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4 days and 4 nights, alone, fasting, deep in mother nature

A Passage rite for the encounter with your innermost being and initiation into a new phase of life.

 

4 days and 4 nights, alone, fasting, deep in mother nature

A Passage rite for the encounter with your innermost being and initiation into a new phase of life.

 

Vision Quest in Klein Hundorf

When the summer gets later, we invite you to dive into the infinite time,
into the prosperity of being alone, into a Visions Quest.

In this tradition, you will be by yourself and fast, four days and four nights in nature. The gate to the solo time into the forest and back is the shamanic sweat lodge. The Vision Quest ritual will serve you to find your own truth and to learn from the future as it emerges.

In the months and weeks before the Quest, you will prepare yourself, become conscious of what you want to leave behind, clarify your intention. We will provide you with tasks that will help you to understand your personal intention and question better, the essence of what you want to leave behind and what you want to welcome in this new phase of life.

 

Klein Hundorf, Mecklenburg

Guided by Manuela Bosch

Hosted by Marie Espe & the Betula & Mamabuche Tribe

 

Upcoming Dates:

29th of July till 7th of August, 2021

10th till 20th of August, 2022

REGISTRATION

VISION QUEST
WITH BETULA & MAMABUCHE

The technology of the Vision Quest, in Europe also known as Forest Time, is many thousands years old and was and still is practiced all over the world. Our work is based on the essence of it: fasting food, media, social contacts and being with pure nature. The implementation of the ritual is based on what has developed in Klein Hundorf during the last years, on this piece of earth, out of this circle and out of the life of us as guides.

What am I going for?

It's about a time to stop doing, that can be the hardest thing we can do.It’s about being alone in knowing you are deeply connected. It's about being with nature, with Mother Earth, to understand something deep, to understand that she loves you and the love you share for her. It's about curiosity. It's about silence, the silence in yourself, that allows you to hear your own voice.

What exactly is your Quest? Only you know this.
You are going for a certain question, or thing, a love, a calling, your health, or simply the peculiar feeling that you want to do this. That it is time to take the next step. That you want to open yourself to the unknown, to what you can not see and touch. In nature and inside you all the answers and wisdom are contained. You give space for that.

The Vision Quest is a conscious rite of passage, in which an old life is left behind and a new life is initiated.
Your threshold into your new life phase is your four days and four nights solo ritual. There is a place in nature just for you. There you will be held. During the whole time you will be at your chosen place. The last night is the so called "night of destiny" in which you will stay awake to complete your Vision Quest in solitude.

While you are in your place, people from the Betula & Mamabuche circle will be there for you, guarding the fire for you, praying and dancing – all the hours of your solo time until you return. Then you are welcomed and received back into the mother camp.

Sweat Lodge

There will be a sweat lodge at the start and end of your solo-time.

Our sweat lodge is a cleansing and initiation ceremony, inspired both by northamerican taditions and our European ancestors. In a dark prayer room made of branches and blankets, sitting on the earth, heated by glowing stones, we sweat in the steam. We pray inside this what we call „the womb of the mother earth“. This direct contact with the elements fire, water, earth and air supports a deeper connection with our body, feelings and our spirit. The first lodge serves as a gateway into our four days and nights solo-time. There will be a second sweat lodge, when we return. This one will support the re-connection with the "outside" world and will help us land in the new phase of our life.

 

~ Welcome ~

The Flow

Preparation time - from the moment you register.

When you have completed your registration - that is when we have received your written declaration of participation - your Vision Quest begins.

We will give you questions and tasks for your preparation and accompany you during this time. Part of the preparation will be the exploration of your intention. Why are you going on a Vision Quest? What is the point? What drives you? Rituals in nature and at home – to say goodbye to the old and to invite the new, enable you to meet with higher questions that are or can become alive in you. This time is also about building a "support network" that can accompany you from a distance during your solo time and welcome you when you return. Ideally, you should plan on several months for this, during which you engage with the questions and rituals from time to time and it will work within you - no matter what you do.
 
Seminar time - arrival 29th of July, departure 7th of August

The seminar takes place during a period of 10 days. Arrival time on the first day at 5 PM, departure on the last day from 10 AM.

The first three days are for preparation for the solo time in the forest, in the base camp under the open sky. Further rituals during the preparation time on site, serve to sharpen the intention and prepare for the actual time of the Vision Quest.

The solo time in the forest begins on the fourth day of the seminar with a sunrise sweat lodge. Following four full days and nights, you will return to the camp through another sweat lodge. The last days of the seminar are dedicated to the integration of the experience.

