FOUNDERS & CREATION OF THE CENTER
The Land on which the Center is built, was once respected and inhabited by the Stillaguamish Peoples, in addition to other First Nations peoples, who lived here seasonally; they moved through this Land with the seasonal salmon runs.
A ceremony was held when the Land was purchased, and the Elder who held the ceremony shared that the current town was once the place of woman healers, and also, long-houses.
On-going ceremony has enabled a positive shift toward respect of the Land, since the creation of the Mother Earth Eco-Center approximately 15 years ago.
THE MOTHER EARTH ECO-CENTER is located in North West Washington State, on the Puget Sound waters, by the San Juan Islands. The Center is only minutes from wild beaches, and mature Cedar-Fir forests --where the Trainings are also held.
The Mother Earth Eco-Center in entirety, is a 6300 square-foot blue building, that includes the 3000 square-foot ceremonial eco-shamanic lodge, and adjoining residential units -- that form the intentional community.
The Mother Earth Eco-Center is in Service to our Mother Earth, and local landscapes that include the northwest Cedar-Fir forests, and Puget Sound Waters and Islands.
The Mother Earth Eco-Center is connected with corresponding, privately-owned mature cedar-fir forests. The privately-owned forests are places where the 7Phases® Trainings are also experienced. There are also dance and ceremonial groups, who celebrate at the Eco-Center.
The ceremonial eco-shamanic lodge has vaulted cathedral ceilings and 12’ windows. In addition to the communal gathering space, there is a kitchen, courtyard, two new bathrooms, power-point area, seasonal and directional altars, public parking area, large custom shower, and a 1000 square/foot sleeping loft, with multiple beds for guests and workshop groups.
The ceremonial eco-shamanic lodge has corresponding Forests.The Center has permission from local private forest-owners, to practice in nearby mature cedar-fir forests, in Service to Mother Earth, and for the Trainings.
The Mother Earth Eco-Center is also home to a private Resource Library and Reading Room, with comfortable chairs, water feature, and aromatherapy, for your reading and intellectual exploration. The Resource Library houses an in-depth and rare collection of books including: Jungian psychology, women’s/goddess spirituality, shamanism, myth, alternative healing, earth based spirituality, healing arts, and indigenous culture. For fiction lovers, it houses a wide selection of world literature.
It is in walking distance to all amenities (including 24 hour organic foods, library, restaurants/entertainment, herbal/ tea house, gym) in a small north western town.
The Eco-Center is located on the coast, only 1.5 hours north of Seattle, WA, and 40 minutes south of Bellingham. The Eco-Center, with its international invitations, is an easy commute by bus and train, from Seatac Airport, and Vancouver Airport, B.C. Canada. There is public transportation from all airports to our small town.