Jaya was born and raised in South Africa. After leaving there she spent many years traveling through parts of Africa, India, the Middle East, Europe and North and South America. She has lived in the United States for the past twenty-five years, and currently resides in Taos, New Mexico. An artist, entrepreneur, and organizer, she has arranged numerous workshops and large events. For more than three decades, she has worked with spiritual teachers from many traditions. As part of her own spiritual quest she organizes journeys and workshops for people, who wish to experience deep transformative work that can bring about life changing experiences. Jaya is the founder and director of Puma Shamanic Journeys, which currently takes small groups of people to Peru, to work with ayahuasquero and shaman Don Agustin Rivas Vasquez in his Amazon jungle retreat. Jaya's wonderful new book, "Amazon Magic", is a loving portrayal of her guide and shaman, Don Agustin.
Agatha is a master musician, singer/songwriter whose new CD, "Terranova: Ascension of our Planet", is a collection of thirteen powerfully angelic songs. The songs were written for voice, cello, piano, flute, and effects. Agatha has a voice of unusual beauty, range, and strength. The vocals are effortless, clear, and spinning. The music is classically influenced, yet rendered and recorded to produce a mystical, meditative, and heart moving experience. Most of the lyrics of this musical offering were written by the composer and are of a very healing and mystical nature; spiritual, but not religious. The oceans are renewed, our consciousness has ascended. You are welcomed upon a journey to the higher self; one with God, and reminded to know and to love ones' self. The song "Sacred Planet" has prompted a passionate response. Many listeners speak of being transported to another place; one where comfort and peace reside. In public performances, Agatha has been asked to repeat this particular song as an encore by audience members on numerous occasions.
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