Victor Villaseñor – Keynote Opening Session
A gifted and accomplished speaker, Victor Villaseñor, in his candid and heartfelt manner, brings a fresh perspective to a number of universal themes, including pride in cultural heritage, the strength of family, dedication to education and personal achievement, the power of the written word, world harmony and peace.
In the last ten thousand years, we’ve gone from hieroglyphics, papyrus scrolls, stone tablets, and smoke signals to telegraphs, telephones, cell phones, computers, and virtual reality, thinking these would help improve communications between people.
With great expectations we experienced Manifest Destiny and World War I and II, thinking these would finally unite us globally in prosperity and peace.
Then we went to the moon and sent rovers to Mars. All this and more we’ve accomplished, and yet something isn’t quite working right for us. Why? Despite these accomplishments, we now have more poverty and hunger, wars and human destruction, unrest and anger, fear and distrust than ever before.
So could it be that the answer, known to indigenous people throughout the world, is that modern civilization has simply lost its connection to nature and the understanding of our natural loving, compassionate feminine energy which nurtures all life?
In Search of Sacred Elders explores this paradox of modern life and the potential of indigenous wisdom creating the harmony we’ve always been seeking.
Victor Villaseñor, the bestselling author of Rain of Gold, was shocked when he received an invitation to speak to a group of retired nuns and priests. Not wanting to go, remembering all the abuses he’d received at a Catholic school, a visit with his elderly mother reminded him that forgiveness is the key to becoming an adult.
Victor went, and to his utter surprise, he was met with joy and appreciation. And the challenging experience of reconciling his strongly held beliefs with those of these nuns and priests, was where the collective vision of Sacred Elders was seen as a profound revelation not just for the world, but for the Catholic Church and all those of different religions and beliefs.
In Search of Sacred Elders leads each reader on a journey of how all of the modern civilization can be reconnected to nature. The key is revealed as you read this tearful, funny and courageous true story, and you gain an understanding of how the power of our inherent natural feminine energy—which nurtures all life—can finally unite us all over the world with a freshness of hope and trust, love and joy, compassion and respect, in the heartfelt, harmonious way that we’ve forever been seeking.