An Open Letter for Matching Donations

by Barbara Hand Clow

Dear fellow teachers. practitioners, and supporters of the Cuyamungue Institute,
My partner Gerry Clow and I have decided to make a second large contribution to our institute in the form of a matching grant to raise money for development and general purposes. As some of you know, I am a retired teacher and I also have written extensively about Felicitas’s research in three of my books. Now it is time to also give more financial support because I think our institute is moving into a third phase that will be very promising.

Phase One. The first phase was its creation with Dr. Goodman in July 1979. This was merely two years after her 1977 discovery of the postures when she was teaching at Denison University! How many people on this planet create an institute only two years after their main discovery? What an amazing woman, and I loved her dearly. The second phase began after her journey into the spirit world in 2005 when we were all faced with a crisis. Would we be able to survive without our beloved teacher?

Phase Two. We are thankful that Belinda Gore took the reins through this difficult transition. With her depth of knowledge and years of teaching, we are blessed to have Belinda now serving as the Institute’s Director of Training.

Phase Three. Now we have the guidance and direction of current President, Paul Robear and his wife Laura Lee, along with the entire, hard-working Board of Directors… and, of course, all of you. This third phase is when we fulfill the most important desire expressed by Felicitas Goodman—to have her posture theory as direct access to the spirits be accepted and honored by the anthropological community. It is time, and we need to grow and work hard to make that happen.

It is in this spirit that Gerry and I offer a matching grant of $5,000 to be completed by June 30, 2013. This means that Gerry and I will match all of you dollar for dollar, which could bring $10,000 to the institute. We like to give this way because it means that every dollar we give is really two dollars, and every dollar you give is two dollars. So, let’s do it! Let’s make it possible for the Cuyamungue Institute to count on $10,000 more by the end of June next year.

Fond blessings to everybody, Barbara Hand Clow, September 19, 2012.

YES! I want to Participate:
Thank you for wanting to participate. Your financial support is crucial to the long term health of this work as well as supporting the land of the Institute.

Ongoing research and new applications of our work with Ritual Body Postures is only possible because of donations made by people like you.  These are remarkable times. It is good to include you as part of the story. What is more, the Cuyamunge Institute is registered as a 501(c)(3) charity under the United States Internal Revenue Code, so your donation is tax-deductible.

We have two options for accepting donations:

    • PayPal:


    • Check or Money Order: 

US Funds – Send a check or money order. Our address is:

The Cuyamungue Institute
PO Box 161
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Our bank, Wells Fargo, does not charge any fees for our use of the bank account, or per-check processing fees. 100% of your intended donation amount goes to The Cuyamungue Institute. Donations of $100 or over will receive a written “thank you’ and you will automatically become a member of The Cuyamungue Institute.

If you choose to purchase via Paypal, you don’t have to have a PayPal account. PayPal will accept your VISA, MasterCard or Amex card. There is no charge to you for using this secure service. We offer this service to provide you with an additional level of security and comfort – when using Paypal as a payment method, we never sees your credit card information. We will simply be notified by PayPal when your payment is processed.

Non-US Funds Check or Money Order: Send a check or money order in non-US funds. This can go to the same address as above. The bank might charge a small fee for processing non-US funds. This fee is difficult to know in advance, but usually seems to be a few dollars. The exchange rate to US funds is at market value.