The Ju//’hoansi Bushmen, Kalahari Wilderness and Botswana, September 24 -Oct 3rd 2018. Just 5 places left!
Overview of our journey together
Embark on a deep nature immersion, into Botswana, a land rich in wildlife, culture and unrivaled mystery. It is quietly wild, quietly beautiful and peaceful. Our gift-remembering the ancient inside.
Traditional culture remains strong here. We have been invited into the world of the San (Bushmen) first peoples. Here we are guests not only of mother nature but also the indigenous peoples of the land. They see in tourism a chance to celebrate their culture. Our gift -a re-connection into the heart of our indigenous soul in community with the first peoples.
After three full days in the Kalahari wilderness we travel with our host and guide Alwyn Myburgh for immersion into a deep nature safari like no other, in Kwai at the gateway to the Okavanga delta. Alwyn has years of intimate knowledge of this area and his relationship with the land and animals is reminiscent of the old indigenous masters. This area carries a staggering wildness, that takes us to a place of origin. Already set up, a tented camp awaits us, on the edge of the Kwai river where the animals are still concentrated. At first it seems nothing is happening here. When we lean in and are still enough to listen, we will find the animals tread lightly too. Wildlife and mystery comes in abundance. The land is refuge to a diverse number of plant and mammal species. Our gift- a keener awareness of our own true nature and the natural world.
The Feline Fields Trust (Our Eco Lodge) is a non-profit organisation supported by an ecotourism company Feline Fields to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Botswana. In addition the trust takes stressed and threatened environments and buffers them with compassionate protection and intelligent management. Our gift-sacred reciprocity- a chance to give back
Return To Origin strives to select our accomadation and guides with great care and attention
More than a bed, our ecolodge and tented camps are not only very comfortable, the environment is quietly stunning and peaceful. We are ever conscious of the importance of conservation.
We will be in communion as we once were and still can be with our animals, indigenous people, and nature itself. Join us on a Return to Origin journey of a lifetime – a well deserved gift and investment. Welcome Home! Mbali
For more Information contact Mbali Marais. firstname.lastname@example.org
To be part of this incredible group was a life changing experience that will stay in our hearts forever. Deep down in our souls the echoes of our ancestors revealed the ancient wisdom to reconnect with our true nature. We feel humbled with gratitude to share the gentleness and wisdom of our unique guides during this unforgettable lifetime journey.
Love Tina and Reiner.
Origin Journey November 2014
Mbali pulls together so many amazing people in a loving, supportive, and inspiring environment through Return To Origin Journeys. Her generous and kind spirit paired with her powerful intuition makes her a truly incredible teacher. She understands the divine and all that follows with grace and beauty. Her work touched me at a time when I was doubtful of my spiritual path. She has awakened something within me that I will be forever grateful for. As I journey on, her wisdom will always be right beside me, guiding me towards finding my authentic self. Her work has influenced me deeply and will continue to do so as I rediscover myself and my surroundings. Julian Litauer -2015 Journeyer. Age 18.
This journey touched upon layer and layer of my psyche while held beautifully in community and throughout have sensed the holy spirit as powerfully present. Now off to Botswana fully present.
Origin Journeyer June 2015
Our African journey was incredibly rich and has opened new worlds for me that were previously unseen. I developed a deep connection with the Natural world the animals and plants . I was particularly struck that cold adaption was part of our original human design, which most of us have forgotten. The whole journey with its variety of interactions with Nature and its animals the ocean and its wild beings made me realize that we are part of nature not separate from as I had previuosly thought, and when we are part of nature we also feel deeply connected with each other. DC, Origin Journeyer, 2015
Spectacular Namibia-Journey into the Wild
May 28, 2018-June 10th 2018
Extreme Places Attract unusual people-Please join us into the heart of our ancient beings.
In this land where the San people—among the first humans—still walk, you won’t find monuments or signs of conquest. The wild animals tread lightly, too, as if they understand this is not a land of extravagance. But in the big empty there is life in abundance, variety, beauty, and mystery.
