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During this retreat, Sacred Mythic Journeys will give you the unique chance to visit and live amongst the Huicholes, a fascinating culture in the magic heart of their powerful indigenous soul homeland. On top of this, you will have the opportunity to experience for yourself a part of the same sacred 400-mile pilgrimage journey from the waters of the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Wixárika symbolized birthplace of the sun in the north-east of the country.
The maximum participants in the group is 14.
Special arrangements can be made for a private room, but this is by request only and for an additional charge per night. Please contact Sacred Mythic Journeys for more information. However, in order to maximize the experience for all retreat participants, Sacred Mythic Journeys recommends highly that everybody uses the carefully selected shared accommodations.
Sacred Mythic Journeys always use a selection of reputable and comfortable shared accommodations, as to maintain a family and creative team atmosphere throughout your experience. Individual lodgings and rooms will therefore usually be shared by no more than between two and four people at a time, with shared bathroom and shower facilities.
This retreat will take place in Sierra Madre Occidental area in Mexico.
In the rugged Sierra Madre mountains of north-western Mexico, the Huichol or Wixáritari people, who it is believed are descendants of the Aztecs, are still living as they have done for thousands of generations, in communion with nature and with each other. Never conquered by outsiders, their sacred traditions and connection to the gods have remained intact. They are one of only a handful of existing indigenous cultures with such a continuous heritage.
It is estimated that there are approximately 15,000 members of this last-known tribe of indigenous Indians in the Americas.
The Huicholes' lives center around ancient rituals and tradition, everything from planting corn to embroidering clothes, all done in a sacred way. Their artwork is alive with their experience of the divine. The Wixárika (meaning “the healing people” in their native Huichol language) are known for their colorful clothing and famous for their vivid and elaborately designed ‘yarn paintings’ and beadwork.
Together, their cosmology and shamanic tradition form and define a unique and highly structured way of life, which is expressed in every facet of their lives.
Their distinctive visionary art, in the form of these yarn paintings, embroidered clothing, bags, beaded gourds, masks, jewelry, and sculpture, all derives from their shamanic visions whose symbols form the basis of their work and their lives. The work is all hand-made by individual artists who are taught by their elders, and who then pass on the artistic techniques to their children. And so it goes, from generation to generation.
Originally all the artwork was made as “offrendas”, prayer offerings to the spirits left at places of power along the pilgrimage route.
The “mara’akame”, the shaman, still leads pilgrims on a yearly journey retracing the path of the gods and goddesses when they first appeared in this middle world and traveled on a sacred pilgrimage to find its center.
The pilgrimage culminates in a night-long ceremony around ‘tatewari’, grandfather fire, a meditative retreat during which shamanic plant medicine ceremony using a button shaped cactus called peyote or ‘hikuri’, induces a visionary state by which the Wixárika people find their lives and the power, the ‘kupuri’, to follow their heart path to completion.
Meet, introductions, and team briefing in Mexico City, Mexico.
Travel to the ancient ruined city of Teotihuacan.
Travel by bus to the remote indigenous Huichol Indian Village.
Day of silence, prepare the shamanic plant medicine yourself, ready for the deep ceremony work ahead.
Shamanic plant medicine ceremony day one.
Shamanic plant medicine ceremony day two.
Shamanic plant medicine ceremony day three.
Sharing, relaxation, and integration day.
Travel by bus to Real De Catorce.
Spirit adventure pilgrimage to the sacred mountain of Wirikuta day one.
Spirit adventure pilgrimage to the sacred mountain of Wirikuta day two.
Heart energy medicine workshop day one.
Heart energy medicine workshop day two.
Foundational AcroYoga expressions workshop and celebration dinner.
Please book your flight to arrive at Mexico City International Airport (MEX). Sacred Mythic Journeys recommend you to arrive a day early and stay at a hotel or hostel so to relax and recharge before the start of your journey or retreat. On the first day of the journey or retreat, you will meet in one pre-designated location that Sacred Mythic Journeys will confirm with you nearer to your retreat starting date.
Maximum 14 persons.
Sacred Mythic Journeys do not require you to wear any specific type of clothing or color during your shamanic plant medicine ceremonies. Sacred Mythic Journeys do however recommend that you come to ceremony in loose, comfortable, clean clothing, and be sure to have something warm as it can get cold. Having a headscarf or beanie handy can also be useful for managing your energy and warmth during the night.
