Sisters of the Amber
The Sisters of the Amber was an early New Age network
around Merta Mary Parkinson. Parkinson headed two interlocking
networks. The Dena Foundation catered to the general
audience. The more committed female members were invited
to be part of the Sisters of the Amber. Parkinson was intrigued
by the healing power of amber, and she sent a piece of the fossil
resin to each of the women who dedicated themselves to be
linked to each other in a life of loving service.
Parkinson was among the early supporters of the Universal
Link network, which developed in England in the 1960s and
was active in the United States into the 1980s. She wrote several
books, but her loosely organized network died soon after her
death in 1983.