Fall Sweat Lodge Ceremony
Time & Location
About the Event
Fall is a time to prepare for the darkness of winter that is to come. From this point, days now begin to grow shorter and nights get longer. While the Fall marks the point of diminishing sunlight, it is also a time of harvest where we celebrate all that has come to fruition in the bright light of summer.
This Fall Sweat will provide the opportunity to face our inner shadow, and the concepts of death, void, and blackness. A time to tune into gratitude, reflection and to prepare for winter where the beautiful opportunity to journey inward emerges from the cold and dark.
As for the Sweat logistics, we will meet at Aurora at 4pm then travel as a group to the Sweat Lodge which is run by OCN elder, Alvin Merasty, in Umpherville.
Cost: you will need to pre-register for the Sweat because as a group, we will coordinate who will bring to the sweat two pouches of tobacco, a pack of cigarettes, and a metre of red and white broadcloth. Each one of us will bring something to share at the potluck feast which is held afterwards. It is up to you if you want to leave a donation to the family that runs the sweat. To prepare for the sweat, make sure to wear a loose long skirt that covers your legs as you sit on the ground, no wire bras on top. Remove jewelry if possible. Bring a couple of old towels. Make sure your inner system is clean before you sweat - no alcohol or drugs - and eat clean. Drink lots of water the day before the sweat and bring a big water bottle to the sweat. Lastly, open your heart and your mind to this learning process.