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New Tribe, Old Eyes African Retreat JHB

July 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - July 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am

R5900 – R7500

NEW TRIBE, OLD EYES AFRICAN RETREAT JHB

A unique 21 day African journey of Ayahuasca and San Pedro/Huachuma.

VENUE: Thirsty Falls Guest Farm, Magaliesburg

RETREAT DATES: July 22-24

ENTIRE JOURNEY PERIOD: July 22d- 12th August (21 Days)

South African Residents: R5900 all incl.
International Participants: R7500 all incl.

“In modern times, the spirit of ancient tribes are now being called to gather once more around the fire of transformation. As timelines and cultures of new and old collapse upon one another, we return to the cradle of civilisation where African soil beckons us to rekindle our roots to the earth and nature’s soul. We join hands in a Wake Circle to whisper to eternity just as we have done so many times before. We are a new tribe rebirthing old eyes, we are rising.”

The New Tribe, Old Eyes African Retreat is an intensive 3-day medicine weekend taking place just outside Johannesburg, South Africa. This is followed by an 18-day micro-dosing integration and transformation journey (online), culminating in the final witnessing ceremony of our personal shamanic odyssey. It is a journey of ecstatic transformation that is a profound 21-days in total where we will meet as strangers and leave as one tribe. With over a decade of experience running retreats we believe this is the most powerful format for getting the greatest value out of sacred plant-medicine experience.

Our powerful weekend retreat starts with an African welcoming and cleansing ritual. We will flow through two very powerful night time Ayahuasca ceremonies and one daytime Hauchuma/San Pedro transformation session. Each morning will begin with a deep Tiger Hymn shamanic breath-work and body integration session. The main process day is crowned with a powerful shamanic fire ceremony where we burn old contracts and invoke new ones. This is a deeply immersive experience that is a reset for body, mind and soul. For the hundreds of people who have participated in this retreat over the years this has been a profound life-changing journey.

THE AFRICAN SHAMANIC CALLING

Old paradigms around the world are shifting. The once popular notion that the only way to a have genuinely transformative and healing Ayahuasca healing experience is to travel to the Amazon jungle is being debunked; there is now something bigger at stake. The world all over is calling for a greater access to this potent and ancient form of healing through all plant medicines. The consciousness of these sacred master plants have deliberately taken like seeds to the wind finding new roots in the soil of various continents. Fusing with local shamanic traditions, enlightened spiritual practices and with contemporary transformational tools they have given birth to a hybridised generation of contemporary shamans who have evolved very unique skill sets to meet the maladies of our age whether it be symptomatically expressed as depression, addiction, trauma or spiritual disconnection.

We are now called to return to the cradle of humankind – Africa – where it all began, so that we can remember as the ancients did why we came and what our true role is on this earth. Tribes from all four corners have been called together in sacred Wake Circle, the circle of death and rebirth.

Walking hand-in-hand with the guidance of Ayahuasca and San Pedro the New Tribe, Old Eyes retreat is a uniquely African gathering intended for individual and global healing and transformation. We will gather once more in sacred circle to follow the beat of the drum as all our ancestors did before, opening our hearts and minds to creating a new community pathway of coming together, celebrating, communicating, healing and holding space for each other. This is the African calling.

 

INTEGRATION IS THE KEY

With almost a decade of experience running medicine quests in Southern Africa, we have been consistently evolving a powerful retreat format guided by the simple question: what is needed to truly achieve tangible life-enriching ecstatic transformation? The first part of the answer has always been that we must be willing to turn ourselves inside out, purge the darkness, to shed the old skin of limiting beliefs by going through the eye of the needle in order to reclaim the sacred inner sanctum of our soul and to rebirth our true eyes.

The second is the tricky part, which is that we must integrate these realisations and remembrances back into our practical lives and our relationships as an embodied experience. This part is not so easy. There is no doubt that millions of people around the world have received profound revelations, healings and downloads from their encounters with psychedelics and sacred plant medicines. We must be willing, however, to be authentic in admitting that in reality only a minority of those are actually able to truly integrate and embody these shifts and understandings into their relationships, daily lives and their communities. A big gap exists in turning a profound inner ‘experience’ into a tangible practice and an embodied existence. A life-changing ‘spiritual’ experience is meaningless if the transformation that follows is only surface deep. This is why the integration and embodiment is actually the key to this work.

