May 2015

Pedagooogy 3000 and emAne
For a New Education and Peace Alliance

What happened in Australia?
May 2015

Dear friends

Here is the report on Australia, 12th Stop Over of 2015 Pedagooogia 3000 and emAne Worldwide Tour.

  • Events in Australia
  • Ideas from Australia: Shichida Centres, Blue Mountains,
  • 7 petals and 7 roots School
  • The Aborigines of Australia and their incredible culture

Many thanks to
Violeta Araya  and her family: Daniel, Daniela, Luna bella
And the courageous team of Australia, who is promoting the idea of a new, integral and intercultural Education: Melisa Arboleda, Andrea Yanez,  Daniela Blazquez, and also to Lilian
To Ben Austin
To Uncle Paul and Uncle Phil for sharing their wisdom
To Alberto Gomez (Melboune), DEEP, Dialogue, Empathetic Engagement & Peace Network.

Events in Australia
The events in Sydney

Conference Tuesday 5th of May

Workshop Wednesday 6th of May
Visit to Ngurrumpaq camp in Yengo National Park Aboriginal Knowledge With Uncel Paul and Uncle Phill Paul Gordon 040 86 36 801

Interview from Marc, Latin American Movies Festival in Sydney

Monday 11th of May, internal office meeting and “visit/closing” in a sacred site.

Intensive Training 8th to 10th of May

Ideas from Australia

  • Shichida Centres. Australia has 3 Shichida Centres
  • Democratic Schools. Australia has 21 Democratic Schools. “Education in which young people have the freedom to organize their daily activities, and in which there is equality and democratic decision-making among young people and adults”
  • Blue Mountains experiences. 4 hours from Sydney. A place Community groups and organizations working towards sustainability and offering different ways of life.
  • Dragon Dreaming, John Croft, a new way of doing projects. It is based on aboriginal knowledge and wisdom.
  • Permaculture, Bill Mollison (Bill Mollison was born in 1928 in Stanley, Tasmania. He is an Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist. He is considered to be the 'father’ of permaculture)

The School of the 7 Petals and 7 Roots

In the workshop of Sydney, we worked the7 roots of the7 petals school.
More and more, we see around the world the necessity of “roots” inside the schools, in the society in general and also for oneself.

We call roots any process to stabilize oneself, facilitating the process to be a more grounded, “connected” and loving person. It does not matter if one is an immigrant or a non indigenous person, this is for all human beings, and especially for the children who need a lot of grounding exercises in their education.

We organize at least seven sets of “rooting” tools.

  • FO: Foot, any activities related to the feet, like feet massage, digipuncture, walking barefoot (on many kinds of texture: wet grass, soil, water, sand, stones...), hike, and “grounding” and cooperative sports. (Blue root)
  • LO:  for Local Knowledge (or “LOre” tradition, as Uncle Paul taught us, which to know the stories of each other and of the place where we live). To know the stories of the people and of the land where one lives. To know the plant and trees, fauna and vegetation. Local history. To know about the local cosmovision. (Yellow root)
  • LO: Love. Circle dances, dances with rhythm, local dances, ceramic, clay, earth drumming, listen to music with rhythm, to cook and eat, celebration (like celebrating the equinoxes and the solstices)... (Pink root)
  • RO: Roots, or grounding exercises, such as: Make handicraft with natural elements: baskets, decorating, dream catchers, to knit (a lot of the Steiner activities are excellent for that matter). (White Root)
  • GA: to  GArden. This covers any activities related to: gardening, bio-agronomy, sowing, collecting, crop, grow flowers and fruits, to implement a bio garden in a school, on a balcony or wherever. And any activities related to soil. (Green Root)
  • CO: Community Service. Helping each other and have a sense of family, this is helping to balance oneself and feels good and useful. (Red Root)
  • CO:  Consciousness. Consciousness of the Erath, Sky, Cosmos, 5 elements... Camping, lay down and watch the stars, hug a tree, listen to nature... To sleep at the feet of an oak... make a fire. Silence. (Purple root)

Resultado de imagen para aboriginal australiaThe aboriginals of Australia and their incredible culture

It would take a lot of time to even scratch what would be the legacies of a non-stop culture of more than 200.000 years (according to the local oral tradition). I just present here a couple of few glimpses I was able to have during my short visit to Australia.


