Join us Oct 21st at 2pm for a discussion about the history and intent of body-based rituals.
Elwood Reid will present an in depth discussion on the history of body based ritual, from "tribal" times to modern context, including those performed in India, Southeast Asia, and throughout various indigenous American peoples. Additionally, he will discuss the work of Fakir Musafar and the incorporation of these rituals in body piercing and the "modern primitives" movement. A discussion spanning thousands of years!
About the Presenter: Elwood Reid
Elwood is a professionally trained and certified body piercer and body brander, scarification and suspension artist and photographer. He was trained in San Francisco, California by Fakir Musafar, (the father of the Modern Primitive and the man credited with bringing body piercing to the western world).
As an educator and body modification practitioner, Elwood is known for his humorous personality while educating audiences on a variety of classes and workshops. He is acknowledged for his vast knowledge of the history of body modification and practical safety.
Elwood has presented numerous workshops surrounding body modification and alternative lifestyle topics around the globe. His commitment to advanced safety within the body mod industry has also led him to becoming an educator to the Simon Fraser Health Authority, Coastal Health Authority, The Canadian Institute of Professional Health Inspectors, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Elwood has also been featured on Television with appearances on Shaw's "Urban Rush", Discovery Channel's "Skin Deep", TLC's "Human Canvas: Sacred Skin" and on MTV Canada's "Select". Elwood has also been featured in various print mediums and radio interviews.
Elwood is also the Executive Director of Edgewalkers, an organization centered around the practice and provision of body based ritual in a tribal and community setting. For more information about Edgewalkers, contact Elwood directly.
Elwood is always happy to answer any questions or concerns about any body modification topic at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendars now to reserve October 21st for this unique event.