Plant Spirit Medicine is one of the fundamental offerings of the Blue Deer Center. Therefore, it embraces the same mission, vision and values of the Center as it brings its medicine into the world. Blue Deer Center is the home of Plant Spirit Medicine.
Blue Deer’s programs offer the spiritual benefits of nature and the healing wisdom traditions that have been forgotten. People come from all over the world to immerse in our programs–a place to take a pause from the struggle of everyday life to restore, connect with our spirits, and ultimately find balance in our lives by reawakening our deepest knowing of nature. At Blue Deer we have hosted more than 17 elders from around the world – wisdom traditions such as the Turtle Clan, Arhuaco, Xané, Mohawk, Cherokee, Vedic, Dagara, Huichol (Wixarika), Nahua Weather Workers, Bon, and Oglala Lakota.
Blue Deer is a social benefit 501(c)(3) organization thanks to the generosity of our donors, volunteers, staff and community. We opened our doors to welcome participants for the first time in 2005. Located in the New York Catskills, Blue Deer Center is situated on 93 acres of sacred land long recognized as an important place of conflict resolution. The center is surrounded by the calming presence of the mountains and the river of peace (Saskawhihiwine).
Blue Deer Center has a team of talented and passionate individuals in charge of running the organization and its multiple programs. Meet the Blue Deer’s team.
Mission, Vision & Values
Misson: As an expression of sacred fire, Blue Deer offers a home for shared experiences of transformation and healing by embracing the knowing of the natural world.
Vision: We see a way of life where Ancestral Wisdom connects self, community and the natural world.
Values: We proclaim these values to guide the work of Blue Deer Center:
- Do no harm
- Act with fairness
- Support order
- Live with respect
- Honor the sacred