"Sanctuary" - A Glossary and Questions for "Permaculture and Transition Children" by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media +PDF
"Sanctuary" - A Glossary and Questions for "Permaculture and Transition Children" by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media +PDF

A sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place, such as a shrine. By the use of such places as a safe haven, by extension the term has come to be used for any place of safety. This secondary use can be categorized into human sanctuary, a safe place for humans, such as a political sanctuary; and non-human sanctuary, such as an animal or plant sanctuary.

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Sanctuary is a spiritual place for the individual or the community. Music is the key for cosmic awareness at the door of many sanctuaries. Security, like in a Bomb Shelter, is not sanctuary. Privacy is not sanctuary. Through initiation and ritual, we are inducted and educated to respect and energize sacred rites within sanctuaries. Labyrinths are often built in a protected place and can be a " spiritual in sanctuary" experience for some.

ReWilding is being with, or immersed in, Nature. Returning to a simpler way of living with the land and the animals can foster sanctuary. A fire pit, Fire Circle, hearth or a cooking fire is not sanctuary but can be an alchemic spark to find one.

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Questions for Children and Guides:

1. Do you think that the Internet is a sanctuary?

2. How can love create sanctuary?

3. Where is paradise?

4. Where are your sanctuaries?

5. Have you found a sanctuary in Nature?

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Other glossaries in the series by Planetshifter.com Media:

+ Communion: A Glossary for Permaculture and Transition Children

+ Water: A Glossary for Creative Kids

+ Alchemy: A Glossary for Permaculture & Transition

+ Prosperity: A glossary featuring Permaculture, New Mythology, Bioneers, Transition USA, Green Peace and Daily Acts with Discussion Questions

+ Light: A Glossary for Creative Writers