This is story that is long overdue in being told. Imagine with me for a moment that you are a Princeton educated PhD, have a long tradition of being the guiding force behind a well known Pagan music group, that you have a great home, great job teaching at a college and a wonderful warm community of sisters and brothers to share your life with.
Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?
Now imagine that your faith and desire to serve the Goddess leads you to give it all up, pack your stuff, join the Peace Corps and move to the impoverished high Andes of Peru. What an outstanding example of faith in action you would be.
No imagination necessary, this is the Story of my friend Alane Brown, blogger, writer of songs and long time member of the Crow Women in Durango Colorado. Her commitment, courage and willingness to sacrifice the fruits of a life well lived leave me in awe.
Alane is a wise woman, her efforts in Peru are not focused on providing aid but on integrating the unique Inca history, environmental beauty and spiritual history of the high Andes in manifesting economic activity that will make a meaningful difference in the community she serves. I live vicariously through her; she is my Hero!
You can read about her efforts here: https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=13-527-027
Alane has launched an effort to bring environmental tourism to the community she serves and has established a donation page to get the project up and running. I urge all individual Pagans and Pagan organizations to support this effort. We as a community loudly proclaim our beliefs in service, environmentally responsible action and manifesting deity in our personal actions. Well here in an example of someone doing exactly that in the extreme and it is time for us to put our money where our mouth is. Give a little or give a lot, it matters not. There is Magik afoot and Alane Brown is manifesting it with on the ground efforts to serve humanity and divinity.
I urge you to share this information on every page you are a member of, show that as a community we support those who are willing live a life of service and participate in bringing hope to the community Alane serves.
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As a community let’s “walk our talk” and support this Pagan making a difference in the world.