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    04-26-2013, 04:11 AM
Someone posted a picture of some of their horses "healing" people at liberty one time, here on HF. Maybe that's their ranch?
I don't know if any of you have heard of Mt. Magazine in Arkansas, but at one time I lived about 3 minutes away from there. It's a huge tourist attraction. Anyway, these people would come up there on every consecutive year (1/1/01, 2/2/02, 3/3/03, etc.) to plant their "mystical/magical" crystals on the very peak of the mountain. They believed that on the last consecutive year (12/12/12), the world would end, and a huge crystal would come shooting out of Mt. Magazine like lava out of a volcano..That's how they believed the world would end. My brother worked at the lodge on the mountain, and he got several videos and pictures of these people worshiping and chanting over the crystals and the mountain. After all of these people would leave, my brother's manager would tell him and his co-workers to go clean up the crystals and the mess that these odd people had left. Every year when the "crystal freaks" returned, they would be astonished that their crystals had vanished. They truly believed that the mountain was accepting their magical/mystical crystals as sacrifices every year. I watched some of the videos, and the customs were very strange.
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    04-26-2013, 10:48 AM
Originally Posted by AlexS    
Close, it's $375 a month. They probably only go once a year, I pay every month.
that's a really good price! One of my past barns costed 700-1000$ a month
    04-27-2013, 12:56 AM
Let me first say that yes, I agree their wording is a little extreme and meant to attract people who aren't as stream lined as most are. A practicing Pagan would be turned off by their overly wishy-washy attempt at advertising their retreat. Saying that, I'd also like to add this.

I think Christianity is ridiculous. Completely ridiculous. Much like the majority of you think the thought of a place like this is ridiculous. I'm on board with natural healing, shamanism and MUCH of the things everyone else here seems to be laughing and scoffing at. Frankly, its degrading and insulting. I do not run around on this board and unload on organized religion due to the respect I have for those who believe and practice it. It seems like others didn't have that upbringing.

This is advertised on their page. This should not be laughed at:

Tune and raise your vibration through the powerful crystals of Gateway and healing sessions with the Herd
Discover the power of intention and how it manifests in your personal journey
Meditation and Journeying in the Spirit Lodge
Learn horse language, ground skills, and liberty play with Liz and the Herd
Practice alternative riding and bareback pads, treeless saddles, bitless riding with halters, reins, neck ropes, or nothing
Follow the Herd on the 320 acre land of old growth forests, meadows, lakes, and magical places
Take a guided tour to meet the powerful trees, rocks, and explore the chakras and vortices
Learn to see vortices, feel and see auras, and connect and communicate with all life
Learn animal and communication with all life through journaling, dowsing, opening to channel and trusting and refining your innate abilities

Using animal energies is not something "new" or "new age". Its an age old practice that's sadly been forgotten and literally banned through history.

You don't want to believe it? That's fine. No one is forcing you to. No one is knocking on YOUR door and asking you to hear their good word. No one is trying to scare you with eternal ****ation if you refuse to think that way. No one is praying for your poor, sorry lost soul that one day you might see "the light", be redeemed and repent.

It is there for people who are interested. Not your cup of tea? That's alright. No one is going to tell you that you are wrong.

I wouldn't do it. Its terribly expensive for an experience like that and I am already learning more under someone else. Would I go if it was actually afforable and close by? Probably. To see if they are true, and to see what I might be able to learn from them if they were.

Again, their wording is rather poor. Their prices are ridiculously high. That is the only thing I really see wrong here. I see absolutely no harm in what they're teaching.
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    04-27-2013, 01:21 AM
So these practioners & teachers of "Equinsity" didn't coin that term, it was already in use?
    04-27-2013, 01:26 AM
They seemed to have grabbed something that was already in practice, gave it a new name and slapped a huge price tag on it. Like natural horsemanship, for instance. "Recreating" it and selling it on lunch boxes.

Animal energy and many of the other things they are mentioning is completely normal for a lot of people and has been practiced before organized religion.
    04-27-2013, 01:35 AM
Well, I know animals have calming & healing effects on people, that's old news, studies have shown seniors that have pets tend to live longer, read that in the newspaper no so long ago. Also, taking various animals into seniors' homes & hospitals is nothing new, it's the goofiness of making this sound so magical and special, when it's really just everyday stuff.
    04-27-2013, 01:47 AM
Like I said, their wording is poor and their price is outragious.
    04-27-2013, 02:47 AM
Originally Posted by 5Bijou5    
that's a really good price! One of my past barns costed 700-1000$ a month
I couldn't have a horse at that price. Now I pay $500 a month between my farrier and board, and that's max for me and my tolerant hubby.
    04-28-2013, 01:48 AM
While the setting looks lovely and heaven knows I receive a lot of informal healing from my equine and canine companions, the idea of a bunch of horse-inexperienced people sitting on the ground and laying down by all those hooves makes me very, very nervous indeed. Even the most mellow horse can spook unexpectedly, and the last place I'd want to be is with my head down by their hooves.

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