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The Town Crier – A Newsletter for the Center for Sacred Studies Community

August 15, 2018

Dearest friends and relatives,

We pray that this letter reaches you in a place of grace and ease as we collectively navigate the waves of transformation. So much is moving at this time in both our inner and outer worlds, there doesn’t seem much choice but to just jump in and allow the Mother to stretch and grow us into our newest form. May we trust the process and meet our challenges with love and gratitude, knowing that we are a part of the great Divine unfolding through us at this time.

Our prayer for Peace and Unity continues to soar high above any perceived turbulence, may we align with it and draw strength from it during these intense times. Let’s continue to lean into our community and the work at han


Join us for Silent Retreat: August 29 – September 2, 2018

With Darlene Hunter & Wendy Cummins

Join us for an opportunity to sit longer in the Silence, to immerse yourself in your connection to All that is!

Last year, you asked us to add more days to extend the retreat, so you could dip into the silence for longer periods of time. In February this year, we responded to that request and added an additional day, increasing the Silent Retreat to 4 nights/5 days while continuing to offer the 3 night/4 day track as well. We are excited to share that this flow was successful, allowing all to go deeper into the Silence! And more days have been requested…

In answering your call, in August 2018, we are again offering a 4 or 5  Day Silent Retreat!

You can join us  Wednesday (8/29) thru Sunday (9/2)
or Thursday (8/30) thru Sunday (9/2)

We offer this retreat for each of you to follow your own meditation practice during the day, this could be a Buddhist practice; practice through silent walks in nature; practice through prayer or chanting; a practice that lights the fire in your soul. Take this much needed time of silent contemplation to deepen the clarity and connection Spirit is asking from us in this moment of great transformation on Mother Earth.


The Center for Sacred Studies is evolving and transforming!

2018 is proving to be an exciting time – on so many levels!

CSS was formed in 2001 through our Kayumari community (now over 23 years), and has been touching the world ever since through our mission of sustaining ways of life based on collaboration and reciprocity with the Earth and all Her Beings.

Through our Head ~ CSS Administration, Non-profit status and the Container that holds all of it; 

Through our Heart ~ Our Global University Education & Ministry Programs and Ceremonies; 

Through our Hands ~ Our Fountain Project; our action in the World with our many volunteers!

This prayer has taken us to many locations, communities, countries and nations around the world.
We offer so many programs, trainings, courses and free content that the structure of our operation must be reworked so that all of these offerings are easy to access and everyone who works for CSS is able to contribute their passion with focus.

Ministry Training Program returns in 2019!

Being a Minister of Prayer
denotes a practice of walking in the world in dialogue with Creation. This approach is one that is gleaned from the teachings of the “Original Peoples”—who related to the world by “listening” to the world around them as a form of guidance from Spirit. From this perspective, everything is considered as an expression of Spirit. This is a way of being that values being led by the heart, rather than the head.

The teachings and ways of The First Nations Peoples have been passed down from generation to generation, and link us with the forces of the Earth, the fundamental laws of Nature, and the original wisdom teachings—which are based on respect for all Life. The prevailing worldview of contemporary society is to look at the world through a materialistic lens—one that is competitive and wants to acquire things—a worldview that is based on fear rather than love.

The Minister of Prayer curriculum has been consciously designed to transform this lens of perception into one that returns the individual, and thereby the collective, to the “original matrix”—one that dialogues with Creation as a way of life. This is a process that facilitates the path of discovering one’s own gifts of healing, what the Original Peoples call one’s “medicine”. This is a perspective that views every being as a unique herb in the garden of Creation. A perspective that encourages one to cultivate that herb—to follow the Spirit of their true Self—and to, ultimately, actualize one’s Self.

Wisdom Bridge Teleseminars

Did you know that you can download any of our past Wisdom Bridge Teleseminars right from our website? Maybe you weren’t able to join us for the class in real time, or perhaps you just want a refresher on a teleseminar that you really loved, now you can find all of the offerings on our website for download to study at your own pace.
Check out some of our most popular programs below or go straight to the complete listing!


Living Fully Awake with Essential Oils: a Three Part Series. With Holistic Wellness Educator and Spiritual Coach Rev. Tatiana Berindei. How to revolutionize your life and your spiritual practice through the powerful use of essential oils. Recorded on May 24th, November 22th and December 6th, 2016. For more information, see the Download the Living Fully Awake with Essential oils Page.

labyrinth-roundEnhancing Inner Guidance. Living an Inspired Sacred Life and Expressing More of Who You Are. A 6 Week Audio Journey with Shivrael Shannon Brophy. Our goal for this Six Week journey is to channel and express as your authentic self, bring through guidance that is to your everyday life, making it more aligned with spirit in all that you do. Recorded from September 22th to October 27th, 2016. To purchase the teleseminar and for more information, see the Download the Enhancing Inner Guidance Teleseminar Page.

Waymatea-Pic1-circlecircleAncient Sacred Formation. A Practical Guide for Leading a Circle. A 6 Week Audio Journey With Waymatea Ellis. This program was created to help you step into this vision of yourself: A 6-week program designed to teach you how to host your own circle gatherings with confidence. Recorded from September 15th to October 20th, 2015. To purchase the teleseminar and for more information, see the Download the Ancient Sacred Formation Teleseminar Page.

tree round staciPractical Spirituality: 8 Teachers for Navigating Life with Grace and Power. A 6 Week Audio Journey with Staci Boden, earth-based healing practitioner, energy teacher and author of Turning Dead Ends into Doorways. Recorded from April 14 to May 19, 2015. For registration and information, see the Download Practical Spirituality teleseminar Page.

