November 11th, 2013
On July 23, 2013, I was interviewed about Sacred Space on KKNW by Martha Childress. Listen to the interview.
On November 10, Martha and some friends visited Earth Sanctuary and here is what she said:
I just wanted to thank you again, for taking the time to meet with us out at your site yesterday. It was a wonderful experience, and your personal touch amplified it even further.
What a powerful and inspiring model you are, with what you have made possible with your vision. With the Earth Sanctuary, you have blended current awareness with ancient wisdom, and blended them in a way which they serve as one, and serve for all. You have created a truly new sacred site, and living example, of a modern doorway for integral transformation and expansion. All easily accessible, inviting, and available for all who are called.
Gratitude and blessings. The whale is still with me, and I am still singing. Thank you again.
–Thank you Martha for your support of Earth Sanctuary!
October 21st, 2013
Chuck: I just want to thank you for the care you have taken in creating Earth Sanctuary. It really is a lovely place and a perfect retreat spot for me, since it combines everything I love and value. It is quite a gift to the world. My visit was too brief, and I hope to return soon.
FYI, I noted a pretty remarkable level of bird activity for this time of year, with lots of species – that seems like a good sign.
With gratitude, Demi Allen
[Thank you Demi for your kind words! - Chuck]
October 14th, 2013
The Earth Sanctuary Retreat House has a new energy efficient ductless heat pump heating system. A recent retreatant reports: “Much quieter than the baseboard heaters, and it also seemed to drown out the traffic noise. It worked very well for me to retreat there again.” Come and enjoy a warm and cozy retreat!
September 25th, 2013
This short video – Birds of Earth Sanctuary – by master photographer Craig Johnson has incredible videos of many species of birds and chicks at Earth Sanctuary. Plan a visit soon!
September 9th, 2013
My friend and I visited the Earth Sanctuary yesterday. It is a beautiful place. Thank you for following your dream and sharing it with others.
I especially enjoyed sitting on the curved bench looking at the “primordial pond”. Lots of dragon flies and we saw a heron. It was a peaceful time for us. It took me back in time and gave me hope for the future. I offered prayers everywhere, I walked the labyrinth, took my shoes off to stand on the sacred native american stone, rang the bell, spun the prayer spindle. I also heard a squeak and a splash but saw nothing. I was grateful for everything. I would like to come again some time.
Thank you again.
Know that you are loved.
August 26th, 2013
We have three beaver lodges at Earth Sanctuary. There is a weir and culvert between the Middle and West Ponds. When the beavers hear running water, they immediately build a dam to stop the water. In this video, you can see Chuck Pettis using a pitchfork to unclog the dam. At night the beavers come back and fill it in again. And on it goes!
July 22nd, 2013
Chuck Pettis, founder and creator of Earth Sanctuary will be interviewed about Sacred Sites on KKNW (1150 AM in Seattle) on July 23 at 12:30 PDT. You can listen live online at http://1150kknw.com/listen The interview will also be archived for listing after the live show (not sure when) here: http://www.naturalchoice.net/radio.php
April 24th, 2013
The Evening Magazine TV show visited Earth Sanctuary about 10 years ago, and they keep running the segment! If you watch this short video and then visit Earth Sanctuary, you will see how well the plantings have done and how the plants have matured. And all the pink flags are gone!
April 17th, 2013
I just want to thank you for sharing the Earth Sanctuary with me. I learned so much from you (as well as myself during my retreat) and the tour you gave me! It was a wonderful experience! I will forever be saying “Om Mani Padme Hum” and I found out the meaning of it while at the retreat house! Its beautiful; “Om…the jewel in the lotus…Hum” the jewel being love and compassion and the lotus being the wisdom of ultimate reality”!! I learned about meditation in sacred spaces and my experiences were magical!! I have been inspired to create my own beautiful sacred space! You taught me that and for that I will forever be grateful!! Thank you.
April 13th, 2013
Craig Johnson came to Earth Sanctuary sat on the bench by the labyrinth for a while watching the heron preen near the middle of the pond. The heron flew to the area near the Native American prayer stone (just off the cattails). He went to …that location, keeping a distance and noticed the heron’s body undulating, so I knew the bird was going to strike. I leaned against a tree, hand holding my pocket video camera and shot the clip. It was about 4:00 PM.