we opened the door to what we later learned
was known all over town as the kiva house, we knew
we would buy this place. Not that we would ever own it. But we
knew we could be its stewardsstewards of something great.
not that the house itself contains any special energy; although,
is it that the animals or spirits surrounding it own it either;
though, they may.
from the front door down the 26-ft curved hallway. Click
for larger view.
entry hall, looking from the living room back toward the
front door (before we changed the flooring).
for Exquisite Art: Sculpture Painting Weavings
etc. ...to grace this hallway. Must be narrower
than 3', to accommodate the curve. Artists seeking
to loan your work for exposure will receive the credit
of your choice.
breath of life.
in a triangle of three
of the most powerful spiritual focal points of the area, and
indeed of the whole country...an architects
wonder and melodic play harmonizing with this bold Arizona
setting... people have passed through The Kiva House for
decades bringing their spirits and attracting everything lovely.
one owns it and everyone belongs...and someone
gets to pay the mortgage, mop the floors and buy the bath
live here...quietly...except when chopping wood, sending 300-lb
yuccas to their afterlife, or exclaiming to one another over
the glory of a sunset or the tenderness
of families of bunnies and quail.
is where you come in. If you are an artist, a musician,
a thinker, a writer, a healer, a friend or any giver
either to us or to the community, we would like to
open our home to you for our mutual blessing and benefit.
You may need a place to stay with a private bathroom and breathtaking
views, or just a place to hang for an hour or an afternoon.
And someone needs you. (You dont still believe
in coincidences, do you?)
a vision of abundance, change and exchange. Knowing
that all-that-is can be transformed into anything else, because
all is energy.
art, talent, an armload of firewood, an interest in others,
a special skillall are equal in the universal scope
of things. E = mc². Given enough time, everything
changes form, whether we with our 100 years, or the cliffs
around us with their millions.
to play outside abound. This is the elevated rock garden
Lin built from several tons of debris excavated for the
Methodist Church addition a few blocks away. Neighbors loaned
casual, eat-at-the-counter kitchen is the formal
dining room! Its our hearthwhere
neighbor Robert Shields says everyone should
gather...and we do!
view out the kitchen window for those who volunteer
to cook or wash dishes. (Those who simply sit and eat
get to look at those who cook and clean!) The UFO
have simply chosen to
exchange, the transformation, conscious.
is our objective to attract creative, intelligent, poised
people who desire to participate in flow. As friends
if you live locally, and as visitors if you dont.
you want to hang out, there are many ways you
to the community or to the housein the
same way that we are contributing. Be creative
or come by and just go with the flow.
After all, it is all about flow.
either here or in town
piece of pottery, painting or a wall-hanging
construction or painting
for the kiva
yard work, raking, weed pulling
cleaning, sweeping, dusting
armful of firewood
open soul (yes!)
Amy chop wood by
rolling your mouse over her picture, then off again.
a grenade and sledge hammer was a new and fun
experience for Amy Reed, our first overnight guest. My hiking
buddy from Los Angeles stopped by on her way to see her
parents in New York.
city folk a bit of a country experience is part of what
we do here.
SANDPAINTING FOR WEATHER BY SILVERBEAR (the best!)
hold a ceremony or
help with maintenance on this exquisite place that
houses the sacred energy that draws people here to
heal and be healed, to teach and be taught, to bless
and be blessed, to give and to receive.
of the kiva, showing the swirling smoke
of the fire reaching the fingers of the purple
heavens, reminiscent of Michelangelos Creation.
kiva is a place of emergenceboth from
a preceding world and into the next, or from the womb into
this life, into a spiritual life, and then beyond. The
intertwining umbilical cords are a modern emergence
and transformation metaphor, replacing the typical ladder
to the roof and the heavens.
changed form to come into this world and well change
form when we leave it...the question is: what are we becoming
while were here?
is a place of transformation,
a place of E-mergence, where you integrate (integrity) further
with yourself to produce Energy.
one who comes here wants to leave, and no one does leave...as
people who connect with each other here always show up at the
same time is a constant delight.
leave as someone else, each person changed by something
they saw, learned, heard, felt or experienced.
say theyre coming to visit us, but after the first time,
we suspect they come to visit a new aspect of themselves.
are stewards of the earth and all we receive, not its possessors.
us about what you would like to contribute and when you would
like to be our guest in this Sedona retreat.*
hiking, golfing, swimming, bicycling and the galleries and culinary
delights of a 4500' high-desert vacation resort. Well provide
a bed, on an as-available basis, and some simple food or snacks.
The Kiva House has amazing views, a wood stove, a medicine
wheel, a meditation room and...we add our fascinating personalities.
to the upstairs bedroom with a queen-sized bed and down
comforter. The sitting room portion of the upstairs
serves as Ellens office from 8-5.
upstairs has a private bath with tub and shower.
finish by Andy & Melissa Sagara Kauderer.
the ceiling is purple. Any other questions?
back yard opens to five acres of indigenous desert plantsowned
by a neighbor. Only the gravel part, including the medicine wheel
shown, is under our carein case you decide to help with
weeding or raking. ;) Outdoor
living is popular in Arizona, and many times doubles the effective
space of a homesite...and a great break from the city! We love
mindlessly throwing white and black pebbles back into the driveway,
red into paths and beige into the yard!
anticipate many ceremonies, potlucks, parties, barbecues and social
gatherings in this gorgeous setting.
our visioneverything is enough for all of us.
our missionflow: always be giving, always be receiving.
Ellen; email Lin,
phone 928 282-9082
Updated October 5, 2005