"Thank you so much for hosting the fire ceremony on Sunday. It was an honour to participate in the group gathering. I am so grateful to you and your lineage for the knowledge and love you share with others. And I am extremely grateful to you for opening the doors fully to embrace Mother Earth." M. S.
TRADITIONAL ROOTS - CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE
Full-moon ceremonies plus equinoxes and solstices. All invited.
- These Fire Ceremonies are open to all: men, women and children. Donations gratefully received.
- They take place out in nature and we create a sacred vortex.
- We meet the transformative energy of the sacred fire, where we celebrate our mother earth, father sun and all of creation.
- We connect with natural spirituality, we remember our ancestors and teachers of this land as well as globally.
- We each bring a 'prayer stick' (ie a stick which we have picked up from the earth) and into it we blow our personal prayers while singing, drumming and rattling. We also collectively offer a 'Pachamama stick' into which we blow our universal prayers.
Next Fire Ceremony : May 7th, June 5th, July 5th, October 1st, November 1st, November 29th 2020. Contact me for more information. Small donations gratefully received for materials and holding. Bring a prayer stick, a drum or rattle if you have one and snack to share after. Due to the current situation these gatherings are on hold until further notice
'Our Earthkeepers Despacho on Friday was deeply and profoundly beautiful - it felt as if we were aligning cosmic energies in preparation of the Mission and explicitly inviting in the gods and all the higher beings to fire up this star-ship of ours! Thank you from the very depths of our hearts - we shall treasure the day for the rest of our lives'
'...a gorgeous and powerful calling in and alignment of energies, which has already shifted much and will accompany us positively on this magical mission, both far and wide across the dimensions...Thank you!'
Despacho Ceremonies make beautiful offerings to spirit. Traditionally in the Andes, HEALING is mediated through Despachos. A Despacho is a type of medicine bundle which is offered to spirit either by being buried or released into water or burnt on the sacred fire. It is built with love and reverence and holds your prayers. It is absolutely integral to being in right relationship. In the Andean tradition you offer your gratitude in advance of receiving that which you ask.
Held in Sacred Space, fuelled by your intent, guided by the Shaman, the Despacho is the focus for ceremonies to CELEBRATE or mark any type of life change at any stage of life - puberty, menarche, menopause, marriage, childbirth, naming ceremony, retirement, moving home or job, divorce, death rites, birthdays.
The despacho ceremony is often a healing process as well as time of celebration. It honours where you are in your life and in relation to spirit. The despacho mediates RITES OF PASSAGE. Typically a despacho ceremony brings you into right relationship as you move into the next stage of your life.
These ceremonies are tailor-made to your individual requirements, incorporating your own spiritual path as well as honouring sacred space. The bundles are made up with flowers, food, candles, sweets, incense, objects representing all of creation, and objects representing that which you want to release and/or invite into your life as well as that which you want to celebrate, honour and express gratitude for.
At every stage of the preparation we can co-create a beautiful ceremony to suit the occasion.
Some examples of previous Events: Wedding Celebration Despacho July 2019 weaving in the vision of the couple with the well wishing of the guests; Despacho ceremony honouring the Wisdom Years - a wonderful rich gathering of 25 women ages 42 - 82 sharing and celebrating menopause and perimenopause - healing, nourishing, enlightening.
Despacho ceremony for mothers on Sunday 25th June 2018 2-4 pm. We gathered at Red Hearth to make a beautiful envelope for our dreams as we give thanks for and honour the profound Rite of Passage which is motherhood
Tuesday 1st August 2017 a talk at the Bristol Theosophy Society entitled 'Dancing with the Four Directions'
Pachamama Despacho Saturday 5th August 2017 at the amazing Glastonbury Goddess Conference 2017 - a real privilege to join with wisdom keepers and celebrants from all around the world. Read more here.
RITE OF THE WOMB CEREMONY
"On the evening of receiving my rite, I felt amazing and whole, complete. When we were doing the fire ceremony, I became one with Mother Earth, and sank deep into her and was one. And I had the most vivid dreams...I am following the advice to grow it and I can feel the incredible energy pulsating through my body. Giving me many beautiful gifts. I actually feel Feminine, for the first time in my life. I am beginning to love myself more and be true to me." Marie
The Rite of the Womb is an energetic transmission which brings you into alignment with a lineage of medicine women in the Amazon. We sit in sacred circle and meet each other. There is a check-in and some exercises to help you to align with the energy of the Rite. I also present some context to help support you in receiving the Rite, then there is the transmission of the Rite, as well as a Fire Ceremony.
The Rite of the Womb helps us to connect with our wombs on a personal and ancestral level as well as with the womb of mother earth and the cosmic womb.
Please bring a ROSE and some LAVENDER as an offering to Mother Earth.
If you have a drum or other instrument or percussion please bring it to accompany the ceremony and the fire.
You are welcome to contact me with any queries about upcoming ceremonies
You can find out more about the Rite here.
I ALSO OFFER THIS RITE ONE-TO-ONE: THIS GIVES THE SCOPE FOR YOU TO RECEIVE SOME INDIVIDUAL HEALING TOO, IF APPROPRIATE,