AFRICAN SOUL JOURNEY – December 2014
Understanding the Interconnectedness of All Things
As We Heal Ourselves We Heal Our Earth
DATE : Dec 7th – 22nd 2014
COST: $4000 -14 Nights 14 days inclusive – accommodation / meals where stated/ transport portage and Game Lodge & 2 Game Drives. Includes One Internal transfer flight, Excludes International flights to and from South Africa
He has more than 20yrs full time, hands on experience in this field, has authored a book entitled “Pathways of the Sun – Unveiling the Mysteries of Table Mountain and Beyond” Published 2006 and recently compiled a DVD “Pathways of the Sun – An Awakening”
Dean is one of the first to unveil many of the Sacred Sites of South Africa – which collectively weave together many layers of ancient history – physical, emotional and spiritual, also adding his deep insight and knowledge of the metaphysical healing properties that surround and enshrine these sacred places. He personally co-creates each journey and experience with and for various spiritual groups and individuals
THE JOURNEY BEGINS!!
Arrive JHB International Dec 8th, met by Dean Liprini Shuttel to Hotel – Johannesburg Cradle of Humankind – Sterkfontein Caves (Lunch). Travel 1 hour to Sterkfontein Caves. We All Re-group physically and energetically – To unify the group we do a short collective sounding and meditation .
Johannesburg is Home to the Great Goldmines – but also Mrs. Ples? Perhaps one of humankinds earliest ancestors. What thoughts and emotions come fourth about the Birth Place of Humankind? Either way we know these ancient beings were here! We visit this ancient place the Sterkfontein Caves. What feelings will arise from this ancient resting place of humanity. Picnic Lunch in the Countryside
A short drive to our 4 star Misty Hills Country Hotel, check in.
This charming stone-built complex, which was originally a Hindu Monastery, has been tastefully converted into a stunning hotel that embodies the ethos of Africa. Set in lush landscaped gardens, surrounded by natural forest and grassland, this rustic retreat serves as the perfect African getaway destination. Rooms are set in a rustic complex amid running water features and authentic African artworks. Enjoy the late afternoon at your leisure experiencing this beautiful space..followed by a unique dinner experience!
Time will be spent connecting to the nature and spirit of the sacred sites the people and the energies, wisdom and memories they hold…Ceremony and seeding intentions for oneself, the planet and humanity… Working with the many Layers and Dimensions within and around us all, understanding the deep interconnectedness, oneness and collective consciousness. Remembering, Feeling and Transforming
Come and Enjoy!
We make an early morning departure for Adam’s Calendar with author and researcher Michael Tellenger and his partner Louise. We meet Michael in Waterval Behooven and have lunch. We then travel 2hrs to Adams Calendar, possibly one of the earliest stone circle calendars in the world. We will spend the day amongst these ancient stones and imbibe the Great Spirit and beauty that enshrines this awesome place. Michael will share his insights, findings and stories he has collected over the many years of exploration….Dean will add some of his own insights of the landscape and energies of this mysterious “Adams Calendar”
If time allows we will stop and interact with the wild horses of Kaapse Hoogte. What stories will they have to tell us. We overnight at Waterval Behoven.
The next morning, bright and early, we meet up with Michael for a guided walk and talk through one of the many strange stone circle anomalies that cover the entire landscape (more than 200 square kilometres) with thousands upon thousands of stacked stone enclosures, each with unique patterns. Strangely, none have doorways or entrances. For what purpose were these structures built? Who made them and when were they made? We stop for lunch on route back to JHB then make a late afternoon visit to Sterkfontein Caves.
Kimberley “The Big Hole” De- Beers Diamonds. (B/L) Morning bus ride to Kimberley, Here we meet a displaced community of Bushman families, we will visit. We will speak with them, share our feelings ask questions and possibly sing with them as well. They are in much need of healing after their ancient ways and spirit have been slowly falling away from their memories, after being manipulated into working the Diamond mine for de Beers.
What intentions can we seed here.
– Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Kimberly
We travel an Hour and half to Boesmans Gat, literally the womb of Mother Africa, the Deepest inland Water source, in Africa, a sink hole that takes the physical form of the sacred Birth Canal and Womb. We approach the Sacred Womb, Boesman’s Gat, with GREAT respect, two Men, entering this sacred place without respect died! We will do Ritual and Ceremony, as we slowly descend to honor this sacred place. We ask permission to enter. Each one of us in turn will greet the male guardian stone, introduce ourselves to the Great Mother, stating our intention.This is one of the most powerful places on Earth….it is the Sacred Womb of Mother Africa. We will per4form a Rebirthing Ritual in the Sacred waters of the Womb. Our Healing intention we are to send out from this Sacred Place and Energy center flows NW. to Mount Shasta 10 291 miles away. Great Mother Femine Yin to Great Father Masculine Yang ..and All in between!
