"The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on The ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing "
Luther Standing Bear
The sweat lodge ceremony is an Indian cleansing and healing ritual in which there is a purification
takes place on a physical, emotional, rational and spiritual level. It is earth dark
With in the middle a hole in the ground in which glowing hot stones are laid. By the
Heat you go sweating and through this sweating we purify ourselves..
The ceremony gives us a chance to return to the womb, to heal and with
New energy to be born. We crawl into the womb of the Earth, the Universal
Mother. It is there for everyone and always willing to take up old wounds and
Transforming into new energy.
Joint sweating is not only useful as relaxation and cleansing of body and
Spirit, it is also seen and experienced as a rebirth. The hut is a symbol
If it’s feminine. The fire and the stones as the male.
The sweat lodge consists of four rounds (the four wind directions) in which mediated,
Sung and prayed. During these rounds there will also be short rounds and
Moments in which we can express our intentions. Between rounds, the door
Open to ask for new bricks inside.
During the ceremony there is a certain intent, theme, structure and edification. With a
Beginning, a middle and an end. There is a strong connection with the elements, the ancestors and
The spirits. In addition, we also agree on what is in the moment.
The sweat lodge covers both themes about our vulnerability, healing for ourselves
If it is in our power. In addition, we can also help to healing others
Questions, call for support, or show our gratitude to, and for that which is not always
is equally visible. But there is!
After the hut we can then come again from our husband and wife to the world boarding.