Thanks for listening to the call and joining us on this journey of a lifetime
RETURN TO ORIGIN -2015
(Connecting with the spirit of the San Bushmen)
A journey of a lifetime
with master guides, teachers, and wisdom keepers
Craig Foster, award winning documentarian and deep nature guide, Mbali Creazzo,Wisdom Keeper, journey guide and facilitator, The Khomani San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert
(See bios below)
August 26-September 8, 2015, Fly home September 9 (Camping)
14 nights, 15 days
Ancient Rock art, awe inspiring land, Deep Nature Connection, Khomani San Bushmen, the Art of Tracking, Wild life, Mystery, Ropes to God
All photos Courtesy of Craig Foster ( and are copywrite)
“The !Xam lived with the land not simply on it”
From My Heart Stands on the Hill. Janette Deacon and Craig Foster
We invite you to join us on a journey of Super natural proportions, discovery, deep nature connection, and mystery. Like the San we invite you to “live on the land” build an intimate connection to her and the animals.
Southern Africa holds the greatest ancient rock art gallery on earth. Only about 65 percent of the art has been discovered. The northern cape of south Africa is one of the least travelled areas of the region. Most people never get to see the art because it is too remote or mostly not known about. Those that do see it find it hard to interpret. What is so exciting is that the San rock art provides an extraordinary doorway into the original mind. This original mind was an ecstatic existence, a way of life filled with meaning and what the San called !Num – the energy required to enter expanded states of awareness and deep healing. A journey through these sacred galleries reminds us of who we are and has the potential for massive transformation and healing. Unlocking the meaning of the art and feeling it on an emotional level is to know our deep human reciprocity with nature and the divine. Combining this with a trip to meet bushmen healers and master trackers connects many of the dots required to understand and feel the path towards enchantment. We feel our world is the “reality”. After this journey perhaps the nature of our illusion will be unmasked. Craig Foster
“The old wisdoms are calling us to remember our deep inheritance and heritage of who we are- our divinity, our visions, our heart, our intention.” Dr. Angeles Arrien, cross cultural anthropologist.
This profound journey invites all who participate to remember our ancient connections and reconsider how we as humans fit into the natural world as authentic living beings, our origin. By connecting through the ancient rock art, bushmen masters, and trackers, we will be in communion as we once were and can still be. Together we will build community and immerse in pristine awe inspiring landscapes, cross portals and be transported into a truly magical world.
Camping allows us more accessibility to nocturnal and early morning animal sightings as well as fireside stories and community, and its just more fun! Sleeping on the earth re-aligns the natural rhythms of the body allowing us to sleep better and feel more connected, enhancing the overall of experience.
You will be collected by shuttle from the airport or central location and overnight in the beautiful old seaside village of Kalk Bay. We will share dinner together , meet and greet.We I’ll be introduced to a short presentation of what our journey may hold. Overninght in beautiful Victorian Guest house overlooking the harbor with incredible views off Kalk bay. If you wish to come in a couple days before it is perfectly placed to explore this quaint village, just a step from the ocean. Clean and comfortable accommodation, where you can rest relax and prepare for your journey of a lifetime
Overninght in http://www.chartfield.co.za
Day 2: Thursday, August 27th
After an early breakfast we collect you and head North of Carnarvon. The land is a great unyeilding landscape, the heart of the original !Xam Bushmen. It is a vast gallery of engravings in natural surroundings left by the San people.
After setting up camp we arrive at the main site to see the first incredible images, engraved on the bones of Mother Africa. We will explore the strange creatures in the art, the rituals, the wonder. It is home to fascinating diversity of life. That night we gather around the fire and hear the stories of how these people lived, their rich historical and cultural past. We will explore why they spent so much time leaving these artworks for us to see.
Overnight camping. We create community, open fire, cooking, great food and stories.
Day 3: Friday, August 28th
Here we will be transported deep into the South African interior. We will walk across the upper plateau to the rock gong and hippo engraving. The rock gong is a giant ironstone rock used by the ancient San for rainmaking rituals, one can still see the old strike marks. We understand its connection to the hippo engraving. Less than 15 people have ever seen this. Back at base we will settle into silence to hear the messages in the wind as the ancient ones did. By drawing our own artwork we connect to the meaningful detail of art meditation. We gather around the campfire for more stories of the intertwined journeys of some of the !Xam Bushmen and European settlers, the fascinating spiritual travels of “medicine men” and “rock artists”
Travel to Augrabies National Park ( very early)
On route we will visit the Kokerboom forest one of the strangest and most beautiful desert forests on earth. We learn why it was important to the San.