After our rebirthing ritual we visit “Wonderworks cave” a cave yielding some of the most ancient archeological finds.We stop briefly at this sacred cave called Wonderwerk Gat. Here we discover an Awe inspiring fresco of Rock Art Paintings. This cave has been desecrated by Archeologists from all over the world….what thoughts emotions arise, what intentions can we seed here..?
Overnight Redsands Private Nature Reserve
Morning drive to Uruka Bush Camp. Here we will spend a totally awesome and unique experience with the few remaining descendents of the Khomani Bushmen/San – they will tell us there stories we will hear their songs and experience their healing …what intentions can we seed into these Red Sands of the Great Kalahari? Desert meditations overnight under the stars.
The ‡Khomani descended from several original San groups, including the ||Ng!u (close relatives of the !Xam who lived south of the !Gariep River), the ‡Khomani who spoke the same language as the ||Ng!u but had distinct lineage, the |’Auni, the Khatea, the Njamani and probably others whose names are now lost to us. Most San of this bloodline now speak Khoekhoegowap and /or Afrikaans as primary language. the few surviving aboriginal South African San. Approximately 1 500 adults are spread over an area of more than 1 000 km in the Northern Cape Province. Many of the elders and healers will journey to the gathering at Ashkam, will you be there!
Overnight Uruka Bush Camp
We leave the Kalahari Desert and the San people, heading South toward the West Coast of South Africa, on route to the Sacred Bushman’s Valley, it is here the Ancient one’s experienced the Sacred Path of the Elephants, the Great Wisdom Keepers. Here we will overnight in converted cottages of the early Farm workers. Before Sunset we will walk the trail to experience the land and the shamanic rock paintings left by these Ancient people.
They knew much of the Nature of Heaven and Earth and had an open communication with the Stars…Here I will teach a form of meditation to help access the Star communication portal that is here. Photo, on left is a Blue Being, appearing to look over a blue sphere? Keeper of the Blue planet?
Here we will visit the two GOLDEN ELEPHANTS that have been ceremoniously positioned to capture the last golden rays of Sunset…we will align ourselves go into meditation to communicate with these great wisdom keepers and their memories..what
sounds and songs will they encourage us to sing?
Fireside Dinner and Animal Circle Dance, story telling. Early morning meditation and walk the trail.
Overnight Bushmans Kloof
We arrive in the Mother City Cape Town,
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world a Peninsula enshrined by the two primal oceans the Atlantic and Indian. We journey up to the top of Table Mountain experiencing the energies of the Crown Chakra and Third Eye Chakra of the Cape Peninsula we visit the sacred Eye of The Table Mountain Goddess, what do we see! Third Eye meditation in the portal of the Eye of the Table Mountain Goddess
Check into our Hotel in Cape Town. Sunset Dinner in famous Camps Bay overlooking the beach and ocean – Beautiful!
Overnight at Cape Town Lodge
We Awake and after a scrumptious breakfast we travel further down to the South Western Tip of the Peninsula here we place our feet in the ocean at this vortex of sacred waters to experience the powerful energies found here…What do we feel, we are at the South Western tip of Africa the Divine Tuning fork, will we get in Tune? Here at this powerful Earth Energy Point the Primal Root Chakra of Africa, we move to the beach to perform a seeding ceremony together, a seeding of intention into the primal womb waters and vortex where the two great Oceans meet.. PICNIC LUNCH in this beautiful and special place.
After our sharing if time allows we venture forth for an evening stroll into the nearby African Township with Nuntonsi our local guide…we experience the feelings and emotions of life in the Township. We meet with everyday people, local musicians, traditional healers….what can we do? Sing with them dance with them…Meeting with local Sangoma /medicine man/woman
At sunset we visit the Sacred Pyramid All Seeing Eye Rock
For a sunset meditation! Now that we have a better understanding of the Energy flow and Chakra’s of the Cape Peninsula, we start to focus our attention on the Solar plexus, Pyramid and All Seeing Eye Rock. Sunset Meditation on the Pyramid focused intention on our power center the solar plexus. Overnight at Cape Town Lodge Overnight at Cape Town Lodge
Early morning drive to Hermanus to commune with the whales.. We do a whale breath meditation, overlooking the ocean where the powerful song of the Earth Magnetic Energies explode into the Indian Ocean, this is the song that draws the Great Whales, the wisdom keepers of the deep, back to their sacred breeding waters from the South Antarctic Ocean. Will we hear this sacred tune? What deep emotions does it stir within?! We better understand how to express ourselves in the outside world!
