Blue Star Services, Inc.
2041 Makinson Rd.
West Point Texas 78963
Since 1988 Blue Star Services, Inc. has existed as a Non-profit 501 (c) (3)
and a 509 (a) (1) Church and Spiritual University, originating and currently
serving from Thunder Ranch of West Point, Texas.
Our work here is a non-discriminatory Spiritual
University where all faiths and religions are honored. A non-profit
Educational Organization which is dedicated to the sharing, preserving and
teaching of cultural and spiritual traditions of indigenous peoples of this
American Continent and the world.
Dedicated to maintaining a spiritual center where
people of all races can come to connect to life of past through
experiencing 3,000-year-old ceremonies of purification and prayer.
Ceremonies of purification & prayer (the Sweat
Lodge); of connecting to a power greater than themselves (the pipe); and
seeking a vision for their lives & for the planet (Vision Quest).
Over the years, many people recovering
from addictions and/or other problems have come to the Thunder Ranch to
temporarily live and work to aid their healing process. After moving away,
many of them have continued to work to form the patchwork community of Blue
Star, bringing the teachings to the people of their own community and
spreading our own in an ever-winding circle of community.
Today, Blue Star Church has many ministers, spiritual
counselors and support groups throughout the U.S. and internationally.
The Founder and
President of the Blue Star Church, is Mary Elizabeth Thunder.
Thunder travels across the country & the world
lecturing on spirituality, bringing ceremonies & workshops to the people, &
sharing her own healing experiences thusly providing a broader avenue for
others to experience life.
“All I have ever wanted to do is share with others
the healing and spiritual principles I have received from my Elders. Through
them I learned to live not die!”
Founded in 1989 it has been land that has brought
Elders from all over the World to Texas to talk to the people about Peace;
Dedicated a Spiritual University in 1992 by the Elders of Wolf Song II; it
has been the scene of many ceremonies; helped many peoples; and has been
active in many humanitarian projects.
Blue Star has informal support groups around the USA
and Europe. In 1991 about half of the income for Blue Star came from
contributions, which are tax deductible. The rest comes from the work of
Thunder, Chief Richard, and Ministers of the Church of the Blue Star.
Blue Star, Inc.
Blue Star, Inc. is a 501©3 tax
deductible Incorporation~We need your help & Donations are always welcomed
gratefully/Our biggest need is to join with us in prayers for Peace &
prayers for our planet/Our “Great Ranch Needs” include a lot of Lawn
mowers/A Farm Tractor/Building Supplies/Office Supplies/IBM Computer & a Lap
Top/Rock-natural Limestone or any kind of Rock/Fire Proof File Cabinet/Road
Work/Hand Tools/A Skill Saw/Fire Wood/Paint/PVC 2“ & up~Pipe & Fittings/All
usual House Hold Needs!
And $$$ to help with bills/We live on faith but the
Electric Company does not/In gratefulness to all who have helped us 17 years
to Still be Here!
Call us at 979-242-5474 for we will be happy to pick
it up if you can't get it out here. Be well & Blessings...Thunder
Spiritual Leader and Founder Rev Mother Mary Elizabeth
All I have ever wanted to do is share with others the healing and
spiritual principles I have received from my Elders. Through them I learned
to live, not die!
Thunder Ranch is
Ceremonial Land with a Spiritual University where all people of all ages
come to learn about many Spiritual Traditions. Please Come to the Ranch! You
might receive teachings from a Lakota Sioux Elder; Tibetan Lama; participate
in a wide variety of spiritual & healing ceremonies; or maybe even meet
people from your hometown with interests like your own! Thunder believes all
Paths lead to the Creator!
Other residents Please Click Here
Mary Elizabeth Thunder's Book. Please Click on the title below for more
THUNDER'S GRACE : WALKING THE ROAD OF VISIONS WITH MY LAKOTA GRANDMOTHER
This was written by Shard Collective to raise funds
in support of programming & facility improvements at Thunder Ranch & to
honor the At-Risk-Youth who participate in the Programs described below…
Path of Maximum Service
In 1987, Thunder started sharing a Vision she had been
given from Spirit. Vision of a workshop where Three healing paradigms
merged: Native American Ceremonial Traditions was blended with Modern
Addiction Counseling Techniques along with the popular 12 Step Program. Many
thousands of people have attended & gained control of their addictions thru
ceremony, the concept of service to others & stewardship to the Earth. Many
have found their Spiritual & Life Paths.
