Sunny Summer Update!
http://www.silverravenwolf.com is now back under my control. Unfortunately, we had a slight ownership snafu and the site was NOT under my control for quite some time, which is why you found me so active on FaceBook. I’ve had such a wonderful time with FaceBook and my new FaceBook friends that I will continue to keep posting there and sharing pics, ideas, and other information. If you haven’t visited the rebuilt RavenWolf site, do take a peek. We have message boards and other great, interactive ideas. Soon, you will be able to access my three Pow-Wow podcasts from the site and we’re also working on some video shorts.
In April we were blessed with a few great days of weather, which allowed me to get out there and start the season early. May, however, brought tons of rain and gobs of weeds (oh-thank-you-so-much). By June I was seriously considering just putting up a sign that said — Back Next Year. Lucky for me, my daughter-in-law got out there with me and we were able to pull out most of the offending interlopers. By the third week in June I was back on track, finally got the tan bark down around the entire property, and planted most of the season’s flowers. Mother Nature treated us very well, bringing back just about all of our perennial herbs and a few floral surprises. I’ve posted pics on FaceBook and we’ll have them on the website as well. I built a new healing area with flat stones (pictured below) thanks to Omega Wolf members who so kindly braved the pouring rain to unload the skid of stones from my son’s truck. One of our Texas clans visited in June and several of those folks were nice enough to bless the area.
Spiritual Cleansing Area
The end of June brought our Grand Coven (known as Clan Clamping) where Black Forest Covens from all over the United States and Canada come together for ritual, learning, celebration and reconnection with love and friendship. Black Forest Covens do not hive — we multiply. Celebrating over twenty years of happiness and laughter, this year’s event was the smoothest running, most delightful three-day event we have ever experienced. Most gratifying? This year’s celebration included members from Germany and Italy! And even better? No drama.
MindWalker and I are still hot on the trail of our family mysteries! In the past two months we’ve visited several historical societies, a ton of graveyards, oodles of libraries and spent a great deal of on-line time tracking down the bits and pieces of our heritage to piece together our legacy for our grandchildren. What started as one small notebook has morphed into three huge ones and we’ve just scratched the surface. In the meantime I’ve also built a new website (not open yet) specifically for those of you who are interested in this topic. We had to break away from our grave task for a bit due to clan camping and other spiritually oriented pursuits; but, soon we’ll be back in the truck again, bounding through hazy hill and darkened dale in our red pick-em-up to see what other secrets we can unearth.
Simon Hinkel Soldier and Fence Maker
Pow-Wow (Braucherei) Work
MindWalker and I have continued to collect information as we traveled to different historical societies. After several months of interviews and hands-on research we have developed a spiritual cleansing technique designed specifically for Pow-Wow and Braucherei students. I presented this technique first at the Turning Wheel in Baltimore and then at Celtic Myth and Moon in Reading. By Grand Coven it was ready for presentation and teaching to all BFC members. I spent the week after working one on one with many BFC members including our local groups and those from out-of-state. The baseline of the technique utilizes the Braucher chants and charms and the type of session Preston Zerbe taught me, coupled with the later information from Ray Malbrough (for the herbs used) and JB (our Amish raised Pow-Wow BFC member) and his energy work. We currently have plans for doing short videos to explain the technique to anyone who is interested in using it. What sets the Braucher Cleansing apart from other sessions you may have participated in are the specific Pow-Wow chants and charms used within the working, and the focus on two primary elements — Ice and Fire (or Water and Fire).
The results after over 100 cleansings are most interesting. Most receiving the cleansings agree that they feel calm, at peace, and uplifted after the technique is completed. Several have remarked that in the week after, they felt more empowered to deal with the stresses of every day life. Others have experienced a spiritual breakthrough. Many have shared that they experienced a heightening of creativity or were able to finally finish old, outstanding projects. The basic premise of the Braucher Spiritual Cleansing is to bring balance so that you can move forward in your chosen future tasks. It claims to heal nothing nor fix anything, although some individuals have been delighted at the results in the area of personal healing. Another interesting result appears to be in the area of information retrieval. For example, you may have been trying to find something important in your studies or on your career path, or needed personal information that appeared hidden. Within a few days of the cleansing, many folks wrote to me to tell me that the information they needed manifested at just the right time. Finally, if you employ the Evil Be Gone chant as a choice in the cleansing — get ready for hidden, nasty things, to walk out of your life! — usually with a bit of fuss. Which, in retrospect, is not a bad thing. In Pow-Wow, the individual doing the working only TRIES — the engine is Spirit.
I do hope you’ll join us at the new Silver RavenWolf website, where you’ll find more info in the months to come on Pow-Wow, Healing, Herbs and much more! I’ll try my best to keep you posted!
Notice: Next Healing Circle will be July 15th. I’ll be posting on FaceBook and the website for your prayers. In service Silver