Ceremonial Journeys

DREAM – SHIELD Journey

JANUARY 4 – 18, 2021
MEXICO and GUATEMALA

MEET YOUR HIGHER SELF IN ANCIENT MAYAN SITES AND IN NATURE

SABINA TSCHUDI
BATTY GOLD
JOHANNES SCHRÖDER
DTMMS

JOURNEYS 
are amongst the strongest metaphors for life itself.
On this particular journey, we will connect with the cycles of dreaming, which originate in the ancient times of the Mayan and which are one of the roots of our medicine path.
In alignment with the ancient 7-year cycles of dreaming, the Elders of the Sweet Medicine Sundance path have released the ceremony of Creating our Dream Shield for the first time in 1993. For the fifth time now, we are given in this particular year the gift and opportunity to deeply align with our higher self and dream in the higher symbolic and archetypal guidance for our lives. Thus, we will dedicate this journey to the deep dreaming of who we are to become in the next 7 years, what of our potential to actualize, and how to step into a deeper resonance with the beauty of who we are.

FOR WHOM IS THIS JOURNEY?
The journey is suitable for ceremonially experienced participants and apprentices as well as for all seekers. If you bring passion of exploring, dreaming and entering new worlds and dimensions, this is for you!

ORGANIZERS AND LEADERS

Sabina, Batty and Johannes
We have organized and led Medicine Journeys in Central America for many years. Sabina has lived, worked and traveled for over 4 years in Central America. All three leaders are experienced Medicine People, ceremonialists and road persons within the Tradition of the Twisted Hairs. All three leaders will accompany you with ancient teachings, ceremonies and knowledge from this Lineage.
We offer the journey for German and English speaking participants.  On request, we will translate teachings and information throughout the journey. Spanish information will always be translated.

ITINERARY:
We will begin our journey in Palenque, the site of the Dreamers in the Twisted Hair Tradition. Staying 4 nights in an exquisite resort close to the site, we will engage ceremonially in Dreaming.The alchemical site is aligned with the Sun, Venus and the moon, and offers us magical gateways into the awareness of our higher self. We will dedicate one of our days in Palenque to “water plays” inpowerful natural sites, where we will meet and make friends with water spirits.

Our trails will lead us from Palenque to Bonampak, an exquisite site inside the Lacandon forest. Here, we have an opportunity to dream with delicate ancient mural paintings.
We will ride on to Frontera Corozal, on the majestic Rio Usumacinta, at the Mexican-Guatemalan Border. For 2 nights we will stay in a lovely lodge over looking the river. After a night in our lodge, we will take an exciting boat ride to the site of Yaxchilan, where we may see the river crocodiles and turtles. The day is dedicated to exploring and dreaming in the majestic site of Yaxchilan. The following day will lead us across the river and across the border into Guatemala. By private bus, we will travel to the lake of Peten, where we will spend 2 nights in a lodge close to the lake.

After our first night on the lake shore, we will spend a full day in the site of Yaxha, a very large, yet quiet site with many structures and high pyramids overlooking several lakes. We will wander, dream, explore, and then return to our lodge for the night.
The next 5 nights we will spend in Tikal, the vastest excavated site in the Mayan world, in midst of forest with huge trees, monkeys, coatis, deer, and an incredible richness of birds. Once in a while, you may even get a glimpse of a wild cat.

Our lodge is adjacent to the site, and our lovely, simple rooms are embedded in forest and gardens. In Tikal, we will explore the vast site, dream into our beings by day as well as by night and complete and bless and awaken our dream shield.
On our last day together, we will visit a wild animal care taking station on our way to the Isle of Flores on the Peten lake, where we will spend the night in a lovely hotel. We will explore this small colonial town, and celebrate a group dinner together.

ORGANIZATIONAL
Costs: The cost of the journey is 2650.-€. Including all lodging in exquisite hotels, entrance fees, guides, translations, teachings and ceremonial guidance, local group transports, 6 breakfasts and 2 dinners, most tips and lineage preservation fee. Excluding your journey to Palenque and back home from Flores, 13 dinners, 8 breakfasts, drinks on group dinners, and expenses for personal needs and desires.
Registration: Please send your registration via email to Sabina Tschudi: info@dreamers.ch
After registering, you will receive a confirmation letter with in depth information about the places visited, how to prepare yourself for the journey, and travel options to Palenque and back home from Flores. Your registration will be valid with your deposit of 600.- € to the account which you will find in the information letter. Your full fee will be due by no later than 2 November, 2020.
Cancellation: Please understand that we will make reservations and payments for accommodation way ahead of this journey. Therefore your deposit is non refundable. As life sometimes also bring change and transformation, we recommend that you purchase a travel insurance ahead of time. You may cancel your participation with no other costs until 15 October 2020. After that, your full fee is due, regardless if you participate or not.
Insurance: The journey does not include any insurance.