Thunder makes the
most Spiritual People I have ever met are ones working thru Addictions."
Thunder Ranch offers Addiction counselor training in
sharing POM's through the POMS Certification Program. The Ranch also
offers workshops and retreats for those suffering from addiction problems.
Over the years, many people recovering from addictions or other problems
have come to live temporarily and work to aid their healing process. After
moving away, they have continued to form the patchwork community of Blue
Star, bringing their teachings to people of their own community and
spreading our own in an ever-widening circle of community.
By supporting POMS we’ll inevitably see an
improvement in all of the Services that Thunder Ranch shares with the local
community and beyond…
out some of the other programs offered by The Church of the Blue Star &
Passage...being given permission to
become a man& cutting the cords of childhood.
There are many programs that benefit people of all
cultures, ages and backgrounds at Thunder Ranch, including: Elder's
gatherings for sharing & Peace talks; Gardening Programs; Art in the Park;
Drum Workshops where youth craft their own drum and participate in Drum
Circles while learning to play and sing traditional Native songs; Rights of
Passage Ceremonies where the child is given permission to "grow up" either
by their parents or by their surrogate parents; and a service program where
youth are given the chance to get "help" before going to jail by coming to
the ranch to learn about service to the Earth & others by doing ranch
Inipi, or Sweat Lodge, where there is a public ceremony
every Saturday evening.
Many spiritual orientated human beings looking for a
sacred space to grow and learn a sacred way of life often volunteer and make
a commitment to live and reside at the ranch. Thunder Ranch’s doors are open
not only to people who have experienced problems with alcohol and drug
abuse, but also those who have been sexually abused or experienced many of
life’s other serious problems. Some people sign on to stay at Thunder Ranch
for a length of time to work at the Ranch and grow in their own spirituality
and others find awarenewss and healing.
At Thunder Ranch everyone is welcome to experience
3,000-year-old Native American ceremonies:
The Sacred Inipi~~Sweat Lodge: A ceremony of
purification and prayer
The Sacred Cannunpa~~Sacred Pipe: For individuals
interested in connecting to a power greater than themselves,
Vision Quest: For individuals seeking a vision
for their lives and for the planet.
The Good Works Extend Far Beyond the Boundaries of
Over the past nine years, Blue Star has sponsored an
annual Christmas Project involving the collection of food, gifts, money and
emergency needs for over 74 elders; a Native American boarding school in
South Dakota; and the Tipi Wakan Church in Cannon Ball, ND. Annually, Blue
Star sends over 500 boxes of new clothes, toys, food, school supplies and
home supplies for the 250 children at the school, as well as 100 blankets
for Elders. Last year’s Christmas Project brought 2,000 wrapped presents to
the Tipi Wakan Church. The Tipi Church and Tribal Chairman handed out
presents to the Schools and to the whole Community on Christmas Eve.
The buffalo field at Thunder Ranch.
The Buffalos StarKeeper & StarShine
with Warrior Andrew Suter
The Church of the Blue Star has sponsored seven World
Peace Indigenous Conferences with several hundred elders speaking and
thousands of people attending. Mary thunder was nominated for the Nobel
Peace Prize in 2005 as a member of 1000 Women for Peace.
Blue Star has ministers, spiritual counselors and support groups
throughout the USA and internationally, including Arkansas, South Carolina,
Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, New York,
Pennsylvania, Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, California, Washington State, as
well as affiliated groups in Holland, England, Australia, France,
Switzerland, and Italy.
For More Information on Thunder Ranch and how you
could help support The Church of the Blue Star & Thunder Ranch Contact:
7136 Walkup Lane
Austin, Texas 78747
Boys in the Pavilion at Thunder Ranch.