Remote parts of South Africa seem untouched since the time that the San hunted, walked and danced there. Parts of Augrabies National Park is one of those places. We will immerse in the wonder of this land. It is an incredible rocky dry desert, with rivers running through that create magical oases. One could spend months here and still not discover its secret places and magical hidden vistas.
We will also learn about the red ochre cave that we pass on our way. It was very valuable as a medicine and spiritual elixir for early humans. It represents the blood of the earth. We learn why this substance was so important to humans as medicine. In the light of the full moon we seed intentions for the fullness of our upcoming next 12 months. Set up camp.
Camping, option for stretcher beds, fully catered, home cooked food around the fire, sharing stories and community. Food by http://www.kalahari-adventures.co.za
Day 5: Sunday, August 30th
Augrabies National Park
We will take you to one of Africa’s great secret landscapes. We take a gentle hike to view the magical giant potholes, follow the gorge to arrow point where eagles soar, and here we see the spectacular waterfall.
In community we will create an ochre ceremony, and learn about its use as the early humans did, as we walk this incredible landscape. Later we invite you to participate in a water ceremony to begin to understand trance. Trance, is the oldest ceremony known to humans, as fundamental as sleeping and dreaming, yet strangely cast from modernity. Understanding trance and altered state healing is fundamental to understanding humanity.
Day 6: Monday, August 31st
Augrabies National Park
Today we walk with the spirit of the San through a remote, uninhabited area that is truly jaw dropping for it’s scenery, rock formations, and wildlife. We listen for the messages of the ancient ones. We may walk with the giraffe. This is the place where a huge river cuts 400 feet into 18 km of spectacular canyon. This is a power place for the San, a place where their hearts belong. Later we take a night drive.
Day 7: Tuesday, September 1st
Augrabies National Park
Our day will begin with a drive to discover moon rock, an ancient giant rock that emerges from the surrounding landscape, one of the oldest geological formations on earth.We will sit at Ararat, one of Africa’s greatest visual vistas and experience the power of the land like no other. After time immersed here, we better understand our deep nature and interspecies connection.
We take a night drive in the park to see the nocturnal creatures.
Camping, option for stretcher beds and fully catered home cooked food.
Day 8: Wednesday, September 2nd
Augrabies National Park
Ropes to God
The nature of our journey offers an immense opportunity for discussing the concepts and profound practice of what the San call “Ropes to God.” It is a concept that acknowledges animals in a way that respects them for who they are and for their unique abilities. Once these bonds have been established the human being is fully imbedded in nature and the potential exists to commune with God or Source.
Day 9: Thursday, September 3rd
We take time for awareness, remembering and integration. We will take a slow hike to a place of stones, magically polished by the river. Hear the thundering of the waterfall, connect with the animals who roam the land and enter the wild river in a sacred merging to cleanse and replenish our spirits. Later we sit in meditative silence absorbing the experiences that may forever change us.
We have spent time with the ancients, in power places where we connected to awe inspiring visual vistas, powerful San land and immense waterways and spirits. We are rejuvenated. What is rumbling in our indigenous soul?
Camping and fully catered homecooked food
Day 10: Friday, September 4th
Travel Day Augrabies to Kalahari Desert and the Khomani San Bushmen
This is a rare invitation to immerse ourselves in the vastness of The Kalahari Desert, its wildness and its unpredictability.The Bushmen are equally well known for their superb hunting ability and endurance, their dancing and music, the mimicking of birds and animals, their knowledge of plants as medicine, and food and the art of tracking.
It is an honor to spend time with them and hear their stories.
We will learn the art of bone burning, and maybe make our own talismanic piece. We will meet with Isak Kruiper, doctor of Bushmen medicine who will offer, dream interpretation, and counsel. And Lydia Kruiper, his wife, who offers bodywork sessions.
Here we will set up camp and meet the Khomani San Bushmen, our hosts and guides.
