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My First Inipi – Sweat Lodge

by Elk Brother Dreaming

For a long time I prayed and meditated over my decision to enter the Inipi, the traditional sweatlodge.  My heart had to be right.  It’s not a choice to be taken lightly.  Not unless you are a fool and want to risk your physical and emotional wellbeing.  Not to mention the risk you are taking spiritually.

It is a physically challenging environment.  The heat is extreme.  Those volcanic rocks are heated to red hot.  The dwelling is very hot and cramped.  We were squeezed in there shoulder to shoulder.  To those with claustrophobia, like myself, it can be rather intimidating. Continue reading My First Inipi – Sweat Lodge

Song Lyrics

Songs for the Rainbow Bridge Clan (Order the CD from the GOC Store for $10! )

Selected by Carol Dawn, Pamela Scheler, Susan Murray, Lynne Heilbuth

Earth songs have been handed down through the centuries and various lineages.

August 2000. Download the pdf file (right click and save):


How GOC Began

The Gathering of Circles was born out of an idea. An idea shared by three men, Patrick McNulty, Dan Leonard, and Bobby Ashworth, having coffee one day. “Wouldn’t it be nice if people from all the various circles got together for a camp out and we all could just celebrate knowing each other. “Yeah, and we could share our talents and our knowledge and could practice our workshop presentations on each other and wouldn’t that be a great gift.” So that is how the GOC began. We just did it!