THE GRANDMOTHERS MEDICINE
"THE RITUAL WHERE WE REMEMBER WHO WE ARE"
The Temazcal is a Native American tradition where individuals enter a dome-shaped dwelling to experience a sauna-like environment. The lodge itself is typically a wooden-framed structure made from tree branches. Hot rocks –we call them grandmothers and they are consider to be medicine- are placed inside an earthen-dug pit located in the center of this man-made enclosure. Water is periodically poured over the heated rocks to create a hot and steamy room.
The sweat ceremony is intended as a spiritual reunion with the creator
and a respectful connection to the earth itself as much as it is meant for
purging toxins out of the physical body.
Mental Healing - The Temazcal ceremony gives its participants the opportunity to free their minds of distractions, offering clarity.
Spiritual Healing - The Temazcal ceremony offers a place for introspection and connection to the planet and the spirit world.
Physical Healing - The Temazcal ceremony gives anti-bacterial and wound-healing benefits.
There are many variations in how a Temazcal is carried out, in some cultures it is a sacred ceremony of purification, whereas in others it fulfills the function of physical bath. Our Temazcales bring together different traditions and the ways of different teachers from around the world.
The Temazcal is a place of spiritual refuge and mental and physical healing, a place to get answers and guidance by asking spiritual entities, totem helpers, the Creator and Mother Earth for the needed wisdom and power.
In many traditions the entrance to the sweat lodge faces to the East and the sacred fire pit. This has very significant spiritual value. Each new day for all begins in the East with the rising of Father Sun, the source of life and power, dawn of wisdom, while the fire heating the rocks is the undying light of the world, eternity, and it is a new spiritual beginning day that we seek in the sweat ceremony.
For more info and bookings:
Location: Barkley Farm Lambourne
Price: £40 for one Temazcal
Two days: £70