Option for tented camping 2 to a large tent (already set up) or sleep in own tents. Fully catered food . Campfires
Kalahari and the Khomani San Bushmen
One of the last privileges on earth is to walk beside a Bushmen master tracker and see and sense the power of reading animal signs.
We connect the dots with the assistance of !Orogab, the last blood initiated hunter of the Khomani Bushmen. We begin to understand how tracking, rock art and the great healing dance are connected. Tracking animals by following their subtle marks left in the sand is one of the oldest human arts and takes about twenty years to master. Because it’s so much a part of our human design it’s relatively easy to learn the basics. In the Kalahari the wind and the insects are the timekeepers of the tracker. Along with the gentle nature of our Bushmen teachers we will learn to identify various animal spoor.
Camping, in the Kalahari Desert ! Fully catered home cooked food. Stories with the Bushmen
Day 12: Sunday, September 6th
Kalahari and the Khomani San Bushmen
Tracking is the origin of the rock art. The act of projecting ones mind into the mind of the animal is the beginning of learning to leave the body and travel the great wilderness landscapes of expanded consciousness. Tracking is the origin of creative thought. With the help of breathing and visualization techniques we will move towards experiencing these states of consciousness. With a Bushmen master tracker by our side we begin to understand how tracking works and how it informs the rock art, critical to the understanding of who we really are.
Kalahari and the Khomani San Bushmen
Play is a critical part of opening the doorway to enchantment. In the red desert sands of the Kalahari, we open the doorway to play and joyful abandonment and our forgotten wildness. By using various techniques to open the body and mind we understand how these patterns are linked to healing, DNA, and the building blocks of consciousness.
We learn the basics of how early San did rainmaking and how these rituals are linked to the geometric shapes found in much of the rock art. We create a land art piece in the redsands of the Kalahari inspired by the rock art we have seen. We take a drive to meet the animals, and witness interactions between Bushmen and animal.
Tented camping, fully catered meals and stories around the fire with the Bushmen.
Day 14: Tuesday, September 8th
Travel day Back to Cape Town
Last breakfast in the Kalahari. Our journey back allows us time for reflection. We have experienced, seen, heard and made connections with the land, its indigenous people, deep nature and each other. Maybe you will have experienced oneness, maybe you will be forever changed.
Lunch in Kenhardt
Overnight in VIP Cape Lodge, Gardens, Cape Town, Final meal and closure
Day 15 Wednesday, September 9th
Fly home with Africa forever in our hearts.
2 nights accomodation in Cape Town (first and last night)
Shuttle from Cape Town airport
Air conditioned transport
Conservation park fees
All food ( except special diets) Mostly catered.
Some tented camping (in Kalahari) 2 per large tent
Stipend for Bushmen
Does Not Include:
Extra optional gratuities
Optional Consultation with Bushmen Doctor
We suggest you come a day or few ahead of time to de jet lag and see our beautiful mother city of Cape Town.
Please note, any travel arrangements and accomodation made prior to August 26 and after September 8, 2015, are made and paid for by you.
ARRIVAL Day August 26, and Fly Home Day September, 9 Your city of arrival and departure is CAPE TOWN
TOTAL: Just $4095, 14 nights, 15 days.
Non refundable deposit due: $500, February 18th, 2015. This reserves your space.
Balance due: $3595 May 19th, 2015
(Non refundable after May 25th, 2015)
We will be traveling by ROAD only, although we will not be traveling long hours. Transport and accommodations and service providers must be paid well ahead of time, so there will be NO EXCEPTIONS on due dates as there is already much interest in this journey, monies not received by due dates, will mean you lose your space.
Please bring your own pop up tent, sleeping bag, and sleep mat. ( See more in info document sent on acceptance)
You will not be walking with these at all and there will be plenty of help to set up. There is an option for stretcher beds at extra charge in some locations. Our walks will not be strenuous.
Minimum 8 people, Maximum 14.
A full package of detailed info will be sent when you are offerred a place.
Contact: with any questions to
Thanks for answering the call, listening to your intuition to remember.
We are honored to be have you with us.
