NICOLE VAN STRAATUM

Suriname Journal

Amazon Wisdom Keeper – The Assignment

Author of Amazon Wisdom Keeper, Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD

Loraine Van Tuyl is a Surinamese native, holistic psychologist, depth hypnosis practitioner, shamanic healer, BRASA (Bay Area Surinamese Association) SF leader and dear family friend recently promoting her inspiring book, Amazon Wisdom Keeper. Loraine's book approaches mystical guidance and how to navigate through this world by expanding our awareness while unraveling her personal story backed by clinical studies.  My connection to her journey and being on my own personal self-discovery here in Suriname, my father’s native country truly felt touching.  

 

 Original photo of gate into village along the Landon strip, Awarradam  S aramaccaners believe that you are cleansed from negativity by walking underneath them and it keeps bad spirits from entering. .

Original photo of gate into village along the Landon strip, Awarradam  Saramaccaners believe that you are cleansed from negativity by walking underneath them and it keeps bad spirits from entering. .

The instinctive nature to write to Loraine by supporting this unique guiding story, rewarded me with an amazing opportunity to retrace these influential markings in Suriname.  Revisiting deep into the jungle of Awarradam, traveling by small plane over the Capital of Paramaribo, then setting forth on a dug out canoe. This is the longer journey, however a very spiritual  setting in Amazon Wisdom Keeper is Galibi Beach, right along the coast of French Guyana– where the indigenous reenact the dance ritual telling the story of the Amazon women dispersing from their men and the sacred ancient Aitkanti (leatherbacks) lay their eggs every year April - August. I am sad I will miss them, but so touched I can witness this part of Suriname and the native people of Galibi. 

Blaka Watra, Suriname Aug 2014 – Nicole Van Straatum 

Please support our journey and Amazon Wisdom Keeper:

Join us on Pubslush as a fan – Amazon Wisdom Keeper

Article from Loraine's assignment to me on – She Writes

Loraine's Website – The Sacred Healing Well 

 

Much love,

NVS