Hoops of Evolution – part 2

If you’ve seen thousands of people lumbering along with their faces buried in their phones, or walked through your neighborhood at night to see every window lit up by a blue glow, then you know there is a certain comfort in being a part of the Walking Dead.

But it’s not who we’re meant to be. There is inside every one of us an Eagle…a unique, creative, autonomous individual that is meant to fly free. We are meant to be alive, to experience Health, Hope, Happiness, Harmony and Humor in full measure – but we fear what that kind of life demands of us.

There is nothing to fear. Throughout human history – and even before – there have been streams of knowledge that exist to help us regain our connection to what is Sacred. These teachings are one of those streams.

There is more to being human than Netflix and Facebook. More than putting up with a soul-sucking job. More than being a good worker, parent, consumer, and whoever else you were told to be. When you were born, you came here with a purpose, a Sacred Dream, something only you could do.

The question is: will you do it? Will you stand up and take your rightful place on this planet?

Walk with us a while and journey into your own Spirit…and see who you were meant to be.

“Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?” – Morpheus, The Matrix, 1999

There’s lots more to come on the teachings of the Sacred Hoops…if you don’t want to wait to learn more, feel free to check out the Course of Study, where they were originally published.

If you like what you’ve been reading, please Like and Share!

Book Launch: The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka

The Sweet Medicine SunDance Path features teachings and ceremony related to all of our human aspects: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual soul force energy.  The teachings on this path dealing particularly with the sexual soul force energy, or our life force energy, are called Chuluaqui Quodoushka.

Since 1985, hundreds of Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality workshops have been offered, with thousands of participants worldwide, bringing an expanded view of sexuality and a healthy integration of spirituality and sexuality into everyday life.

However, these teachings have not been available in written form – until now!  The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka: Teachings from the Nagual Tradition, written by long-time Quodoushka instructor Amara Charles, was officially launched on Tuesday, September 27, with a book-signing party in Phoenix, AZ.  And, on that day, the book reached #1 Best Seller in Shamanism. #2 Best Seller in Mysticism and New Age Religion, #3 in Human Sexuality. Congratulations to all!

From the Forward by Thunder Strikes:

How many men and women could benefit from learning that they don’t have to go through relationships unconsciously or lose connection to their sexuality as they age? Quodoushka shows us that we can do something to sustain and increase our vitality in life. In order to remain healthy, full of energy and to thrive in a world faced with perilous decisions that effect all of our freedoms, you’ve got to get as close to God as you know how. Making love is the fastest and most beautiful way Creation has designed for human beings to be able to touch Spirit. Therefore, examine these teachings closely, question with boldness, search for the truth and find your own way into the heart of your circle of self.

The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka is also available from:

Bon Voyage, Elva!

DTMMS thanks Elva!

Elva and friend

The Deer Tribe office has been blessed with the presence and services of Elva Davila since the end of February, 2011, after a generous donor made it possible for us to hire an additional part-time staff member at the Deer Tribe headquarters.   This came at such a critical time for us and we have been delighted and grateful to have Elva on board.

In a very short period, Elva has learned the entire product making and shipping realm and has been filling orders with aplomb!  In addition, she has completed several projects that I have not had time to do in the 3 years I have been working at the  DTMMS “front desk.”  These projects are all great improvements for us – a better filing system for the masters and mock-ups of our products, a “How To Make” Bible for all the products we make in house, a working intercom system, an updated shipping rate sheet for product, storage for the Deer Tracks archives – and if any  you have recently received a gift for your contribution to the Rainbow Power Center, it was Elva who made it possible for those gifts to go out the door to you!

Even more than that, Elva has come every day and done every job with an incredibly bright attitude and open mind.  It has been a steep learning curve, as it would be for anyone first stepping into this job.  And Elva has been cheerful, independent, open, organized, efficient, and fun!  WE ARE SO SORRY SHE WILL BE LEAVING!  But alas, she returns to her roots and family in Chicago.  Elva departs July 7th.  So we have a few more weeks to cherish her presence and skills!

Thank you, Elva.  You have done an incredible job and made us all very happy.  We wish you well on your journey onward.