What People Are Saying
Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip. I was always sure- once I decided to join-that everything about it would be just right and I trusted it would be right for N too but had no idea how or why. And it certainly was perfect for both of us. I had never been to Africa so it was an incredible experience for me while N, I think, visited Africa twice before and he says your journey was by far the best. A.B.
Origin Journey November 2014.
To be part of this incredible group will be a life changing experience that will stay in our hearts forever. Deep down in our souls the echoes of our ancestors revealed the ancient wisdom to reconnect with our true nature. We feel humbled with gratitude to share the gentleness and wisdom of our unique guides during this unforgettable lifetime journey.
Love Tina and Reiner.
Origin Journey November 2014
Ancient Connection, Healing, Homecoming, Deep Nature, Remembering
Your Hosts, Guides and Wisdom keepers
Craig Foster with his brother Damon is a professional documentary filmmaker. They have 25 years experience behind them and have worked in over 20 African countries and on every continent. They have over 50 international awards including the “Oscar ” of natural history filmaking. The Fosters also pushed the boundaries of human endeavor being the first team to dive with huge Nile crocodiles in their underwater cave systems. They documented the extraordinary crocodile shaman of Limon and the world’s foremost animal communicator, Anna Breytenbach. Craig was the producer for the film the Animal Communicator. Craig lived and worked with shamans, Zulu traditional healers, Dogon priests and hunter/sorcerers. He lived the original human lifestyle and was initiated in many African ceremonies, which created a passion to explore the human/animal interface. Craig spent many years living and hunting with a number of master San trackers and together with Damon created “The Great Dance, a hunter’s story” This film has become a cult classic world wide and it changed the way mainstream documentaries were made, winning over twenty top international awards, with over 500 million views. Craig created a book called “My Heart Stands in the Hill” San rock art with world renowned Archeologist Dr. Janette Deacon. His current project Sea-Change is a groundbreaking project combining cutting edge marine biology, anthropology and the very latest Archeology finds to create a new view of who we are as humans.
One of the last privileges on earth is to walk beside a Bushmen master tracker and see and sense the power of reading animal signs.
We connect the dots with the assistance of !Orogab, the last blood initiated hunter of the Khomani Bushmen.
We will also work closely with Isak Kruiper Bushmen Doctor who offers consultations, dreamwork and herbs and his wife Lydia Kruiper, bodyworker and healer
Mbali Creazzo was born in South Africa and and was taken to London by her parents when she was three years old. She studied to post graduate level at the University of Westminister in Therapeutic Bodywork in London, the first MA of its kind in England. Mbali later settled in the USA, where she worked in a major medical institution, the Institue for Health and Healing, a cutting edge educational, alternative, and medical model of health care. She has worked in the healing arts and integrative medicine for the last 30 years. She is an HIV counselor and and has worked with addiction. She has also worked with homeless youth in Oakland, California, and as a volunteer in San Quentins ‘ Mens Prison assisting with workshops in building relationships. Some of her teachers are world renowned Including Malidoma Some, Michael Meade and the recently late Dr. Angeles Arrien cross cultural anthropoogist.
Mbali is a desendant of Khoi Khoi peoples, the Ameghebe clan of the Tembu tribe and the Xhosa peoples. She answered the calling to become Igqira ( indigenous healer) She receives transmissions from Credo Mutwa High Sanusi, who gave her the name Mbali and a variety of Xhosa, Zulu and Khoi Khoi healers
She is a global medicine woman, wisdom Keeper , Diviner, healer, ritual and ceremony leader and creator and facilitator of Sacred Journeys to South Africa. She is the inspiration behind the book 29 Gifts,
( How a Month of Giving can change Your Life) by Cami Walker which reached #17 in the New York times best selling list within a few weeks of being published. She is also a published writer in Body work and health education. Mbali sits on the council of the Mothers of the Waters a group of healers from all over the world who have been chosen by African oracle to perform global rituals for the healing and cleansing of our waters. They are affiliated with the 13 Grandmothers.
Films by Craig and Damon Foster
My Hunters Heart
The Great Dance
Touching the Dragon
The Animal Communicator (with Anna Breytenbach)
My Heart Stands In The Hill
Janette Deacon and Craig Foster
THIS JOURNEY IS SOLD OUT WITH A WAITING LIST!
