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A leaving-home rite of passage
What was your experience of leaving home for the first time? Have you now as an adult found your true place in society? Or do you perhaps feel lost, cast adrift in your own life, confused and disorientated?
A pervasive sense of fear, doubt and confusion about who you are and where you are going can be a sign that you have missed out on one or more important rites of passage in your life. In traditional societies, significant transitions, such as leaving home, marrying and giving birth, are marked with rituals or ‘rites’ that support people to let go of their old identity and embrace the new. In modern secular society, however, many of us miss out on such rites. Without them we can end up stranded in a form of psychological no-man’s land, unable to fully release the old self and fearful and unprepared for what lies ahead. Our transition into mature adulthood therefore remains incomplete.
Meeting the Wild addresses the lack of rites in our culture by providing a powerful opportunity to revisit the important transitions in your life – in particular, your ‘leaving home story’. In the stunningly beautiful landscape of Cae Mabon in Wales, we will share a powerful journey of self-discovery, an adventure into the mystery, to reclaim and integrate the parts of yourself that have been lost along the way. On this potent journey into the unknown, wild nature will be your guide, the drum beat will be your calling, and the spirit world will send its allies to your side. The tools will include dance, meditations, shamanic journeys, time in nature as vision-quest, ritual and ceremony, writing and creativity. We cannot know quite what form the journey will take. Only you can decide as you meet the dancer within you, choose to take each step, learn to trust in yourself and the support that lies all around in both the seen and unseen worlds.
Having completed your rite and assumed your new identity, you will be ready at last to re-enter society, with your heart opened, a renewed sense of connection and responsibility to all of life, and security in the knowledge of who you are and your true place in the world.
During the workshop, we will move through the following steps to explore our leaving-home story:
- Creation & Curiosity – Fascination as sacred medicine
- Rebel or Artist – Creating the map, where am I going?
- Lifting the veils of illusion - Where am I now?
- Return to Essence - Who am I?
- Unfolding the Mystery
This Rite of Passage is designed to be inspiring, informative, fun and insightful.
Due to retreat capacity places are limited so early booking is advised
Assisting roles available for those who have taken part in the Hollow Bone course.
For any other information contact moc.liamgnull@tnemevomniymehcla
To book please pay £100 deposit. More info on cost soon...
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Come and remember, come and share offer to the play of life
the rite of passage you forgot to do
because no one told you
you could or it was necessary.
Tell yourself it did not matter?
Deny yourself with shame,
hide yourself and tell yourself it simply is a game.
Afraid to show to others self-indulgent did they say?
What do we choose from our hearts to remember of that day?
Come remember yourself ,
the journey that’s not forgotten let it all become its dance,
be seen and celebrated
your life it is a ritual a re-membering, a tale to be told,
a forgotten being
a story of the heroine
or of a wounded soul
They always have their place, a story to unfold
the lives that they have touched that will never grow too old
An empowering rite of passage that can no longer be denied,
you know in your heart it matters
and your life can be your pride!
In applying for this training, you will need to have the experience of a movement practice, for a minimum of two years, engaging with topics such as embodiment, repetition and journeying. As an apprentice to the Leadership path, you will need to have an understanding of the Middle Earth Medicine Wheel. The syllabus is on the web page here https://middleearthmedicine.com/middle-earth-syllabus/
If interested in taking part in our training, please work with the training syllabus and courses https://middleearthmedicine.com/middle-earth-syllabus/ Pre-requisites for the training modules are The Oracle Of Medicine, Mandorla Intensive and the Vision Walk.
Those accepted onto the training and during its process will be expected to:
- attend 3 intensive workshops which can be Meeting The Wild, Oracle of Medicine, Oracle of Shapeshifter, and Oracle of Yin as assistant apprentices. Here you will work within the field, developing your own skills and be given tasks to enhance your experience.
- complete tasks and projects including creativity and written work, in relation to the Medicine Wheel over two years
- attend a teacher trainee module of 9 days held by qualified space holders and a further 5 day module to recap and share experience
- be expected to work as individuals and also work in collaboration with others on the course.
- take a minimum of 6 supervision sessions per year with Caroline or other qualified teachers during the apprenticeship and in setting up of their own work
- keep up with supervision during offerings/teachings with qualified supervisor.
Every apprentice will be treated as an individual with their own needs and requirements in preparation for holding their own work. It will be advised that apprentices continue with ongoing study with Middle Earth Medicine taking part in regular workshops and assistant roles. There will be opportunities to train to teach the work of the Mandorla constellations in due course.
To be on the mailing list specifically for apprenticeship please send a paragraph about yourself, the work you have already completed and why you might be interested in a training program to moc.liamgnull@tnemevomniymehcla
I look forward to hearing from you and receiving you into further study with me. Application form... ‘Middle Earth Medicine Ways’ APP space holder Once applied for, we will begin a conversation to explore with you, your personal needs on this path.
There are a maximum of 16 available places on this training. If you require a place please send your application as soon as possible with your application fee of £99. This fee includes one skype session.
Costs and fees. Application fee £99. (non refundable) Cost of Space Holder 1st module 9 days - £1,800. 2nd Module £900. Mentoring: £55 per session. Accommodation and food is not included in the training prices. Please see 'Little Earth' at Earth Spirit Center accommodation prices, there are various options. Accom list on application.
When attending the three intensive courses as apprentices/assistants the cost is 40% of the course fee.
The next Space Holder Modules begin in September 2019.
Booking Form: ‘Middle Earth Medicine Ways’ APP space holder pdf
What do I get if I complete the Middle Earth Medicine Space Holder Process?
If you complete all requirements of the Space Holder modules, you will be listed as a Space Holder of Middle Earth Medicine, be included on our website and members calendar and supported to hold your own work. You will have access to regular webinars and meetings to support your practice and offerings and be able to attend space holder retreats yearly.
You will be expected to have your own insurance and hold a first aid certificate to be a member.
Application Fee: £99 (non-refundable)
Costs of these gatherings: 1st gathering £1,800 (accommodation separate)
2nd gathering £900 (accommodation separate)
Assistant places on intensives: 40% of full cost.
Mentoring: £55 per session.