Dear supporters of Sacred Fire,
What is the role of ritual in our lives? Is it, as our larger cultures might vaguely imply, simply an effort of going through the motions to provide us with a feeling of comfort, control or alignment? Or is it a nearly forgotten and precious tool to connect human beings with the living, aware world around us?
We are the Council of Tsantawu, a sacred weather mountain in Georgia, and we’re asking you to look deeply into yourselves. Maybe sit by a fire, a stream, with the ancient rocks or mountains, and listen. Are you called, at this time of change on our planet, to join us in the important work of re-establishing right relationship with this sacred mountain for the benefit of our people, the plants and the animals?
This is an amazing opportunity to participate in an authentic weather ritual to bring benevolent weather to a large area in the southeastern United States. Whether you live in this region or not, you may, in fact, have a role to play: some of the ritual walkers who are committed to this work hail from Connecticut, Chicago and Colorado as well as the southeastern states of Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. We also have a team of dedicated people who come to offer their support to this ritual.
We ask you to take some time to consider our request. You may have been interested for some time, but the timing has not felt right. Or your heart may be leaping as you read this, as something is welling up deep within. As your heart leaps, your mind may be quickly following with… I can’t afford it, I’ll never get the time off work, how will I get the support from my partner, my family or my community to allow me to walk through this door. If Tsantawu is calling you, all of these things will fall into place… some smoothly… some requiring new levels of trust and patience on your part.
The ritual will take place April 9th through the 12th , 2013 at Tsantawu, known as Stone Mountain, Georgia. There are two levels of participation. Support team members attend only for these days at the mountain. They support the ritual by setting up and maintaining camp and offering themselves as a community to make sure that this work goes forward. To be considered for support team you need only to reply to this message offering your support. Most importantly, please mark your calendars so that you can join us in the spring!
The second level of participation is that of the ritual walkers.These are the people, both men and women, who perform the ritual. For the ritual walkers, there is a seven-day preparation week prior to the ritual. For them, the commitment in 2013 is from April 2-12th. We are seeking both male and female walkers. To be considered as ritual walkers, we invite you to request an application. Applications must be returned by January 15th. If you are inspired to join us, we ask that you contact Sherry Boatright.
Contact Sherry via email.
Sherry Boatright for the Tsantawu Council
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I would love to be part of the support team for this ritual. I have been part of the community that supports the Weather Workers for Harvest Festival in Vermont for several seasons and it is a great honor. Please let me know if this will be possible.
We would love to have you on our Support Team. Please contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org.