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Susan Grimaldi, internationally renowned for producing documentaries on Manchu and Mongol Shamanism, will be my guest this week. She is a member of the Choctaw Nation, and has been practicing Shamanism for over 35 years. She is noted for her work with communities in Northern China, Inner Mongolia, and the Tuvan Republic, and has traveled throughout those regions, sometimes for days on horseback to reach remote tribes like the Reindeer People.

Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., has published the world's largest selection of books and tapes on Huna, the Polynesian philosophy and practice of effective living, and on the spirit of Aloha, the attitude of love and peace for which the Hawaiian Islands are so famous. In addition to speaking and teaching in many countries, he has formed Aloha International, a world-wide network of teachers, counselors, massage therapists and more than ten thousand individual members for the purpose of sharing his teachings.

This week, Caroline talks about the new 26,000 year Age we are entering, and about making resolutions that will help us create a new world of peace, love, harmony, and abundance. It's about getting our priorities straight, and this is not just our yearly resolutions about losing weight and being nicer to our neighbors. This is about resolutions on a much broader scale that includes the whole world. We are talking about moving into a new 26,000 year cycle, and not bringing along a lot of baggage that no longer serves us from the last cycle.

My guest this week is MALIDOMA SOME, a West African Elder, author, teacher, diviner, and healer. His life path has been difficult to say the least; from being born in an obscure village in West Africa; kidnapped at age 4 by a Jesuit Priest and sent away to be schooled in Christianity; escaping at age 20 to return to his homeland; having to learn his native language again; being trained to be a shaman; then on to higher education to earn three Masters Degrees and two doctorates at the Sorbonne and Brandeis University; and finally to teach at the University of Michigan.

OLGA KARITIDI, author of "Enter The Circle", will share her experiences of being born in Russia during the Cold War period, working as a psychiatrist in a Siberian mental hospital, and ultimately being drawn into Shamanism by meeting a kam (shaman) in the mysterious Altai mountains. This meeting utterly changed her life, and moved her out of the box of politically correct thinking about the cause of illness, both physical and mental.

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