Sacred Sites are saved by dedicated people.
Site Savers are individuals, couples and families who have worked to preserve their sacred places and practices.
The mission of Sacred Sites International includes respecting the traditional people who honor and preserve their sacred sites. Since 1990, when we started Sacred Sites International, we have been privileged to meet many traditional elders who have kept their sacred sites alive, fought to protect and preserve them and in some cases, resurrected and restored them. These elders are also the guardians of sacred cultural knowledge, traditions, ceremonies, and stories.
Traditional elders can share important knowledge and values with contemporary industrialized cultures. They can also be models for how to treat older people in wholesome, healthy ways.
The following articles are about or written by Site Savers:
John E. Palmer Den Haag, The Netherlands
Susu Jeffrey Coldwater Springs, Minnesota
Charles Miller, Michelle Berditschevsky, David Schooley & Patrick Orozco, Northern California
Lama Tovuu Baldan Baraivan, Mongolia
Visiting The Hopi Mesas with Eugene Sekaquaptewa
Eugene Sekaquaptewa, Hopi, Arizona
Bulu Imam, Hazaribagh, Jarkhand, India
2 thoughts on “Sacred Site Savers”
I am writing to you from Ireland, I live on a hill in Northeast Wexford called Tara Hill.
The area is beautiful and the hill its self holds many secrets.
Recently the forestry a state sponsered body began clear felling the plantation near the summit of the hill. I had long been drawn into the woods in certain areas of the forest and when the clearing began it became apparent why.
I and a growing number of people living locally believe this hill to be a very sacred site, it has been nearly impossible to get any body to visit the hill to verify wether certain constellations of stones are monuments and thus have them protected. The forestry are using very large invasive machines to remove timber from these sites we desperately need help to get this site protected. ~We have started an online petition at change.org under the heading Coillte save Tara hill as a center of biodiversity and history in north wexford. I have a large number of photographs of some of the sites we feel may be sacred, the views from this hill are amazing and stretch for miles in every direction as well as over looking the sea.
It is my heart felt desire to see this hill protected and preserved for future generations to enjoy and share.
We have featured Tara Hill in our newsletter and on our website. We agree, it is definitely a sacred site and part of a larger sacred landscape. We are sorry to learn about the felling of a forest on Tara Hill and we would be happy to route people to your website and online petition!