About our home, Eagle Mountain

About 45 minutes west of Weed, California there's an unnamed peak we call, "Eagle Mountain." Several decades ago, Jim "Redtail" Collins was searching for a place to perform nature-based ceremonies and rites of passage. His vision was to teach principles that were similar to those he had experienced with indigenous ceremonies while honoring the traditional methods for doing so. His vision was to make new ceremonies that honored the roots of the old and retained their power, but that were accessible to Native and Non-Native peoples, alike. 

A licensed psychologist that concentrated largely on PTSD issues for veterans, he had a burgeoning practice. He made it a point to make his desires known to everyone he could. One day he received a call from one of his clients. 

"I think I found a pretty good spot for you, Redtail," he said. "You should check it out."


Of course, this is exactly what he did.

Eagle Mountain is just what it sounds like; 160 acres of sloped land. On a particularly windy day, he made his way to the summit of the property. It has a commanding view of a nearby valley and dramatic rock monolith nearby, and he wanted to take it all in. As he stood atop the summit in the wind, he saw something laying on the rock outcropping that crowns it. 

It was an eagle feather, laying still and undisturbed. To him, it's been known as, "Eagle Mountain" ever since. 

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