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Podcast: Episode 21 Remembering Our Intuitive Magic with Ilarion Merculieff

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As children we all sense that the world is a magical place. As we age, we often forget this magic. Is this where our now destructive sense of separateness comes from? Joining Janet is Ilarion Merculieff, Unangan Tribe Elder, founder of The Wisdom Weavers of the World, an Indigenous Elders community of 80 different tribes of the world. They will share in recognizing the magic again that lives in each of us as we explore Being in Heart.

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Ilarion Merculieff

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff represents his people, as Elder of the Unangan, of the Pribilof Islands 300 miles off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea. He was raised in the traditional Unangan (Aleut) way and received his Unangan name Kuuyux (Ku yach). This name is given to one person in each lifetime amongst his people. It means an arm extending out from the body, a carrier of ancient knowledge into modern times, a messenger. Today he is living the legacy of his name.

Ilarion has spent over 50 years representing his people and culture in their home state of Alaska. His voice has been heard in at least 8 positions of government on several levels in Alaska representing her native peoples. He has worked with an often-adversarial government and won the right for his people to feed themselves.

Ilarion’s heart has led him to develop his positions involved with marine life and the life of Mother Earth. He is more than qualified to speak on climate change and Snowchange.

His is a strong voice and activism calling for the meaningful application of traditional knowledge and wisdom obtained from Elders, both in Alaska and Indigenous cultures throughout the world, in dealing with modern day challenges. His present work is with The Wisdom Weavers of the World, a new organization he founded to bring the messages of the Elders to global attention.

He says that boating, fishing and work are his passion, so they are not work but his joy, and his joy to share when meeting people. He is a spiritual man who listens and speaks in truth and Walks in Beauty. His website is Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways The best way to reach him is through or on Facebook at Wisdom Weavers of the World.

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Magic is in each of us waiting to be enjoyed. Magician, alchemist, sage and shaman are everywhere.

Magic is not just sleight of hand and bound to white and black forces. It is the quality of the unexpected and the unexplained. It is witnessing something outside our current frames of reference. Some might call it miracle energy. It is the appreciation of our expanded intuitive realms of our physical senses and of malleable time and space. It is experiencing life without bias, as a child does.

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“When we were children, there was no difficulty knowing that magic exists because we saw it in everything. As we got older, we were taught that magic doesn't exist in the way we thought and so we don't see the real magic that surrounds us every day. Those who protected the child within or got back to that child see what others cannot.”

Ilarion Merculieff, Unangan Elder

At Ilarion’s website Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways, you will find wonderful information about The Real Human Being that he mentions in our conversation, plus, articles on the Sacred Male and Female and Walking in Beauty.

Ilarion recommended checking out where you can find out how you can be part of the community and facebook at Wisdom Weavers of the World.

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Our quotes this time are from

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”

Nora Roberts, writer

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

W.B. Yeats, writer

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible

“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic – the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone.”
Charles de Lint, writer

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Walking in Beauty” from the Meditation Archive at Interlude: An Internet Retreat.

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Ilarion’s theme composed and arranged by Boyd Martin Mystic Broadcast Network.

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