Huckleberry Bear BearPhoto by: Michael Stillwater

This month at Earthfire is incredibly inspiring and exciting. We have thought-leaders, artists, animal communicators, and more from around the world coming to visit the animals with the goal of helping us share their voices and shift the way that people see, and therefore treat, wildlife and nature.

We currently have Michael Stillwater—a musical artist, educator, and filmmaker—visiting the site. Michael’s work artistically responds to issues facing us as individuals and as a community, which has included co-creating the acclaimed audio resource Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying and an award-winning film series dedicated to releasing and celebrating the voice, entitled In Search of the Great Song. He flew in from Helsinki to meet our animals through his camera lens.

Also visiting this week is Penelope Smith. For over thirty years, Penelope has been the founding pioneer for the field whose name she originated: interspecies telepathic communication. She will be returning to Earthfire after many in-person and telepathic visits with our animal residents.

Following Penelope, our friend and shamanic healer, Rose de Dan, will be staying at Earthfire, blending animal communication and energy healing. An animal shaman and early pioneer in the field of complementary healing for people and animals, Rose’s work is inspired by a shamanic vision in which wild and domestic animals issued a call to action to save the Earth and assist in co-creating a sustainable future. Her ceremonial work aims to build bridges between humans and animals.

And next week, we will welcome Steve Hill, a renowned animal enrichment specialist from the UK who is tasked with creating enrichment programs and strategies for the Earthfire animals and helping design new enclosures for our landscape transition.

We also have a compelling lineup of podcasts coming up with world leaders in the fields of spirituality, economic issues, new perspectives on environmental issues, and the Native American perspective of how to solve them.

Part of Earthfire’s mission is to be a seed center—a hub for ideas, movements, activists and innovators—a place to bring together changemakers and thought-leaders from around the world to generate new perspectives and solutions. Just as nature is interdisciplinary, we need to be, too. Earthfire offers opportunities for collaboration, leading the way on finding a transformative approach to our environmental and spiritual crises.

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