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The Forked Stick

Jul 22, 2015

Show 11 – Tending The Earth

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In this show Jeff & John-Luke, ask what do we mean and what does it take in “Tending The Earth?” and are we in some struggle between tending and reaping; supply and demand?

We will be trying get a grip on the notion of tending Earth and whether this is our job or is our role to be tended by the earth; and how far do we take or realize our responsibility for tending or mis-tending. The mistreatment of the environment is a big debate and we hope to address a small piece of it.

Sparrow Anderson is a local self styled Earth Activist working tirelessly against pipeline companies. She is a mother, a Wiccan priestess and an animist. Sparrow lives on Burnaby Mountain, Metro Vancouver, BC Canada. She is the co-host with her partner Mojo Kemp of the Wigglian Way podcast.


Bob (Altzar) Djurdjevic is the Founding Steward of the Blue Star Earth

He is an Inca-trained shaman & mesa carrier, thrice ordained by Andean mountain spirits, a pianist, composer, music arranger, a spiritual video and music filmmaker a was a writer and consultant to global information technology firms & widely quoted expert on global financial & IT markets and war correspondent from the Balkans in 1990s

Widely published foreign policy and geopolitical columnist.

Bob has been translated into Japanese, Russian, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Serbian - among some foreign languages. He is a speaker and seminar/workshop leader

And translator/adapter of "The Professional," a highly acclaimed play (New York, London, San Francisco). Bob is also the founder and editor of Truth in Media (TiM) – - a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the global geopolitical affairs, and the establishment media’s and government’s distortions of the truth in foreign and domestic issues.  Over the years, TiM has attracted a large audience from across the U.S. and from over 100 countries. To learn more about Bob and his passionate works go to


"Earth Song" is the third single from Michael Jackson's album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. It is the fifth song on the second disc of the album. It is a ballad that incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera. Jackson had a long-standing history of releasing socially conscious material such as "We Are the World", "Man in the Mirror" and "Heal the World". However, "Earth Song" was the first that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare. The song was written and composed by Jackson; the task of production was split between Jackson, David Foster and Bill Bottrell. It was released in November 1995 on the Epic Label.


“I am the Earth”Written for the International Year of Planet Earth, this song has a subtle environmental message. It imagines a dialogue between the Earth and the world's children, focussing on the idea you're in our hands, we're in your care. It is performed by the children from Marryatville Primary School, South Australia written by Glyn Lehmann who lives in Adelaide, Australia. He has been a professional composer, songwriter, arranger and musician for more than 30 years. Produced and available from Song Library


“Mountains”written and performed by Edith Wallace at Ryder Lake British Columbia (From her album The Tree In My Garden, 2004.) Edith Wallace s a brilliant singer and songwriter, whose music fits mostly into the Folk genre. When not in Vancouver enchanting audiences, Edith resides a short drive away in Chilliwack with her two dogs.


“Oh I love this Earth”

Earth Offering Cakes

Offering cakes to those ‘one things’ that we wish to make relationship with; that one tree, that one river, that one garden etc…..


1 cup of oats

1 tablespoon raw honey

1 tablespoon butter (should be goat or reindeer – but cow will do )

1 tablespoon seeds (use bird food)

1 tablespoon alcohol spirit (rum, vodka etc)

pinprick of blood

1/3 cup milk

flakes of gold leaf

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mix all together (not gold leaf) and let stand for 1 hour

then spoon onto baking sheet

the mixture will be wet, so spoon then lightly press flat

put gold leaf flakes on top

bake in 325F 160C for 20 minutes

when cool, place in fridge to chill – this will set the cakes; freeze the cakes until you need to make prayer with the spirits of the earth.