Following on my determination not to let my mind lie fallow, I went with a friend to a presentation by Paul Hoogendyk on his travels with his wife Phoebe, to many corners of the world to meet with the ‘keepers of the ancient knowledge’. Paul is a master carver of greenstone, the that comes from the South Island of New Zealand. It is known as pounamu by the local Maoris.
The spiritual significance of greenstone has long been recognized in New Zealand and many believe that if a person is attracted to wearing a carving it will have an enhancing and empowering effect on their life.
Paul has been called upon by the www.ancientpathways.com.au.to make 12 carvings to be planted around the world in various sacred places. Read about Paul and Phoebe and their travels at
I came away with much to think about after the presentation. Paul is a master of story weaving and kept us entranced with his gift. He told us a little of the people and places he and Phoebe have visited since their journey began. I am looking forward to reading his book which we bought and listening to his meditation CDs (which I won in a draw).
So continue to stretch your mind. Who knows where each thing will lead you? For myself I am now on a path to discover more Story Weavers to hear and read about.
Until tomorrow. Remember you are in control of how you will spend the rest of your life. Will you have to ask your daughter “Who are you?”