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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 April 10, 2015

Ancient Wisdom Rising ~ August 7-9, 2015

Raffle ticket will enter you to win an all expenses paid trip to attend the Ancient Wisdom Rising event at the Blue Deer Center on August 7-9.

Wisdom of the Divine Natural World ~ June 3-8, 2015

Raffle ticket will enter you to win an all expenses trip paid to attend Wisdom of the Divine Natural World with Eliot Cowan at the Blue Deer Center.

Click here for more information or to purchase raffle tickets

Posted February 25, 2015

"The Blue Deer is doing work that so many people care for. Work that is urgent. That is important. That brings joy to our lives! We’re not trying to save the world from the hunger of the belly, but we are addressing another type of silent suffering...

"No one is confronting the appalling and dangerous poverty of Spirit." You and I know what that is. We’ve felt it. We see it around our communities. Our friends have it. Our families are suffering from it. Our neighbors. It’s huge!"

Posted February 16, 2015

Celebrating a book that's been
changing lives for 20 years!

Book Discussion Groups:

Asheville, North Carolina
Monthly, January - December, 2015
Contact: lisalichtig [at] gmail [dot] com (Lisa Lichtig)
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Bend, Oregon
Monthly, starting April, 2015
Contact: bendfires [at] gmail [dot] com (Jessica De La O)
Click for listing

Olympia, Washington
4th Weds. of the month, April - August, 2015
Contact: peter [at] peterbrownhealing [dot] com (Peter Brown)
at Radiance Herbs

Santa Monica, California
Monthly, ongoing
Contact: maggieklippel [at] gmail [dot] com (Maggie Klippel)

Seattle, Washington
Monthly, February - July, 2015
Contact: buffyaakaash [at] bluedeer [dot] org (Buffy Aakaash)
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To start a Plant Spirit Medicine book discussion group in your area, contact buffyaakaash [at] bluedeer [dot] org (Buffy Aakaash)

"Without doing battle, without making the disease the enemy, the spirits of nature have offered to bring us out of the dream of strife into the dream of wholeness."
-- Eliot Cowan


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