FSG XXXI Sweat Circles

Current as of 06 Jun 2016

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The Lighting-Struck Tree


Peggy Brennan ♦ Just as a lightning-struck tree has mixed the elements, so too does a sweat ritual. The medicine of entering a hut within the Earth and praying/singing together in the dark, surrounded by steam, is powerful healing. Lightning-Struck Tree is a wounded and healed being’s incarnation as water pourer. A tree can become shredded by a lightning strike, but the same trauma to a human can be a transformative event. Our spirits morph, and healing makes us stronger and more useful to the world than we were before our ordeal. Our circle will create a sphere, just as the sweat lodge is a sphere (of which we only see half). Inside here lies healing. This purification ceremony will be gentle, with hot spikes, and it will help us tend to our necessary healing. Beginners and women on their moon are welcome. Please eat lightly beforehand. Older YAs may participate in this Sweat with parental consent (see age range). Please bring your parent/guardian with you to the Sweat Village right before this Sweat to sign the waiver book. (Sweat; Ages 16+; Max attendance: 12 (Sign up))

Renewal Sweat


Richard Gates ♦ Four to six rounds, depending on time and people. Rounds will release everything holding you back, ask for what you want, give gratitude for all that brought you here to make your life happen, and thank all the spirits, elements, and others who made your life possible. Please eat lightly beforehand; bring one or two towels and a water bottle or cup, plain or fancy, for drinking water. Older YAs may participate in this Sweat with parental consent (see age range). Please bring your parent/guardian with you to the Sweat Village right before this Sweat to sign the waiver book. (For: All; Tradition: Pagan with Sun Bear influence; Heat: Moderate; Herbs used: Tobacco, Sage, Cedar, Osha Root; Ages 16+; Max attendance: 12 (Sign up))

Soul Remembering Stone Bath Sweat (Beginner-Friendly)


Tyrtle ♦ Gentle sweat suitable for beginners with a hotter additional, optional ½-hour round for those wanting stronger heat. We'll begin with open prayers. Then the Stones, Löaut;yly (sacred steam), and other Sweat Spirits will carry us to the Great Void to help us remember who we really are and what spiritual gifts we brought into this lifetime. Please be on time; bring one or two towels and a water bottle or cup, plain or fancy, for drinking water. First 30 minutes is outdoor preparation and introduction; then 45 minutes inside at a gentle, supportive heat level; and an optional 30 minutes in an additional round for those wanting more heat. Older YAs may participate in this Sweat with parental consent (see age range). Please bring your parent/guardian with you to the Sweat Village right before this Sweat to sign the waiver book. (For: All; Tradition: North European Shamanic; Heat: Moderate; Herbs used: Flower Petals, Osha Root, Mugwort, Cedar, Piñon Pine; Ages 16+; Max attendance: 12 (Sign up))

Wiccan Five Parts of Self


Craig ♦ This beginner-friendly lodge is based on Wiccan principles and the model of five parts of self, corresponding to the Five Traditional Elements: Air/Mind, Fire/Will, Water/Heart, Earth/Body and Spirit. A sweat is an ordeal ritual of transformation, of death and rebirth, and this lodge is specifically for self-work. Come prepared to delve deeply: we will be giving away that which we no longer need, and asking for what we need and want going into our new lives, in the framework of the Elements. This lodge is beginner-friendly, and it will be as hot as it needs to be. Please bring one or two towels and a water bottle or cup, plain or fancy, for drinking water. Older YAs may participate in this Sweat with parental consent (see age range). Please bring your parent/guardian with you to the Sweat Village right before this Sweat to sign the waiver book. (For: All; Tradition: Seelie Court with training ties to Sun Bear; Heat: Hot; Herbs used: Can vary; will use alternatives to ones folks are allergic to; Ages 16+; Max attendance: 12 (Sign up))

Women's Stone Bath Sweat


Tyrtle ♦ Three-round sweat for women who want to hear themselves in a deep way in the presence of their helping spirits. Open prayer rounds great for releasing spells, patterns, or addictions that do not serve you, embracing your shadows, and nourishing and re-membering your true soul. Please be on time; bring one or two towels and a water bottle or cup, plain or fancy, for drinking water. Older YAs may participate in this Sweat with parental consent (see age range). Please bring your parent/guardian with you to the Sweat Village right before this Sweat to sign the waiver book. (For: Women; Tradition: North European Shamanic; Heat: Moderate w/Hot Spikes; Herbs used: Flower Petals, Osha Root, Mugwort, Bear Berry, Cedar, Piñon Pine (Please tell Tyrtle before we start if you’re allergic to any of these.); Ages 16+; Max attendance: 12 (Sign up))