Solo Earthlodge Vision Quests
The EarthLodge is an ancient indigenous-style dwelling designed specifically for ceremony and vision quests. Spaces such as these have been used for thousands of years to work with inner shifts of consciousness in ourselves through the energies of the ancestors, spirit and through a portal that connects us into the web of all life.
The lodge is a liminal space within which you can be held and move through the veil that separates us from other worlds. It offers the potential for you to transcend linear time, all the while deeply help by the earth from which it is built.
All kinds of vision quests are supported by the potent dark space it offers, even in the daytime. This darkness is a supportive starting place for any journey going deep within, and to the stepping outside of linear time/space. Lit only with the light of the fire and a couple of candles, there is no electricity.
We allow only objects made of natural materials inside the lodge; no technology of any kind (including mobile phones) and no plastic.
Solo vision quests inside the Earthlodge are open to you if you have already experienced being in ceremony in the lodge, with the proviso that you are competent to tend a fire safely. If you have not been in ceremony in our EarthLodge here then it may still be possible to book, but we will need to have a call with you to assess whether you understand the nature of this kind of space and are able to honour it as such.
Here are some examples of what you may want to vision quest:
- Blood mysteries dark moon
This is perfect for your bleed retreat, to take space away from your busy life and really allow yourself to be composted, drop and surrender into deep radical rest and rejuvenation, allow visions to emerge for your next lunar spiral
If you are in menopause or approaching it, this quest offers time away from your life to explore more deeply inside what is calling for your attention, what needs to die within and how you can allow that, to completely let go into what calls you forth.
- Life thresholds
If you are at a crisis point in your life and feeling like you have no idea what path to take. For example you may be feeling the end of a relationship, a difficult life path choice, some trauma that is calling to be healed etc
- Grief or loss
If you are experiencing a loss, yet finding the flow of grief difficult within the context of your life. This is a space to fully allow grief to move and be held by the earth
- Dreaming and visioning
Perhaps you need time to ask some deep questions about how to bring more of your visions into the world.
- Contemplation space, Deep rest, Silence and stillness
Maybe you are simply exhausted and need to STOP. Need some space and time to contemplate. A space that is simply, profoundly still and quiet for deep rest held by the warmth of the fire and softness of the sheepskins
- Blood mysteries dark moon
The Earthlodge Vision Quest is available by application only:
You can stay in the EarthLodge for as short or as long a time as you wish. If you wish to stay extra time it can be arranged and a supplement charge applied. To take part in an EarthLodge retreat you will need to have some experience of how to be with fire.
You will need to know:
- How to light a fire
- How to keep a fire going
- How to lay wood on a fire to minimise smoke
- How to keep the space and you safe while looking after a fire.
For your quest we provide as standard:
- An unlimited amount of seasoned chopped oak firewood
- A supply of sheepskins for the floor
- A fire kettle and trivet
Food and Drink:
We recommend either fasting or bringing very simple food you can eat directly. Fore example; bread and cheese, tinned goods, dried food, pastries, fruit, veg raw leaves. There are no cooking facilities in the lodge, no gas or electricity or light other than the fire.
The fire will be your only form of light during your time in the Lodge. No candles are allowed but you can bring a torch should you need to use one on occasions.
On receipt of your application form, we will be in touch to offer available dates, and your levels of experience with lighting and tending fires, and with ceremonies in the Earthlodge.