Return to Our Mother’s Land
A journey to the heart of Australia’s Northern Territory, with special time with Jawoyn elder Margaret Katherine, on her land, with Cynthia Jurs and Jeremy Ball and four 2nd generation baby Earth Treasure Vases that will be blessed in preparation for their healing journeys into sacred places around Australia, where they will hold the prayers and blessings of peace for our time. The journey will commence with traditional corroboree, songs and stories in the spectacular wilderness area with Arnhem Land people, at the Walking with Spirits Festival, an annual indigenous music festival.
This pilgrimage will facilitate a deep connection with the land, with ancient Aboriginal culture and the group gathered. As well as the events described in the itinerary we will have the opportunity to meet and connect with other members of the Aboriginal community around Katherine and visit artists in community and at galleries, there will be a flow to the proceedings that will allow events to be dictated by opportunity and the guidance of Auntie Margaret. One of the central purposes of the journey is to have the four baby Earth Treasure Vases blessed by Margaret, her land, Cynthia, the group and the vase placed in 2013, to prepare them for their placements around Australia in the years to come. Whilst in country (except for the first and final nights) we will be sleeping in one- and two- man tents under the stars, living and eating simply and coming together as a tribe. There will be plenty of opportunity for healing ceremony and contemplation on the land.
DAY 1, Tuesday 22 July: Arrive Darwin
Arrival day and time to rest and ground ourselves into Australia’s “Top End.” We will gather on the beach for sunset to unite our energy as a group and send our greetings, intentions for the journey ahead out through the land.
DAY 2, Wednesday 23 July: Drive to Litchfield
A mid morning start and a short drive to the beautiful Litchfield Park where we will play amongst the incredible waterholes and waterfalls, uniting our soul and spirit with nature. Followed by a night of prayers and ceremony around the fire and under the star soaked sky.
DAY 3, Thursday 24 July: Edith Falls, Katherine (Nitmiluk National Park)
We drive further south to the town of Katherine, an oasis in the stark outback countryside and camp beside one of the many glorious water holes for a relaxing afternoon splashing in the waterholes in meditation and communion with the land.
Investment: $3,600 per person twin share (excluding flights to Darwin).
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