Kiva 21 – Elders & Wisdom keepers (EN)

Their experience, their wisdom, the power of their prayers.

Heriberto Villaseñor, from Mexiko
„Tecolozintli – venerable owl“
Heriberto took over the misson of carrying the fire of the Kiva on from Reymundo Tigre Perez and in the sense of the word we are happy that Heriberto is bringing the fire to Germany and holding the ceremony with his strength.

Nubia Esperanza Rodriguez Garcia, from Mexiko
Nubia works as a midwife in Mexico and is deeply rooted in working and healing in a feminine way; she sees it as her task to preserve and bring back original female knowledge.

Helene Lindmark, from Sweden
Máttaráhkká (Great-Grandmother), Noijd

She walks the shamanic tradition of the ancestors’ heritage from Sápmi, the northern parts of Sweden, Russia and Finland. An old traditions from the Roots, which partly have been protected and hidden in silence. 

With a deep gratitude to her call she shares with us Ancient Wisdom from the North. The journey in life, a journey into the Roots, a journey with an unknown destination.

”Let us come together and unify, and unify with ourselves in our heart. We are all gifted; all is inside us in our own unique temple. We are a child of Mother Earth. So let us walk, pray and go centered, solid together and be one voice for the world.”

Heinz Zinke, from Austria
Mother Earth Son

From is very early childhood he is in a strong connection to nature and the Alps of Austria.

He tells soul stories at the bison fur of his teacher Devalon Small Legs Long Time Traveling, a medicine man of the Blackfoot from Canada; He is alpine shaman and vision seeker.

“It is my task, to give my fire for Mother Earth”

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Annelies Theelen, from the Netherlands 

Her mission is to support people to live from their heart with light and love. She works with respect for everyones original quality and finds her inspiration in how the bees work together. The way the bees cooperate is how they make the gold, the honey. Its about balance and harmony.

She is reconnected by ancestors with the knowledge of the Elder Futhark Runes. The origin of these Runes are from the ancestor tradition of the low countries/west Europe and it is time for her to go back to our own culture and traditions.

So it was channelled to her:
“Find the twelve sacred sounds on the Spinal Cord, if you find them and make these sounds with the people, they can be healed through their own DNA.”

Now the time has arrived to spread this gift from our European ancestors out into the world.

The last years she works together closely with the Balinese priest Ida Ayu Purnamawati, called Dayu in healings and yoga sessions and ceremonies (like Kiva NL) and will represent her in the Kiva Germany this year in this energy and her own power.


  • 08. Januar 2022 January 8th, 2022 (EN) - Our elder, grand mother and medicine woman Ulrike - Stille Wasser Frau Auge im Wind 1953 - 2022
    On January 8th she left the shores of our world and returned to the Eternal Woods.

Ulrike Weiland, from Germany

She opens up space to enable people to have deep encounters with nature, with spirits, with themselves and in community around them.

Finding and revitalizing the roots of European earth-wisdom, enabled by tools of first nation ritual work (as a student of Devalon Small Legs, Blackfoot Pikunni, Canada) is a matter of concern to her.

She should be called a song collector (especially for songs in German language and heart full spiritual meaning), a pipe-bearer, and a water pourer.

Accompanied by Hazy J. Albrecht, who, following in the footsteps of his Yenish ancestors from the Austrian Waldviertel, is a reminder and craftsman of ancient natural knowledge in theory and practice, a fire keeper and guardian of the vision of the fox family.

After Austria and the Netherlands, they are now contributing the third Kiva cycle in Europe.

So speaks Grandmother Ulrike:
“Now is the time to pass on my knowledge and experiences to the next generation”

Felipe Duarte Cely, from Colombia

A Muisca, a tribe from the people of Chibcha, born in Mweketa, the fields of harvest, in the region known as Kunturnamarc, the nest of the Condor. Appointed as guardian of the seed by its Arhuaco family in la Sierra Nevada, and guardian of the Fapkwa, a traditional medicine of sweet fermented corn.

