Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – JOHN WYCLIFFE


DECEMBER 31 JOHN WYCLIFFE
Leader of the dangerous Lollards, 13th century English spiritual revolutionaries.

DECEMBER 31, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
NEW YEAR’S EVE. ANNUAL WORLD PEACE MEDITATION. In Germany, prowling demons & spirits of darkness must be routed this night by mummery & lots of noise. People used to dress in straw clothing with deerskin masks of animals & run through the streets, clanging bells & dragging chains.

Mobile, Alabama: COWBELLION HERD ESCAPADE & REVEL honors Michael Krafft, who founded mystic society, “Cowbellion de Rakin” in 1830 first of all the mystic societies and krewes which stage the Mardi Gras extravaganzas in Mobile and New Orleans.

JAPAN: NAMAHAGE. Men dressed as devils go door-to-door screaming “Any good-for-nothings here about?”

ALSO ON DECEMBER 31 IN HISTORY…
1320 —British religious radical reformer John Wycliffe born, Yorkshire, England.
1384 — Religious radical reformer John Wycliffe Dies, Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
1877 — French radical painter Gustave Courbet dies, Vevey, France.
1996 — Mayan shaman Lacandonista Chan k’in Viejo dies, Chiapas, Mexico.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective. The 2010 Autonomedia Calender is now available on the Autonomedia site.

November 30th in Greenpoint, BROOKLYN – Peruvian Shaman Ceremony and Rainforest Presentation


Eda Zavala Lopez is a Shaman visiting from the Rainforest of Peru. This is a rare and special opportunity to hear Lopez talk in an intimate setting on topics such as Rainforest preservation, feminine shamanism, ancient healing techniques, and other traditions passed down from her ancestors. Read on for more information:

Eda Zavala, a descendant of a lineage of healers, the pre-hispanic Wari People, is a sociologist and anthropologist. She has been living in the Peruvian Amazon, coexisting with the traditional medicine of her ancestors, for the past twenty years. Besides her practice of ancestral medicine with wise and indigenous healers, she has been researching feminine shamanism in the Amazon and works with indigenous communities to help them protect their sacred lands, save the rainforest, and preserve traditional knowledge.

Eda brings her heart and the Spirit of the Rainforest forth in this special ceremony through song, flowers, and food offering respect and gratitude to the ancient Spirits. She will also speak about the importance of preserving the Rainforest and the traditions of her people.

She is traveling in the U.S. for a limited time only, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to be in ceremony with this powerful woman who is connected to the ancient wisdom of the indigenous peoples of Peru. She is also available for individual healing sessions by appointment.

$30 donation will go to help indigenous communities of Peru and save the Rainforests.

Please RSVP to niniburke@gmail.com

Monday, November 30th, 7-9PM
97 Green Street Apt. G3 / Brooklyn, NY 11222
(See map).