Turtlelog No. 7, www.TheGreatStory.org

Environmental & Spiritual Centers

Connie at the offices of What Is Enlightenment? magazine, Lenox MA.

Commentary by Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd

Our Great Story road tour took us to 9 environmental/nature centers, 10 spiritual centers, and 1 peace group during our second year of travel. Programs varied widely in these events, but one of the 4 different versions of Connie's "Coming Home to North America" rituals was always a favorite (see images below).

At some spiritual retreat centers — notably Camp Indralaya on Orcas Island in Puget Sound, The Well near Newport News in Virginia, Impersonal Enlightenment Fellowship in Lenox MA, and EarthNest near Alamosa CO — we were housed for additional retreat time, too, thus giving us the opportunity to create new materials for future programs.

Michael at What Is Enlightenment? magazine.

Left: Kayla Kellar, who played the character Horse at the "Coming Home to North America" ritual experience at Camp Agape, near Columbus Ohio. Right: Costuming with red and blue earth clays.

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