South Central WI Archive
  • South Central Wisconsin
  • June 2015
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43/90 North Earth Gifts — A place of inspiration

They say it is all about location, and there could be no better location for 43/90 North Earth Gifts than the welcoming village of Spring Green softly nestled as it is in the scenic beauty of the Wisconsin River Valley. Here in 2000, Cecilia Farran created a haven of peaceful ambience and carefully set about sourcing spiritually supportive gifts. She chose to name her shop for its global address thus honoring the natural and spiritual vibrancy of the landscape. And for the last fifteen years she has welcomed all to this gentle and upscale resource.

Growing up Cecilia was drawn to the world of spirit and her family’s dairy farm offered her an opportunity for a quiet contemplative life rooted in nature and solitude. As an adult her passion is still for the world of the unseen and North Earth has become a vehicle to aid others in their search for inner peace and balance. Not only is North Earth a resource for spiritual gifts, but it provides a tranquil atmosphere with plenty of space for peaceful browsing and rejuvenation as well as an opportunity for gentle conversation.

Within its peaceful interior is the Wisdom Oak Reading Room with over a thousand titles of self-help and spiritual inquiry including ancient wisdom, sacred geometry, sound healing, new thought, earth energies and Celtic and goddess studies. “These books and this contemplative space is the core of the North Earth experience,” Cecilia says. “Books have voices and I carefully select them for the wisdom they contain.”

Cecilia also believes in creating joy and ambience in one’s personal space and offers a Tranquility Garden Room featuring fountains, zen statuary, beautiful artist designed peace poles and other hand selected items to make one’s home and garden an oasis of tranquility. “I want to encourage others to create spaces of inspired living. Two of my most favorite items are a large wind chime temple bell for space clearing and a wind chime tuned to Amazing Grace, which contains a special receptacle for cremains.”

And there are gifts to sooth the spirit including a crystal bowl gallery, gems and crystals, symbolic silver and gemstone jewelry, fairy garden decor, Doreen Virtue Angel Card decks, oils, incense, sage, Palo Santo, Oberon leather journals, frame drums, native flutes, a Sounds True listening station, Capiz tea candle holders, dream catchers, fair trade sourced jackets and scarves, and the fun “Advice From.” T-shirts and mugs. Cecilia especially highlights the spiritual soothing music of local artists such as Rahbi Crawford on crystal bowls, Peter Phippen on indigenous flutes and Celia whose beautiful voice and deep lyrics transform and inspire.

True to Cecilia’s mission statement, “bringing peace, joy and beauty to our earth journey,” 43/90 North Earth hosts Play at Our Place events that focus on lighthearted group gatherings to explore the joy of the spiritual path with such diverse experiences as Kirtan, a clutter busting fire ceremony (New Year’s event), hands-on playing of crystal bowls, book signings, performances, the how-tos of Doreen Virtue’s tarot angel cards, a Celtic music Christmas party, soul collage and zentangle art.

Warm weather activities sponsored by North Earth take place in their beautiful courtyard presided over by an ancient spirit oak, a Designated Wisconsin Champion Tree. June 20 marks the Midsummer Magic Psychic Fair, and July 10-11 is Chalk Our Walk — Walk Your Talk Sidewalk Art Days. “We provide the chalk. You provide the art and inspirational sayings.” On October 4 pets are welcome for the St Francis Day Blessing of the Animals, with special appearance of sweet Uncle Butzie the rescue turkey vulture and a special memorial for endangered species.

Cecilia looks forward to welcoming you.

43/90 North Earth Gifts

136 South Albany Street, Spring Green

South Albany Street Shops


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