A Sanctuary Where the Human Spirit Can Be Restored 

I donate to Blue Deer Center because I see the vital need for this unique healing sanctuary. It’s as much a place in time as it is a vision of a world lived in balance and harmony; a world very different from the one I was used to. 

As it happened, I grew up in Los Angeles within the confines of family dysfunction and oppressive conventions that left me wounded and empty. I was hurting and hungry for a reality that I knew existed somewhere. My heart longed to feel nourished by a world lived in harmony and good relationship, yet it seemed so out of reach. Faithfully, I persisted in my search because somewhere deep within, I knew it was our modern way of life that was the actual problem— we were simply it’s casualties. 

My wanderings eventually led me to traditional ancestral healing, community fires, a pilgrimage path, and the Blue Deer Center, where I attended several Healing Camps with Eliot Cowan. 

Through many visits to Blue Deer, my connection to ancestral lifeways grew, strengthening my conviction that a loving, balanced, and connected world is the underlying reality that must be restored. Why? Because it’s the only thing that really nourishes people at their core– their spirit. 

This nourishment needed to first happen with me, and by extension, our society. Over time, I came to understand the Blue Deer Center as a powerful antidote to modern day misery because it models a sacred life, lived in balance with all living things. Even more, the Blue Deer Center promotes a loving, connected world because it offers a rare sanctuary where the human spirit can be restored. 

I am proud to be part of a group of regular donors who help sustain the Blue Deer Center by providing a dependable source of funding. Will you join me today in making a difference in the lives of others by making a gift to the Annual Summer Appeal.

With Love, 

Daniel Chazanas 

P. S. May these ancient and precious ways find the lonely wanderers, gathering them in, close to the healing Fire. I hope you will join me in supporting the Blue Deer Center today! 


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