Blue Deer Center News

Posted March 19, 2013

Ancient Wisdom Rising returns to the sacred land of the Blue Deer Center in the Catskill Mountains of NY, August 7-9, 2015.

Sacred Fire Foundation's premiere event Ancient Wisdom Rising is an opportunity for meeting and dialogue between traditions and for others to experience ancient wisdom through the voices of the elders. From Friday night through Sunday supper you’ll enjoy an abundance of conversation and experiential learning around the sacred fire with a group of international elders. We are very pleased to offer a children’s program this year and for the fourth consecutive year we will be presenting the Sacred Fire Foundation's Wisdom Fellowship Award.

Posted January 24, 2013

By Eliot Cowan

One afternoon in June 2012 I was chatting with Eda Zavala about the plant medicine of her beloved Amazonian forest. Eda was born into a family of traditional healers. She lives in a remote village in the jungle of Northeastern Peru, far off the beaten track of ecotourists and neoshamanic adventurers, but not outside the long reach of corporate greed. Eda had come to the U. S. To seek support for saving her pristine forest and also to share about the healing traditions of the Amazon. Read more...Before I switched on the recorder I had asked her to speak about the healing songs, or "icaros" given to Amazonian healers by the plant spirits. Read more...

Posted January 8, 2013

We will welcome Charles Eisenstein to the Center this coming September. It is sure to be remarkable and like nothing else we've ever had before. Here's a video of Charles talking about his work, which is clearly to be important in the world as we move into this next era.

See Living in the Gift for more information about this upcoming program.

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