Circles on the Mountain 2019

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Editor's Note:
For our theme "Living in Difficult Times," we have drawn in a variety of voices. These voices affirm the exquisite awareness that all times can be challenging, and that how we bring our attention to the stirrings in families, in daily life, and in relationship to the earth shape our perceptions and actions.

Some of our pieces here also address challenging themes that are present in our daily discourse. How do we become aware of our own biases, our filters of inclusion and exclusion in our lives and work? How do we speak our truth about the challenges and feelings that arise in us relative to these conversations? How do we risk ourselves and our opinions in this community, knowing that we mayor may not be understood? Can we, as a community, hold a basic trust that all voices belong in the circle?

We hope that this issue will bring us closer together as guides, providing a glimpse into the unique challenges that certain individuals and communities face, and also the unique resilience and medicine that they have cultivated in the face of injustice and pain. Perhaps through a shared recongnition of these challenging times-and renewed commitment to facing them together-we can build new tools and processes, claim new language, offer beauty to wounded places, and learn how to welcome all to the circle.

Sara Harris and Laura Brady

​WELCOMING ALL TO THE CIRCLE - Kim Allen 
MEDICINE WALKS FOR TIMES LIKE THESE - Ann Linnea 
QUEER SURVIVAL AS CEREMONY SO - Sinopolilos-Lloyd
FIRE - Keith 'Howchi' Kilburn 
DEAR EDITOR OF OUTSIDE MAGAZINE - Darcy Ottey 
INCORPORATION WITHIN WHITE SUPREMACY AND SETTLER COLONIALISM - Pillar Sinopolllos·L1oyd 
A QTBIPOC's PERSONAL REFLECTION OF THEIR INITIATION AS A SPIRITUAL GUIDE - Roz Katonah 
CAN A WHITE PERSON BE A SHAMAN? - Jallles Shipman 
THE EARTH HAS GIVEN MUCH TO US • • • IT'S TIME TO GIVE BACK - Trebbe Johnson 
TREE SAID - Kinde Nebeker 
THE WIND - Denis Marier
ASK YOURSELF ALL THE GOOD QUESTIONS - Michelle Katz
THE ECOTONE OF TRANSITION - Jennifer J. Wilhoit, PhD
IT ALL STARTS AT HOME - Sara Harris
SMELLING HOME FROM FAR AWAY - Sofia Nicholson
THE GREEN CAMP KITCHEN - Anne Stine 
TOOLS FOR THESE TIMES - Corinna Stoeffl 
DAY OF PURIFICATION - Keith 'Howchi' Kilburn
NOW WHAT? - Palll Andrade 
THREE COUNTRIES, TWO HUNDRED RITE OF PASSAGE GUIDES, THOUSANDS OF WOODLAND TREES IN SOUTHERN GERMANY: ONE UNFORGETIABLE EXPERIENCE - Michelle Katz
THE ARIZONA GATHERING - Christiane Frischmuth 
WASHING ASHORE: A GATHERING INCORPORATION - Catie Armstrong