"DreamingBear is the best conscious poet on the planet. His love spells magically open the heart!" ~ Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul
DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan is an internationally renowned spoken word artist, author, and peace advocate who elegantly blends quantum understandings of the universe with inner expressions of the heart. Described as the “Shakespeare of Quantum Physics” by Maui astronomer Harriet Whitt, DreamingBear’s verse offers fresh guidance on how to transform pain into beauty. He is the founder of The Lovevolution Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering personal and universal transformation through the embodiment of unconditional love.
“I have devoted my life's artistry to cultivating a living language of love spells that captivate the senses and tickle the heart into a new consciousness that is playful, romantic, and full of laughter.”
The foundation for DreamingBear’s work as a transformational spoken word artist is deeply personal. Born to a runaway teenage mother and refugee father, he survived through years of poverty and abuse. When he was eight years old, he witnessed the death of his brother and the kidnapping of his sister. To cope with an overwhelming sense of pain and loss, he began to write, beginning the alchemical inspiration for his metamorphosis and spiritual discovery.
His work was further defined by a year spent living in the wilderness, alone and without all the conveniences a modern life provides. While in a deep communion with nature he began to take his poetry to a new level and developed many of the works that have proven to be inspiring to so many. Upon recognizing a great need for humanity to converge more deeply with the natural world, DreamingBear went on to spend many years of his life living off the grid making nature his canvas of choice as he sought to create poetry to inspire a higher level of consciousness.
DreamingBear has traveled the world extensively, sharing his message of unconditional love and fulfillment of personal potential with audiences as diverse as international dignitaries, corporate groups, and third world refugees. DreamingBear holds a master’s degree in communications and is the author of Wild Love: Kissed Into Consciousness in addition to two spoken word CD’s. DreamingBear is a frequent guest in the media and was featured in Without Walls, a documentary on peace in the Middle East. A former college professor, he is now an acclaimed keynote speaker conducting seminars, playshops, and inspired gatherings worldwide.
"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.