Edie Stone, MA
Certified Shamanic Journey Guide since 1995
2027 Broadway, Suite H, Boulder, CO 80302
Celebrate Earth Day,
2011! with Ceremonies
for the Earth
This is the 41st Anniversary of Earth Day.
Do you remember April 22, 1970?
A world of caring people
See www.earthday.org for many
Earth Day and Earth Week events worldwide.
Check out our events in Boulder/Denver with Bennie LeBeau last year, 2010.
Article by Megan Quinn in the
Boulder Camera on spiritual healing for the Earth, April 16, 2010.
for the Earth 2011
- Spiritual Practices for
Personal & Planetary Healing with Edie Stone
22, 2011, Earth Day,
Friday, 7 pm
- Learn ceremonies to
open hearts and help heal planetary energy.
- Add spiritual
practice to your environmental actions.
Earth-honoring, heart-centered practices from the Pachakuti Mesa
tradition of Peruvian shamanism
- Ancient and modern
Celtic traditions to heal cultural soul loss
- 2027 Broadway,
Boulder, in OM Time Yoga's downstairs studio
- RSVP: 303-415-3755
donation to support Camino Verde's rainforest permaculture and cultural
preservation projects in Peru (www.caminoverde.org)
Details of Earth Week events
for the Earth ... Earth Week, April 2011
Practices for Planetary Healing, with Edie Stone
- Friday, April
22, 2011, Earth Day, 7 pm
Explore Earth-honoring, heart-centered practices for personal and
planetary healing from the Pachakuti Mesa tradition of Peruvian
shamanism, and from ancient and modern Celtic traditions. Celebrate the
41st anniversary of Earth Day by helping generate A Billion Acts of
- 2027 Broadway, Boulder, downstairs in OM Time Yoga's lower
- 1/2 block north of the Pearl Street Mall, on the west side of
- Parking available in the Spruce St. Garage. Turn west on
Spruce, then left in the middle of the block.
- SKIP bus southbound stops at my front door, northbound stops
at Broadway and Spruce.
- RSVP if possible to Edie: 303-415-3755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As a Pachakuti mesa carrier, I feel a strong obligation to support and
perform ceremonial work on behalf of Mother Earth. This is also a
source of great joy and spiritual reconnection for me. A foundation
principle of Andean shamanism is ayni
or sacred reciprocity. Ceremonies
are a way we can give our energy and love to the Earth as an offering
for healing, in sacred reciprocity for all She gives us. Environmental
activism is also an important way of offering ayni.
We will start with the need to shift a key cultural principle
• From earth as exploited resource to Earth as
We will explore practical spiritual rituals and practices that
help bring us back into right relationship with the Earth and each
• Sacred Reciprocity as an Earth-honoring
• Rebalancing masculine and feminine energies
• Bridging Heaven and Earth
I will explain ways to express and activate our loving care
for self, community and Mother Earth
• floor altars & mesas - for personal,
community, and planetary healing
• cairns & apachetas - creating energetic
and ceremonial focus - acupuncture for the Earth
• offerings & despachos - in gratitude and
bring a few items from the list
below to create a despacho
You will experience the power of a group to amp up
• Link-up ceremony - bringing Celestial energy
to Earth through our hearts
• Prayer and blessing circle
Donations at this event will be
gratefully received to benefit Camino
Verde, a non-profit organization, to support their projects for
preserving and restoring rainforest land near Baltimori, Tambopata,
Peru. Information on Camino
Ingredients for a despacho, an offering of natural and
created items that we will arrange in a circular design, wrap up, and
give to Pachamama/Mother Earth, in gratitude and sacred reciprocity for
her many gifts to us:
Please bring a few of these items to create a mandala offering (despacho) for Mother Earth.
Any of the following that you can
bring will be appreciated. We will share, so no one needs to
Dried herbs (e.g. sage, sweetgrass,
tobacco, lavender, rose petals, other sacred herbs).
Seeds and beans.
Chocolate, sweets, cookies/biscuits,
honey, sugar, etc.
Butter, animal fat
Small candles of various colors.
Tiny crystals or small shells.
Origami or other paper offerings.
A large piece of white paper,
approximately 3x3 feet; or a couple pieces of wrapping paper.
If there is enought interest, I can schedule a full day version of
Ceremonies for the Earth. Contact me at rsvp@ShamanicJourneys.net
or 303-415-3755 if you would like to attend or sponsor this workshop.
2. Other local events in this tradition
Other events and activities from my friends in the Muyu Ayllu, the
local group of students Oscar Miro-Quesada and practioners of the
Pachakuti Mesa Tradition:
will be posted tomorrow
INFORMATION ABOUT EARTH DAY NETWORK AND CAMINO VERDE
3. Background on Earth Day Network
About Earth Day Network, http://www.earthday.org and A Billion Acts of Green™
For the 41st anniversary of Earth Day in 2011, the world is in greater
peril than ever, but there is also unprecedented opportunity to build a
new future. Earth Day has the power to bring about historic advances in
climate policy, renewable energy and green jobs and catalyze millions
who make personal commitments to sustainability - A Billion Acts of
Green™ – mobilizing the power of people to create change by
taking small steps in our homes, our schools and our businesses that
add up to an enormous collective action.
Earth Day 2011 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy
efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is
galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability.
Earth Day 2011 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations
and governments to join together and create a global green economy.
Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking
action for Earth Day.
Go to: http://www.earthday.org/ for more information!
