Solstice Fire + Despacho Ceremony
December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$40.00
Facilitators: Laurie Costianes & Barbara Pike
(Shamanic Practitioners & Tree of Life Healers)
When: Sat, Nov 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Energy Exchange: $40.00
Part 1: Solstice Fire Ceremony.
One of the core rituals in many medicine traditions, is typically held around the full or new moon of each month, when the veils between the worlds are the thinnest. In the past, it was done in the presence of a teacher for many years before the student was encouraged to do it alone.
Now, shamans say the earth and our civilization are in such great peril that fire ceremony can be held by anyone who is willing to step in. The fire itself will become your teacher and will let you know immediately if your intention is pure. It is a very effective way to release and/or call in support for healing and growth. It is a very powerful way to shift your way of being in the world. The fire ceremony can be done on the full moon, new moon, the solstice or equinox or anytime there is a need for support. The ceremony triggers the process for whatever we invoke.
Part 2: Despacho Ceremony.
A despacho is a prayer bundle or offering. For hundreds of years, the high shamans or wisdom keepers of Peru have used the despacho for a wide variety of occasions – Births, deaths, marriage, as an expression of gratitude, to heal physical and emotional ailments, to restore balance and harmony, or when there is a specific request of the spirit world.
Similar to a mandala or sacred creation, the despacho holds symbolic elements and the prayers of the participants. As the elements are added to the despacho, the vibration of the participants and the room, both rise. The despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and healing.
Bottom line… We make beautiful mandala-like offering for the earth and our unseen relations on a piece of paper and ritually burn, bury, or give the despacho to a moving body of water.