Ancient Wisdom
A Center for Personal and Planetary Healing…
Where the journey toward personal health and wholeness meets the path to global peace.

Welcome!
At Ancient Wisdom you will find a place to nurture body and spirit with:

  • spirit centered body and energy work

  • life guidance through astrology or tarot

  • classes for enhancing life in body, mind and spirit; from the personal to the political

  • a labyrinth for walking meditation

  • regular rituals in an Earth-based, Goddess honoring spiritual tradition

  • permaculture gardens to enjoy or learn from

  • a community devoted to uniting personal peace with a more just and peace-full planet.

Philosophy and Vision

At Ancient Wisdom (AW) the principles of interconnectedness, Divine immanence and community inspire our work.

On an ever-shrinking planet, personal health and wholeness in body, mind and spirit are inseparable from the larger goal of world peace so desperately needed in our time. Our essential interconnectedness both with each other and our planet is undeniable. Physical health on a poisoned planet is impossible; pollution honors no borders and we are what we eat.

Likewise, peace of mind in a climate poisoned with fear of war, terrorism, crime or unemployment is equally unattainable. So much of our dis-ease stems from these forces. Because we cannot give to the world what we do not have, inner peace must precede outer. Thus, our goal at AW is to provide the services and surroundings that promote an inner peace which can inspire magical peace activism in the wider world.

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In our work we honor the Goddess, the Immanent Life Force, the Ancient Wisdom, within and around us. Spiritually we are inspired by the Reclaiming tradition of Witchcraft (www.reclaiming.org), though we welcome all who share our vision and goals for personal and planetary peace making. As written in the Reclaiming Principles of Unity, "Honoring both Goddess and God, we work with female and male images of divinity, always remembering their essence is a Mystery which goes beyond form."

We hold sacred the elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, knowing them to be the manifestation of that Life Force. As Chief Seattle taught us, "We did not weave the web of life. We are merely strands in it. What we do to it, we do to ourselves." To defile the planet is to defile ourselves and both acts are sacrilege. Thus, at AW preservation and healing of our sacred Earth through the teaching and modeling of urban permaculture (a combination of the words permanent & agriculture or permanent & culture) is central to our mission. We once heard permaculture defined as "revolution disguised as organic gardening". We just love that idea!


We invite all who wish to work for these goals to become part of a community of transformation. Without such communities of support such a vision will never become reality.