Gossamer Wood

Help us preserve Gossamer Wood, 2225 County Road 28, Canandaigua, NY and make it a sacred preserve for all to enjoy. Please donate to our effort.



Goal $30,000.
(Grounds $25,000, parking and amenities $5,000.)


Money Raised so far

$260



News

Gossamer gets an official address,
2225 County Road 28
Canandaigua, NY 14424


Gossamer Wood

Gossamer Wood is an ancient sacred site that is in the process of becoming a sacred preserve located in Canandaigua NY for all to enjoy. Trails meander through its 9 acres of hardwood trees. Stones, stone circles, and other alignments mark the many power spots. Fields of Consciousness, Earth Chakras, emanators and more beckon pilgrims to sit down and take in our Mother. The numerous energy vortices, water domes on the property are a testament to its divine vibe. The grounds have been a place of pilgrimage for millennia. The numerous manitou stones, the large boulders marking the feel good aspect of Mother Earth at the Women's Circle and more are a testament to this (Pictures of the Women's Circle and Manitou Stones.)

We are looking to raise money to purchase these sacred grounds, put in a parking area and perform some minor enhancements. Please donate to our effort.

Bill Dewey purchased Gossamer Wood, property and house, in 2001 turning it into Gossamer Wood Healing Retreat Center and offering a variety spiritual programs and Nature walks. He always thought that the property was sacred and put in a trail system to guide people to the divine and the special aspects of Mother Earth that people have been frequenting for millennia. In 2017, at the age of 80 he decided to sell the house. He divided the grounds from the house and got the town of Canandaigua to create a conservation easement on land the so that no one could build on and it would remain forever wild. The house, sans the grounds, was sold in early 2018.

Bill would like to see the grounds not only be open to serious seekers and lovers of Nature but also maintain its spiritual integrity. This means people going there for prayer, meditation and ritual. It also means having several people become dedicated Keepers, or Earth Keepers, to watch over, spiritually cleanse and spiritually revive the space. Hence we are also looking for Keepers.

Madis Senner of Mother Earth Prayers has been leading Nature walks and meditations at Gossamer for over a decade. Gossamer Wood is prominently mentioned in his book Sacred Sites in North Star Country. He and Bill worked together to determine how to save Gossamer Wood for perpetuity for your enjoyment. None of the land trusts were willing to accept the property as a donation because it was too small.

Bill has agreed to sell the Gossamer Woods to a not for profit Jubilee Initiative, a registered 501c-3, started by Madis. Madis has committed to keeping the property open for seekers and Nature lovers and work towards creating a land trust. Both Bill and madis believe it is important to protect Gossamer Wood and keep it open for future generations to enjoy.

This website is an effort to raise money to purchase Gossamer and turn it into a sacred preserve for those that love our Mother for years to come.

We are also looking to teach people to become Keepers to maintain and watch over Gossamer Wood. Being a Keeper involves dedication and love for our Mother. It is incredibly rewarding and at Gossamer Wood is very soul nourishing. Madis and others can testify to the transformative power of Mother Earth found at Gossamer Wood.

We also need to raise money to put in a new parking area on the north end of the property on County Road 28 where people can park.

Please note that any money raised will go solely towards the purchase and improvement of Gossamer Wood. No money will go to pay anyone's salary, personal expenses, or travel. If for some reason this effort fails funds will go towards the improvement of other sacred areas. If you are a friend of Bill's please indicate so on your donation. We will make every effort to insure that in some way your funds go towards an initiative that Bill approves of. As a not for profit we are limited to what we can do with donated money.

Until the property is purchased by Jubilee Initiative the grounds of Gossamer Wood are closed to the public. We will have events in the interim where you can come visit by invitation and experience the wonder and magic of the space. Those dates will be posted on this website.

You can donate online by clicking the button on the right above. Or you can send a check made out to Jubilee Initiative (EIN 16-1609072) and mail it to:
Jubilee Initiative
c/o Madis Senner
321 Burns Ave
Syracuse, NY 13206

Thanks for your time and consideration. Please check back regularly we will posting updates and anticipate having visits, creating a blog and videos and much more.


IRS Page on Jubilee Initiative


To read the writeup of Gossamer Wood in Sacred Sites in North Star Country Gossamer Wood Writeup


Click to see the Draft of the Preliminary Map of the Conservation Easement of the Grounds, a DRAFT


Click to see the Preliminary Survey Map, a DRAFT.


Click to see a Trail Map.


Old posts of Gossamer Wood on the Mother Earth Prayers Blog


To read updates, recent posts and provide input go to:Mother Earth Prayers Blog


About Jubilee Initiative/Donate