Uncle Paul

We had the chance to visit the Ngrrumpaq camp, 4 hours away from Sydney, Next to Mount Yengo with Uncle Paul Gordon. 040 86 36 801.
From left to right: Ben, Noemi, Uncle Paul, Violeta and Uncle Phil

"In 200.000 years we have never had a war” said Uncle Paul.
Because of our 6 L’s
1L: Lore, to accept each other stories
2L: Love your place because it is your mother
3L: Look
4L: Listen
5L: Learn
6L: Lead
He said as well: ”A baby is always carried up to 6 month. He is never put down somewhere”.

The Aboriginal "Emu in the sky". In Western astronomy terms, the Southern Cross is on the right, and Scorpius on the left; the head of the emu is the Coalsack.

Orion is linke to Boimi, the Creator.

Baiame is the Creator, Gunni Thakuun is Mother Earth, Namkeri is to heal with the hands
In Australian Aboriginal mythology Baiame (Baayami or Baayama) was the Creator God and Sky Father[1] in the dreaming of several language groups (e.g. Kamilaroi, Eora, Darkinjung, and Wiradjuri), of Indigenous Australians of south-east Australia.


Gujingga Songline
First Nations people call it the Emu

The story of Bob Randal, the Stolen Generation

Uncle Bob Randall was born around 1934 in the Central Desert region of the Northern Territory (NT), Australia. He is a “Tjilpi” (special Uncle) of the Yankunytjatjara Nation and is one of the listed traditional owners of the great monolith, Uluru. At about age 7, young Bob was taken away from his mother and family under government policy. He was one of thousands of Aboriginal children who came to be known as the Stolen Generation. Like so many, he never saw his mother again. He was sent to a receiving home for indigenous children in Alice Springs, NT, and then later was moved to Croker Island Reservation in Arnhem Land.
He was kept, by force, in government institutions until he was twenty, then after starting a family, he moved to Darwin and later to Adelaide, South Australia. After many years of heart-wrenching searches, he found his roots and returned to his mother’s country, his Ngura, where he lives today at Mutitjulu Community, beside Uluru. Throughout his life, Uncle Bob has worked as a teacher and leader for Aboriginal land rights, human rights, education, community development and cultural awareness. He helped establish the Adelaide Community College for Aboriginal people, served as the Director of the Northern Australia Legal Aid Service, and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centers at Australian National University, University of Canberra and University of Wollongong.

In the early 1970’s, Uncle Bob gained additional recognition for his songwriting. His song, ‘My Brown Skin Baby [They Take Him Away]’ led to the filming of a documentary that won the Bronze Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and focused national and international attention on the issues of the Stolen Generation. His lifelong efforts to re-establish Aboriginal rights and culture were recognized in 1999 when he was named Indigenous Person of the Year at the National Aboriginal & Islander Day.

In 2004, Uncle Bob Randall was inducted into the NT Indigenous Music Hall of Fame for having written such classic songs as “My Brown Skin Baby” and “Red Sun, Black Moon.” Uncle Bob has authored four books, including his autobiography, Songman, and in 2006, collaborated with filmmaker Melanie Hogan on the documentary “Kanyini.” “Kanyini” was voted “best documentary” at the London Australian Film Festival 2007, winner of the “Inside Film Independent Spirit Award”, and winner of the Discovery Channel Best Documentary Award in 2006.

Uncle Bob continues to write and teach throughout the world, presenting Aboriginal cultural-awareness programs based on the Anangu (Aboriginal) “Kanyini” principles of caring for the environment and each other with unconditional love and responsibility. Uncle Bob Randall is a living bridge between cultures and between world nations, creating lines of understanding so that indigenous and non-indigenous people can live and learn together- so that we can heal the past through shared experience in the present.

The Land Owns Us - La Tierra es Nuestra Dueña

The interconnectedness of every living thing is not just an idea but a way of life.-


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