Giving is an esoteric science that never fails to produce results
when it is done with love and joy. ~ John Randolph Price
Dear Moonfire Sisters and Brothers,
Moonfire Meeting House, center for wholistic wellness, earth education and spiritual unfolding, was founded sixteen years ago by Lorraine Simone, also known to many of you as Deep Arrow Woman. It has always been her vision to create community living in harmony with the earth. Moonfire is just that - a safe and sacred space to be and become, where lives are transformed and miracles happen every day.
Through the years, Moonfire Meeting House has flourished. Its expanded from a small Circle in Deep Arrows living room in Amagansett, to the office in Southampton, to book stores, spas, centers, and private homes throughout the country, and continues to show signs of healthy growth with plans for a training encampment in Austria with Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf next summer, and new and exciting e-courses from recently renamed Womens Ways Mystery School.
Moonfire has always been an independent entity, and as such, everyone intuitively understood that someone had been paying the bills to keep its doors open. Now, the time has come for those of us who have walked through those doors in search of self and supportive community to carry on its legacy of service to self/service to others.
It struck me as unusual when, during my first Winter Solstice in 2001, I found my self in the middle of the woods, in a huge building lit only with candles and surrounded by a community of men and women. More women than Id ever been with in my life, about thirty, and I realized I wasnt afraid of competition, I wasnt worried Id be judged and there was no room for doubt. I felt, through the structure of the circle, the quiet preparation of prayer bundles, and the beautiful ceremonies, something special was happening to me, it was magical! I let myself peek out. It was safe. I was home. ~ Nancy
We invite you to step forward and identify yourself as a Member of Moonfire Meeting House, regardless of your current relationship to Moonfire or lack thereof. Make a financial investment in continuing to actualize Deep Arrows visionary work, and foster our virtual and physical community. Deep Arrow has always said, If you have been touched, in any way by the Work of Moonfire, you are part of this Moonfire community. Come join us now and formalize your connection with Moonfire with a membership! Help us assure that Moonfires doors remain open for the next stream of seekers to be welcomed home to themselves.
Of the many important needs your Membership Fee and Gift Contributions will support, in these Changing Times, is sustaining the Moonfire office in Southampton. This office not only houses Moonfires administrative functions and workshops, it holds space for the vision and energy of this community with its many sacred altars and objects for healing, and is more than a physical representation of the heart and soul of Moonfire Meeting House. It symbolizes the success of visualizing and manifesting a dream. The office contains an extensive book, CD and video library; community archives of countless events classes and awards; supplies for ceremonies, encampments and healing sessions; and on occasion it even provides a place for the weary searcher to lay his or her head.
And with this acknowledgement to share in the present and safeguard our future, we ask you to continue to hold the vision of Moonfires future as we press to maintain ongoing programs; upgrade office equipment; secure spaces for large gatherings and retreats; obtain new acquisitions for our library; revive The Ways of the Talking Stick Newsletter; make Circle Work more accessible to men, women and their children; establish more TeleCircles and TeleConferences for friends around the country and across the waters, and support out-of-state start up groups. Work has already begun on developing training materials and e-courses, establishing an interactive web site, and subsidizing the publishing of important books. We envision more actual and virtual community building, land on which to house a Residential Moonfire Center, and Rites of Passage Ceremonies for men and women on a national and international scale.
Through your Membership, Gift Contributions, and continued prayers, all these visions can become reality, sooner rather than later. Your generosity of spirit, commitment to personal growth, and the intention to sustain Moonfire Meeting House with your prayers and membership pledge is greatly appreciated and makes our hearts happy.
For your convenience, you may make your Membership Pledge of $60 and any additional financial Gifting Contributions through PayPal, or use the attached form or PDF and mail your check or money order to Moonfire Meeting House, 1691 County Road 39, Suite F, Southampton, N.Y., 11968.
Thank you for becoming a formal member of Moonfire Meeting House. You will forever have a cherished place in this Community and continue to be in our prayers. In the words of Deep Arrow Woman, Hugs! Kadeeshte, All is Made Beautiful.
May you walk in Beauty,
Paula Silent Wind Wechter, Lisa Hillary Mansfield and Nancy Karp
I choose to make my membership pledge for 2006 in the amount of $60 and
receive advance announcements, Invitations to community events like the annual Rites of Passage Ceremony,
priority registration, use of the lender-library at the Moonfire Office, discounts for classes, events, e-course & products,
subscription to Ways of the Talking Stick e-newsletter - with articles on health, nutrition, ecology, preservation and spirituality,
reviews, research, meditations, Moonfire recipes, rituals and more.
Deep Arrow Lodge
Moonfire Meeting House
1691 County Rd. 39
Southampton, New York 11968
phone / fax 631-287-9000