Land Elders

Charlie Toledo by newly built straw bale shed on Suskol House land. Land Elders On June 23, 2012, we will have two speakers at Harms Vineyards and Lavender Fields Open House: Charlie Toledo, Executive Director of the Suscol Intertribal Council, and Clare C. Marcus, Professor Emerita of Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of… Read more »

Another Elder Story

Another Elder Story Three years after I dreamed of the turtle gift from MJ (described in the blog of May 16), a small group of women, now all analysts, asked MJ to do a reading group, and when she agreed, we chose The Secret of the Golden Flower, a Taoist text translated from Chinese into… Read more »

Three Elders I Have Known

Three Elders I Have Known Shortly before she died, Norma T., a spiritual teacher whom I write about in Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation, told me that there would be no more major “outer” teachers for me. “Now,” she said, “they will be in the inner. “ I felt bereft when I heard this…. Read more »

Importance of Elders

Birth of Elderhood: Birth of Our/My First Grandchild, Wesley, on his birth day, and also mine!                 Importance of Elders Last month I had an experience that made me rethink the importance of elders and mentors. I attended an eco-psychology workshop with a number of activists, land use… Read more »