A Native American Shaman Ceremony at the Fairies
Away with the Fairies was honored to have 2 Native American Shamans stay with us for 3 days. The brothers, Adam Shield of the feather and Izzy, who are traveling the world speaking their message, enthralled the guests of Away with the Fairies with a talk about their culture and the spirituality of their people. The talk was at The Away with the Fairies Viewpoint, where backpackers from all around the world heard their tales and wisdom.
The next day, the brothers performed a Fire Ceremony in the campground of Away with the Fairies. The ceremony involved finding awareness of personal insecurities, acknowledging them and then writing them down. One at a time, every one of our guests, about 35 in all went before the fire and threw the message with the negativity into the flames, hence releasing it from it’s power.
Hogsback local, Proud Yellowfoot Eagle Dreaming who carries out healing ceremonies within our village recruited the guys to help her to find the perfect place to build a medicine wheel.
Journey to the Secret Waterfall
The bothers, YellowFoot and several like-minded Hogsback locals went to Secret Waterfall, which is a 20 minute drive from Hogsback, and blessed with a complete remoteness and tranquility that only the Eastern Cape of South Africa can offer. After a while of searching, the energy was just right at one exact place and Adam Shield of the feather and YellowFoot knew immediately, this was it. Right next to it was the skeleton of a cow, which made it all the more poignant.
The next job was to build the wheel. The perfect rocks were hunted and carried to the exact spot and arranged in circular fashion, with large marker rocks facing to the points of the compass. After a suitable amount of hard labour the rocks were in place, everyone there was cleansed with sage and the ceremony could begin.
Beginnings and endings
Powerful words were spoken and sacred actions were performed at the points of the compass. It was an incredible experience, the energy was palpable, even to the point that 2 Fish Eagles flew directly overhead at the climatic moment, (which I have never seen here in Hogsback in 20 years).
Once the Fire Wheel was constructed and blessed we all quietly walked the 5 minutes to the edge of the staggering Secret Waterfall.
What an incredible day, what an incredible experience, what amazing people.