Tag: Ilarion Merculieff

New AUDIO Release: Wisdom Keeper

About the Book Ilarion Merculieff weaves the remarkable strands of his life and culture into a fascinating account that begins with his traditional Unangan (Aleut) upbringing on a remote island in the Bering Sea, through his immersion in both the Russian Orthodox Church and his tribe’s holistic spiritual beliefs. He recounts his developing consciousness and …continue

Out of the Head, into the Heart

Since the age of six, I’ve known how to get “out of my head.” As one of the last Unangan (Aleut) to experience a true traditional upbringing, I was allowed to walk the six miles from the village out to the bird cliffs, even as a very young child. There, I could be in the …continue

New Release: Wisdom Keeper

In his new book, Wisdom Keeper: One Man’s Journey to Honor the Untold Story of the Unangan People, Ilarion Merculieff seamlessly weaves together the remarkable strands of his life and culture into a fascinating account. Tracing the extraordinary history of his ancestors, Merculieff describes the rich traditions of the Unangan—spirituality, art, dance, music, storytelling, science …continue