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ADRAIN CHESSER, AUTHOR
Adrain Chesser in collaboration with ritualist Timothy White Eagle has published an extraordinary and audacious new photo book, The Return at Daylight Books. The book features stunning photos of a group of people living nomadically who travel with the seasons. The book has been funded through a Kickstarter Project above and beyond their goal. This extraordinary book is now available at Daylight Books & Amazon
ASTER A. WOLFE, LMT
Aster Wolfe is a Wolf Creek Dancer and a Licensed Massage Therapist. He lives and practices in Portland, OR. His work is an integrative offering, drawing from: myo-fascial deep tissue and trigger point massage, therapeutic work addressing chronic pain & injury rehab, relaxation massage, Reiki and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. Aster’s practice is explicitly queer, trans & size positive and he offers a flexible sliding scale based on the belief that all people deserve access to tools for healthier, happier living for body & spirit. Gift certificates are also available for holidays and other occasions! Aster can by reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON
Big Joy is an extraordinary and successful documentary film directed and produced by the tireless dynamic duo Eric Slade and Stephen Silha (whose hearts and near and dear to the Dance). The film is ostensibly about the life and ribald times of experimental filmmaker and beat poet James Broughton — colorful, mold-breaking, and brazen non-spokesperson for the 196os San Francisco counterculture. In truth the film is disguised as an inspiring biopic that dares us to, in James’ words, Follow Your Own Weird. Currently on a wildly successful film festival circuit, winning awards hand over fist, now on DVD and On Demand viewing!
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BLOSSOM MERZ ~ LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Most recently Blossom Merz has created a new letterpress studio, located next to the Historic Inn in Wolf Creek, OR. Blossom is a fairly new printmaker, having thrown himself into all types of printing and now embossing. He’s been studying with the best teachers around the country and learning every technique that he can. In the end, he’s settled on letterpress printing using both antique lead type and modern, custom-made polymer plates.
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BLUE OTTER SCHOOL OF HERBAL MEDICINE
The Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine — run by Naraya dancers Karyn Sanders & Sarah Holmes — provides a unique learning experience blending grounded knowledge of the plants with an understanding of energy and self. At Blue Otter, they are dedicated to passing on a First Nations’ understanding of how energy and light flow through the body to create our balance, and we look to the plants to facilitate this process.
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BRAD-LEAF AMBERHEART, TANTRA COACHING
Brad-Leaf Amberheart offers transformational Tantra coaching for individuals, couples, and groups. His work is to help you reconnect with your innate joy, pleasure, and healing. He offers the possibility for you to release old traumas which may have hampered intimate relationships and one’s life path. Many essays, videos, & FAQs.
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CHEROKEE SPIRITS, AIDEN SHORTCLOUD
Aiden ShortCloud hand-makes Native American regalia of the highest quality and authenticity. Aiden has a wide range of items — necklaces, pendants, claws, chokers, bags, over 370+ items at last count. Aiden is enrolled with the United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation.
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CLYDE HALL, CORNER MERC
Clyde Hall offers The Corner Mercantile Indian Goods and authentic Indian Trading Post that specializes in world-famous Shoshone-Bannock beadwork, brain tanned buckskin, quill work, southwest native silverwork, Navajo handwoven rugs, Pendelton blankets, Indian craft supplies and more! Established in 1875 as the original Government Trading Post for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the store is one of the oldest ongoing businesses in the State Of Idaho.
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DAY SCHILDKRET, MORNING ALTARS
Naraya Dancer Day Schildkret has been building earth altars his entire life, and has been building an altar every morning as a practice for over five years. Inspired to share the benefits of this daily practice, he has gathered communities all over the United States and Canada to attend his altar and mandala making workshops. Check out his newly-released 2018 Calendar, a gorgeous book, and other items.
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DEB BICKFORD, CUSTOM HANDCRAFTS
Deb Bickford is our Bundle Keeper for the Northeast dance, but she is also known far and wide as an amazing craftsperson. When she comes to a dance folks know to check out her latest endeavors as they will disappear quick! She creates custom-made items including deerskin and bearskin bags in a variety of sizes, cedar bags, custom beadwork necklaces and earrings. She can be reached at email@example.com
DIAMOND INK STUDIO, TALISMANIC TATTOOS
Dancer Ash Wood is an independent artist living and tattooing in NYC, and elsewhere. He specializes in talismanic tattoos for empowerment and healing, concentrating mostly on fineline stylized realism and ornamental blackwork. Tattooing professionally since 2006, his style has been informed by Tibetan buddhist painting, the visionary art of Alex Grey and Thomas Hooper, and traditional patterns from indigenous cultures around the globe. Also check out his t-shirt & hoodie designs.
