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Located in the Catskill Mountains, this land was recognized by indigenous peoples over a century ago as a place of healing. Come experience the natural world from a place of heart and connection.   Learn more »
"The teachings are for all, not just for Indians...The white people never wanted to learn before...Now they have a different understanding, and they do want to learn. We are all children of God. The tradition is open to anyone who wants to learn. But who really wants to learn?"   —Don Jose Matsuwa, Huichol, 1989   Learn more »
I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, But rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.   —Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe   Learn more »

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Posted October 9, 2015

Blue Deer Center just turned 10 and we want you to join us in celebrating this milestone by looking back at what we’ve accomplished with your help and encouragement. Making connections, building relationships with each other, the natural world and its teachings and looking forward to 2016 with a BIG birthday wish—

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Posted July 30, 2015

Now available in a new edition

Thank you for considering sharing your passion for Plant Spirit Medicine with others in your community. We hope this guide will help give you a rich soil foundation from which your group will grow. As you begin, consider the many ways in which this book has affected you. What is your story? Telling your story to the group that gathers will prepare the ground for a fruitful unfolding.

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Posted June 17, 2015

SOME MOUNTAINS ARE MORE THAN JUST MOUNTAINS. Not all caves, springs, groves and deserts are just caves, springs, groves or deserts. Some are god beings of vast capacity, masquerading as features of the landscape. These god beings offer help to human beings.

WHAT KIND OF HELP? Some of life’s challenges yield to our effort, but some require something beyond what self-effort alone can muster. For this reason people throughout the world have long made pilgrimage to the sacred places…

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