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Podcast! Part Two Mark Interviewed by Chris Martenson

"...There’s a lot of work to do, so I created this project called “We are Nature Rising,” where we connect and bond with nature as a part of who we are. This is what Joanna Macy says, that it’s not more information that we need. It’s…
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Podcast! Mark Interviewed by Chris Martenson Part One

"Mark Morey returns to the podcast this week, for a deep dive into Cultural Capital, one of the more intangible and less understood (though no less important!) of the 8 Forms Of Capital. PeakProsperity.com readers may remember Mark from his…
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Maise's Rite of Competence

The morning was rainy, but as the guests began to arrive, the sun came out. Maise was very excited. She was donning a skirt she had made for the occasion, along with a headdress her auntie had made. We had set up a fire circle with a threshold…
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Lilliana's Rite of Competence

Greetings everyone, Last year my family attended Art of Mentoring and it was a very transformative experience.  One of the most touching moments was the ceremony that was held to send off and receive the teens on their 3 day trip to the…
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Jasper's Rite of Competence Ceremony

Hi all, I wanted to share the story of Jasper’s ceremony last weekend with those of you who couldn’t make it. It was a really fun day.  Jasper greeted everyone by putting animal cards on their backs for a guessing game. We gathered…
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An Elder Crossing Over

Hank "Grandfather Great Blue Heron" Wolcott is crossing over into the spirit world. He served many years as an Elder at Art of Mentorings, local nature programs and traveled to distant to communities.  In his 80's he continued to travel…
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What's the most effective way to create change in a ...community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood...

Cultural Mentoring is not the first thing to roll out of someone's mouth when asked the question: What's the most effective way to create change in a ...community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood... There is a powerful…
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Maple Syrup: Making Sweet Connections

It's that time of year again.  The breeze is moist, the cardinals singing, and the snow is like mash potatoes.  I love the seasonal ritual.  It's a real rut-breaker.  It's not based on the clock or date on my calender.  To catch the…