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DRY CREEK CANDLES
Dry Creek Candles is run by John Wall, also known as The Candleman. He lives in the hills of rural middle Tennessee, and has been making hand-dipped taper candles since 1996. They are made with the least amount of additives to give you clean-burning, long-lasting, quality candles. These lovely tapers are smokeless, have a sweet honey aroma, are dripless and long-lasting.
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EARTHSINGER: JOAN HENRY, MUSICIAN
Vocalist, actress, dancer, composer, poet-lyricist, percussionist and choreographer Joan Henry has her own web site where you can read about her journeys, hear musical audio clips, and get a copy of her CDs or find her music on iTunes.
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GRANDMA RUBY, MUSICIAN
Our beloved Grandma Ruby (aka Greta Jane Pederson), is a talented musician, ranging from spectral pop-cabaret dance band to jazzy tunes. She is now on extended journeys in Paris! The Greta Jane Quartet on Facebook
KWAI LAM, PHOTOGRAPHER
Kwai Lam has been taking Dancer portraits since the dawn of time it seems, capturing the afterglow that truly peers into the window of the soul of his subjects. Visit Kwai’s eclectic SmugMug gallery and see for yourself the wide range of his work, including wedding, portrait, and commercial images.
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LANDSONG MEDICINE ART
Robin and John Landsong have started a joint business called “Contact Your Brilliance.” Their combined prayer, in every service they provide (visionary art, craniosacral, singing medicine, writing, and coaching) is to remind us of our true nature.
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LIGHT HANDS HEALING
Nikira Hernandez and Marissa Evans offer ThetaHealing, an energy healing modality with the power to change lives. They say by changing belief patterns that no longer serve us, we can more fully experience life as brilliant infinite beings– the way that we all know, at some level, we truly are. ThetaHealing frees us from limitations of negative thought forms that keep us from embodying our full potential.
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LIVING THE SPIRIT, BOOK
This Facebook-only page celebrates and features the contents of the book Living The Spirit, but goes beyond and features current news, features and comments of the Native Two Spirit people and their friends. This is the 25-something year since the book was first published, it has served as and inspiration for many Native people and the establishment of Two Spirit groups in the US and Canada.
Mountaine Jonas is an experienced trainer, conductor, actor, and musician in the rich honoring of true personal stories that is called Playback Theatre. And oh me oh my – it’s rumored that he is on intimate terms with the infamously wise, wiseass, wisecracking wizard Merlin, and suggests you visit Merlin Speaks on YouTube.
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NYC GAY MEN’S SHAMANIC CIRCLE
The New York City Gay Men’s Shamanic Circle is a group of male shamanic practitioners, many of them Dancers. Participants gather to create sacred space for men who identify as queer, gay, or men who love men. They perform shamanic journey work for the purpose of healing on many levels, including themselves, their community, and the planet. The web site lists their beliefs, vision and values, workshops, Calendar events, a reading list, and more.
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PETE YELLOWJOHN, NATIVE DESIGNS
Pete Yellowjohn has finally brought together many of his amazing and artful pen and ink drawings and has created a Cafe Press store to purchase colorful apparel and merchandise. Absolutely beautiful designs from a talented artist. Check it out!
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RAIN PEREZ: OUTFITTING BY RAIN
Rain Perez has always been interested in pageantry since a child having been raised in an olde Mobile family complete with Mardi Gras and weddings, always an event. Rain deals in vintage clothes, jewelry and bric-a-brac, utilizing all these found materials and incorporating trims and accessories. He specializes in personal costume design & accessorizing, NOLA wear and outfits, shoe purses, and shoe stockings.
REBECCA FARR, PAINTER
Rebecca Farr is an artist of mainly 2D paintings. She focuses on “themes of human encounters with vast unknown space, the dualism of light vs. dark, the mythology of the end of time, and the idea of being Chosen.” Her web site offer many examples of her detailed and complex work that roams in many directions. It’s beautiful, accomplished, and thought-provoking, check her out.
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RICHARD KASDEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Richard Kasden says he is very excited and honored to get to share amazing photos of Mt. Rainier with us. The incredible richness of colors, moods and expressions that the mountain has gifted him with is awe-inspiring. These photos touch his heart in a very deep place and his prayer is that it will touch us in the same way too.
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RICHARD MITCHELL, PHOTOGRAPHY
Richard Mitchell, based in Manhattan, is a long-time professional photographer whose images have loomed over Times Square, and graced the pages of many publications worldwide. He told a 20-year old Heath Ledger that he had a smile like the Joker’s. ;>)
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ROSETTE ROYALE, JOURNALIST & STORYTELLER
Rosetteroyale.com is about storytelling: Stories that he’s told and stories he’d like to tell. Some might cause you to chuckle; others may make you shake your head in disbelief; still others may cause the tears to flow. That’s how it is with stories. These days, he works as a journalist. Specifically, he’s Assistant Editor for Real Change, a weekly paper sold on the streets of Seattle by vendors whom are either homeless or low-wage earners.
