The Land

 
 

Our Sanctuary is a 450 acre ecological niche at the edge of the ghost town of Keysville in the Missouri Ozarks.  It is an off-the-grid wild remote place with deep forests, rippling waters, big sky and flowering meadows.  Pristine earth with deer herds, coyote packs and soaring raptors, this land has been a gathering place over the centuries.


Petroforms built by early people align to the winter solstice sunrise.  Tribal leaders traveled from afar to hold council.  Mounds were built in the valley for ceremony and to honor the dead.  Early Scots-Irish pioneers put down roots and worked together in spiritual settlement.  The Cherokee suffering upon the Trail of Tears were aided by these settlers and escapees were absorbed into the community.  Many a soul has been sheltered by the trees and boulders of these hills and hollows.


The veil is thin here and a deep spiritual presence is felt by those who walk this land.  It may have started with the crypto explosion - a unique geological structure of debated origins.  The Crooked Creek Structure is the sight of unusual geological formations studied by scientists and curious phenomena witnessed by shamans and seekers.  Many who visit Earthcamp experience peace and deep healing.


Base Camp is the Barn, a magical “off the grid” structure built in 1904, lit by oil lamps and candles...a rustic, homey place with wood-burning cook stove and common area loft overlooking the valley forest. 


deep peace of the quiet earth,

Pat Tuholske, your nature guide

31st season


“Along the borders of this world lie others. There are places you can cross.

This is one such place."  Once Upon a River




photo credit:  Brandy Branson Wells

 

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