Friends of Neskaya

+ Useful Resources +
JULIA LYNAM’S PAGE

Including Seventh Circle, an e-zine with articles of interest and calendar of Circle Dance events in New England and elsewhere.

TOUCHSTONE FARM

Shaker’s Touchstone Farm hosts yoga and dance events and has a huge online library of dances.

SACRED CIRCLE DANCE IN EAST TENNESSEE

At this website you will find background information about Sacred Circle Dance, a schedule of upcoming dance gatherings, and lots of links related to sacred dance, poetry, art, yoga, & more.

INTERACTIVE CALENDAR

Featuring listings for Sacred Circle Dance events.

LAURA SHANNON

Laura specializes in Armenian dances, Gypsy dances, and women’s dances. Laura holds an honors degree in Intercultural Studies and a Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy. Her innovative approach to Sacred Circle Dance is appreciated in many countries.

CIRCULAR DANCES

Leah Bella in Weston, FL

OTHER CIRCLE DANCE WEBSITES

BEVERLY WOOD & SETH AUSTEN

Including several other musicians who play with them – all are available to play great live music for dances.

NEFFA

New England Folk Festival Association

BOB SHAPIRO

For information on recreational folk dance with information about folk dance groups all over the country, choreographies for many traditional dances, and several links to other sites.

YIDDISH DANCE

Helen Winkler’s comments on Israeli & Klezmer dance

ROUNDABOUT DANCEWEAR

Dancewear made by Circle Dancers

CENTER FOR NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION

Trainings and certified trainers in techniques based on the book by Marshall Rosenberg. Ecellent techniques for how to express your feelings and needs and how to listen to others’ expression of theirs. From the back cover: “Nonviolent Communication is essentially radical; it subverts our whole status-quo system of power.” – D. Killian “NVC is a process that can help us to honor and appreciate our differences and celebrate our common needs.”  – Carol Placer

NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION – A LANGUAGE OF COMPASSION

The book itself. At this website you will find much of the text of the book. I consider NVC a spiritual practice.

THE CENTER FOR A NEW AMERICAN DREAM

Helping Americans change the way they consume to improve their quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice.

TRAINING FOR CHANGE WORKSHOPS, PHILADELPHIA

Training for Change was founded on Martin Luther King’s birthday in 1992, a carefully chosen birthday for a group that spreads the skills of democratic, nonviolent social change.

THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE

A self-help process that can end the war with yourself.

SACRED SOURCE DIVINE IMAGES

They have large & small figures of many gods & goddesses from Hindu, Greek, Celtic pantheons.

JALAJA BONHEIM

Bonheim wrote Aphrodite’s Daughters, a book about women’s spirituality and its connection to sexuality.  Choreographer of Jalaja’s Chakra Dance which is now spreading out through the Circle Dance World in several versions and many names.  She is an EXTRAORDINARY workshop leader.

AVIVA GOLD

Gold teaches Painting from the Source.  The big paintings that hang on the wall at Neskaya were done in her workshop.

WOMEN’S RURAL ENTREPRENURIAL NETWORK

These folks are transforming the North Country by teaching women to start & run their own businesses, and supporting us with classes, workshops, tech center, outlet for arts & crafts, etc.  I’m proud to be a Wren.

FINDHORN COMMUNITY

Located East of Inverness in Scotland, on the edge of the North Sea, they first became famous for the garden and growing 40-pound cabbages with the help of the nature devas.

GAVIOTAS

Gaviotas, the extraordinary community in Colombia, is alive and well. For three decades, Gaviotans, peasants, scientists, artists, and former street kids, have struggled to build an oasis of imagination and sustainability in the remote, barren savannas of eastern Colombia, an area ravaged by political terror. They have planted millions of trees, thus regenerating an indigenous rainforest. They farm organically and use wind and solar power. Every family enjoys free housing, community meals, and schooling. There are no weapons, no police, no jail. There is no mayor. Related links: zeri (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives) and the sustainable village

THE FEMININE OF HISTORY IS MYSTERY

This book, written by Jenny Deupree, is a weave of many ideas, centered around Earth energies and the sacred calendar.

MIDDLE ATLANTIC GEOMANCY

Earth energies, dowsing, sacred geometry, and Labyrinths.

FENG SHUI PALACE

The website of Karen Rauch Carter, who wrote Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life, a wonderfully user-friendly guide to magical home decorating. You can order mirrors, wind chimes, etc. online.

STONE PAGES

For people who are interested in British megalithic monuments. If you don’t know what those are, check these folks out, and then go to Julia’s page to see people dancing in Swinside…

CROP CIRCLE CONNECTOR

A guide to those mysterious and beautiful formations that appear in fields of growing grain. My favorite is the Julia set (a mathematical construct, a subset of the Mandelbrot Set) that appeared near Stonehenge in 1996.

INNERLINKS

These are the people who designed the Angel Cards and the Transformation Game.

ANIMAL ESSENCES

For those who use Bach flower essences, and people doing shamanic work, and anyone who’d like to invoke the spirits of helpful animals. These essences are created by a ceremonial process, no animals are harmed.

YES!

Hopeful News for a Just, Compassionate & Sustainable Future

BETTER TOGETHER

A New Hampshire organization promoting the building of “Social Capital”, which is the web of relationships that gives us a sense of connection, belonging, and community.

ITHACA HOURS

A program for local currency that can be used as a powerful community building device for keeping financial resources at home, creating jobs, borrowing money at no interest, and many more features of a sustainable economy.

E.F. SCHUMACHER

This website includes history and details of the local currency movement in general.

THE HUNGER SITE

Visit this website once a day, hit “click here”, and the sponsors will provide food for a hungry person for one day. Loaded with information about hunger on our planet and what we can do about it.

NOVICA

An online catalog of beautiful art & craft from around the world, making this organization a very thin and short middle person between buyer and artist. Neskaya has two beautiful carved masks from Bali; Sita (a Hindu version of Persephone) and Garuda, the eagle god.

GO MOOSE

A Franconia-based webiste devoted to that ungainly and majestic beast. Information, humor, and e-cards you can send to your friends.

BLUE MOUNTAIN CARDS

They have wonderful e-cards for about every occasion you could imagine and some you didn’t even know existed.

KRISHNA DAS

An American who went to India following a spiritual path, and returned to make music that is quite wonderful, and has become a favorite among a number of us here at Neskaya.