Spirituality of the Hopi Indians
Robert Roskind is the author of twelve books (see below) that carry a message of unconditional love, several written with Hopi, Havasupai, Mayan, and Rasta Elders. These books include: Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love, The Gathering of the Healers, A Guide for an Awakening Planet, Memoirs of an Ex-hippie, In the Spirit of Marriage:Creating and Sustaining Loving Unions and In the Spirit of Business: A Guide to Creating Harmony in your Worklife. He is also the producer of the record-breaking 1984 PBS series, The Do It Yourself Show, based on his work founding and operating The Owner Builder Center in Berkeley, a non-profit institute that taught people how to design, build and remodel their own passive solar homes.
Since 2002, he has organized and hosted over 200 “One Love Events” in Jamaica, on Native American reservations, prisons, colleges and at public venues in the U.S. All are non-commercial, involve no sponsorship funding and are free to the public. They are non-denominational, apolitical and bring forward a message of universal, unconditional love for all.
His largest event was on February 6, 2005, Bob Marley’s 60th Birthday Celebration, in Kingston, Jamaica with a live audience of tens of thousands and a TV and radio audience of almost two million. It included presentations by the Jamaican head of state, Governor General Sir Howard Cooke, the Minister of Education, the Minister of Tourism, Bob’s daughter, Stephanie Marley, many conscious civic leaders and talk show hosts and twenty well-known recording reggae artists (Bob’s 60th link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79U97SopMuI). Ten years later, on February 6, 2015, along with his 29-year-old daughter, Alicia, he hosted Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday Celebration in Northern California (Bob’s 70th link: www.AGlobalCallToLove.org)
These events have often led to a community-wide healing. His 7 events on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona assisted the Hopis in keeping their 900-year-old covenant and preserving their ancient ways. His events on the Havasupai Reservation on the floor of the Grand Canyon led to the tribe electing a pro-environmental tribal council committed to protecting the Grand Canyon from uranium mining. In Jamaica, the 54 concerts brought a much-needed message of love to a country in turmoil.
Presently he operates the Oasis in Chapel Hill/Carrboro. During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/kava lounge. At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. On week nights, there are free presentations from local wisdom-keepers on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.). On weekend nights the Oasis hosts Spiritual Cinema/Movies-That-Matter and live music. All events are free (www.OasisCarrboro.com).
Robert will act as guide as you visit the Havasupai in their ancient village on the floor of the Grand Canyon, a six-hour trek from the closest road. Listen in as they reason with elders of the Hopi, one of the most spiritual and culturally-intact tribes, whose sacred Ceremonial Cycle holds all human wisdom. Visit the “Valley of the Vapors,” where many tribes once gathered in peace. Join them as they host One Love concerts and events throughout Jamaica and Indian reservations in the U.S. – spreading a message of love and forgiveness, following in the footsteps of The Peacemaker of the ancient Iroquois Confederacy. Welcome home to the Beauty Path!
Robert will act as guide as you visit the Havasupai in their ancient village on the floor of the Grand Canyon, a six-hour trek from the closest road. Listen in as they reason with elders of the Hopi, one of the most spiritual and culturally-intact tribes, whose sacred Ceremonial Cycle holds all human wisdom. Visit the “Valley […]