Nature VisionQuest

stone circle
stone circle

Visionquest, Sweatlodge, Sit spots, Ceremonies.

With Phil Greenwood & Leo Rutherford

5th – 11th August, 2024

We live on the land and we live off the land. However concreted over it may be, we still live on the land of Planet Earth. And however well wrapped in plastic and sanitised it may be, all our food comes from our Mother Earth. The materials for our shelter too, even our very own body-vehicle. In modern life many of us have lost much of our sense of connection to the earth and have forgotten about gratitude for all she gives us. This quest is about regaining our connection to self, to other and to the natural world.

This year we are offering a longer retreat including a 2-3 day VisionQuest. This ancient tradition has helped countless numbers of people to come to know themselves better and to gain great perspective over their lives.

The Earthmother was once admired and worshipped but we have become distanced from her and from natural forces. Hence we have largely lost the emotional and psychological wisdom and healing that our Earth offers us. And we have forgotten about giving gratitiude for this life

Shamanism is the oldest spiritual path on planet earth and has existed for hundreds of thousands of years all over the world. It is an ancient way to knowledge, to an awareness of the subtle energy that underlies existence, to a vastly increased level of understanding of how life really works. The term is used to describe the practices of indigenous people from all over the world who were and are the healers within their community i.e. the Medicine People, Marakames, Kahunas, Shamans. For them, there is no separation between daily life and spirit, they know that all things are connected and that disconnection brings dis-ease.

Our ancient roots are shamanism wherever we live and whatever sort of culture we have grown up in. Look far enough back in time and you find that it is our spiritual heritage.

Although our modern times seem very far removed from the experience of indigenous people, the needs of the human soul are still the same in its desire for connection – for Connection, Love, Community and Creativity.

We are now in such need for personal and planetary healing that we find more and more people are coming back to the path of shamanism, rediscovering their roots and their way back home. Shamanic practices and Shamanic healing enable you to have powers over your own life and to help others. In addition to this, shamanic ways show you how to connect with all of Creation.

Monday August 5th Arriving around 3pm – 6pm, dinner approx 6pm.
Completion Sunday 11th around 2-3pm.

East Sussex pasture, woodland and lakes. Full details on booking.

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