Due to popular demand, we are again offering
Our Divine Medicine is honored to join with master guides and teachers
Anna Breytenbach, Craig Foster
and Alwyn Myburgh
(Full bios below)
to bring you
A Coming Home Journey of Remembering
to South Africa AND Botswana
Day 1, June 19- July 2nd 2015. 14 nights.
Fly home July 3rd.
We have added an EXTRA DAY in Botswana!
The Original Eden, South Africa
Please join us on what will be a truly memorable journey!
This journey invites all who participate to re-remember our ancient connections and reconsider how we as humans fit into the natural world as authentic living beings, our origin, by re- connecting through interspecies communication. We will be in communion as we once were and can still be with our nature beings, plants and species. We will be working with exceptional Wisdom Keepers, Master Guides and Animal Communicators, Anna Breytenbach, Craig Foster and Alwyn Myburgh. In Cape Point with Anna and Craig we will immerse in a pristine landscape, breathe the cleanest air on earth and be transported into a truly magical world.
In Botswana, a deep nature safari, like no other awaits us. Craig will join with Alwyn Myburgh who has years of intimate knowledge of this area and his relationship with the land and animals is reminiscent of the old indigenous masters. Our journey begins at the gateway to the Okavanga Delta. We set up camp on the edge of the Kwai river where the wild animals are still concentrated. We are wedged between world renowned parks Chobe National Park and Moremi Game reserve. From elephants to wild dogs, hippos, and dwarf mongoose, every sighting a gift, every animal a privilege to witness every communing a prayer. We will be accompanied by Kwai Bushmen who will walk with us and share their knowledge of tracking. They are known as the river Bushmen and still have a deep seated knowledge of the bush, its animals, plants and medicines.
“The south coast of Africa is the wildest place on earth, not because it is dangerous but because it is the address of the first human family. It holds the memories of human wildness. This is the original Eden, a land of extraordinary coastal beauty and underwater golden forests stretching out to sea. This was the crucible that gave birth to wild, fully aware humans. Their lives were astounding beyond our wildest dreams. This experience is created to realize our human design, to walk a little in their footsteps and to marvel at the power of the human animal” -Craig Foster
“We will explore our ancient ways of knowing, engaging with intuitive communication with the landscape and our wild relatives who live there. our deeply reconnective journey will open us to the wisdom and joyful dance of life.”
Welcome Home! Mbali
“You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart, You are here to be swallowed up.” Louise Erdich, The Painted Drum
Cape Point. Image courtesy of Craig Foster
Day 1. ARRIVAL DAY: Friday June 19, 2015
Fly into CAPE TOWN Airport NO LATER THAN June 19. You will be shuttled to your beautiful lodgings on the Cape Peninsula. Comfortable accommodation awaits you where you can rest and immerse your self in the deep peace of the landscape and stunning views. The early farm cottages lie at the foot of the Swartkopberge mountain range, surrounded by copious fynbos vegetation. Our other main house and cottage will be our community gathering place where we will meet and greet, share healthy fresh foods, cook around the fire, and share stories and ceremony. Behind us are the mountains and in front our view of False Bay is unrivalled. It is an idyllic space for our evening gatherings. Integration and time for self is key for our relationship to deep nature.
Day 2. Saturday, June 20, Eden, Cape Point, Anna Breytenbach
With Anna Breytenbach, we embark on a discovery of the art and practice of telepathic animal communication. Accessing stillness and connection, we expand our five senses and engage with the sixth sense of intuition. A fun day exploring the perspectives of wild animals in their natural environment.
Day 3. Sunday, June 21: Cape Point, Anna Breytenbach
We deepen the application of interspecies communication. We uncover the mysteries and interconnectedness of animals, plants and the elements. Finding ways to clear our channels of knowing, we enjoy a practical day of validating experiences and communications.
Day 4. Monday, June 22: Cape Point, Anna Breytenbach
We will embrace our relationship with the essence of all life, and wrap the bundle of skills, insights and practices. Our time culminates in a celebration of Mother Nature and our own Nature.
