August Events & Fall Gatherings


Greetings on this beautiful August day!

Welcome back to Earthlands.  There is much excitement and joy at Earthlands since new ownership by the Earthlands Trust led by the father/daughter team of Felicia & Craig Newhouse has taken over management of the core property.  The Newhouse’s have a commitment to continue many of the programs and services we all have grown to know and love.

The NEW mission for Earthlands, which is totally aligned with the original vision is, …to help facilitate continued learning on how people can live again in alignment with Mother Earth, Nature, and Each Other for the greater good of all involved”.


August Programs & Fall Gatherings.

Please join us at Earthlands!  There are still openings in the following programs  CONTACT each program directly – see website or Facebook information with each description.


Come to Earthlands this week August 13th-21st 


1.) In the Roots We Are Together, ALisa Starkweather.  Friday – Sunday, August 18-20August 19th, Saturday 9am to 11pm with optional camping and lodging options on Friday and Saturday evening and two vegetarian/ vegan/ GF meals (lunch and dinner).  This event includes use of the Lodge, Lower Field, Summer Kitchen, and the Grounds.  ALisa Starkweather, Mother Turtle, Laney Goodman, Katja Esser, Julie Woods, Kristin Arant and Cassie Zito along with guest teachers for the TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process, Cornelia Jecklin assisted by Morwen Two Feathers. In the day we will share ceremony, replenishment, plant bathing, wisdom council and connection where our deep concerns and present collective needs live. In the evening bring two rattles and we will be joined by many extraordinary drummers for a beautiful engaging fire circle. 

Write to for questions or concerns. We would love to have you join us. Women ONLY.

In our 19th year Priestess Path Apprenticeship begins again on September 22nd and is accepting enrollment for women participants now. This women’s leadership school runs for eight weekends over nine months and women come from all over the U.S. and Canada to attend. (This year one participant is from Northern Ireland.) ALisa Starkweather is your facilitator bringing you many years of experience along with a staff of extraordinary women holders we call “Sisterhood” and “Core”. You embark on a mystical deep archetypal journey that is both transformational and relevant to being an activist for change that is rooted in women’s leadership and vision. If you want to speak personally to ALisa about enrolling contact her at to set up a time. ALisa has been bringing this work, Daughters of the Earth Gatherings, In the Roots, and Women in Power, Life Force, Love is Our Power to Earthlands for over a decade.

 Contact:  ALisa Starkewearther. (978) 939-5366


2.)  Nana Wilma: A Gathering of Feminine Leadership   Sunday, August 20th.  Starting at 10:30 AM Nana Wilma, Mayan Elder and founder of “Circle of Women International” and Sisterhood of the Staff”  will offer an afternoon program.   Women ONLY  Contact for Nana: Katrina Coravas <>


3.) 2017 Total Solar Eclipse – 7:30 PM Sunday, August 20 – 5:00 PM Monday, August 21st All are welcome to gather for an all-night fire vigil at the lower Fire Circle. Guided by Mayan Spiritual Guide Nana Wilma, every participant is invited to embrace the act of unification, from the inside-out, as we anchor the spiritual foundation for community.  Mixed Gender Event

 Contact for the Eclipse program is Marcella Eversole <> (415) 595-7984


4.) Earth Alive. Friday, August 25 – Sunday, August 27th

Join us in celebration of this miraculous living planet we all are part of.  This family friendly event offers opportunities for rest, relaxation, and renewal.  Experience deeper, more open-hearted connections with others and Earth as we create a loving community to honor, in sacred space, both our joys and our sorrows. Activities will include: celebration, rituals, sharing circles, healing processes, workshops, and time for exploration, and play.

Contact: Brad Hyson, Facilitator <>





Saturday, October 7th  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Listening to Native Voices: Standing Rock is Everywhere!


With guests Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Standing Rock, Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nagtions and Beatrice Menase Kwe Jackson, who will perform a Sacred Water Ceremony.  Part of the St. Francis Day at Agape Center, Hardwick, MA.  Visit: and register at:  <>


Saturday, October 28th 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Deeper Roots:  Feeding Our Ancestors


A day-long ceremony to deepen and nourish our relationship to our Ancestors.  Facilitated by Katja Esser & Laney Goodman

For Information & Registration VISIT:

Breaking NEWS – August 16th  P&S Agreement on the Whitney


On Wednesday, August 16th the Institute for Environmental Awareness, Inc (IEA) the non-profit parent of Earthlands and the Earthlands Community Land trust ECLT, signed a “Purchase & Sale Agreement” to buy the Whitney place that abuts Earthlands. After the closing on October 30th, the Whitney Place will be transformed to a center for intentional community living, Earth-based education, and organic permaculture food production based on sustainable and regenerative principles and practices.  For information on the Whitney Place, VISIT:

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