Mexica Half Moon
4 Tobaccos Prayer
Dear Shimmering Hearts,
it is an honour to invite you once again to hold one night of prayer to celebrate life and connect to the earth and the elements, with medicine man Alberto and medicine woman Anna.
Stepping into this circle is a life changing experience, a journey back in time when humans were deeply connected to the creator and nature. With the guidance of the grandfather medicine from the Mexican desert, we will humbly offer our voices in support of the greater prayer, learning to ask for blessings for our lives and humanity. We will learn how to be present and to stay connected and how to flow in life in a “beautiful way”.
Alberto Arroyo from Guerrero, Mexico, began his Red Path already as a boy learning from his grandmother, a great curandera of Aztec lineage. Already as an adolescent he began to study the knowledge of his ancestors, the Danza Azteca, the sacred medicines, the rituals, the songs and stories, the cosmology and its magic. He has also been taken under the wings of the Huichol masters of Wirikuta and is member of Native American Church. He continues to walk the sacred path oﬀering his service with his music, the ﬁre, with the water drum, Aztec dances, temazcales and more.
Anna Bariyani, singer and medicine woman from Norway. Deeply rooted in her native Norse folklore and Arctic shamanic traditions, she has for over a decade extended her work through studies with the Yawanawa and Huni Kuin people of the Brazilian Amazon, in addition to the Native American Red Road. Honouring the prophecies of old, Anna dedicates her work to build bridges between all guardians of the Sacred in order to catalyze the paradigm shift into the new time. She is the founder of the Aurora Alliance and the creator of Solaris Festival. She is also the singer of the group Curawaka.
Saturday 29th June
4 Tobacco Half Moon Ceremony
latest arrival 8pm
Temazcal - Sweat Lodge
start at 1pm
latest arrival 12pm
Location: Secluded farm North East London (Romford - nearest station Hainault)
Ceremony starts at 10pm and we kindly ask everyone to arrive no later than 8pm. If you would like to take your time to settle in the space and and offer a hand in the preparation, you can arrive anytime from 10am.
If you are joining us for Temazcal - Sweat Lodge please arrive no later than 12pm. We go in at 1pm.
The location’s closest station is Hainault, it is on a beautiful piece of land surrounded by nature. By confirming your attendance, we will send you details of the address closer to the time.
The contribution for the Ceremony is £130 and the Sweat lodge is £30
Please note: there is limited parking on site, therefore we strongly encourage you to share lifts that you can organize on the event page on Facebook. If you want to arrive by car can you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place. The contribution for parking is £5. This goes straight to the farm. Please note that if you haven’t you might get turned away.
TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE
To reserve your place please make a deposit via bank transfer of £50 (non refundable). The rest can be paid in cash on your arrival.
Healing the Land Project
Sort Code: 400203
When paying your deposit please use: Curawaka and your full name as reference only.
Once you have made the transfer please confirm with us via email.
WHAT TO BRING?
As we will be sitting up around the fire through the night in the teepee it is important that you feel comfortable. Please bare in mind that the teepee can get full as this is a popular circle, so only bring what you need in with you (you can store extra bags etc in the kitchen area).
We suggest that you bring:
- Something comfortable to sit on: cushion, blanket, meditation cushion, back jack, etc
- Comfortable clothing (we pray for good weather, but come prepared if it rains or gets cold)
- And we ask that, in keeping with this tradition, women wear long skirts during the ceremony
- Extra bedding for during the daytime if you intend to rest (it is possible for you to bring your own tent which you can pitch up in the surrounding area for rest time during the day also)
- During the day time we will share food, please bring fruits to contribute and anything else you may like to eat
- This is a collective prayer where we will focus on a main intention through the night, however this is a great opportunity to bring with you your own personal prayer and intention for the ceremony
We look forward to sitting with you around the fire