For the Deer Tribe

“Abundance” is theme for next DeerTracks (Coming in June)

DeerTracks is the DTMMS newsletter, dedicated to personal excellence, spiritual awakening, and alignment with nature.  The theme for this June issue is ABUNDANCE:  How do you create abundance in your life? How do you define “abundance” for yourself- what ingredients constitute abundance for you? Money? Health? Family? Creative work? Service? Nature?

Articles in DeerTracks bridge ancient wisdom and modern society, provide personal stories from people who study and teach the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path all over the world, and highlight the ways that individuals apply their genius, artistic originality, talents, and skills to make a difference in their profession and in their community. Each issue also provides information about events from across the globe, including Italy, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, England, Canada, the United States and more.

Submissions will be accepted through May 12.  Submission guidelines were recently sent to all apprentices on the DTMMS mailing list.

Articles from previous issues of DeerTracks can be found in the DTMMS reading room.

Rites of Passage Intro Book Now Available

The Sweet Medicine SunDance Path has a rich Rites of Passage tradition, celebrating and empowering every stage of human life and transformation from conception through death.  In recognition of the growing interest in and need for Rites of Passage, DTMMS has published a new introduction to the Sweet Medicine SunDance Rites of Passage.

Introduction to the Sweet Medicine SunDance Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage Intro cover

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the purpose of various Rites of Passage ceremonies within the context of human maturation, this 75-page book outlines the general aspects of maturation that we face at different times of our lives, and the types of ceremonies available to us at those passages of our lives.  When we think of rites of passage, we often think only of puberty-related ceremonies, or those which mark the transition from childhood into adulthood.  However, there are many additional significant transitions in our lives, such as birth (pretty significant transition!), and the movement from adult to elder.

“A rite of passage acts as a contributing agent to assist humans in effectively navigating their lives. It helps an individual to meet basic human needs and to move into and through adulthood with greater resources of inner strength and connection to Spirit.”

The book also includes information about Life Transitions and Special Occasions rites, such as bonding ceremonies.

The Introduction to the Sweet Medicine SunDance Rites of Passage is available from the DTMMS online bookstore.

More about the Introduction to the Sweet Medicine SunDance Rites of Passage…

Note: This book is not intended to guide you through specific ceremonies.  Rites of Passage ceremonies must be facilitated by a certified Rites of Passage ceremonialist.  For more information on this, contact the DTMMS Center at dtmms@dtmms.org.

Announcing the Publication of Sacred Laws Part 3

The Thirty Sacred Laws Part 3: The Ecological Balance LawsThe third volume of the Sacred Laws series, The Thirty Sacred Laws Part 3: The Ecological Balance Laws, by Claudia van Corva, Ph.D.,  is in the final stages of publication – available for pre-order now through June 30, to be shipped by mid-July. 

The Ecological Balance Laws teach us the specifics of living within Sacred Law. They are our human entrance into Universal Intent, Great Spirit’s Will, and, in a sense, contain the instruction manual for living in harmony with ourselves, Nature, and Grandmother Earth. 

“The Ten Ecological Balance Laws represent the So Below and teach us to govern ourselves by observing how Nature and Grandmother Earth govern themselves. Because the Ecological Balance Laws describe how Nature governs Nature, they are based on sound scientific principles. Science, in this sense, means the study of how Nature works, the goal being to understand more of how the natural processes work so that we can honor them in our wisdom rather than violate them in our ignorance. The scientific principles used by Nature aren’t really so complicated, but they are full of the surprises and delightful little twists that one would expect from a living being, our great Gaia. Science is still in the process of discovering the 144 Natural Laws, and the scientific picture of Nature is not yet complete. What now may seem magickal or fantastic will become the accepted scientific paradigm of our future.” 

Excerpt from the Introduction to The Thirty Sacred Laws Part 3: The Ecological Balance Laws

The Thirty Sacred Laws Part 3 is available for pre-order at $55, a discount of $15 off the post-publication cost.  The set of 3 volumes pre-order price is $125; after June 30, $150.

For more information, or to order:

The Thirty Sacred Laws 3 volume set