Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Solstice 12/18

This picture was taken before the lights and candles were lit.  Our intentions were inserted in the Yule log and burned at the campfire with a group of 25 or so.  These are very meaningful ceremonies given by Ruth Zwald, a shaman practitioner in the Peruvian tradition.  There's always a wonderful potluck afterwards.  For those wishing to be a part of them, please contact me.  Space is limited and the group is growing.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Moose in the tree

Well, this day has come and gone.  It's now almost Thanksgiving and the trees are no longer dressed, the turkeys make their rounds, the deer leave their tracks, the owls hoot their mating calls, occasional wood ducks float on the pond and the moose dances in the wind.  My grandson, Tyler, sent me this moose.  He knows my passion for these northern beasts.  I hope to bring one here...she can take Zeppi's place.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Equinox Celebration

Once again, the Red Spirit hosted the equinox with 30+ people.  Ruth lead the ritual with her creative presentation to make it truly meaningful for each person.  Connect with nature, community, your deepest thoughts, add laughter, share delicious food and you will enter the dark season with hope, joy and peace.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Nature at work

Wasps thought the birdhouse was an easy way to make a new home.  Not!
Toad climbed the screen.  Because it was there, I guess.
Hummingbird nested in the very top of the trumpet vine.  Great view.
Turtle sunning on a log in the pond.
These are just a few of the many wonders of nature here at the Red Spirit.
This summer brought many diverse groups I've had the joy of meeting and sharing in the fun.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Just a couple of dishes I served for the shaman group.  I bake pies for local people and for vacationers to take home.  I enjoy making people happy about good food.  We all love to eat!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

shaman practitioner group

A weekend here with an amazing group of healers practicing in the shaman traditions.  This is the second time here for them and it was full of insights and presentations, healings, sharing, drumming, laughing, and getting to know each other on a deeper level.  It's everything that I want for all who come to this quiet place in the woods.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Winter Solstice 2017

On the longest, darkest day of the year, women gathered for the solstice ritual/celebration with Ruth Zwald.  We shared what we needed and what we have to give.  We reflected and made promises to ourselves. We sang and shared words of wisdom.  And, we shared food while giving our support, our stories and laughter.  These things we will long remember.