"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 : these will resume in due course. 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.
For directions and details contact Kate
The Despacho ceremony which Kate guided me in planning became a personalised ritual of releasing and calling in, in a spirit of thankfulness and non-attachment. It was wonderful to be held and witnessed in this. I found the creativity involves in putting together the Despacho made the process intuitive, light, and brought a depth that was profound without being overwhelming. It was sacred, joyful - and also fun!' Jenny B
Ceremonies making 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.
Previous Events: a Despacho ceremony for mothers on Sunday 25th June 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 a talk at the Bristol Theosophy Society entitled 'Dancing with the Four Directions'
Pachamama Despacho Saturday 5th August 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.
October 20th Earthkeeper's Despacho honouring the launch of Mission Lifeforce