We have observed that the first three weeks after a powerful and intensive plant medicine ceremony is a critical period of integration where the messages and teachings of the sacred plant teachers continue to unfold within us as we attempt to undertake new actions in our lives. In this euphoric space we are in a high state of neural plasticity ad suggestion which is optimal for cultivating new habits but also potentially detrimental for compounding disempowering ones if we do not consciously shift them. For many first timers in particular this can feel like a very confusing and emotionally challenging time, especially as our core paradigms are changing while we still continue to deal with our old realities. Without a meaningful, proactive and experienced structure of support it is easy to feel alone, overwhelmed and even disempowered. It all comes down to the quality, integrity and experience of the integration process, which most people typically attempt to unfold on their own after their plant medicine journey. The truth is that we are so much more powerful and effective at integrating when we are moving together in a shared guided context of like-minded support and witnessing. True awakening is in fact a group effort and is exponentially more effective with the collaborative energy and support of a tribe.

It is with this in mind that we have designed a three week micro-dosing and integration program as part of the ceremony package to support and guide you in your process. Micro-dosing is the well known practice of taking tiny amounts of the plant medicine daily to keep the inner sacred ‘whisper’ alive, to build new neural pathways and habits. During this journey, as you reintegrate into your daily life you will follow the guided journaling program whilst you have the continued online support of the facilitators and the group you journeyed with.

Apart from weekly online check-ins, you will each have access to coaching with the shaman/facilitator to support you in your unfolding. This journey will then be completed by a final online witnessing and homecoming circle where we all come together for the last time to complete and seal our sacred journey. We believe that this is the most powerful package to facilitate what we call a pinnacle life experience, where you get to complete your epic hero’s journey knowing that you also have a like-minded tribe you can call on.

WEEKEND RETREAT PROGRAM

Friday
* Arrive 10am
* African Cleanse Ritual
* Check-in and Sacred Container building
* First Ayahuasca Ceremony

Saturday
* Breakfast
* 8am- Tiger Hymn Breath-work and Body integration
* San Pedro/Huachuma Ceremony
* Shamanic Fire Transformation Ceremony
* Second Ayahuasca Ceremony- Birthing Old Eyes
* Ceremony of Food (Dinner)

Sunday
* Breakfast
* 8am- Tiger Hymn Breath-work and Body integration
* Closing ceremony and Check-out.
* We close our ceremony and will be on the road from 12pm.

POST CEREMONY PACKAGE

As you drive away from this extraordinary retreat with your mind and heart wide open, you will be taking three items with you apart from the magnificent memories. You will receive a micro-dosing kit of the sacred medicines Ayahuasca and San Pedro, a Wake Circle journal already containing key guidance and the new contract you have created from the fire ceremony, and a Wake Circle amulet a sacred symbol to keep you present to your tribal connection and the epic journey that you have embarked on. Whether you were able to face your deepest fear and/or connect to your bliss and divinity, the sense of triumph is unmistakable and the value of this experience unquantifiable.

MICRO-DOSING & INTEGRATON PROGRAM

* 18 days of journaling dreams and process at least a short paragraph per day
* Wednesday 7pm Zoom check-in and group coaching (three consecutive weeks)
* Daily Telegram check-ins with facilitator support
* Closing & Sealing Ceremony on Zoom – Final Friday of the 21 days

 

 

COMMITMENT

The New Tribe, Old Eyes Retreat has evolved through our intensive process of constantly evaluating our own commitment to transformation and this medicine path. We are reminded that commitment is the key ingredient to the alchemy of transformation. There can be no healing difficult afflictions such as addiction or depression without an unwavering and conscious commitment to personal growth and change. When it is missing or lacks integrity, no amount of medicine, guidance or support makes a difference. Commitment starts from the very first step of any journey we undertake and permeates the whole way through to the last moment. The commitment that we have undertaken for this quest is to be fully invested in every participant’s transformation for the period of this extraordinary journey.

The commitment that will be required from you, should you choose to embark on this experience, is as follows:

  • Fill out the participation form and follow the process as designed, whether you have journeyed with us before or not.
  • Pay the deposit (non-refundable) to secure your place and keep to all financial arrangements made.
  • Keep all the agreements of our container and follow the program, as designed, for the entire journey – from start to end.
  • For the period of the weekend retreat, the entire three days must be booked off so that you can comfortably arrive at the retreat space before 10am and be fully present for the entire journey.
  • Have the Telegram app downloaded on your phone for the pre-ceremony support group and the post-ceremony integration process.
  • Ensure your evening is booked off so you can attend the closing online witnessing ceremony at the end of the three weeks. This will be a Friday evening at 7pm.

