to offer various opportunities for you to support this important work. Any donation that you make is eligible for a tax deduction or for any number of gifts listed below. Please read on to explore these paths.
Please make a donation of any amount below. We are a nonprofit corporation, tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law. We are deeply grateful for your generosity. Your contribution facilitates the Teyunas’ unique ability to perform personal & planetary healing.
2. Workshops in Philadelphia September 5-8
The Teyuna have been offering pagamento to The Earth Mother since time immemorial and believe it is their only reason for being. The Teyuna mamos and zagas exist in deep communion with every living thing. Life on the planet depends on what they know about how to feed, care for, calm and enliven Her.
Given their utmost dedication to the Earth Mother, the Teyuna hold the feminine as absolutely sacred. Gather with the Mamos and, for the first time ever, a Zaga (priestess or female spiritual leader) to experience their sacred teachings of the Feminine Principle. Learn from their deep meditative listening, compassionate leadership skills, and service to the Earth Mother since time immemorial.
The Teyuna consider themselves an element of Earth rather than a separate entity upon it. As such, caring for Earth is caring for all of existence. The immutable law known to the Teyuna as Original Law, or Law of Se (Harmony) guides their way of life. When Mother Earth is balanced and healthy the Teyuna people, and ultimately the human race is guaranteed.
Mamos and Zagas of the Teyuna are rigorously trained from birth to develop an intimate connection to Aluna, Universal Consciousness. Through a practice of deep meditative listening, they develop sublime inner vision, clear sentience, and profound healing ability. When understanding the health of an environment, the Teyuna listen to: the water, the trees / animals / humans, the air, the soil.
Gather with the Teyuna to hear their sacred teachings about listening to nature to encourage balance and promote planetary healing.
This is a special class that allows all participants to connect more deeply with the Teyuna, with their own internal waters, and with the waters of the whole group to promote greater awareness, balance, and healing.
For the Teyuna, the term “Segwa” literally means the knowledge of the principle or the fundamental wisdom. More metaphorically, Segwa can be a type of energetic seed that we plant to grow increased wellbeing and sacred benefits. In this session, the Teyuna will be sharing sacred wisdom and helping us connect more effectively with our own physical, energetic, spiritual, emotional, and mental bodies. In a way, this session can serve as a planting of Segwa to help us integrate our bodies, connect with Nature, and promote greater oneness and wellness in our lives.
In addition to the sacred teachings, the Mamos and Zaga also will be playing music to activate deeper integration through sound. People attending these types of sessions tend to feel an immediate increase in personal wellbeing and will continue to notice improvements in upcoming weeks.
Finally, the Mamos and Zaga will be attunded to the broader needs of the whole group– to the energy that brings everyone together on this day– and will engage with this collective energy as well.
Snacks will be provided.
This culminating class event is designed to honor the waters of Philadelphia, the growing Philadelphia community of earth stewards, and all who attend. This is also the event that forms the heart of the research pilot study to test the effects of the Mamos’ work on the local environment.
Join us at a Philadelphia water site (to be divined by the Mamos ahead of time) where we will come together to learn as a community of earth stewards. On this morning, participants will:
- Join the Mamos to participate in a healing for the local water supply
- Learn how to keep supporting this site and the Philadelphia waters into the future
- Bring the lessons from this class event into our own lives, into our own bodies of water
- Discuss how to grow our community of earth stewards in Philadelphia and beyond
The community will offer a potluck meal after the event to encourage more community conversation.
To continue the momentum from this class, you might want to consider the Earth Stewardship Online Community Class, found in the Other Gifts section below.
Earth Stewardship Online Community Class
- Here you will get to connect remotely with the Mamos in the Sierra Nevada for eight 90-minute online sessions, for a total of 12 hours of continued support and teaching from the Mamos
- In the sessions, Mamos will be able to answer your questions about maintaining your connection to the earth and waters and how to continue to support earth steward communities
- Sessions will start the week of September 16th and will run every other week over the course of four months. Sessions will be recorded.
- This course is ideal for people who have participated in prior earth stewardship work with the Teyuna, regardless of at what location or at what prior time.
Individual Remote Healing Session
As a very special way to support the fundraiser, the Teyuna are offering just 22 individual healing session slots where you can work remotely with 4 Mamos in the Sierra Nevada.
The session will include:
- A planning phone call with Ginny Villaraga, a leader within the Teyuna Foundation and an interpreter for the Mamos and Zagas, where you establish what your intended healing issue is
- Ginny will consult with the Mamos who will then conduct the remote healing and then report back
- A second phone call where you and Ginny discuss the insights from the Mamos
- Should the Mamos receive in the future additional insights your healing issue (which happens sometimes), then they will reach out to Ginny and she will arrange another phone call with you at no cost to you.
Please note: in some situations an individual healing might require the Mamos to conduct actual earth healing ceremonies (pagamentos) at specific sites within the Sierra Nevada. In these situations, there can be an additional cost to cover the Mamos’ travel and ceremonial expenses. There is no profit associated with these costs, and they would need to be covered by the person seeking healing.
Each session is US$444.00. The Mamos and Zagas receive all compensation minus Ginny’s time.
Please be sure to include contact information to enable session scheduling. If you have any issues or questions, please contact email@example.com.
Embrace Philadelphia’s Brotherly, Sisterly, Community Love!
- Are you thinking about coming to Philadelphia from out of town? Philadelphia hosts are encouraging out-of-towners by offering free local camping spots. If you are coming to town and would like to secure one of these spots, email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For further community-building (and cost-cutting for out-of-towners), there also will be potluck-style snacks or meals at each event.