Earth Walks will journey to the amazing World Heritage Site of Chaco Canyon May 20-22, 2016. Chaco was the ancient center of the Pueblo Anasazi world between 850 and 1250 A.D. Today the massive buildings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest. This includes phenomenal archaeoastronmical buildings and natural sites aligned with solar and lunar cycles.
Our Earth Walks experience is designed for a deeper contact with the canyon and the ancient ones whose voices still can be heard in the stones, wind, wide open skies and bright starry skies. We will be led by a wonderful family from Tesuque Pueblo, who consider Chaco an important site of their ancestors. It will be a homecoming to them, and perhaps to participants as well.
“The Power of Storytelling” is the focus of this journey. Sharing stories brings back the oldest way of being connected and seeking coherence in a world that often seems to be falling apart. As Michael Meade of the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation has said, “Genuine stories help us to restore ourselves and re-story the world around us.”
As we walk the ancient sites with our Pueblo friends, experience silence alone among the vast open space of Chaco or gather around the fire at night we will share the stories that call to us from past and present that will help reweave the fabric of our individual and collective lives.
Join us! Space is limited to 12 participants so sign up soon by emailing Earth Walks for a registration form. Cost is $210 which includes all meals, campsite fee and honorarium to Pueblo guides. Transportation is by carpooling (minimal car entrance fee not included in cost.)