Volunteers from our circle will be in the mother camp the whole time and support the prayer at the fire. On the night of destiny we will stay awake together with you in the forest.

Day 1

Arrival at 5PM, Opening Circle

Day 2

Preparation

Day 3

Preparation

Day 4

Sunrise Sweatlodge, First Day Solo

Day 5

Second Day Solo

Day 6

Third Day Solo

Day 7

Fourth Day Solo

Day 8

Sunrise Sweatlodge, Intergration

Day 9

Integration

Day 10

Closing Circle, Departure from about 10 AM (or till 2pm incl. build down)

 

The Flow

Preparation time - from the moment you register.

When you have completed your registration - that is when we have received your written declaration of participation - your Vision Quest begins.

We will give you questions and tasks for your preparation and accompany you during this time. Part of the preparation will be the exploration of your intention. Why are you going on a Vision Quest? What is the point? What drives you? Rituals in nature and at home – to say goodbye to the old and to invite the new, enable you to meet with higher questions that are or can become alive in you. This time is also about building a "support network" that can accompany you from a distance during your solo time and welcome you when you return. Ideally, you should plan on several months for this, during which you engage with the questions and rituals from time to time and it will work within you - no matter what you do.
 
Seminar time - arrival 29th of July, departure 7th of August

The seminar takes place during a period of 10 days. Arrival time on the first day at 5 PM, departure on the last day from 10 AM.

The first three days are for preparation for the solo time in the forest, in the base camp under the open sky. Further rituals during the preparation time on site, serve to sharpen the intention and prepare for the actual time of the Vision Quest.

The solo time in the forest begins on the fourth day of the seminar with a sunrise sweat lodge. Following four full days and nights, you will return to the camp through another sweat lodge. The last days of the seminar are dedicated to the integration of the experience.

Volunteers from our circle will be in the mother camp the whole time and support the prayer at the fire. On the night of destiny we will stay awake together with you in the forest.

Day 1

Arrival at 5PM, Opening Circle

Day 2

Preparation

Day 3

Preparation

Day 4

Sunrise Sweatlodge, First Day Solo

Day 5

Second Day Solo

Day 6

Third Day Solo

Day 7

Fourth Day Solo

Day 8

Sunrise Sweatlodge, Intergration

Day 9

Integration

Day 10

Closing Circle, Departure from about 10 AM (or till 2pm incl. build down)

 

The Guides

The Land

The Quest will take place in the nature preserved landscape of the community village Klein Hundorf in western Mecklenburg. There is the forest, where Mamabuche stands, a large red beech, which gave our seminar its name. On a higher paddock will be our base camp and those who go on the Vision Quest can find their places in the forest, at the edge of the forest, in the meadow or in the hedges and bushes. The area has a rich flora and fauna. For a long time, shamanic, ecological and holistic work has been done here. Already more than 6,000 years ago, the Hun people, who gave the village its name, lived here. The ruins of their stone tombs can still be found nearby.

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Terms & Registration

We offer a sliding scale for the seminar fee within the scope of our possibilities to enable people with different prerequisites to participate. We have not established any specific criteria for evaluation, but trust that each individual will pay what feels right. Get in touch with us if funding beyond that is difficult for you.

We charge a seminar fee for accompanying the individual process from the time of registration until the end of the seminar on site in Klein Hundorf, as well as for the sweat lodge work, materials and infrastructure on site from 630,- to 970,- Euros, as a sliding scale. 

This also includes organic full board for the time you don't fast and good quality drinking-water. Where possible we use food that grows in Klein Hundorf. We provide simple food, suitable for fasting, which we prepare on the fire.

Not included is your journey to Klein Hundorf (at 19205 Gadebusch, you can take the train to Holdorf (Meckl)), and your equipment for the time in the forest (sleeping bag, mat, tarps, rain trousers, etc.). A detailed packing list will be provided for you. We are happy to advise you on risks and health restrictions. The Vision Quest is for adults over 18 years of age.

A non-refundable and non-transferable fee of 210 Euros will be charged upon registration. The remaining seminar fee is payable in parts upon request.

We recommend that you register some months in advance in order to give room for the individual accompanied preparation process. The number of participants is limited. A personal conversation with us is a prerequisite for registration.

 

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Contact

anmeldung(ät)betulaundmamabuche.org
& phone: +49 177 3722 580
www.betulaundmamabuche.org

 

Betula & MamaBuche

Vision Quest & Sweat Lodge

Dana Richter & Manuela Bosch
Klein Hundorf 6
19205 Gadebusch
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anmeldung(ät)betulaundmamabuche.org
+49 177 3722 580