Circles of Air and Stone offers workshops, vision quests, and individual consultations for reconnecting heaven and earth. We facilitate profound encounters with nature – inner as well as outer – while bringing wisdom from the great, perennial teachings and stories to bear on the nitty-gritty issues we all struggle with today.
Our programs employ unique tools and methods to call forth both the darkness and the light, helping people discover their passion, purpose, and voice while developing a relationship with something greater than the self they currently know. We facilitate, and know, the power and joy in transforming struggles into heroic adventures that integrate our rich, inner lives with the natural and non-human world we live in. And we celebrate sharing this journey towards a meaningful life where we can give our unique gifts and make a difference.
When asked the meaning of the name, Circles of Air and Stone, we answer with a poem.
Circles of Air, Circles of Stone…
The Earth circles, and night follows day.
We bury our seeds; we bury our bones;
While sacred birds circle and prey.
Circles of Air are traced by hawks spiraling high in the sky. Sky symbolizes heaven, the infinite; and sky teachings point us towards what’s archetypal and transpersonal… the perennial wisdom associated with the great spiritual paths.
Circles of Stone – Stonehenge, kivas, and medicine wheels throughout North America point us to earth and her traditions. Grounded, deep, and rooted, earth teachings bring us to this life, and the need and possibility of embodying something grand and magnificent within it.
The Earth circles, and night follows day. In nature, everything is connected; all polarities, yin and yang, within a circle. To be whole, we cannot just follow the light. We must honor the darkness, and see our shadow as well. We bury our seeds; we bury our bones; Beginning and end — we plant and we bury. Life is filled with passages. New seedlings are fed by decomposition and decay. Every beginning marks an end (or vice-versa), and these need to be honored, not avoided.
While sacred birds circle and prey… prey?… pray? Weightless, majestic, and soaring toward the heavens, those birds are also hunting, their breath-taking vision ready to seize the earthly life below… the sensuous, physical life they need to fuel their climb to the sky.
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