You are advised to bring light summer clothes for warm weather such as shorts, underwear, T-shirts, pants, and swimming suit. For cold nights, please bring thick warm clothes such as fleece, socks, thermal underwear, gloves, hat wind jacket (water resistant with hood).
Please also bring long fast drying pants, rain poncho, a sun hat, sunglasses, strong trekking shoes or boots, sandals or flip flops, flashlight, camera or personal music player, suncream or sunblock, insect repellent, first aid kit, notebook and pens, warm sleeping bag, comfortable roll mat, travel pillow, extra thin warm lightweight blanket, and an open mind and an open heart.
10% of your total contribution goes to Sacred Mythic Journeys’ non-profit organization’s projects.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Sacred Mythic Journeys, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.
In this retreat, you will have the amazing opportunity to experience a sacred 400-mile pilgrimage journey from the waters of the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Wixárika symbolized birthplace of the sun in the north-east of the country.
This is the same sacred route that has been traveled by the Wixárika people, by both the parents and the children themselves, every year for the last few hundred decades during their long quest to the desert in the east, to gather their sacred ‘peyote’ teacher plant medicine (flowers in the desert) and bring it home back to their villages in the west.
Marc is the co-founder of Sacred Mythic Journeys and cosmic journey guide. After working and traveling in some very remote parts of the planet such as Tibet, Nepal, China, Tanzania, Thailand, Fiji, El Salvador, Venezuela, Honduras, and Brazil as a scuba diving instructor, coral reef conservation project expedition leader, and keen surfer, skydiver and snowboarder, Marc realized truly with much more clarity where his life had been leading him all this time and what it had been preparing him for.
During your retreat, you will be served healthy and balanced fresh food diet, juices, and herbal teas. There will be also welcome celebration and farewell meals on your arrival and departure days.
" To work with such an present heart based family of souls has been both a privilege and a pleasure, I have spent a good few months trying to get to the bottom of a number of areas in my life and in one sacred mythic journey, san pedro and the heart energy medicine I have managed to unlock the potential in me I knew was present but was elusive until now, enlightened and feeling whole I am now moving forward so fast it almost seems unreal!Such insight and knowledge is not to be underestimated, I am eternally grateful for the loving guidance and teachings I have felt, I will never forget this time and can embrace the next stage of my life with renewed vigor and clarity! Sacred Mythic Journeys: Thank you You have all blown me away with your presence.So much love! Besos, Andrea "
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" I will try to find the proper words to express my feelings related to my experience with the Sacred Mythic Journey although it is difficult to express such a deep, intense and transformative experience. Today I am filled with immense gratitude to you/the universe/my spirit guides who I learned are all the same for this transformative experience. I feel a heart filled with gratitude and love.You have helped me open my heart to see and feel what love is all about. You have taught me how and where to look for and find love. You have shown me or helped me see who I really am and what my purpose is here at this time. What a tough but loving teacher you were!!! I will be grateful and indebted to you for ever.You were right when you said your work was worth thousands and maybe millions of dollars, I think your work is invaluable , it is priceless, YOUR worth does not have a price. You are sooo young and yet sooo old!!! I am so proud to have had the opportunity to work under your direction and be a recipient of your wisdom which is immense maybe as infinite as the sky you ordered for me that night.THANK YOU!!! I have never seen such a magical sight!! I feel different. I feel re-newed. I fell rebirthed. I feel like eating milky ways every day at 68 years of age thanks to your help.! :o) I will be grateful for a long , long, time. I hope to see you again soon. I want to work some more even though you are a tough teacher who make me work so hard.:o)Receive all my love and respect from a heart that has been opened and is filled with immense gratitude.Namaste! Love, peace, light!"
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" The experience I had with the sacred mythic journey cannot be compared to anything that happened in my whole life. I went so deep inside my soul and felt so much love that is hard to describe it in words, my mind cant really understand it. The way the team felt what I needed and conduced me really made the difference; I wouldnt get to the right point if they werent there.They all helped me see things that I was hiding my whole life and I can say that Im changing the course of it after everything I accessed there. I want to thank everybody who was apart of it, the Universe and all the energies that helped us there. Love Rafa. "
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