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The RUDI Movie, produced by BabaSink, is a DVD documentary that chronicles the life and teachings of Swami Rudrananda (or Rudi) who taught Kundalini yoga in New York city from the mid-60’s to the early 70’s. The film is a valuable vehicle and teaching class for students of any spiritual tradition to learn more about the nature of inner practice and working with spiritual energy.
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SAGE-INK: SACRED BODY ART
Dancer Sage Ricci writes: “For me, tattoo is ritual. I am being entrusted with the marking of another persons body for the rest of their life. I take that duty very seriously. To do quality and conscious body art in a safe and clean studio space is an honorable way to make a living. Each tattoo is a story, a piece of the unconscious made solid in flesh. Tell me your story, what’s important for you and I will help bring it to life, to flesh.”
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Featuring fabulous contemporary banners and windsox at their finest. A 25-year endeavor, Dancer Catherine Ti and his dedicated staff makes some of the most beautiful and spectacular banners and windsox I have ever seen, and these works of art and magic must be seen to be believed.
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STEVEN MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY
Steven Miller is a fabulous Seattle-based photographer with a keen eye, wicked visual wit, and more talent than you can shake a stick at. He has been both a graphic designer and bass player for the agitprop music group. He has a strong focus on fine art (with a twist) with a deep love for conceptual, editorial and food photography. Check him out!
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THOMSON DIPALMA ORGANIC SHAMPOOS
Bryan Thomson-DiPalma is a much sought-after salon stylist in New York City, and for many years an artist, technician, educator and developer of products. He has a wonderful line of hand-crafted shampoos and conditioners that are REALLY and certifiably organic.
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TOM SPANBAUER, AUTHOR
Tom Spanbauer is a Pulitzer-nominated author, the founder of Dangerous Writing, and Dancer. As a writer he has explored issues of race, sexual identity, and how we make a family for ourselves to surmount the limitations of the families into which we are born. He has five published novels Faraway Places, The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon, and In The City Of Shy Hunters, Now is the Hour. The latest is I Love You More from Hawthorne Books. Tom Spanbauer’s first novel in over seven years is a love story triangle akin to The Marriage Plot and Freedom, only with a gay main character who charms gays and straights alike. I Loved You More is a rich, expansive tale of love, sex, and heartbreak, covering twenty-five years in the life of a striving, emotionally wounded writer.
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TREBBE JOHNSON, AUTHOR
Dancer and author Trebbe Johnson explores the concept of the Beloved — the elusive, alluring force that beckons us forth to passionate engagement with the world — and shows how our sense of love is often linked to something far greater than ourselves. Steeped in Western and Eastern myth and romantic imagery, The World is a Waiting Lover guides us through story and thought in order to discover passion, Eros, and our authentic selves.
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TRELLA DUBETZ: SAGE MASSAGE & WELLNESS
Sage Massage and Wellness, run by Trella Dubetz, is a holistic life & health service provider that gently and lovingly aligns you with your innate healing ability and growth potential. Trella is a professional writer, trained artist, licensed massage therapist, Access Bars facilitator, Reiki Master, trained doula, and Young Living Essental Oil distributor.
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Webworks by BabaSink offers a range of graphic-driven solutions— web sites, photoshop magic, logos, print design and video production to help you communicate your ideas and your message. Webworks is not your mega-corporation at work churning out generic content, it’s a real human being who likes working with artists, visionaries, misfits, musicians, and small-to-medium-sized businesses with big stories to tell.
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WESTWOOD HEALING ARTS: AMY WOLF
Amy Wolf offers treatment massage, Reiki, Swedish, myofascial, postural realignement, deep tissue, and other forms of healing work. Working out of Seattle, WA, she has been a licensed massage therapist since 1992.
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WIN BLEVINS, AUTHOR
Writer and Dancer Win Blevins, long-time friend of Clyde Hall, is an authority on the Plains Indians and the fur-trade era of the West. He is a descendant of the Cherokee tribe and a man who truly walks with Spirit in his life. The outward result of all his energy has been twelve novels, including Stone Song, which won the Spur award and the Mountains and Plains Booksellers award for fiction. Check out Give Your Heart to the Hawks: A Tribute to the Mountain Men
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WOLF MARTINEZ: SHIATSU THERAPIST, CEREMONIALIST & WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
Wolf Martinez has been practicing Shiatsu for 20 years, and incorporates Spiritual Guidance, Reading of the Body, journeying, breath work, ancestral connections, and other modalities also to help others realize thought patterns, and language, for a renewed clarity of Life. Wolf is also a practicing Ceremonialist, bringing Inipi (Sweat Lodge), Vision Quest, Marriage, and other healing ceremonies for the people. Wolf and Michael host many from around the world to our home in Santa Fe for intensives, workshops, and international retreats. “Primarily I just listen as best as I possibly can, intend to have fun, and Enjoy Life!” Phone or Skype sessions available.