Finisia (Tr Grny) asked me to respond, as she lives off the grid without web access (unless she goes to the Public Library). You and others who are feeling called to Disengage from modern civilization and are serious about getting "Back to the Hoop" and live in Unison and Harmony with mother earth, you are invited to Join Finisia and Coyote Camp in Arco for Root Camp and Festival June 14 - 28, 2008 (see invitation below.) There you can join other like minded individuals, and learn more about actually Living on the Hoop, get the feel for it... and decide if you are ready, willing and able to join in the Hoop Clan and live according to the Old Ways of the hunter/gatherers.
In her younger years Finisia was mentored in "The Old Ways" by Elders of the Shoshone Tribe in Idaho, and is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced person's on the Native American Hunter / Gatherer lifestyle of the Great Basin Region, that you will ever meet. For 10+ years Fin has lived in a horse-drawn covered wagon, following the Seasons of the Hoop, planting back the native plants in the Idaho / Nevada deserts, being sustained (fed) by these same plants, teaching and sharing with others who choose to journey with her for awhile. All she requires is the ability to live in truth and harmony, the Desire to learn and live according to the Old Ways, To be strong, hand working, independent, self sufficient, and most importantly the ability to Pull Your Own Weight and then some more for the Clan!!
Jon the Bicylist www.rewild.info/conversations/index.php?action=profile;u=413 photo -> www.pullingforwildflowers.org/images/shurz11.jpg
Jon first joined in at Pinon Camp last fall at Austin NV for a couple weeks, then he rode his bicyle off into the Horizon. In March 2008 he returned on his bicycle and Joined Finisia's wagon train, setting up his own tent next to the wagons, sometimes riding alongside Finisia up on the wagon, sometimes riding his bike alongside or the road ahead or off into the desert horizon and returning hours later with tonights Supper that he had gathered from the native plants. You might ask him what it is really like to Disengage from civilization and ENGAGE with Life on the Hoop? He is @ 23 years old and Doing It - Living his dreams, Living on the Hoop.
Here is a link to a Wiki Journal Entry Jon wrote about one of his experiences on the Hoop
You can remain TRAPPED where you are, bitching, moaning, philosophizing about the Collapse and daydreaming about a better day, a happier, better way.... or you can Disengage, walk through the door and begin living your Rewilding Dreams...
It is better to have LESS Thunder in the mouth and MORE Lightning in the Hand - Apache Proverb
... and Here is Your Invitation:
ROOT CAMP AND FESTIVAL - 2008
ARCO, IDAHO JUNE 14-28
You are welcome at other times, if you cannot attend in June
CALLING ALL Spirit Warrior Braves,
Womyn, and Two-Spirited People
Find VISION and HOPE for the Future
Learn the Ã¢â‚¬ËœWalks in Beauty WayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Work and Play in Sacred Space
Dig and Plant Back the Hoop
Deepen your relationship with Mother Earth & Father Sky
There is NO CHARGE; however, you will be expected
to come in the SPIRIT of Potlatch, bringing
and sharing your ABUNDANCE
For more information, registration, directions, etc.
Finisia - (208) 406-7818
whiteeaglesmail (at) yahoo (dot) com
aranahombre88 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Visit us at - www.pullingforwildflowers.org