DECEMBER 2020
Dear THOTH community, friends and family,
As the winter/summer Solstice draws near, we know many of you will commemorate this auspicious time of the year along with Earth-honoring people worldwide. Whether you will be celebrating online, with friends, or by yourself, including medicine songs in your ceremonies and rituals can amplify your intentions, prayers, invocations and evocations. And singing can bring joy to your heart during this turning of the seasons, or anytime.

It gives us great pleasure to share with you, through the generous contributions of THOTH community members, five beautiful, PMT-inspired medicine songs you can use as you feel called. You can access these songs HERE.
You may also like to include the creation of a Despacho or Apacheta to your seasonal celebration. You can find demonstration videos with don Oscar along with written guidelines for these Earth offerings HERE.

With joyful gratitude for your service to Pachamama,
Cindy, Michele, Amy, Heather
Photo above courtesy of Virginia Voegler
NEW in the Writer’s Forum
The Apple of the Amazon: An Ethnography of Pijuayo Founder and Executive Director of Camino Verde Robin Van Loon contributes this fascinating article that ties together historic and contemporary Peruvian highland tradition with the products of the Amazon rainforest, in particular black chonta staffs (or varas), and a little-known but highly nutritious fruit from the same palm tree species.
We are publishing The Apple of the Amazon in 4 parts. Start reading HERE and be sure to look for Part 4 on December 7th.
Current PMT 5-Part Apprenticeship students and graduates are invited to 
join PMT Sanctioned Teacher Barbara Hallnan for the next Deep Dive:
Thursday, December 17th, 2020 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST*
The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition:
Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal
Five-part In-Person Apprenticeship Series
Part I of V: THE CALL TO HEAL

January 22-24, 2021 with Amy Isakov

January 29-31, 2021 with Madhu Anziani & Alexander Kugler

February 26-28, 2021 with Yola Dunne

March 12-14, 2021 with Gabriella Galvan

March 19-21, 2021 with Anna Maria Lopez & Heather Weingartner

April 16-18, 2021 with Kimberly June

April 30 - May 2, 2021 with Gerald Richard

June 4-6, 2021 with Robin Flynn & Darcy Kopas
Photo courtesy of Julia King
Bring an apprenticeship to your region! To learn more about the benefits of sponsoring a PMT Five-part IN-PERSON Apprenticeship, visit our sponsorship page.
COMMUNITY EVENTS IN DECEMBER
Be sure to check our website calendar as events may be added during the month.
Wednesday Night Link-Ups – Look for our weekly Link-Ups letter in your inbox or preview upcoming WNLU events for the entire month HERE.
Online Workshops and Gatherings

Thursday, December 17th, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm Eastern Time*

Monthly subscriptions, reopening for new members December 1st-7th, 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020 | 8:00 - 9:30 pm Pacific Time*
In-Person Workshops and Gatherings

Sunday, December 13th, 2020 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Alameda Beach, CA

Sunday, December 20, 2020 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Flagstaff Mountain, CO

Sunday, December 20th, 2020
11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Baker Beach, CA

Dec 31st, 2020 - Jan 1st, 2021 | Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada
Retreats

February 4th - 7th, 2021 | Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

March 11 - 22, 2021 | Hamakua Coast, HI

Photo above right courtesy of Robin Flynn
*For your local time, try this helpful time zone converter.