I started studying Shamanism 18 months ago. I was looking for an expression for my spirituality and intrigued by the universal connection of shamanic practice across cultures and time. I started taking classes at a local community center, then had the opportunity to ...
Easton Mountain's Mission Statement describes us as "a force for positive change in the world." Rudy Ballentine's Kali Rising describes the body of Eastern teachings and practices known as tantra and shows how tantra can help us in the West navigate through the changes, positive and negative, that are all around us.
“Sitting, reminiscing after a truly beautiful Edge of 17 retreat, full of gratitude for the amazing generosity and community support, and hope for the future! Thank you to all who make Easton Mountain possible!”
As the community of Easton Mountain has changed over the years, so to have our holidays and rituals. When some of the community members represented Pagan, Wiccan and Radical Faerie traditions, Beltane, the Galic May Day festival, became an important event on our calendar.
This year, Gay Spirit Camp is one of our six-day summer programs, but in the early days of Easton Mountain "Gay Spirit Camp' referred to our entire series of summer programs. In 2002 it included ten programs that stretched from July 12 through September 2.
In October of 2007, a group of members of the community came together for a planning session to chart the course and define an action plan for Easton Mountain. The participants included board members, residents and other members of Easton Mountain’s extended community.
For over thirty years John J. McNeill was at the forefront of ministry for gay and lesbian Christians. In 1976, McNeill published The Church and the Homosexual which challenged the Church's prohibition of same-sex relationships.
OK, this started off as a plug for my upcoming retreat “Take A Breath,” and ended up being the day I realize I am about to step in to something new in my life – It’s scary as hell and I’m going to do it anyway because I long to live a life that is aligned with who I truly am –