Our promise is that if you honour each these commitments of the journey and follow the process as designed that you will experience extraordinary and permanent breakthroughs in your life.

 

 

 

WAKE CIRCLE FACILITATORS

Over the years we have had the opportunity of working with an eclectic mix of extraordinary shamanic facilitators from all over the world who have each added to the tapestry of this process. For every New Tribe, Old Eyes Retreat we called in a unique support team of facilitators. Each beautiful facilitator in Wake Circle has developed their own medicine practice through a cross-pollination of teachings and influences drawing on various shamanic lineages, religious and healing practices from around the world. Our team consists of facilitators both highly experienced in years as well as young, passionate and gifted. What unites these various skills in our ceremony facilitation process is the unique and sacred practice of circling and holding space that we have diligently crafted over a decade of running ceremonies. We believe that when held in a powerful container of presence, safety and compassion that every human being fundamentally knows how to align, heal and reconnect with their higher selves.

 

LEAD FACILITATORS

Heinrich (Hymnj) Reisenhofer is the founder of Wake Circle. A spiritual teacher, shamanic facilitator and medicine singer with an exquisite healing voice, his unique medicine music style has evolved over many years of facilitating shamanic ceremonies. He is a father, leader and healer of the divine masculine energy. Having walked an earlier path as an award-winning theatre director, he has since committed his energy to engendering transformation through the healing power of shamanic plant medicines, story-healing and sacred medicine music, guiding people back into connection with their higher power and greater purpose.

 

Nathan Raaths is the co-founder of Wake Circle and the original founder of the well-known Madhatters medicine community. He is a controversial legend in South Africa’s plant medicine community and has been running ceremonies and empowering facilitators successfully for the better part of a decade. Nathan is a prodigious spiritual teacher and black belt jujitsu instructor who has walked a profound shamanic path of facing illness, madness and trauma through which he has garnered profound insight, humility and open-heartedness: he is a true warrior of the heart. When you are facing your darkest moment, whether it is fear, anxiety or the overwhelm of an over-active mind, this is the facilitator you want holding your hand. He has successfully guided hundreds of people in facing their depression, addiction and disorders and has changed countless lives, empowering people to find their purpose, love and peace.

 

VENUE
For our Joburg leg of the New Tribe, Old Eyes Retreat we will be at the Thirsty Falls Guest Farm. ​​Set within the rugged splendour of the African bush and cliffs as backdrop, this farm offers spectacular views and absolute privacy in a tranquil environment. Thirsty Falls derives its name from the many mountain waterfalls above in the cliffs that happen during Highveld thunderstorms, the waters of which “vanish” into the underground caverns.

Thirsty Falls Guest Farm practices and applies the principles of permaculture. A diversity of trees, herbs, plants and grasses grow together, encouraging the natural eco systems of nature to co- exist, without the harmful use of chemicals.

VALUE EXCHANGE

South African Residents: R5900 all incl.
International Participants: R7500 all incl.
Staffing: R2500 all incl.

If you feel deeply called to serve and assist with various roles such as fire keeping, kitchen and outside anchoring, we have created a staffing option. There will be limited spaces for this depending on how many participants there are. You will be part of the entire 21-day journey including working with all the medicines and the post processing journey but your focus will be in a serving and learning capacity. You will need to be an experienced journeyer to apply to staff.

(Please note that early booking is essential.)

If you are committed to attending the New Tribe, Old Eyes Retreat but have genuine financial constraints, we are committed to creating a plan that will facilitate your attendance.

Bookings for this event are through this email address only: info@wakecircle.com

If you feel called to be part of this tribe, we look forward to hearing from you.

TESTIMONIALS

 

 

Details

Start:
July 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am
End:
July 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am
Cost:
R5900 – R7500
Website:
wakecircle.com

Organizers

Hymnj
Nathan Raaths

Venue

Thirsty Falls Guest Farm, Magaliesburg
Magaliesburg, Gauteng 1791 South Africa + Google Map
Phone:
0824647376
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We are contemporary shamanic facilitators practicing the powerful transformational modality of holding space, container work and altered state navigation. Our sessions are neither psychological in nature nor are they a substitute for any kind of medical diagnosis, therapy or treatment. Please seek the advice of your doctor or qualified health practitioner if you have any medical or psychological concerns or conditions before attending our sessions.