Honoring the Mountain, Honoring the Water

Imagine partying non-stop for a month, as a sacred act. That’s what goes on throughout much of the Ecuadorian Andes starting on the summer solstice. In a tradition that extends back to long before the Inca in this part of the globe, communities and villages celebrate Inti Raymi, or the sun festival long and hard. […]

The Peace Tree – Episode #2

One year ago, I wrote my monthly column about the peace tree in Keene: a special elm sapling donated to a state-wide peace conference held in Keene in 2012. At the opening ceremony of this conference, we made a blessing for peace over a large bucket of sacred water and all the participants offered small […]