page you will find useful
links to sites we recommend, including Shamanism, Spirituality,
Sustainability, Artists, and more-- all focusing on a positive
relationship with the Earth. Check back from time to time --- we
continue to add links as
we do more networking.
are looking for information on shamanism,
or anything relevant
to these links, and don't find it here, feel free to contact us-- we
have an extensive library of reference material (which you can view on
site at Dragon Waters or we can recommend by phone or email) and can
also point you to
other resources on- and off-line.
|Shamanism and Related Topics
ISSR: The International Society for Shamanistic
Research is an interdiscipinary, academic organization devoted
to the study of shamanism. Members include world-renowned scholars in a
wide range of fields. The ISSR sponsors an academic
conference every other year, and a journal of papers from the
proceeding is published in Hungary. The journal Shaman, launched by Molnar & Kelemen Oriental
Publishers in 1993, was approved as the official publication of the
ISSR in the same year. Molnar and Kelemen also publish other academic journals
on topics primarily focused on Hungarian culture and culture of the
Shaman (ISSN 1216-7827) is a annual journal (192 pages per
volume) of a strictly academic nature, publishing original articles
written in English. In addition, Shaman publishes reviews of current
books, films, videos and sound recordings, brief accounts of works in
progress and announcements of coming events.
organization dedicated to the preservation of Siberian and Mongolian
shaman traditions, which is associated with Golomt Tuv, the official
shaman organization of Mongolia. They maintain this web site for the
purpose of educating Westerners about their traditions, and to keep
those traditions alive.
Odigon's old page on Buryat shamanism is still being
maintained. Sarangerel passed to the spirit world in 2006. Thankfully
she left us the gift of memories of her powerful spirit, and her books,
Riding Windhorses and Chosen By the Spirits, which we highly
recommmend. The new link to the site is here.
is a brilliant and exhaustive web site covering an amazing range of
topics, including shamanically relevant material. I first found it when
researching Hungarian language and culture.
calls itself the largest freely available
archive of online books
about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet.
The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship.
Shamanism exhibit at the Illinois State Museum.
Totem Peoples Preservation Project is
an international non-profit initiative dedicated to supporting the
sustainability of indigenous nomadic cultures, their totem livestock
and their ecological habitats in Eastern Siberia and Mongolia.
(Detroit MI) is a convention of the many
mystical spiritual paths and faiths who desire to teach each other and
promote fellowship among all esoteric traditions. Since 1995, this
4-day event has brought together over 100 classes and rituals presented
by local instructors, internationally renowned guest speakers and
authors and a Merchant Room, Art Show and the largest indoor Drum
Circle in the Midwest. Crow and Bekki have been
featured presenters at a number of ConVocations and consider it the best event of its
kind out there-- well-organized and run, and very high quality.
Mystical Attic, Virginia
Beach, Virginia: One of the venues
where we teach. Scott and Neal are Advanced Shamanic Practitioners,
Reiki healers, Tarot readers, and they also offer organic personal care, crystals, fair
trade unique gifts, herbs, oils and ritual items at the shop.
Energy Systems (also Wind Power)
Cool Folks Doing Sustainable Things
Station Ohio Magazine
said of Blue Rock in their Best of Ohio:
"BEST GREEN HOUSE
Imagine living in
a house made from tires packed with dirt. Jay and Annie Warmke have
just such an abode, and they call it Blue Rock Station.
It’s more than their home, though; it’s an educational center for
Earthships — dwellings made from natural or recycled materials that can
support themselves with almost complete independence. The Warmkes’
Earthship, which they started building in 1996, was Ohio’s first. Now,
they have a 38-acre retreat where they teach people about
earth-friendly construction, offer hands-on workshops on a variety of
topics and let people trek around the land with one of their llamas. "
community non-profit and tax-exempt organization that saves reusables
from the landfill to support a sustainable economy, protect our
environment, and create jobs.
Green Energy Ohio is a nonprofit
promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies
and practices in Ohio. Its web site has a lot of resourse and
information about converting to green energy.
Based in Athens
County, Rural Action's mission is to promote
economic, social, and environmental justice in Appalachian Ohio.
Appalachian Center for Economic
Networks (ACEnet) is a
community economic development
organization located in rural southeastern Ohio. The mission of ACEnet
is to build the capacity of local communities to network, innovate, and
work together to create a strong, sustainable regional economy that has
opportunities for all.
is a non-profit,
membership based organization working to increase community
self-reliance by promoting food production and processing in
southeast Ohio, through hands-on education and direct mentoring.
