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"Touchstone: Dancing With Angels"

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Self-Portraiture by Shakurah
(Deborah Georgianne Hall-McNeil)


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Photography by George "Shaker" McNeil

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 At the age of 9, while living on the North Shore of Boston, she drew sophisticated, visionary maps of artistic communities.


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"We are all dreamwalkers and shapeshifters, all of us," said Deborah. "Follow one's dream, no matter what."

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"We hold Sacred Space at Touchstone."

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A Personal Letter from Deborah Hall-McNeil to her Friends in the Community
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Below are images of George (Shaker), -- and later, of Deborah (Shakurah). 

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Deborah Georgianne Hall-McNeil, born George McNeil, christened herself: Deborah when she was only 6 years old.

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"Shamans," she explained, "know their fears and hopes... and walk through veils."

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 "The outer and the inner are the same."

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Deborah, who was among the first Sacred Circle Dance instructors in the United States, "surrenders to the moment" during the Dance.

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She has wholeheartedly followed her Dream as a spiritual seeker, mystic and musician, freethinker and farmer, hermit and herbalist, dervish and dancer, philosopher, philanthropist & photographer, renegade, reformer & restaurateur [proprietor of "The Inn of the Seventh Ray" near Santa Monica, California.]

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"We're all smudgy angels... We all share our chocolate and our whiskey."

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During a filmed interview for Touchstone: Dancing With Angels in the Spring of 2006, Deborah said that she was born as a "Shaman, - a transgender dreamwalker."

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She expressed that her feminine nature helped her develop "a caring, compassionate understanding."

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Click below to listen to a radio interview with Shaker, conducted by Tess Truitt, host of "Spirit."

Click here to listen

 

News Articles about Shaker (Shakurah) and the Farm

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A Bird's-Eye-View Map of Touchstone Farm, Easthampton, MA

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CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO CLIP OF DEBORAH

 

**** [Please visit: http://www.SacredCircles.com/EcoVillage/eco-village.htm for more information about Touchstone Farm's planned eco-village.] ****
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