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About Ana Maria Bogdan

Ana Maria, Chakana.me's Founder & Editor-in-Chief, or Anda as most people call her, is one of the most experienced digital business transformation consultants in Romania, yet for many years she paid attention to her own personal transformation by engaging with various alternative therapies and healing practices. Now she writes about these therapies, the Romanian IA she so much loves, symbolism and different cultural topics.

La Blouse Roumaine and Henri Matisse

By |2018-05-06T16:17:30+00:00May 6th, 2018|Categories: Symbols and Traditions|Tags: , , , , , , |

Henri Matisse and his La Blouse Roumaine painting are the subject of this new article dedicated to the beauty of the Romanian traditional blouse. When I wrote the first article about [...]

Help Michael A. Heemskerk’s reach 1000 subscribers on YouTube Channel

By |2018-05-05T05:57:41+00:00January 21st, 2018|Categories: All Love/ SKHM|Tags: , , , , |

Dear friends from around the world, let us unite and help Michael A. Heemskerk, an internationally known spiritual healer, All Love - Sekhem teacher, composer and teacher of various other [...]

Romanian traditions on Saint Andrew’s Day

By |2018-05-06T05:40:36+00:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Soul and spirituality, Symbols and Traditions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This article is currently being updated. Thank you for your patience and understanding! In the meantime, you can check out some our the below suggested readings or Chakana's Romanian version. Symbols [...]

The Almighty Healing Garlic

By |2017-11-27T06:35:45+00:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: Healing Plants|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The healing garlic is not a myth! One of the oldest cultivated plants on Earth, garlic has been regarded for thousands of years and much appreciated for its medicinal properties [...]

The Magical Garlic

By |2018-06-11T12:07:13+00:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Healing Plants, Symbols and Traditions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Called everything from ''stinking rose'', "rustic cure-all", "Russian penicillin", "Bronx vanilla" to "Italian perfume", garlic has been loved and despised throughout history for its taste and other mysterious properties. Garlic's [...]

The Amazing Interwar Romanian IAs

By |2018-05-06T05:31:03+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Symbols and Traditions|Tags: , , , , , , |

This story is about the amazing interwar Romanian IA or what some would simply call "ia",  the Romanian traditional blouse. I had the chance to work with curator Iulia Gorneanu [...]

Kekac Dance at Uluwatu Temple

By |2017-11-27T07:29:56+00:00May 19th, 2017|Categories: Symbols and Traditions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Kecak Dance is an icon of Balinese performing art and locals say is one of the "must see" things once you get to Bali. “Cak! Cak! Cak cak cakcakcakcakcakcakcak…,” when [...]

“La Blouse Roumaine” (ie) and the Wedding Day

By |2017-11-12T21:40:59+00:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: Symbols and Traditions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I was born and raised in Bucharest, yet the stories my dad told me about his family, their life histories and the traditions they treasured kept calling me… so, from [...]

About All Love Energy with Patrick Zeigler

By |2017-11-27T13:41:08+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Categories: All Love/ SKHM|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’ve attended my first All Love class with Patrick Scott Zeigler more than three years ago… at the right moment for me, some would say, although I knew about him [...]