WSl round1Listening to Our Mother Waters: The Path of Purification with the WaterSongline Council. A seven-Audio Course recorded from November 7th to December 16th, 2014. See the Download the Listening to Our Mother Waters teleseminar Page.


Moons1 roundThe Teaching of The 13 Moons Medicine Wheel with Shiituii a kuna Guenta and Grandfather H’sa Guenta Hokon atuk. A six-week Audio Course with Supplementary Video Recordings. See the Download The Teaching of The 13 Moons Medicine Wheel teleseminar Page.


Stone Path of the Mirror roundThe Path of the Mirror with Roberto A. Restrepo. After spending his life immersed in the study and application of the Life Originating Principles of the original peoples of North and South America (some of which we began studying in The Eagle’s Vision), Roberto has been granted permission to share these profoundly sacred ancient teachings with the outside world. His intention is to support us in the crucial and urgent work we must all do to restore and unify our internal and external worlds. See the Download The Path of the Mirror teleseminar Page.


Shimshai roundInstruments for Peace with Shimshai, Tina Malia, Bethany Yarrow & Rufus Cappadocia, Joanne Shenandoah, Zap Mama, and Jai Uttal. Come explore the Healing Power of Music! As a special treat for this teleseminar, we are also be accompanied for several of our sessions by our beloved Jyoti. See the Download Instruments for Peace teleseminar Page.


TEV roundThe Eagle’s Vision. Unify Your Heart with Mother Earth! With Roberto A. Restrepo, Translated and supported by Nelson Caraballo – with a special visit with traditional authorities from La Sierra Nevada Mountains of Santa Marta, Colombia.This course presents an ample look at the worldview and thought of native (original) peoples of the Americas and its transcendent form of understanding the world, origin, self and destiny. It also shows how this atemporal worldview and thought give meaning and direction to the human experience, and bring an understanding of the values which the life-originating principles (Law of Origin or IKWASHENDUNA) bestowed to the human community for this point in time of its existence.See the Download The Eagle’s Vision teleseminar Page.

For more info email at css.teleseminars@gmail.com

Partner Program: Sanctuary Spirit with Reverend Kim Forcina

You are everything. Magic. Giving. Beautiful. Graceful. Stumbling. Everything.

For those of us on a spiritual path, we often know all of the things to do to connect with our inner world… but that doesn’t always mean we take the time to do it. Especially if we are serving others. Dropping into our private time sometimes looks like waiting for the next ceremony.

Coming into our inner worlds restores our availability to the guiding light inside of our hearts. The light is always there! Sometimes it just feels like an 18 mile hike over rocky terrain to find our centers.

Reverend Kim Forcina is inviting you to lay down and rest right on the rocks of your path and take time to be in your healed state ~ the part of you that knows EXACTLY what you need and when you do not need anything.

Her new project, Sanctuary Spirit ~ Time & Space to Replenish Your Magic was birthed in June and our dear Jyoti helped plant the seeds for this new herb in Great Mother’s garden.

You’re invited to join us each month for two guided healing journeys and a live open call where she’ll be teaching tools to awaken your intuition, clear your energy field and answer questions that come up as we flow between the inner and outer world.

As a member of our CSS Community you can take advantage of reduced pricing as well as a very special bonus:

Regular membership –
Monthly: $33
Yearly: $333

For CSS Community Members ONLY:
Monthly: $22
Yearly: $222

Monthly Members receive The Chrysalis Healing Series, a 4-part guided journey to clear creative energy ($88 value)
Yearly Members receive the Chrysalis Healing Series PLUS a private session with Reverend Kim Forcina ($300 value)

We are also happy to share that 50% of your membership to Sanctuary Spirit goes directly to The Center for Sacred Studies.

May peace, calm and the steady light of love of Spirit greet you at the doors of your inner sanctuary.

The Center for Sacred Studies
is delighted to partner with
The Shift Network !

The Shift Network empowers a global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of peace, sustainability, health, and prosperity.
As a Shift Network Referral Partner we can earn income by promoting their offerings to our list, community or network of contacts. They provide emails to send to our mailing lists with registration links that our contacts click on to enroll themselves in their programs. When they do, we are credited for the sale, and earn a percentage of it. It is important to sign up for all classes with our ‘Referral Partner link’!A downloadable recording will be provided later to all who register, whether or not you listen to the scheduled event.

See whats new at the CSS Earth & Spirit Online Store!

Our intention
is to bring you Sacred items and tools of healing that connect us even deeper to the Divine. In the spirit of collaboration and reciprocity we foster relationships with many Artisans from our local community as well as different traditions from around the world.

Each item has a story behind it. For instance, handmade jewelry made by Natem Uwishin, Traditional Healer from the Shuar Tribe, contributes to the goal of building a school for children of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Your purchase helps sustain individuals and communities around the world, as well as the Center for Sacred Studies. In the spirit of collaboration and reciprocity, We Thank You!

“Listen, O drop,
give yourself up without regret,
and in exchange gain the Ocean.”


Thank you for your continued support over the years.

Your donation supports our common prayer for Peace and Unity, and makes possible the worldwide efforts of our staff and volunteers.

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