F. David Peat, Ph.D.
Physicist and author of many books on science. He worked with the late quantum physicist and philosopher David Bohm. Peat had a number of dialogues with Native Americans and in 1992, with Leroy Little Bear, organized a circle of Native American Elders and Western Scientists (including David Bohm).
In New Mexico, Turtle Island:
Leroy Little Bear, J.D. (Blackfoot)
Former Director of Native Studies, Harvard University, and Aboriginal Person of the Year, Canada, 2003. Dr. Little Bear has been the moderator of The Language of Spirit dialogue circles hosted annually by SEED Graduate Institute.
Glenn Aparicio Parry, Ph.D.
President of SEED Graduate Institute. SEED was founded in 1996 to bridge Indigenous wisdom and Western ways of knowing and, since 1999, has been sponsoring these dialogues in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Pat McCabe, Dineh (Navajo)
Artist, writer, speaker, documentor of comtemporary global indigenous issues. B.U.S., University of New Mexico.
Phillip H. Duran, M.S. (Tigua)
Physicist, former dean of mathematics and science, Northwest Indian College.
Matthew Bronson, Ph.D.
Linguist, professor of social and cultural anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies.
Lyla Johnston, Dineh (Navajo)
Poet & Anthropology student at Stanford University class of 2011.
In Tuscany, Italy:
Eleanor F. Peat
F. David Peat’s daughter and mother of three children: James, Alessandro and Chiara. Managing Director of Pari Publishing.
Eleanor Peat’s father-in-law and grandfather of her children. Owner of an Azienda Agricola by the mediaeval village of Pari.
James Peat Barbieri
Eleanor’s son and David and Carlo’s grandson. He lives in Pari and studies Ballet in Siena.
A mythological sacred fool whose essential role is play tricks to create chaos and disorder with ultimately positive effects such as a raise of awareness.
David Bohm, Ph.D. (1917-1992)
Quantum physicist who made significant contributions in the fields of physics and philosophy. He worked closely with Albert Einstein. In the last year of his life, Bohm was able to take part of the dialogue circle with Native American Elders, linguists and other Western scientist on language and the underlying principles of the cosmos.
Written, Directed & Produced by
F. David Peat, Ph.D.
Editor & Postproduction
Mariana Dueñas Arenas
This project had not been possible without the support, kindness
and friendship of many other people.
Very Special thanks
In Turtle Island:
INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER
Ralph Zotigh & Family Dance group
The Great American Indian Dancers
Kathleen Wall’s works in clay
SEED Graduate Institute
The Archaeological Conservancy
Vecinos del Rio
Wells Petroglyph Preserve
Embassy Suites Albuquerque
Stills courtesy of Fetzer Institute
Sal & Flo Yepa
Victor Loretto Jr.
James B. Walker
all the participants at The Language of Spirit dialogue circle in Albuquerque
Associazione Sette Colli Pari
Pari Center for New Learning
Alessandro & Chiara Barbieri
Faith & Mark Frutkin
All the very special people at the medieval village of Pari
Laly Alvarez León
Fernando Prieto Martín
José Luis Mallo