February 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn’t have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are absolutely permitted to make up a ceremony of your own devising, fixing your own broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber/poet.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


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Warren Peak CA

Warren Peak CA

High and lonely, the Warner Mountains are one of the most isolated and beautiful places in California. Most (few that they are) who venture into these mountains come to graze sheep or climb Eagle Peak (9,892) and Hat Mountain (8,737), the Modoc and Lassen County highpoints. Most of the rest of the range, which extends northward into Oregon, is left infrequently traveled, wild, and spectacular.


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“If theater is ritual, then dance is too… It’s as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” – Paul Coelho

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Warren Peak

Warren Peak


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“A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual.” – Paul Coelho

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