Placing the Being Back in Human March 2020

$2,500.00$2,800.00

March 10-17, 2020

An immersive communion with Source, Ancestors, Elementals and Earth, via the vehicles of traditional Lakota Indigenous Ceremonies and intensives in a magical, restorative locale with renown Lakota medicine man, Chief Tsunka Wakan Sapa, Phillip Scott. Placing the Being Back in Human has been created to avail participants in profound, enduring healing in order to remembering who they truly are and the gifts they bring to the world for the benefit of All of Our Relations. Traditional purification (sweat) lodge ceremonies, plant medicine ceremonies, and prayer to the elements ceremonies will be practiced during this retreat.

Detailed descriptions of each ceremony, and pricing for this retreat are listed below in the daily schedule and additional info sections. Please Note: All Ceremonies conducted in a Traditional manner and appropriate attire is requested.

Your Facilitators

Of mixed Ancestry and thrice struck by Lightning, Phillip Scott has walked the Native Path for over thirty years, learning from and sanctioned by traditional Medicine/Holy people, tribal Spiritual leaders, Wisdom keepers and Elders from several Indigenous cultures. Annually Sundancing in the Lakota tradition and a member of the Native American Church for over two decades, he is a Ceremonial leader and Traditional healer, entrusted to share Indigenous wisdom and Medicine practices with the contemporary world. Interviewed both nationally and internationally, his life, experience and writings have been featured in journals and books.  In addition to directing and teaching the programs at Ancestral Voice – Institute for Indigenous Lifeways in Northern California, which he founded in 1994, he maintains a private healing practice, performs Ceremonies. conducts intensives, gives lectures and leads pilgrimages worldwide. He is skilled in survival and primitive technologies, has received a Masters degree from Naropa University and is also a licensed EMT.

 

This retreat is produced in partnership with Circle of Sacred Nature, 501 (c) (3)

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Description

Daily Schedule

Tuesday, March 10

 Morning/Afternoon: Arrival & settling in

 Evening : Full Moon Ceremony

In honor of Grandmother’s fullness, we gather to Pray, to release that which no longer serves, to plant seeds of intention and celebrate our lives. Through Sacred Indigenous Song and music, She and the Ancestors are invoked, providing direction and healing for ourselves and our relations. The Ceremony is conducted in a traditional manner and serves to introduce ourselves for our journey together and to launch the Dream.

 

Wednesday, March 11

Early Morning: Sun Greeting Ceremony

In acknowledgement of the Elders, Wisdom Keepers and Medicine People who practice this devotion daily, through Sacred Song, Prayer and movement, we Honour the Sun and celebrate the Blessings of a new day.

 

Morning& Late Afternoon: Chop wood, carry water

Preparations for Medicine Ceremony and one on one sessions

 

Evening: Land Blessings Ceremony

A Ceremony to receive Blessings from the land, honor the Indigenous stewards and commune with the Ancestral Spirits who dwell there.

 

Thursday, March 12

Early Morning: Sun Greeting Ceremony

In acknowledgement of the Elders, Wisdom Keepers and Medicine People who practice this devotion daily, through Sacred Song, Prayer and movement, we honor the Sun and celebrate the Blessings of a new day.

 

Morning (10am) – Late Afternoon (5pm): Healing the Human Being

Traditional Medicine People are recognized throughout the world as wounded healers. They harness the energy, wisdom and Medicine gleaned from their wounds, pain and adversities for the purposes of healing themselves and others. All of us are wounded- that is part of the journey.  The quest is to discover the necessary tools to nourish, purify and heal ourselves- to transmute the poisons and toxins of our thoughts and actions into personal strength and integrity. Employing the Sacred Hoop of Life to assess our balance, we will draw upon ancient practices from Indigenous Traditions to heal and nurture ourselves as well as learn potent methods to place the being back in human in order to be of greater service to All of Our Relations.

 

Evening: Sacred Water Ceremony

Water is our first Medicine. We are alive because it is alive. Our survival and those of all of our relations is dependent upon ensuring the purity and abundance of this ancient elder for the future. There are those called to place their lives on the line for the protection and preservation of this Medicine. Via the vehicles of Ceremony, we honour the water protectors of the world and receive cleansing and Blessings from the Sacred Waters that flow in the region.

 

Friday, March 13

Early Morning: Sun Greeting Ceremony

In acknowledgement of the Elders, Wisdom Keepers and Medicine People who practice this devotion daily, through Sacred Song, Prayer and movement, we honor the Sun and celebrate the Blessings of a new day.

 

Morning & Evening: Many Hands Make Light Work

Preparations for Medicine ceremony and one on one sessions.

 

Evening: Sacred Fire Ceremony

Grandfather Fire is a fierce, powerful teacher, allowing us to see ourselves with absolute clarity and sobriety. Incapable of being contaminated itself, Grandfather is the absolute transformer and purifier. Honoring and observing the ancient Ceremonial protocols of the Fire, we release pain, suffering and that which no longer serves us and invite in Prayers and Blessings for all of our relations and to divine our future. In gratitude for the light and warmth of the Sun who illumined our walk upon the Earth, we gather round Grandfather Fire in acknowledgement and remembrance of the learnings and teachings we received from all whom we encountered as well as to Pray and plant seeds of intention for the night of Dreams.

 

Saturday, March 14 & Sunday,March 15 

Plant Medicine Ceremonies

  

Monday, March 16

Early Morning: Sun Greeting Ceremony

In acknowledgement of the Elders, Wisdom Keepers and Medicine People who practice this devotion daily, through Sacred Song, Prayer and movement, we honor the Sun and celebrate the Blessings of a new day.

 

Morning & Afternoon: Integration

One on one sessions and counseling available, free time to spend by the river and immerse in the rainforest to integrate these medicines.

 

Evening: Closing Canupa Wakan Ceremony

Ensuring proper closure and completion, employing the Canunpa Wakan (Sacred Pipe) we express gratitude for the copious gifts received and bestowed, to depart the land in a fully aware and respectful manner, to acknowledge and appreciate the Native Nations of the area and to Pray for safe and smooth passage back to rejoin our loved ones and communities.

 

Tuesday, March 17:

Departure

 

Additional information

$2,500

Standard Shared Room

$2,600

Premium Shared Room

$2,800

Private Room