www.CountyOffice.org: Do you need a number or address for a county office in Santa Fe or anywhere else in the United States? This great source of information is accurate and up to date! Click here.
Links about Santa Fe, Travel, and Metaphysics
A Surprisingly Rich Source of Information
NewMexicoHomes.com looks on the surface to be a plain, blue and white real estate site, but hidden below its exterior is a fabulous wealth of helpful information about New Mexico, and what to see and do here. Via short, well-written articles and a truly superb sense of organization that makes the site a pleasure to use (or try to emulate if you make your own web pages!), there is much more to this site than just how to rent or buy or sell a house. Check it out!
The Pasatiempo is the Friday pull-out magazine in the daily Santa Fe New Mexican. It lists many of the arts and entertainment for the week.
Discovery Day in Santa Fe: La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site
When I first moved to Santa Fe in the eighties, I took frequent road trips to check out New Mexico and its ancientness. Somehow, I never came across a petroglyph site just a few miles south of Santa Fe, right off Airport Road, that boasts hundreds of petroglyphs in the basalt cliffs, especially of kokopellis and birds.
La CieneguillaPetroglyph site is 3.5 miles south of 599, marked by a sign and a big parking lot. It’s a steep but short climb and the views are fantastic – 360 degrees! I've seen very little of the site so far, but came across a huge cave with a blackened roof from many fires, and a snake petroglyph on the wall outside. Very nice piece of real estate with views overlooking valleys and mountains.
Santa Fe Sources for Activities, Workshops, and Events
Massage close to the Plaza local people use:HIGH DESERT Healthcare and Massage.
Santa Fe Finds:
The good metaphysical/spiritual book and supply store is The Ark, on Romero Street. 505-988-3709. Nice garden, nice couches, great book and magazine selection, great free talks.
Every Summer the Plaza bandstand music program gets better and better...go down around 6 p.m…mingle with the locals and dance!
Nature Trails and Great Places to Walk in Northern New Mexico
Petroglyph Park in Albuquerque:The other day I ended up in an extraordinary place that everyone should know about who visits New Mexico, as it’s 25 from the airport, yet centuries apart…what a great way to start a trip, by saying hello to the state’s most ancient self. The place to go is a side-entrance to the Petroglyph Park, found behind a Valvoline station at 9501 Golf Course Road NW. (And there’s a burrito place right there too.) Within moments from stepping through the entrance, the trail opens up to a timeless view of mesas and the high desert. Big boulders on the right leading to a canyon in back are covered with petroglyphs, etched hundreds of years ago by indigenous people. I can’t imagine a quicker way to decompress… http://www.cabq.gov/openspace/petroglyph.html.
The Dale Ball Trailsystem has some great trails with mountain views; its at the end of the paved part of Canyon Road and there's a parking area just where it Cerro Gordo begins. You can also walk up the dirt part of Canyon to the Audobon Society parking lot, where there are more trails.
Art Museum in Roswell NM
Roswell, New Mexico: Fabulous Modern Art Museum Alert:"...halfway between Marfa and Santa Fe" is the artistic pinpoint of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program and their extremely interesting museum, the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art.The good metaphysical/spiritual book and supply store is The Ark, on Romero Street. 505-988-3709. Nice garden, nice couches, great book and magazine selection, great free talks.
Wonderful Vacation Place in Sonoma, California: Star West Ranch and Retreat Center
I love staying at the Star West Ranch with its beautifully appointed holiday vacation homes, right next to a favorite Northern California workshop retreat center, the Westerbeke Ranch. Relaxing, casual comfort in a gorgeous setting, Star West is a great getaway yet I made it back to the Oakland airport in less than an hour and a half! Something I especially appreciate is its sense of color: the colors are fantastic everywhere in the gardens and houses and surrounding hills. Suzy Westerbeke, hostess superba, also takes people horseback-riding in the beautiful rolling hills around the ranch. A world away...email@example.com,www.starwestranch.com
Mexico Finds! Food and Mystery
Fabulous Food Experiences in Mexico: Guanajuato's Acambaro: The best fruit and nut type candy bars in the world are in Acambaro - I saved the label, they’ve been making “dulces regionales” since 1935 and the store is called “Salvador Tinajero” at #121 Avenida 1 de Mayo. It’s the most elegant little place with great snacks and candy. All over Acambaro there are bakeries saying they make the best bread in the world - I ran into an artist who has a bread museum on a street right off the plaza, and plans a restaurant/tourist attraction too- they’ve been making bread in Acambaro longer than most places on the planet. Be sure to go to the Dinosaur Museum there, filled with mysterious, playful, ancient clay and stone figurines that suggest people and dinosaurs lived together at one time.
Cooking adventures in Oaxaca and around Mexico: For cooking lessons and cooking-themed adventures throughout Mexico, read what author/chef Susana Trilling offers at www.seasonsofmyheart.com. Seasons of my Heart cooking school at Rancho Aurora overlooks a beautiful valley a little north of Oaxaca. As well as eating like a king, you will have fun with Susana wherever you go!!
Metaphysical Resources and Sites of Interest Around the Web
LOTS OF GOOD ARTICLES, PREDICTIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, INTERESTING IDEAS ON THIS SITE!
Go-To Website for the Spiritual Explorer and the Curious: www.Glad.is
No, that's not a typo, it's" www.Glad.is!" There are lots of websites that cater to and inform the spiritual community, but this one is my favorite because it has features I particularly appreciate: "Definitions", and articles and quotes from fascinating people (Goethe). Is it a testament to the collective rise in peoples' consciousness, that such clarifying websites are appearing? In any event, Glad.Is is particularly easy to read and navigate, the way it's laid out, and has topics that interest people on a wide range of spiritual journeys. It's just beginning but it's already good: www.glad.is
Astrology and Practitioner Resources on the Web
"Welcome to the web's best free horoscope sites!" says www.thehoroscopejunkie.ca, and that sounds right, once you log on and see the plethora of soothsayers, all for free. A wonderful site to peruse...
StarIQ.com, carries the best financial astrology column, "Marketwatch", plus Ralfee Finn's Aquarium Age and other terrific columns, and a guide to astrology on and off the net. Always something interesting to read at http://www.stariq.com Another informative and worthwhile site about astrology used by professionals is www.astro.com You can use this site to determine your Moon and Rising signs.
Eric Teissedre, my fascinating metaphysical teacher, has created a number of blogs. See them here.
The Best Psychics Directory is produced by Bob Olson, and features "tried and tested" psychics and mediums, as well as a national state-by-state directory. There's a lot of information at www.bestpsychicsdirectory.com, for the novice and professional alike.
A Source for Sweetgrass
Many people comment on the wonderful fragrance coming from the sweetgrass in my house, and you can order your own through the Native American Trading Post in Salt Lake City, Utah. I get the longer greener braids--there are two kinds. Their toll-free number is 1-877-952-9022, or you can go to their website at www.natputah.com The owners are Dru and Leslie Drury.
What To Do in Santa Fe if You Want to Make a Difference
There are thousands and thousands of people eager to improve their literacy skills in Santa Fe. If you live here, helping people through the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe is a great way to get engaged with the community. People are waiting to meet you! Learn more at www.lvsf.org or call the Community College at 505-428-1353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elissa Heyman, Psychic Counseling and Spiritual Healing, in person/by phone, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-982-3294. email@example.com