Now is the opportunity to do a LITTLE market shopping. We head for the Big Five Garden Route Game Reserve and Lodge, we prepare for our first evening game drive, to meet the African animals up close! We enjoy an evening and early morning guided game viewing Drive.
Overnight at Famous Garden Route Big 5 Game Reserve and Lodge
After a morning game drive, we pass near Blombos Cave, an archaeological site made famous by the discovery of 75,000-year-old pieces of ochre engraved with abstract designs and beads made from Nassarius shells, and c. 80,000-year-old bone tools. Some of the earliest evidence for shell fishing and possibly fishing has been discovered at the site and dates to c. 140,000 years ago. We focus our attention on the North South Meridian, and Polarity….What Ray of Healing will we sing here in this Sacred Place. What Energy can we feel, can we hold this alignment! We journey further East to the “Land of the Rising Sun” We visit one of the Sacred Caves, at Mosselbay Cape St Blaize Cave with its Great Guardian Rock Being overlooking its entrance, What have these Ancient Beings seen, what knowledge and wisdom do they have to share with us….what long forgotten song would they like to hear? Meditation on our central core energy.We travel to Wilderness the Touws river and the National Park the Ebb and Flow Nature Reserve, (Here we will overnight) the source of Life and Nurturance to many over the hundreds and thousands of years….We visit an ancient Mother cave that overlooks the river, here we will do a meditation and circle dance, we reflect on the Tides the balance of Nature and all Life…we remember this song…..Circle Dance Ceremony in the Cave. Fireside dinner. Overnight in wooden Chalets Ebb and Flow Reserve.
We travel in the early morning to the famous Knysna Heads (breakfast overlooking the Ocean) and Lagoon, we visit an early Strandloper/beach walker cave for a meditation. On to the Robberg Peninsula a magical and Mystical place….chosen by the Ancients to do special burial rituals with painted grave stones….From here the beautiful Bay of Plettenberg streaches in a huge Arc to the East…and Ends where the Great Range of Mountains the Hottentots Holland that we have been following for 700km finally explodes out into these beautiful waters at Cathedral Rock enriched with great abundance of Life… the feeding grounds of our watery and playful Friends the Dolphins & breading sanctuary of the Whales. We spend the day exploring this magical place we swim in the bay, connect with the Dolphins and Whales and walk the beautiful beach…What will we experience, what feelings are expressed?!
We reach our Accommodations Keurbooms Strand Plettenberg Bay check into our luxury Chalets overlooking the Ocean…Will the dolphins greet us?
We move to the Beach for a sunset meditation!
We bathe and cleanse ourselves in the Golden Rays of Sun Light …we give Thanks.
We begin our morning beach walk to the Sacred Burial Ground of Cathedral Rock, we will spend the rest of the day enshrined in the Energies of this Powerful Portal…We share a light picnic lunch and eat food straight out the sea ( mussels, oysters, seaweed, etc.) to further ingest the Life Force of this Sacred Place, we visit the caves with some of the deepest shell middens in the world…we connect with the antiquity of Humanity and the antiquity of the Human Spirit… the animals of Land, Sea and Sky. We Connect with Each other and gather all we have shared . We perform a special rebirthing and seeding ritual.We sing OUR SONG of HEALING our Sacred Ray of Hope for our Planet and Humanity….Namaste’ BEACH PARTY AND FIRESIDE DINNER
Summer Solstice Sunset Ceremony – Ascension Cave Cape Town – BIG TREE TSITSIKAMA NATURE RESERVE (B)10:30am leave for Port Elizabeth Airport. On route we do a group circle tree meditation. What kind of tree are we, how do we share our fruit and shade with the world?.
Afternoon Flight back to Cape Town where we join others at the Ascension Cave in the Sun Valley for the Summer Solstice Sunset Ceremony and Alignment to the Day of Great Light. Sharing our prayers and intentions for ourselves, humanity and our planet.
optional Sunrise Ceremony,
For the early birds we join hands with others at the pyramidal Little Lion’s Head Mountain to watch the Summer solstice Sun Rise and experience the Southernmost turning of the Sun, Filled with great Father Sun Mother Earth Energy we share again our collective prayers and intentions for Ourselves, humanity and our planet earth. Free day for readings, shopping and more shopping.
Depart for Cape Town International Airport, connecting flight back home.
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