Bowser's Peace Sanctuary [501(c)(3) non-profit organization] is a judgment-free, safe place to experience, connect, and heal with nature. Here you will find a chance to sit with the spirit that is nature and Mother Earth, and some of her creatures. Our experience is that this connection is vital to well-being, and we are creating a peaceful place where people can experience a guided tour to meet Bowser, the American Black Bear who shares his amazing spirit to help us all contemplate a different perspective. You can also meet, feed, and get lost in the powerful presence of Billy & Bambi the American Bison, as well as several horses, and our wonderful pack of Great Danes.
We encourage anyone who is unhappy, hurting, depressed, overwhelmed, feels like the world is crashing in on them, full of rage, struggling with any addiction or otherwise hopeless to please ask to come sit alone in the peace park or experience a ride in the Spirit Coach. No questions, no diagnosis, no label, or naming of what is wrong, for we are not counselors, therapists, or tied to any group except peace and love; although, if you ask we can direct you to someone that knows more than us about formal treatments.
We have also been offering rides in the Spirit Coach, pulled by our amazing draught horses. On Sunday evenings, we host a drumming circle, and on Wednesdays we have a recovery circle for anyone who is letting go of substance dependency.
Your donations will help us build a covered meeting place for winter and rainy weather, establishing pathways at the Peace Sanctuary for Spirit Coach rides, as well as helping with expenses for feeding and caring for the animals.
Help us reach our goal to operate and improve Bowser's Peace Sanctuary in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, and bring Spirit Coach rides to other areas.
Rewards for Donors:
Spirit Fur Bracelets
I have been making braided works from Bowser's gifted fur. I call this “gifted” fur because Bowser willingly lets me brush him every day in the summer to remove his winter fur. I want to stress in an attempt not to put bears in danger — that this fur can only be given willingly from a live bear. A killed bear would only have a small handful of fur available. I can brush Bowser for 15 minutes or 4 hours, but only a small handful of fur is loose and available each day. It takes all summer to collect enough to take to our special spinner Nicole Terrell, who spins it together at the proper thickness and presents us with about 40 yards of yarn. That is all that’s available, and that’s another reason this gifted fur is so special to me. From this yarn, I have been creating bracelets, necklaces, and other braided gifts. If you would like to contribute to developing Bowser’s improved habitat, you may write to me to order a spirit fur object. I have braided the spirit fur with leather or hemp (your choice). For jewelry, I’ve also added a small wooden end that latches through a looped end and a small adjuster bead for a snug fit.
These have not been for sale for profit, only as special gifts from Bowser and me, and now they will be available as rewards for donors. I personally like to use my bracelet as a tool to help me stay mindful. Every time I see it on my wrist I simply say thank you, thank you, thank you, as I was taught by an amazing healer “White Bear.”
Friends who donate $25 or more can choose to order a spirit fur bracelet or braided object.
I will also be making special pieces with gem stones such as jasper and turquoise for supporters who donate $50 or more.
T-Shirts and Bowser's Fan Club clothing
Donors who contribute $25 or more can choose to receive a Bowser's Fan Club T-shirt.
Donors who contribute $100 or more may choose to have their name carved on a bench in the Peace Sanctuary.
Sculptor Stanton Pace will carve spirit totems from the posts surrounding Bowser's enclosure in honor of friends who donate $500 or more. Talk with Stan about representing your spirit in a beautiful carving at the Peace Sanctuary.
Visit our website: https://bowserspeacesanctuary.com/
- Julie Kastler