Now based in Berlin, following the guidance of Chiwayapabi, the father mother energy, to share the word and philosophy of nature in Northern Europe through moon ceremonies and circles of word. There is more than what we need and now it is time to understand our Mother Earth needs us recognizing we are one and we are the medicine she needs.

Tina Inlakech, from Austria

She is a bearer of the seed and bridge builder of the roots for the earth ceremony from Mexico to Austria and Europe.

As the guardian of sweat lodge medicine and the 1001 songs, she is one of the founders of the Feuerkreis tribe ( and part of the roots of the earth family and go-between the worlds.
Beekeeper, doula (midwife), Shiatsu practitioner … and in endless training to become a Heyoka (holy clown).

There are rumors saying she is a medicine woman, even if she strictly denies this.

Everything is good, everything is clear, everything is wonderful. (Quote: Don Mateo)

Derwish Osman, from the Netherlands

As a follower (murid) of Sufimaster Shaukh Nazim Al-Haqqani and Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, world renowned scholars and spiritual masters of the Naqsibandiyya Sufi Order, he has the permission to give lectures and teachings in the mystic meditation of the sufi’s (sufi meditation and whirling performances).

Osman is accompanied by:

Sinat Arat, from Turkey

He plays the Ney (a flute – and the oldest known instrument) and singer.
Master student of the legendary Bansuri master Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and the Ney master Kudsi Erguner.

In encounter with this mystical flute, the Ney, his playing style shows the reflection of different approaches, regional Anatolian folk music, and Ottoman and Indian classical music as well as fusion and experimental forms.

Music is an invisible bridge of a breath, where we all are linked and somehow creating a view of life and love in a genuine dimension. Its a bridge through a stone to human, through the hearth to cosmos, through silence to the big bang, through multitude to the oneness.

Taita Julio Munoz Lino, from Colombia

He is a spiritual master and traditional Yageceru medicine man belonging to the Murui-Muina tribe (known as “children of coca, tobacco and sweet yuca”).

He is known from early childhood to the medicine, the sacred remedy of Yage.
Julio says, he saw with his own eyes his father literally turn into a tiger…….

With more than 40 years of experience and traditional work he is named as “Messenger of the ancestors” and he transmite the ancestral wisdom of the indigenous people of the Amazon and respect for their spiritual tradition.

Bhakti Lup, from Mexixo

Born and raised in Mexico-City she was in contact from the early beginning with the wisdom of this countries ancestor and is part of a circle of woman and dancers of the moon Xochimeztli.

She began to study and practice the Indian Hare-Krishna Philosophy. A philosophy in service to god and all beings.

Since 2015 from Colombia, she is connected to the Kiva-Ceremony and prayer and helped the Hare-Krishna Family to bring the Roots of the Earth in 2019 to India.

Don Alfonso, from Mexiko

He is better known by his spiritual name Xikawery (‘He who hits the target’ in Wixarrika) and has over twenty-five years of experience as a traditional medicine man, guide, and elder of the Wixarrika Nation, commonly known as Huicholes.

The Wixarrika Nation are one of the oldest ethnic groups of Mexico and although their currently held lands are in the fair northern mountains of Jalisco, they trace their origins homelands back here to the Bay of Bandereas.

Xikawery’s practice is concentrated on maintaining the sacred balance of life and nature with a focus on the ceremonially significant corn, deer, and peyote, which are especially revered by his people.
He has participated in many culture and nature oriented events throughout Mexico and elsewhere around the world, especially in Europe and South America.

Cheryl Ann Angel, from USA
She is an indigenous leader, venerable Lakota woman (Sioux), a water protector, mother of five children, and originally from the Sicangu tribe in South Dakota.

With the slogan “water is life”, she has been a fundamental member of the protests and continues the non-violent struggle together with the Lakota people at Standing Rock.

Aayla Shaman, from Siberia
She accompanies and supports people all over the world with all her love and devotion and the strength of her Altaic ancestors to lead a happy, powerful and self-determined life.

In doing so, she brings old female knowledge back to women and reminds them of the valuable work with the family tree and ancestors.

