At the end of August, I wrote about “Raven-Wolf Nature Sanctuary” and my connection to it and how we were endeavoring to find ways to let people know about it as we begin to seek ways to rebuild, rejuvenate and rebirth a wonderful piece of sacred space.
On February 2nd, we will officially launch the web site for Raven-Wolf Nature Sanctuary here on WordPress. You can find it at ravenwolfsanctuary.wordpress.com. I hope you will take some time to check it out, once it launches, and maybe even decide to follow as we begin the journey of restoring a very special place. You’ll find news and events there and even applications for membership, the membership brochure and guest registration forms as well.
Besides that, we will also be launching a Facebook page entitled Raven-Wolf Nature Sanctuary. We invite you to check it out and become part of the group. This will be a place for posting last minute events, changes in events, and holding discussions on matters pertaining to the Land.
With all the work that needs to be done to bring this land back to its former self, there will be no planned gatherings this year. What we will be doing is scheduling is what we refer to as “work weekends”. These will be free to those who come and lend a hand in the many tasks that lie before us. Now, I know that may sound crazy, saying “free” to come and work, but we were always a community of people who supported this Land by paying for the privilege to use it while we worked to maintain and improve it. Yup, we pay for the privilege to work!!! That’s how we managed to keep our admission prices and membership fees low for so many years.
While we know that some of our fees for admission and membership will probably rise, we would very much like to keep things very affordable. This is the reason for offering “free” work weekends this year. Come help us with this work and in exchange you can camp on the Land for free during the work weekend.
Recognize that you are walking into a primitive environment. There’s no electricity. Water comes from a hand-pumped well. Bathrooms are outhouses. It’s more than likely that your cell phone won’t work either. (Part of this is due to the remoteness of the area and part is from the many crystals that are buried on the Land that seem to interfere with such things.)
Why would you even want to consider this? Well, once you put your foot on the Land and breath the air and atmosphere of what surrounds you…there really are no words to describe it. It’s like walking into another world where the busyness of mundane concerns can be left at the gate and you can relax and let go. This Land has always been willing to give to us those things that we most need…peace, freedom, and healing.
There’s more though. There’s the people. The ones who have been there and the ones yet to come. That offers the chance to learn, grow and even teach just by being you – not to mention the many good friendships that can be formed. If you call yourself Pagan, Wiccan, Shaman, or just enjoy being out in Nature, this Land offers much and asks so little in return.
Right now, what the Land is asking of us is to be part of bringing back a wonderful site to where it was (and beyond) when we all gathered there for so many amazing spiritual experiences. Won’t you join us on this new adventure? We would be so pleased to see and meet you!
WE JOIN WITH THE EARTH AND WITH EACH OTHER. TO BRING NEW LIFE TO THE LAND, TO RESTORE THE WATERS, TO REFRESH THE AIR. WE JOIN WITH THE EARTH AND WITH EACH OTHER. TO RENEW THE FORESTS, TO CARE FOR THE PLANTS, TO PROTECT THE CREATURES. WE JOIN WITH THE EARTH AND WITH EACH OTHER. TO CELEBRATE THE SEAS, TO REJOICE IN THE SUNLIGHT, TO SING THE SONG OF THE STARS. WE JOIN WITH THE EARTH AND WITH EACH OTHER. TO RECREATE THE HUMAN COMMUNITY, TO PROMOTE JUSTICE AND PEACE, TO REMEMBER OUR CHILDREN. WE JOIN WITH THE EARTH AND WITH EACH OTHER. WE JOIN TOGETHER AS MANY DIVERSE EXPRESSIONS OF ONE LOVING MYSTERY: FOR THE HEALING OF THE EARTH AND THE RENEWAL OF ALL LIFE.