Restoring Village Culture In our Modern World
A year in the life of a sacred village
This is our way of village tending and making the village ways accessible to everyone.
Village culture is a way of gathering, supporting each other, and navigating the cyclic hoop of the year as we learn, heal, and grow. It's a life style of honoring, listening, and attuning ourselves to nature expressing within and without us.
Here you get to be part of this culture, join in with both live and virtual gatherings, experience the traditional ways of storytelling, ritual, rites of passage, and the presence of elders.
Join in to play and connect
What's a Village "Co-op"?
We call it a co-op because you become a member of the village where your voice matters. It's a community we encourage you to share your gifts and contribute as well as receive and be part of the fire gatherings, rituals, and learning.
The Village Co-Op provides a variety of ways to deepen in, connect, and grow. You can participate in all or one's you choose.
In addition to the gatherings, you'll have access to our
Library of Endangered Rememberings
Fox & Raven Bone's Reflective Storytelling
To Elder's and Mentors
Here's the flow and opportunities:
Monthly Virtual Fire Gatherings
Open Lodge Hours
Twice a month we open a virtual circle to get mentoring, ask questions, be in community to share or listen in.
Whether you're on a journey in Tree of Totems, or curious about other teachings, personal experiences etc, you can ask questions, share and receive mentoring.
Our men's circle... we lean into the stories of men from a mythic and ancestral lens. We explore specific themes, and tap into the mysteries of being a man in today's world as it drastically changes around us. As men, we ask how we may steward today for those who'll come after us. To prepare the way for the next generation.
Seasonal Live Offerings
(These will be scheduled to align with seasonal influences. These may ask for additional donations so to support Elders traveling to attend, wood supply, and land maintenance)
The Village Fire
We gather in the sacred Lodge around the fire. The elders have their honored place. Together we partake in ritual and giving offerings to the fire, the land, the spirits, and all beings. Through storytelling, humor, beauty making and soul-ful dialogue, we draw out ancestral and indigenous learnings. We feed the Sacred and get fed by our sense of community and the Holy in Nature rising up to greet us.
We gather in the sacred lodge and with live drumming, didgeridoos, and chanting, we dance around the fire. We sweat our prayers, our grief and praise for life. Through the dance we feed the Sacred, give strength to the moon, sun and spirits and in turn are fed by them.
Elders & Mentors
Have access to connect with initiated elders and mentors to dialogue with, get curious together, draw out the hidden mysteries and meanings together and receive mentoring. You'll have support, inspiration, and anchors.
Details & Investment
Village Co-op is crafted to be affordable... we're focused on relationship, accessibility, and authentic village culture. If you're in a financial pinch, let us know. This offering isn't for us to earn money but rather we ask for contributions to make it possible to offer a more authentic culture. It takes a lot of time, finances and energy to offer these. You're contribution is greatly appreciated in making this happen.
30 day Free Trial then,
You can cancel and rejoin at anytime. We do not turn anyone away. Email us and let us know.
What it includes:
Virtual Wisdom Fire
Virtual Village Circle
Virtual Medicine Hut
Open Lodge Mentoring Circles
Recordings of each Virtual Event
Access to mentors and elders
Forum to share and catch each other's stories
Weekly Prompts and Reminders (optionally texted to you)
Authentic like spirited community
Library of Endangered Rememberings
Includes recordings of Virtual Council fire
Articles, Videos and other resources
Access to Fox & Raven Bones Reflective Storytelling both live and archive
Special access to live podcasts
Guest teachers, Shamans, Babas, and peers sharing from other lineages and practices
Exclusive Invitation to join our Live Events
(These may ask for additional donations)
Shamanic weekend of fasting, ritualized sweat, and ceremony
Bear Clan, men's circle
Women's Mystery Lodge
How to join
If you are presently a member of Tree of Totems and have undergone one of our journeys or personal mentoring, then Click Here.
If you've been invited by a member of Tree of Totems or have found this page in some mysterious way, then please email us at Learning@TreeOfTotems.com and share why this resonates.
We ensure to create a safe and sacred space for all people who are part of the village.
Remembering Forgotten Things and Endangered Knowledge
This is a soul-nourishing journey of feasting on endangered rememberings that weave us back into accord with the Great Mystery and all its beauty making.
This is a journey of feeding the Holy in Nature, the Holy in your life, The Holy in the unique way you’re being dreamt into the world with the Medicine you carry within you.
It’s living what the Hopi and Dineh call “Hozho” walking in beauty. In this we experience a remembering ourselves home.
It’s a path that brings you into direct contact with the unteachable learnings… those teachings that will only ever be known to you and the mountain, to you and the path underfoot.