Excerpt from the Collective Wisdom Initiative
Andrée Morgana Visionary Founder of Hayehwatha Institute
What is an underlying question that gives form to your work or interest in this field?
Our life upon the earth is a limited story of who we are. There are many ways to explore this reality. In addition, there are locations upon the earth that help us to see more of who we are and our place within the universe and beyond. Mount Shasta is one of those places.
What is your personal experience of collective wisdom in groups?
I am the Founder of a nonprofit called the Hayehwatha Institute and a project of the Institute called The Best of Mount Shasta (see below). I have been meditating for 50 years and a Spiritual Teacher since 1969 and have observed on a wide scale, an awakening, growth and depth of spiritual experiences in our country that previous generations did not explore. For 20 years I was a full time teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Program and introduced thousands of people to the experience of consciousness and meditation.
Each year for 12 years I went to Brazil and studied their spiritual traditions to see into the spiritual realms and develop relationships with advanced spiritual beings. I have experienced and understand the leading edge knowledge being introduced into our culture by individuals and groups throughout our country with reference to who we are, where we came from, where we are going and how we can better live upon the earth. This is an incredible time in which we live.
What is it about the work in this field that excites you and connects you to your own deepest self?
For me, the exposure to the experience of consciousness has led to new avenues of discovery. With refinement of perception, within the unboundedness of consciousness one can actually observe the universe and beyond. I feel this is the next level of experience to unfold within our culture, for people to observe their origin, history and destiny with reference to the life of the universe and beyond. What is known as the life we live on the earth is a small portion of who we are.
Please provide a brief storyline or snapshot of what brought you to this work.
Like most people in this day and age I grew up and experienced American life as presented by the environment in which we live. I went this way and that way, not feeling particularly satisfied with any of the experiences. In 1969 I went to India and was introduced to the Vedic culture of the development of consciousness and enlightenment. It was an experience that would absorb my attention for 20 years. Meditating daily and showing others how to meditate and understand enlightenment.
There were extended periods of meditation including a two year period where I meditated for 8-10 hours a day. That changed my life. I no longer felt drawn to knowledge on this earth and wanted to learn from those who had left this earth. My experiences in Brazil led me to several advanced cosmic souls with whom I now work: Hayehwatha and Vovó Anamalia. When I moved to Mount Shasta in 2008 I noticed that the knowledge they were bringing forth changed dramatically. That is when I began to recognize the full value of the location of Mount Shasta, as an opening to allow for greater knowledge and experience.
How would you like to be available to others in this field?
Please see the answers below in Focus Questions: The Best of Mt. Shasta. In recognizing the value of Mount Shasta as a location for advanced spiritual experiences I put together The Best of Mt Shasta to showcase the people of this community who have gained greater experiences for themselves by virtue of living in this area.
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Focus Questions: The Best of Mt Shasta
What exactly is this phenomenon when groups touch, or are touched by, the intelligence they need?
The Best of Mt Shasta offers a summer conference and festival to showcase the community of Mount Shasta. It is experience that deeply touches those who participate.
Is a field of practice and study beginning to emerge around this phenomenon?
Mount Shasta, as a location, is known worldwide as a spiritual destination. People come for an awakening, they come for deeper spiritual experiences, for personal transformation, and they come to explore the mountain, the lakes, and enjoy the fresh air and pure water.
The people who have chosen to live in Mount Shasta also have these experiences, in a more extended way. People who participate in the workshops given by the local people, receive this deeper experience along with the knowledge given by the presenter
Are more and more people gathering together to experience and explore this phenomenon?
The Best of Mt Shasta Conference & Festival will be offered for the third year in a row this coming summer, July 26-30, 2012. Each year more and more people have attended the conference and festival. We anticipate a large number in 2012 because of the added recognition and acceptance worldwide of the phenomenon of 2012.
If a field of practice and study is emerging, how is it evolving?
People participating in the summer conference and festival are beginning to form friendships and professional relationships with the presenters. This personal connection enables them to continue their studies with the presenters throughout the year, even from a distance. From there new expressions are emerging. This includes myself and the programs of the Hayehwatha Institute.
If a field is evolving, how might we participate more consciously in its evolution?
Exposure to what is occurring in Mount Shasta is needed in addition to coming to Mount Shasta and participating in The Best of Mt Shasta Conference & Festival to personally see what it is all about.