Bighorn Medicine Wheel SpiritQuest 2023
Thu, Aug 17 4:30 PM – Sun, Aug 20 12:00 PM MDT
We invite you to come journey with us again around one of the oldest and most recognized medicine wheels on Turtle Island. The Arapaho call it "Hii Eeinoonotii." Otherwise known as the Bighorn Medicine Wheel, located in the Bighorn National Forest Park in Wyoming. This medicine wheel sits high on the Bighorn mountain range, said to be thousands of years old, astronomically aligned to certain constellations, and resoundingly strong with the elements and spirits of the area. The Medicine Wheel, recognized as the womb of creation holds the power of 7 in each of it's direction, creation is represented here by the tree of light, from the micro to macro - the cosmology of time & space. Our ancestors knew and advocated for what the great wheel meant and the teachings it brought them, being a map/conscious compass from the heart of Great Spirit to the people. Join us for this powerful SpiritQuest starting August 17th and ending on August 20th. We will be visiting and camping, setting prayers and intentions at the sacred mountains of Togowotee (Jackson hole, WY), and having sweat lodge & pipe ceremony in the Tetons. Our family and good friends from Fort Washakie (Harvey & Lamar of the Spoonhunter family) will be sharing in these ceremonies with us and also sharing what native traditional style dance is with our group. We then plan will cross the great Yellowstone park visiting Old faithful and/or Yellowstone lake for a break and connection in prayer. Once in Wyoming we will be staying in the land of a local renowned Crystal healer Linda Thomas who has been working and teaching with crystals and stones for over 44 years now, just outside of Cody, WY. And of course our visitation and prayers with the sacred Bighorn Medicine Wheel. As always our pilgrimages are with the principles of our ancestors, our beloved Mother Earth, and exercising our connection with Spirit. For more information, costs, and details please contact either myself, or Brenda Ramirez . In the love and light of our infinite Creator we are. Price includes one meal a day (large brunch) , coffee, and tea will be provided for. Typically at each SpiritQuest people bring a dish to share as a potluck for each dinner. Making sure to also bring your own snacks and food for lunch as we are out and about. Leading up to the sweat lodge it is recommended to either fast or eat light foods. Bringing your own camping equipment is essential, if there is something you are missing or have a question about in regards to camping please do private message us, as to be prepared. More details on schedule to follow as we get closer to August 17. ## Schedule August 17th, Thursday: Meet & Opening Sweatlodge Ceremony. August 18th, Friday: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone sojourn and Spoonhunter dance ceremony. August 19th, Saturday: Bighorn Medicine Wheel ceremony and Linda Thomas sharing circle. August 20th, Sunday: Crystal shop, community gathering, sound ceremony, and closing circle This, like all SpiritQuests, is subject to change depending on the weather and the elders' and groups’ needs. We will also have some special guests, and other places on the land to visit. For any further questions or concerns please visit our website below or fill out the contact form. Limited to 18 people. * For scholarship requests please send an email to [email protected] or send us a message on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/treeoflight.foundation
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