Uncle Angaangaq

Uncle Angaangaq

Angaangaq was born in Greenland in 1947. He is an elder, traditional healer, spiritual teacher and shaman.

He grew up in a remote village in Greenland, where his grandmother recognized his gift to continue the healing tradition of the family and trained him to become a shaman. His spiritual task, given by his mother, is “to melt the ice in the heart of man”.

His work took him to more than 70 countries around the world. He is a keynote speaker at international conferences on climate change, environmental issues and indigenous affairs and has represented the Arctic people at the UN General Assembly. He has met with personalities like Nelson Mandela, Michail Gorbatschow, Pope John Paul II., Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama and has participated in several documentary films. He has passed his knowledge to universities, schools, companies, retirement homes and prisons.

His teachings come from the Eskimo Kalaallit – a peaceful culture that is thousands of years old and has not experienced war. These teachings have enabled people to survive in one of the harshest places on earth. They call us to bridge the distance between our minds and hearts through strength and gentleness, compassion and love, courage and determination, to make personal and global transformation and healing possible.

Angaangaq conducts circles, seminars and ceremonies.