Dusty Miller, from Great Britain
His aim is to reconnect people again with Mother Earth and the standing people, the dryads, to teach everybody who wants to know how to communicate with the natural world.
Through a close relationship with the tree dryads, the standing people, living here long before us, all of us can learn a lot:new gates are opened and a lot of food for thought is given.

Dusty and Claudia Amisha Miller (unfortunately she will not join us this year) see themselves as the ambassadors of the tree nation and open the path way to the spirit world of the dryads.

Ina Mehrfert, from Germany
„Blue Eagle Crystal Eye“

The elements talk to her since her childhood, chiefly stones, mountains and buildings; they called her to listen to their stories.
Demanded and supported by the north wind, she induced through her country and came across her first sweat lodge by age of 20.
The calling was clear: Re-connect to old traditions, to learn, to learn to heal the trauma of their people and to remember the innate roots in their nature.

Today Ina, mother of two kids and present as the bearer and wisdom keeper of the stones to support the Fire Nations. For more than 18 years, she guides in love, power and intensity sweat lodges as a healing ceremony and is in deep connection to indigenous traditions and spirituality.

Philip Aswind van der Zee, from Netherlands
Philip is a storyteller specialized in
fairytales and stories of our ancestral traditions. In these stories are clues on how to reconnect with ceremony.
Philip helps people to re-create ceremony to restore the harmony with ourselves, our ancient traditions and nature.

Working with ancient Runic Wisdom in a creative, playful and powerful way. The sacredness of ceremony is born in a happy heart centered in the here and now.
Join one of the workshops at the Kiva or have a look to the ‘Runeboatjourney’ starting online in September.

Ragnar Johnsen, born in Norway…  

So who am I ??? This is a question we should all ask our self-many times and maybe for many, that is not so easy to define and put in to words …

So instead, I will tell you a little about what I spend my time doing; I work with energies … I do healing work … I guide and help the one who is seeking; To connect to their heart and the love & light within … To listen to and be guided by their inner voice … I do ceremonies and conduct a weekly meditation circle with the drum and chants … I do workshops … And maybe most important, I read runes … Or, I translate the message of the runes so that it can be understood by the listener …

Info: Ragnar will be offering private rune readings for a fee of 50,- during the days. Please get in touch to us if you are interested.

Xenia Fitzner, from Germany
Born in the year of the wall.
Raised in West-Berlin at the edge of the city.
Accompanied by grandmothers, siblings, animals, gardens and ruins.

My Father, the medicine man, teached me healing, sympathy and adventurousness.
My Mother, the queen, gave me beauty and the courage in love.
About love, I know all and nothing, one thing for sure: “Love and Freedom are one.”
Adjure fortune: “What you call, comes!”
My magic is the magic of the body.
“.. the wisdom and experience of all beings is living inside us. We can use this wisdom to create a loving world.”
That’s it. That’s what I want.


Don Lorenzo, from Columbia
Born and
arrived to get into conversation with the gods of the earth

Theresia van der Zee, from Netherlands
Since childhood Theresia ( Whisper ) travels through the worlds of her star ancestors and Elven families.
She was bit of a strange and dreamy girl…not of this world some said .
She didn’t speak a lot and stayed somewhat hidden away from groups of people.

That sometimes felt a bit lonely, until she met an Irish old Bard who told her she is” one of the Fae people”. And that she should not forget to share the knowledge and energy of the Fae with people nowadays .
It’s time to connect …..

And so she did … Theresia found a way to integrate and share her worlds as a dance teacher … later traveling with puppet theater … storytelling and harp and drum and songs inspired by her star family and Elvenways.

Ruben Monroe Saufkie Sr, from USA
He comes from the Water Clan of the Hopi People of Arizona.
A messenger of H20PI, sharing peace through water and is encouraged to help as many people to find the compassion toward forgiveness to awaken their hearts. It is a way to live in balance, harmony, and a unity, which leads to peace and being Hopi.

His message: “Let us do our very best to live by the Creators law, which is very simple: take care of the land and it will take care of you. May peace prevail within and throughout the world and universe.”

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