Abiquiu, New Mexico
August 28-31, 2015
Join us for the Sun-Moon Dance on sacred land in Northern New Mexico. Abiquiu is a very special place located in the Chama River Valley, about an hour north of Santa Fe. We will be dancing on top of a gorgeous mesa that looks out over an awe-inspiring white limestone canyon. This dance, in the tradition of Beautiful Painted Arrow, will be led by Rick and Elisa Cotroneo. They have studied with Beautiful Painted Arrow since the 1980s and have been leading this ceremony for 18 years on the land where they live in upstate New York.
The Sun-Moon Dance is an intensive ceremony that involves fasting from food and water from Friday, August 28th around dusk until mid-morning on Monday, August 31st. During the light hours, we dance back and forth to a sacred tree to give thanks for the gift of life. At night, we rest and enter the sacred dreamworld. We dance so that we may become like a hollow reed, allowing Spirit to move through us, unhindered, to guide us to lives of service. As we dance, we honor earth and sky, bring healing to our ancestors and bless the paths of our children. We dance so that we may pierce the illusion of perceptual time and enter into the awareness of our true eternal being-ness. If you have a serious commitment to your spiritual growth and revel at the thought of spending four days in communion with Spirit, this ceremony may be for you. For more information, contact Rick or Elisa at email@example.com or call 518-729-2429.