Special Connections  
The Asheville Hamlet has a special affiliation with the following nonprofit organizations – check them out!

Blue Deer Center

The Blue Deer Center is an important home for Ancestral Wisdom Traditions which restore connection to self, community and the natural world. A place of ritual, healing, retreat and learning - nestled in the Catskills of New York. 

There are places in the world that hold a special presence, that offer unique gifts. One such place is the land at Blue Deer Center. In earliest times, this level grassland next to the water’s edge was known as a place for coming together. People of many tribes would gather here to find wisdom, healing and reconciliation.  The BDC offers life-changing experiences by reconnecting people with Ancestral Wisdom and the natural living world. 

Sacred Fire Community

For News and Stories: http://atf.sacredfire.community

Through local fire gatherings and it's Lifeways programs, the Sacred Fire Community Organization provides a living presence that stands for the sacred and interconnected nature  of all life. By gathering in community and reestablishing our relationship with the living world, we end the isolation of modern culture and build lives of meaning and purpose. 

Sacred Fire Foundation

This charitable  organization, supports initiatives that preserve and promote Ancient Wisdom traditions and their perspectives - to ensure their continuance for our children and future generations.  The world's Ancient Wisdom traditions are being threatened, and a key focus of our work is in supporting relationships with them and between them.  Through events and media, the Foundation seeks to bring greater awareness and understanding to our modern culture of the irreplaceable benefit that Ancient Wisdom provides the people of the world.

Plant Spirit Medicine

Plant Spirit Medicine recognizes that plants have spirit, and that spirit is the strongest medicine. Spirit can heal the deepest reaches of our heart and soul.

Humans and plants have lived together for countless generations. We are family. Our plant relatives are generous and helpful, offering us food and medicine. Like us, plants have spirit, and their spirit can nurture and heal us. Plant Spirit Medicine brings us into balance and harmony. It is the shaman’s way with plants. A millennial practice known to all peoples, it was rediscovered in the West by Eliot Cowan, and has proved just as effective in today’s world as in times past.

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 To communicate with people in the greater Sacred Fire Community around the country and across the seas subscribe to our yahoo discussion group by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SacredFireCommunity/.  

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