Speaker


Michael Stuart Ani is a respected author and storyteller. His stories and knowledge of entheogens and sacred plant ceremonies are the focus of his new book, The Ghost Dance: an untold history of the Americas

 

 

Speaker

Available for lectures at  colleges, universities, and conferences.

Consulting

Consultant on all aspects  of talking plants, including their use in healing, ceremonies and ritual.

Podcast Series

Enjoy a wild ride through the history of talking plants, including the ritual and therapeutic use of ayahuasca, peyote and psilocybin mushrooms.

Author

Author of "The Ghost Dance" ,  a  journey through the world of Talking Plants as told by Desheto, the Prince of Plants, to his scribe Ani.

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The Ghost Dance


By Michael Stuart Ani

Work


Napoleon Chagnon, one of the world’s most controversial anthropologists, said of Ani, “Michael gave a brilliant account of his work with the Yanomamo. He is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and has their best interests at heart.

 

About


Co- winner of the “Best of Festival” from the US Environmental Film Festival for Yanomami: Keepers of the Flame and Director of Going Home a story of the repatriation of American bison to the Lakota people.

The Ghost Dance

Thousands of years ago, the roots of the Ghost Dance ritual was born from an ancient Toltec god, the Plumed Serpent, Quetzalcoatl. As a gift to his children, the Plumed Serpent gave the people the Prince of Plants: Desheto. The Mazatecan Indians of Oaxaca still benefit from plant knowledge communicated through Desheto’s pre-Colombian mushroom ritual. For many years the Prince of Plants shared this hidden history of the Americas with his scribe Ani. To deepen Ani’s knowledge, the Prince of Plants sent Ani on a journey through the most remote tribes of the Americas to find the last remnants of the ancient Ghost Dance ritual.

History

From 1988 to 2002, Michael Stuart Ani set the ground work for future Rainforest protection and environmentalism in Los Angeles, California by founding the Amazonia Foundation, a central part of a medical outreach program introduced to fight the epidemics among the Yanomami tribe of Venezuela. In 1992, Michael co- won the “Best of Festival” from the US Environmental Film Festival for Yanomami: Keepers of the Flame. He also directed a documentary for the Catalina Island Conservancy entitled: Going Home, which told the story of the repatriation of American bison to the Lakota people.

Mission

Stuart Ani remains dedicated to advancing the use of botanical cures to promote healing of the planet and her people.

His mission is to share what he has learned with the broader community in hopes that his message will further efforts to heal the planet.

He believes that the health of the world depends upon us all and that medicinal plants are key to our future as a species.

 

 

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Blog


Follow the psychotropic twinkle of Michael Stuart Ani’s journey from the Amazon jungle to the cloud forests of Oaxaca and onward to Northern California as he follows the steps of the Ghost Dance to the mind-expanding revival taking place today.

 

LAME DEER AND THE GHOST DANCE

ALERT! Smoke signals are rising over Oakland and someone wants to put them out. The City of Oakland is trying t

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Born Again at Monte Alban

This is a story of magic mushrooms, ancient ruins and sacred rituals. It was the end of my boy

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THE STORY OF THE GHOST DANCER

  Lately people have been asking me about the story behind the photo of the woman on the cover of my bo

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PART 2 – JULIETA TO THE

Our story left off with my humbling epiphany: that the radiant mandala that had seemed to show the worl

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DRIVING MS. JULIETA PART I

During the late sixties a treacherous dirt road was built to the high mountain pueblo of Huautla de Jim

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THE CHRISTO FASCISTAS VS MAD M

It’s official. The barbarians are no longer at the gate,  they’re already in the men’s room. Read More

HOW THE JUNGLE TAUGHT ME TO DE

  Fear: a crippling emotion that prevents you from moving forward or the very instinct that keeps you 

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EVERYBODY, LET’S DO THE TEZC

If it’s not confusing enough living in the land of illusions, life has become, well, a grade B Reality TV Sho

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Part II of The Taco Bell Treas

When Juanita died it rained for seven days and that was the first time the people of the village spoke of the "

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Jungle Mike

The Taco Bell Treasure Map

I was underage and almost broke in Southern Mexico when I met a Cuban madman playing a conga drum in the street

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Upcoming Events


For more information or to book a speaking engagement, email michaelstuartani@gmail.com

La Bodega

Sebastopol, CA July 23, 2017 2-4pm

Michael will be at La Bodega reading from the book at this Sunday afternoon event at one of Sebastopol’s most popular dining venue’s. http://www.sonomawineshop.com/

UC Santa Cruz History Department

June 6th, 2017  3:30-5:30 pm

Contact us at: michaelstuartani@gmail.com for details

Gathering Tribes, Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 1412 Solano Avenue Albany CA 94706

In 1890, the United States government outlawed the Ghost Dance. The ceremony remained illegal until 1978. Why? Did the authorities fear the Native American Revival Movement that it ignited or did they also recognize that the dance itself awakened a power all its own?

Journey through the world of talking plants back to the origins of the Ghost Dance and discovery the power of this ancient ritual created to save humankind from self-destruction.

gatheringtribes.com/events

 

 

 

 

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