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With James F. Twyman & Taya Mâ Shere

With James Twyman & Taya Mâ Shere

James Twyman

Episcopal Priest and Founder of Namaste Village in Ajijic, Mexico

James Twyman is an Episcopal priest and The New York Times bestselling author of 20 books, including The Moses Code and Emissary of Light. He's known around the world as the Peace Troubadour, having traveled to many countries at war to share prayers of peace from the world’s 12 major religions, which he put to music in 1994. 

James has recorded more than 15 albums, and has produced or directed six films, including Redwood Highway and Indigo.  He's also a Franciscan brother with the Community of Francis and Clare, and lives in Ajijic, Mexico where he founded Namaste Village, an interfaith peace community.

Taya Mâ Shere

multi-religious ritualist, devotional chant artist, founder of From the Deep

Taya Mâ Shere plays passionately in realms of transformative ritual, embodied vocalization, and ancestral healing. She is a professor of organic multireligious ritual at Starr King School for the Ministry, founder of the emergent online mystery school From the Deep, and co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute.  Taya Mâ hosts the acclaimed Jewish Ancestral Healing podcast and The Sarah & Hajar Series: Sacred Practice and Possibility at the Intersection of Judaism and Islam. She offers virtual courses on embodied presence, the transformative power of practice, pleasure as prayer, and ancestrally-rooted ritual.

Taya Mâ is co-author of The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership, creator of the Liberate Your Seder Haggadeck, and co-creator of The Omer Oracle. Her album, Makam Shekhina, is pulsing Hebrew-Arabic prayer in cahoots with her beloved collaborator Shaykh Ibrahim Baba z’’l, and their spiritual community. Her Hebrew Goddess chant albums — This Bliss... Wild Earth Shebrew... Halleluyah All Night... and Torah Tantrika — have been heralded as “cutting-edge mystic medicine music.”


James Twyman & Taya Mâ Shere