A Wilderness Quest for Vision & Self Healing 11.–19.6.2019

Hartwell Vision Quest with Annie Spencer & Christiana Harle 

“Where there is no vision the people perish” Hebrew

Since time immemorial people have gone to the wilderness to seek guidance and renewal; to call for vision and healing; to find a new way of living that is in harmony with the earth. At this time of crisis for our world, visionaries are needed for our community. It is a time to remember Black Elk’s prayer: ’Oh Great Spirit, be merciful to me [bring me vision] that my people may live.’

The Hartwell Vision Quest has been created to assist those who call for their dream of life. Participation on a Vision Quest starts long before one walks into the wilderness of nature. The seeds may have been planted long ago, in childhood, and your arrival may seem part of a process unfolding steadily and naturally. Or the decision may be sudden, a crisis of transition causing something long-hidden to burst forth with compelling force, a force one cannot deny or refuse. Or it may just seem ‘the right time', an affirmative way to answer a question, mark a change or renew the spirit. Alone, in nature, we stand before our mother the earth; we stand before our gods and goddesses.

During our time away the quester spends some days in preparation, receiving teachings both spiritual and practical, getting to know the land, letting go of the everyday world. Then you go out to quest for four days and nights. On your return, the days of integration are important: each story is witnessed and teaching is given to help illuminate the visions, dreams and signs that have come.

This is a powerful ceremony so the sooner you commit to it the better so that you have a good preparation time.

We aim to send out about five to seven people. Teaching is mostly in English, with Finnish as needed.

As this is a such a personal and strong ceremony, we suggest that you contact Annie to talk about it mobile phone / WhatsUp / FaceTime: +44 (0) 7805 078858 (-2 hrs from Finland). Send an email to Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. : subject Vision Quest

ANNIE SPENCER, a ceremonialist and workshop leader with an Oxford MA and a diploma in Humanistic Psychology, has been running groups and trainings for nearly forty years. Having been apprenticed in a Native American tradition and studied Guatemalan Mayan teachings, Annie weaves these with the traditions of her land. As a teacher, Annie opens pathways for others – illuminating their life’s journeys. Her primary interest is the renewal of ancient ceremonial forms for creating a path of beauty upon Grandmother Earth. Visit her website: www.hartwell.eu.com 

CHRISTIANA HARLE, a shamanic healer, holds degrees as a Music Therapist, Breathwork Therapist, Beekeeper with a diploma in Women’s Consciousness, as well as a shamanic drum-birther. She has been working in the field of shamanic healing for almost thirty years. Her path is woven with Land and Song, through Tuvan shamanic initiation with deepening paths into the Spirit of Song: the keener, the healer, the birther, the journey-er, the stinger. Christiana is passionate about supporting and guiding people to find their path, heal, remember and re-connect with Mother Earth and all Beings. Visit her website: www.solavoima.fi 

Venue: We quest in south east Finland in an area of moss covered stone people, carpeted bogs and granite cliffs, forest and hills and fields. The midnight sun and a veiled twilight accompany us. We will be on land that is home to many animals, birds and insects. All elements are present to help us in our call for vision. Our base camp is on the shores of a crystal clear lake. Cost: We will divide the costs of the quest – rental of land etc – between all questers. We estimate this to be around 300–420 € per person. The final amount will be known on 11 April. We will all bring food to share. Then there is payment for Annie and Christiana. As this is a ceremony, payment to Annie and Christiana is by donation. To book: you need to send a deposit of 150 € by 10 April. For payment details please contact Christiana Harle at Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen.

This quest is held to assist those who seek to find their true nature in Nature and who wish to ‘knock on the door of spirit' in a gentle yet profound way.

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