The Land and Sanctuary
All of the land and sanctuaries are dedicated to
sacred space. Of the 130 acres on which Starseed resides, the front
acres are a mixture of fields and forest. Most of the stone sanctuaries
exist on this portion of the land. The back acres are entirely
forested, except for 15 acres of wetland areas and a stream.
There are seven major sanctuaries on the land and
many smaller ones in the process of creation. The first sanctuary is
our sacred circle and medicine wheel created at the time of the
Harmonic Convergence in August of 1987. It is one of the highest energy
spots on the land and where we have a lot of ceremonies, including
weddings and rights of passage. The other sanctuaries create spokes
from this sacred circle, they are: the sanctuary of the Divine Mother,
Sai's Place, Infinity, the Land of Good Intentions, the Inipi Lodge on
the stream, the sanctuary of the Christ and the Buddha.
The Peace Labyrinth created in 1997 is a focal
point of the Sanctuary. As one of the main stone sanctuaries located
near the buildings, many of our prayers and ceremonies take place here,
including Prayers for the Earth and the People of the Earth.
Our Peace Labyrinth is a seven circuit labyrinth
that has a separate exit path. The layout of the Peace Labyrinth was
designed by Beatrice Barnett. The seven circuits, the center, the 180
degree turns all have specific meaning. A walk in the peace labyrinth
is a walking meditation designed to help walkers reach both the
physical center of the labyrinth as well as their inner center.
For more teachings about the Peace Labyrinth - its
meaning and uses - please join us for one of our labyrinth workshops.
Check the calendar for upcoming dates.
You are always welcome to drop by and visit the
sanctuary or walk the peace labyrinth, we ask that you call
(413-743-0417) before to let us know you will be coming and make sure
there aren't any private group activities scheduled.
We have one large organic vegetable garden at
Starseed, and a wide variety of herb and flower gardens with fairies,
cherubs, and other beings scattered throughout. We hope to expand the
food garden to bring us closer to self sufficiency with our food
production. We cultivate the land for nourishment and also to enhance
the energy of the sanctuary.