Growing ZMS…

“Then came the healing time, hearts started to shine, soul felt so fine, oh what a freeing time it was.”  ― Aberjhani

Dear ZMS family and friends,

Spring is here and Zuni Mountain Sanctuary is coming out of winter with renewing strength and a focus on positive growth.  The winter this year has been very mild and this has allowed for efforts to begin bringing ZMS through a process of healing and renewal.

You may have heard rumors and stories and we don’t want to spend too much time here, but almost two years ago a brutal arson attack took place on the land. Luckily the physical damage was minor. Unfortunately the spiritual and psychological damage was pretty severe. The attack shook the sanctuary and the community around it to its core. It also scared folks away from wanting to be involved with the Sanctuary. The sanctuary floundered for a good year or so and for a while it looked like the Sanctuary might just disappear.

At last year’s Shaman Gathering, a new Board of Directors was elected and from day one they have been active and engaged and focused on bringing the sanctuary back to life. As you can imagine, the task is not easy, but we believe it is doable. It will just take time and support. It will take investments of physical and spiritual energy and frankly, financial support as well.

For the past 18 years Zuni Mountain Sanctuary has existed as a community dedicated to providing an environment for spiritual growth and renewal of the mind, body, and soul of Radical Faeries, and those of like minds and spirits. The Sanctuary is situated on a land trust of 320 acres at 7200′ in the Zuni Mountains of north-western New Mexico. Our community works to create an earth-oriented rural permaculture which supports both our individual & collective spiritual creative growth.

 “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”  ― Jean Vanier,Community And Growth

Today we are asking you to help plant seeds of growth and renewal though a contribution and investment of time, money, or resources to Zuni Mountain Sanctuary.

You can help by:

  • Serving on one of the committees of the Sanctuary: Infrastructure, Financial, Communications/Website, Newsletter, Fund Raising.
  • Making a one-time or monthly gift of $5, $10, $15, or $20.
  • Coming to the land to contribute your physical energy working on the land, repairing buildings, and removing trash.
  • Making connections between ZMS and other non-profit organizations for grants of financial support and physical supplies on the land.
  • Donate an item from our wish list posted on the ZMS website -www.zms.org

You can visit http://www.zms.org/?page_id=10 to make a financial contribution today. ZMS is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization under religious/educational auspices chartered in the state of New Mexico, so any financial contributions you make are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Any support of money, supplies, time, or effort is greatly appreciated. If you are interested in helping beyond a financial contribution, please emailzunimtn@wildblue.net and let us know what you would like to do.

You can also visit www.zms.org to learn more about the Sanctuary, see pictures of the land, and get updates on what events and activities are coming up.

Blessings of growth and renewal,

The ZMS Community

Up-Dos

The Land Taxes have been paid through a gracious loan.  We will begin making loan repayments later this year.

Many thanks to the visitors who have joined us during the past few months – your passage through has helped ease the lonely winter months.

Thank you to everyone who has donated time, money, energy, and presence – it would not be possible without your love and support.

This winter has been incredibly dry and weather has been temperate during the day – the roads are in great condition. Fire dangers may be more imminent in the next few weeks and coming months.

Jacqueline and Jared are residents taking care of the land, buildings, animals & one-another.

Welcome Home!

…Zuni Mountain Sanctuary makes you wish that the whole world could have the temperament and spirit, growth environment and encouragement, and the values that have just been experienced [here]. They, at a minimum, provide a model for how the world could be and how it should be, that we can take with us, as a gift from Zuni Mountain Sanctuary…

….Zuni Mountain Sanctuary was more than an experience. It was a benchmark. … It is a place that makes you want to belong, to become a part of it. This isn’t a place that’s hard to find. Zuni is a place that’s hard to leave…  -ZMS visitors