If you are the last of your lineage, you hold a special place in the web of life. All over the world, human beings are taking part in the transformation of life as we know it on the planet. Next to San Francisco Bay rises San Bruno Mountain, one of 18 global biodiversity hotspots, Some ice age plants have survived here, and three 5000 year old shell mounds are sheltered in its ravines. Three plant communities support the existence of three endangered butterflies. Join us on San Bruno Mountain, where habitats and butterflies will host you, inviting you to explore the rich possibilities of your position through journeying and other forms of sharing.
We will walk on the mountain to three habitats, calling upon the fragile lives they support to dance with them at the edge of the world. There, where beautiful and fragile flowers support the butterflies, we will journey to the heart of the butterfly’s wisdom.
Meet at the Bank of America building in Brisbane, CA
Sunday, September 20, 2009, 10:00 AM.
Bring a lunch, water, sunscreen, a rattle, a journal and pen, comfortable shoes.
Cost: $40; no one turned away for lack of funds. A portion will be donated to San Bruno Mountain Watch Conservancy, which guards the mountain’s well-being.
Past experiences of this visit have opened doors that people wanted to continue to explore. A six-week follow-up series on Thursday evenings will be available at an Atherton location, Sept. 24, to October 29 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Location and nights could be adjusted if most people are clustered elsewhere on the Peninsula or in Santa Cruz. Cost per evening $30, or $150 for series
Ginny Anderson, Ph.D., is the author of “Circling San Francisco Bay: A Pilgrimage to Wild and Sacred Places”. Dr. Anderson is an eco—psychologist, leads journeys to sacred places in nature, and works individually with people at sites of power in nature. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University, works through the Center for the Divine Feminine, and is in private practice.
A meditation group, women’s group, book club, hiking group, or church group could arrange a series or a single San Bruno event by contacting Ginny
Email Ginny at email@example.com for further information or to reserve a place.