Veerle Pharainfo@templeoftheearth.org |
My name is Veerle Phara,
born in Belgium but a child of Pacha Mama. My name has Germanic roots and comes from PharaHilde, which means literally a Female Travelling Warrior. I lived as a child in front of the zoo of Zwartberg (Limburg, Belgium), where I woke up every morning with the roaring of the lions, and our garden linked to a gypsies park. As a young adult, we lived several years in North America, back in Belgium I studied history of art and travelled to Spain and Latin America. As a child I was already passionated by dance, yoga and movement, but also by nature, the extended fields, and the ocean. Yemaya (Orisha, Mother of the Ocean and the Sea), in Quechua Mama Qocha, has always taken an important and respectful place in my life, as well as Pacha Mama, Mother of the Earth.
I lived, worked and travelled long in Latin America and was initiated in the holistic visions, rituals and ceremonies of indigenous cultures through intense work and living experiences. My Chilean lifestory after the dictatorship, living at the feet of the Pacific in a primitive paradise, was like being swong between living and surviving, searching for new, own authentic values. Leander and Sara Yula, my two wonderful adolescents, carry Chilean blood and in their genes they let West and South melt together. Slowly it became clear in my life that it is my life journey to break down barriers on every level, to bring people, cultures and especially women together, let them encounter and re-member who they really are inside… I love the Goddess tradition and bringing people in a re-connection with their primal force…
In my Heart and Soul, I am a Luminous Warrior, and my Soul longs to bring women of all ages and races, back to their Female Wild & Tribal Nature.