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July 19th...Please Join Us.

This is an event I'm co-creating that really means a lot to me. It should be great fun and will have lasting impact on a green/wild place where kind and generous people nurture the land, as well as countless dogs and humans. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I so hope to see you there...

Chicago Mysteries presents:

In Service to the Sacred: A Fundraiser to Save the Land at Diana's Grove

Presented as an Earth Spiritualists of Chicago Main Event

July 19th, 2008, 6pm-midnight
2032 W. Fulton, Chicago, IL 60612

Do you value the environment?
What if the choices you made could save sacred land?
You can make a difference.

Right now, in the foothills of the ancient Ozark Mountains, a forest being razed to the ground. Half of a total of 880 acres is already a wasteland of dust after the devastation of clear-cutting. This unsustainable logging practice threatens this beautiful land, the habitat of hundreds of species of plants and animals, and the local watershed.

This land borders Diana's Grove, a nature sanctuary and retreat center dedicated to personal and spiritual growth that has touched many lives here in Chicago, and in earth-based communities around the country.

You can help save this land

Please join us for a festive evening of fundraising to generate abundance, both financial and energetic, to help protect this sacred land. You can make an ecological difference in the world with your actions and choices.
For over 15 years, the land of Diana's Grove has stood to support the sacred work of hundreds of people, as well as rescued hundreds of dogs. Diana's Grove offers Mystery School and other retreats that foster personal growth, community building, and leadership development using earth-based spiritual values, practices, and processes.

Make a change in the world that you can see

Right now you can directly save the land. Every donation helps to save a tree, and benefit this endangered environment. Your smallest donation matters. All profits generated from this fundraiser will go towards the Diana's Grove land fund.

Schedule of Events for July 19th:

6:00 Doors open
Enjoy the potluck offerings, as well as musical entertainment; sacred play to help save sacred land.
7:00 Land Rescue
An optional informational session on effort to save this land.
7:15 Ritual information session
Find out more about the evening's ritual and prepare for the work of the night.
7:30 Ritual
Together, we lift our voices and connect from our deepest selves to the sacred land beneath our feet, sending healing energy to protect sacred lands near and far.
9:00 Auction
Bid on gorgeous donations from local businesses and community members.
9:30 Gaia's Groove
Dance for the dream of a healthy planet with a drum circle as well as an eclectic mix of worldbeat and other danceable tunes. Will you groove for the Grove?

$5 and up, sliding scale. Please donate what you are able toward the land fund.
Please also bring a potluck dish to share, and any items you would like to donate for the auction.

This is a family friendly event, and children are welcome until the Gaia's Groove dance party begins. This event is drug and alcohol free. Please also join us in recycling during this event, and consider using ecologically sustainable choices in food containers. Please contact us with any questions.

Contact information:
ShaunaAura@ringinganvil.org, river.roberts@gmail.com, 773-506-1099

More information:
For more information about the programs at Diana's Grove, please visit http://www.dianasgrove.com
The Chicago Mysteries are a local group devoted to the work of the year-long Diana's Grove Mystery School program.

This fundraiser is our effort to support the Diana's Grove staff in preserving this land. Other ways to support the effort include a plan that will enable you to help with the preservation of this land through buying into a landholder agreement, or through tax-deductible donations in any amount. Visit http://www.dianasgrove.com/landproposal.html for more details.


Public Transportation: Nearest stops are the Green Line at Ashland and Lake, and the Blue Line at Damen and Grand. Contact Shauna for carpooling connections.

May your sacred lands be held in the hands of the Goddess.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 30th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
I will not be there (Chicago, and all...), but I do wish you the best with this.
Jun. 30th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you darlin...it's a great cause, so I do hope it goes well.

Much love - J
Jul. 10th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
I'm going to send a couple raffle items for the event with aerieofgrace.
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Awww...thank you! That is so generous. You will be missed! Love, Jen
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