Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, shaman, healer, storyteller and carrier of the Qilaut (winddrum), is an Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder whose family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. His name means ‘The Man Who Looks Like His Uncle’. Uncle, as he is frequently called, bridges the boundaries of cultures and faiths in people young and old. His work has taken him to five continents and over 50 countries around the world including South Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Arctic Europe, Russia, and Siberia. Angaangaq conducts healing circles, intensives, and Aalaartiviit – traditional sweat lodges. His teachings are deeply rooted in the wisdom of the oral healing traditions of his people. In 2004 his family summoned him to the sacred mountain for his initiation as their shaman.
The greatest distance in the existence of Man is not from here to there nor from there to here. Nay, the greatest distance in the existence of Man is from his mind to his heart. Unless he conquers that distance he can never learn to soar like an eagle and realize his own immensity within.
Angaangaq was called by his people to bring home the Sacred Fire to Greenland. In July 2009 Elders from Siberia to Amazonia, from Nepal to Zimbabwe made their way to an ancient sacred site on the Top of the World, fulfilling a prophecy so old – no one knows the time. The trees are once again growing in the North and the seal oil lamp has become a thing of the past. During the three day ceremony Akkaaraq called on Angaangaq to be known as the »Great Shaman«.
The Ancient One’s say that One Day, when the World needs it most, the Sacred Fire will come home to the people on the Top of the World.
Angaangaq is a keynote speaker at international conferences on climate change, environmental and indigenous issues.
His work is acclaimed in promoting interracial and intercultural harmony.
Angaangaq’s ceaseless work takes him to schools, prisons, businesses, conferences and senior homes, both at home in Kalaallit-Nunaat and throughout the world.
Angaangaq is a well known and popular lecturer and keynote speaker at international conferences. He has spoken at the most varied occasions from universities and schools to social work programs and prisons, from medical and scientific symposia to kindergartens, from government organisations like the United Nations to spiritual and religious conferences, from banks to indigenous gatherings. Always there is a transformation, a new understanding, a deeper connection to be gained, be it on environmental issues, indigenous themes or spiritual matters. Through Angaangaq’s work interracial and intercultural harmony is promoted, perceptions shift and environmental awareness is expanded.
Workshops at conferences with Uncle are an introduction to his work in melting the ice in the heart of man. In no time at all Angaangaq weaves the participants into his world that knows no war, his world of seeing the beauty in each one of us and his powerful world of personal and global transformation.
In these three day seminars Angaangaq introduces his work as a healer, medicine man and shaman. As he weaves the energy of the group through his stories and song into a circle of strength, beauty and healing the ice in the heart of each participant begins to melt. Personal transformation happens as we begin to see our world with different eyes, as our hearts open to the beauty within and around us and our awareness of ourselves and others expands.
Walking with Angaangaq — Ongoing Circles:
Being in a circle with Uncle is a life changing experience. As we spend three years of our life walking with Angaangaq our awareness grows beyond anything we can imagine. Our love for ourselves and others flows freely and our powerful being, our inner strength comes alive.
Circles meet, for five full days, three times a year with Angaangaq on the physical plane, while being held and woven energetically throughout the three years. You can join a circle at any time.
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Knowledge of the Eskimo-Kalaallit culture has been kept alive for thousands of years and generations through the art of storytelling. By telling stories with skill, detail and accuracy, the storyteller preserves the heritage that would otherwise be lost and forgotten, passing along spiritual beliefs and cultural traditions exactly the way they have been for generations.
I remember the story being told with such love that I thought – if only I could capture that love, I would have made it. I remember you telling us the story many a time.
The Story of Spring
When the sun returns and begins her battle with the darkness of winter, her powerfully and beautiful warmth begins to melt the snow and ice, drop by drop. It is as though the frozen tears of Mother Earth have been released…I pray that you will be better prepared than I ever was to melt the ice in the heart of man, because as your Great-Great Grandmother would say – if we do not do so, the time of summer will be no more…
The Story of Summer
Your Great-Great Grandmother assured us, the most powerful time in your and my life, is the time of summer. Not much time was spent in the house or tent. As children we spent our time out on the land with the newborn animals, observing them, learning who they were and what it was that we needed to do with those beautiful animals in times to come…
The Story of Autumn
Your Great-Great Grandmother said – the fall, as she arrived, was erasing the time of plenty, making room for the Mother Earth to rest. If you are not prepared, when the autumn of your life has arrived at you, you will enter your winter in great despair…
The Story of Winter
Then one morning, we would awaken from a deep sleep and see the mountains covered with snow, as though they had aged overnight and their hair had become white, just as the Elders around us with their beautiful white hair.
Such a powerful sight of beauty in a moment will be changed into a fury of winds which no one can ever stand up to – becoming stronger and stronger, until nothing is visible within and without, and it becomes apparent that you do not know which way to go…The winter in your life is such…
Creating smoke is the name given to the sacred cleansing ceremony performed for over twelve thousand years by indigenous people in the North. Also known as smudging, it is a tradition shared by all cultures and religions around the world.
This ceremony connects us to a spiritual tradition handed down from countless generations that go so far back that no one knows when it truly originated. It is a way for us to regain wisdom from honoring plants and their particular healing properties by burning them and working with the smoke. It is a means of powerful cleansing, which calls on the plant spirit to take away what does not belong to us and restore balance.
When you invite the smoke to come to you, it will take away defilements, words, thoughts, and attitudes – all things that do not belong to you. You can perform this simple ceremony regularly for yourself and your environment to maintain harmony, turning any space into a sacred place in which to live and work, creating a soothing sanctuary – a place of renewal and calm.
We can create smoke to ground ourselves, calming the atmosphere before and after a healing, initiation or ceremony, and to help purify sacred objects before using them. The smoke from the plant is used for purification, spiritual preparation or when giving thanks and lending support to our intentions and prayers.
The process of creating smoke serves to still and focus the mind on the ceremony and on your intention. Its’ fragrance employs our sense of smell and deepens our conscious experience engaging multiple levels and channels within us allowing a fuller experience to unfold during our spiritual practices.
Qilaut – the wind drum
Qilaut, the Eskimo Wind Drum, is a circle that has no beginning nor ending, in which we all belong. Only The Man Who Made Us – The Great Creator – holds the handle, and every time He touches upon the rim, He hears the heart beat of mankind. The stronger the heart beat the healthier mankind is.
There is an old prayer that says – my prayer is that we will all have a strong heart beat so we can be healthy together – and since it is your heart beat, every time you talk to your heart, she will always speak back. So now it is for you and I to learn to listen to our hearts.