4. Background on Camino
Edie's Earth Day event will benefit Camino Verde, http://www.caminoverde.org/
HELP CAMINO VERDE PRESERVE AND
VITAL RAINFOREST LAND IN PERU
is the vision of Robin Van Loon, an extraordinary young man who has
been mentored by a revered elder in Peru, and who is assisting his
teacher in preserving traditional medicinal practices.
Robin is working effectively to preserve the biodiversity of the
rainforest in the Madre de Dios department of Peru, and to promote
traditional and sustainable forest agriculture among the local
populations. Currently, he is raising funds to purchase another 100
acres of rainforest near Baltimori, Tambopata, Peru.
Robin is a great role model for young and old alike, demonstrating
through his words and heart-felt actions what one person can accomplish
for healing our beloved Pachamama.
In Robin's words:
The Amazon is
the Earth´s greatest experiment in biodiversity. And within
the vast Amazon basin, the Madre de Dios region of Peru is often
considered the home of the richest, most varied forests of all.
Camino Verde works to protect this unparalleled wealth of life by
planting endangered and threatened tree species, and encouraging others
to do the same. Each planting season, we plant over 1,000
individual trees on deforested land, and work with Amazonian farmers to
plant another 1,000 trees as well. To date, we have planted 175
different species of trees. Please help us to protect the
richness of the Amazon!
INFO FROM http://www.caminoverde.org/
Who We Are
Camino Verde is a United States-based 501-c-3 tax-exempt charitable
organization dedicated to:
• Protecting and understanding
biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon.
• Protecting indigenous rights,
autonomy, and wisdom.
• Spreading sustainable ways of
life and encouraging fair, sustainable development.
Camino Verde is committed to upholding the strictest standards of
sustainability, integrity, and simplicity in the course of realizing
our goals. It is our perspective that the most powerful solutions
are often among the most simple and over-looked. We believe that
all change must begin from the foundation of the present, what is
already here before us. www.caminoverde.org
5. Boulder Daily Camera
article, Faith Section, April 16, 2010
Boulder Daily Camera article on
spiritual healing for the Earth,
including my Earth Day events and events with Benny Blue Thunder Lebeau
Boulder Daily Camera
Quinn: Healing the earth, humanity a focus for spiritual groups
Megan Quinn, For the Camera
Posted: 04/16/2010 11:41:19 PM MDT
As Earth Day approaches, several organizations plan to honor their deep
spiritual relationship between nature and man while others are
recognizing the power the earth has to destroy.
The Boulder Shambhala Center will host a candlelight vigil and
meditation session to honor the survivors and victims of the earthquake
in the Surmang and Jyekundo area in the Tibetan Plateau in Western
China. The event will start 7 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at the Shambhala
Center, 1345 Spruce Street.
"It's an opportunity for people to open their hearts to those who are
experiencing suffering," said Shambhala Center administrative director
Healing is also the aim of the Shambhala Center's candlelight vigil.
Participants are invited to practice tonglen, a type of meditation
where practitioners actively try to take on the suffering of others,
embracing it as a way to help others suffer less.
Organizers also hope to reach out to Tibetans in the community. Boulder
County has at least 1,000 Tibetan residents, said Shambhala Center
Director Ulrike Halpern.
In addition to meditation and a public candlelight vigil, organizers
hope to raise money for relief efforts near the site of the earthquake.
The earthquake struck Wednesday, April 14, killing hundreds of people
and leaving thousands injured or homeless.
The Shambhala Center has received a flood of updates about the
earthquake, Braley said.
"I must have 200 e-mails from people sending me updates and pictures of
the area," she said.
In Boulder County, others are turning their attention to healing nearby
Practitioners of earth-based spirituality are invited to enjoy the
outdoors while praying for healing at a prayer ceremony with Shoshone
elder Bennie Blue Thunder LeBeau. The event starts noon Saturday, April
24 at the Flatirons Vista Trailhead.
LeBeau, a teacher and East Shoshone elder, will lead a prayer circle
aimed to "spiritually transform" Rocky Flats, an area south of Boulder
that was the site of a nuclear weapons production facility for more
than 50 years. The cleanup of the area was a long process, and the area
is now set aside as a wildlife preserve.
The prayer circle incorporates earth-based spiritual traditions. For
the uninitiated, or for those who want to learn more about how to
connect to the earth through shamanic traditions can take an
introductory class 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22 at 2027 Broadway, Suite H.
Practitioner Edie Stone hosts an ongoing series of shamanic classes and
events throughout Boulder County.
Her upcoming workshop explores simple earth-centered rituals meant to
help align participants with the earth's energy. Some of the rituals
draw from Celtic and Peruvian traditions, she said.
Stone became interested in Celtic rituals as a graduate student at
Naropa in the early 1990s, studying Native American and Celtic
traditions and their connections to the earth.
Environmental stewardship isn't just a cause for those who follow
earth-based religious traditions, however. Several Christian
congregations are taking steps to "green" their churches, promote
recycling and keep the earth in their prayers.
Earth Day is a special time for local Eco-Justice Ministries, an agency
that works with diverse congregations to make environmental issues a
bigger focus during church services and service projects.
Founder Reverend Peter Sawtelle said that humans and their environment
are intertwined as part of God's creation, and the healing of the earth
and the healing of humanity must go hand in hand.
One of the Bible's most well-known lessons, "love thy neighbor," does
not just apply to human neighbors, he said.
"It means loving all of God's creation," he said.
Megan Quinn writes a weekly faith column for the Camera and can be
reached at email@example.com
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