Last night was a pleasure
Jo Burkholder, Ph.D is an interesting storyteller. Its late and Im tired. Will update tomorrow.
(Update) K, so during the Q/A session, Dr. Burkholder told a story about visiting a Shaman woman during her travels in Peru and being given a prayer and fertility fetish to bury in her front yard. She said it worked. Which led me to believe that she was not only open to Spiritualism but also practiced it. That and her hand-crafted copper bangles gave it away. She's an anthropologist and studies Pachamama, who happens to be an ancient Goddess.... Im here for it.
During her lecture she shared a picture of a painting called, La Virgen del Cerro. This picture and the story of it is worthy of another post. (Which I will write in the coming weeks.) I was instantly drawn to it. So much so, I sought her out after the lecture to learn more. And it was in that conversation that the power of Oral traditions again proved itself. Books give invaluable information and are a must for intelligent folks. However some things will never be written down. Or they are written and codified and need that one little sound resonance to open the cipher to understand what is written. Some of what she shared in our brief encounter I'm still thinking about and doing my own research. I've felt the pull of Peru for years and now I understand why.
Dr Burkholder is a real-life Laura Croft. And Im thankful I invested in the lecture. The Museum of Natural Science has much to offer and Im open to receiving.