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Decolonizing consciousness

ALEXANDRA CARELLI IS A SPIRITUAL ACTIVIST. THE FOUNDER OF MOON MOUNTAIN GATHERING, CARELLI IS BRINGING AWARENESS TO THE CULTURAL APPROPRIATION AND LACK OF DIVERSITY INTO THE “CONSCIOUS” WORLD, WHERE TIE-DYED DREAMCATCHERS HANG FROM THE FRONT MIRRORS OF THEIR CARS, PALO SANTO PERFUMES YOGA CLASSES, AND TRADITIONAL TRIBAL SYMBOLS ADORN CAUCASIAN SKIN.

CARELLI POINTS OUT THE HYPOCRISY OF THIS CULTURAL APPROPRIATION—AND BELIEVES IN A FUTURE IN WHICH WE CAN GRACEFULLY APPRECIATE OTHER CULTURES, INSTEAD OF CLAIMING THEIR RITUALS AND PRACTICES AS OUR OWN WITHOUT CONTEXT.

SO, SHE CREATED MOON MOUNTAIN GATHERING, A THREE-DAY RETREAT, TO HELP EDUCATE WOMEN ON THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CULTURAL APPROPRIATION VERSUS APPRECIATION, TO CELEBRATE ALL SPIRITUAL CULTURES, AND TO CONNECT WITH LIKE-MINDED SOULS. WE SAT DOWN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MOON MOUNTAIN GATHERING, AND TO GET EDUCATED ON HOW TO APPROPRIATELY ENGAGE IN RITUALS FROM CULTURES THAT AREN’T OUR OWN.

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