Ecological Food & Farm
Association (OEFFA) was
formed in 1979 and is a
membership-based, grassroots organization, dedicated to promoting and
supporting sustainable, ecological, and healthful food systems.
Environmental Non-Profits in Ohio
Ohio is a
statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.
and International Miscellaneous
Good Causes and Organizations
Care 2 With more than 12 1/2 million
and 400 nonprofit partners, Care2 is
the largest and most trusted information and action site for people who
care to make a difference. It provides free email and personal pages;
online groups (many oriented on social action, spirituality, animal
welfare, the environment, peace, and other timely issues); petitions;
news; e-cards, and more. Bekki is a member (and membership is free).
Environment protects the living environment of the Pacific
promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities and reforming
international policies.They dedicate
over one-third of their budget each year to funding grassroots
organizations on the front-lines of the environmental movement.
They support and
encourage sustainable fishing, renewable energy and other initiatives
that put environmental protection and communities first. And lots more.
Free-Range and Organic Food Suppliers and
Nouveau Hippie-Mex Restaurant, specializing in locally grown veggies
and local free-range meat and eggs. Many vegetarian and vegan options,
a different theme special each night of the week, plus the
Cantina (complete bar) and Bodega (quick light food). Menu at
their web site. All our friends and students know and love Casa!
Every day the
features locally grown organic vegetables, non-GMO meats and
eggs, FairTrade organic coffee, and organic dairy, flour and
sugar. Unique variety
freshly baked hand crafted loaves,flaky quiches, sweet and
savory pastries, breakfast pizza, tasty soups,
salads and sandwiches, cookies,
brownies, tarts and cakes, plus a Sunday brunch. The folks at Village
Bakery also run Della Zona,
pizza and other foods made entirely with local and regional cheeses,
meats and other ingredients; and Catalyst
Cafe, a coffee shop featuring fair-trade coffees and teas and
Acres specializes in
food products made from local Pawpaws, Spicebush berries and other
native foods. Chris Chmiel, the owner, is the originator of the Pawpaw
Festival, based in Albany OH in Athens County.
Market Our local
market is known for its wide variety of locally produced food and other
items, from eggs, meat, veggies and fruits to goat's milk soap, honey
and beeswax candles, live herbs, native shrubs, and lots more stuff.
Many items are raised organically.
specializes in Chinese medicinal herbs, and occasionally other exotic
unusual medicinal and sacred plants, as well as a large variety of
founded by Cindy Parker, our good friend and a master herbalist. Cindy
is a teacher, writer and healer who focuses on working with herbs as
well as with energy, and often combines the two.
Three Treasures Frances
certified in traditional Chinese medicine, as an acupuncturist and
herbalist, and teaches Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Her practice is based in
The Dogwood Center
Roger Wilkins, PhD in Education, works with neurofeedback
to help people overcome the underlying neurological
basis of their self-defeating life patterns. Neurofeedback training
helps people become unstuck from their life patterns so they can move
on with their self development. Neurofeedback training is an
effective non-drug method for enhancing self development. Self
Development Seminars, Neurofeedback
for Mind-Body Transformation re just some of
the options available at the Dogwood Center.
Craftspeople of an Earth-friendly Persuasion
Mairyann Wrentlmore: Painting the
Essence of the Sublime Mairyann
is a lovely person and gifted artist. Inspired by
myths, legends and her personal spiritual practice, which blends
shamanism and Goddess spirituality , her art is whimsical and
unique, and her paintings include various paint media as well as beads
and other textural effects. She also is a graduate of our Two-Week Intensive
Training, and now practices her healing arts in FL.
Beautiful art prints, tee shirts and sweatshirts of wildlife from
wolves to hummingbirds and everything in between, plus dragons,
unicorns and winged things. Reproductions of Sandra's original
paintings on feathers and drums as well as her larger paintings of
medicine shields and fantasy art. We're pleased to promote this
long-time friend's beautiful art work.
Earthcraftyr Our friend Ditchwitch
lives in the country east of Rochester NY . She crafts a lot of her own
products, much of it herbally based, and also supplies Bellydancing
needs. (She dances and teaches dance as well.)