Day 5. Tuesday, June 23: Cape Point, Craig Foster
We will be taken back 100 000 years in time, into the minds bodies and souls of people who were living in an extreme state of human awareness. Welcome to your coastal family recreated from science and indigenous knowledge. We will be invited with sacred intention and Craig’s and Mbali’s gentle teaching, to enter into the incredible waters of this pristine coast. (being a swimmer not essential, but helpful, all voluntary) With Craig’s guidance we will enter into a kelp forest to explore its wonder and walk the coastline, its ravines and caves. We will create land art, and begin to collect our treasures to re create our own talismans and indigenous jewellery.
Later we share our day, our insights and another opportunity to view Craig’s incredible images, and begin to connect the dots of our Return to Origin.
Day 6. Wednesday, June 24th: Cape Point, Craig Foster
The day opens with an introduction- Deep Water Connection.
We explore the land that Craig has walked for over twenty years. His intimate knowledge of Eden is a gift. We will meet some of the animals these indigenous peoples lived with and should they come, mingle with sharks in shallow waters.
We will collect and create a feast of the food the peoples ate. We cook on an open fire on the side of the water, watched by the local baboons.
Later we gather at our lodgings for stories and film night, where Craig will share his film experiences of extreme human animal communication.
Day 7. Thursday, June 25th: Cape Point, Craig Foster
A time of re creation, stepping into our design we use body paints skins and jewellery of these early people. We learn to make our jewellery. We create an ancient image of ourself, a reminder of our design. A powerful exercise that will touch into our indigenous soul.
Later we enter the Kelp forest, and reunite with the great mother. We picnic in caves and secret forests.
Later we gather again for stories, images and celebration of our time together. We prepare for our magnificent adventure with the wild beings in Botswana. We are armed with tools to communicate with them.
Day 8. Friday, June 26th: Travel day to Botswana with Mbali and Craig Foster to meet Alwyn Myburgh.
After an early breakfast we fly from Cape Town to JOBURG, (2 hours) and then get our next flight (2 hours) to meet our guide and host, Alwyn Myburgh in Maun, Botswana. From there we travel in open Safari vehicles to set up camp along the banks of the Kwai river, to the Kwai Community Concession managed by a local tribe called the Bayei. Simple, comfortable large tents, (2 to a tent) toilets and showers will be set up. Food and set up will be prepared by our assistant Kwai Bushmen and women. We will occasionally participate with the community in activities, cooking etc. NO culinary skills required! We will immerse in the deep magic of an African Bush. Around the fire we share food, meet and greet.
Day 9. Saturday. June 27th: Botswana, Kwai River, animal coummnication with the wild beings. Alwyn and Craig
We will be situated between the Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game reserve where elephants, hippos, and a variety of animals roam freely (to name just a few.) It has also become an important late dry spot where the animal stop. We will meet a special group of men of San origin who will be in camp with us. They will share their extensive knowledge and wisdom, of how to track and spot, out on drives or foot. We will spend time interacting and learning from them.
Day 10. Sunday. June 28: Safari Drives, medicines and plants. Alwyn, Craig and San peoples
Our mornings may be spent learning about the plants and the medicines, looking for wild foods as well as the abundance of wild life in the area. No hunting is allowed here, but a visit to the village and in particular a morning spent with some of the women will uplift our spirits. They will share their stories of their heritage as Kwai River Bushmen who still have a deep intimate knowledge of the land and the bush.
Day 11. Monday, June 29th: Botswana, Alwyn and Craig
Alwyn has known some of these wild animals for years and he will demonstrate and share with us his intimate relationships. We will experience his profound gift of animal communication out on game drives or walking the land. Watchng the sunset over the Delta with the wild beings at the water hole is an experience that will remain etched in your bones.
Day 12. Tuesday: June 30th: Botswana, Alwyn and Craig
We awake at sunrise with the animals. We learn to adapt to their habitat, become the animal, connect with our own wildness, true essence. Our magnificent sunsets, are spent with the animals, sharing an incredible language without words. Later we gather to hear from the bushmen, their ancient ways, ingrained in their bones.
Day 13. Wednesday, July 1st: Botswana Alwyn and Craig
We spend the day in a ceremony of gratitude and deep remembering. Our last day with our guides, community and wild beings. We have lived the questions once bubbling. We have learnt to be in communion with the all species and elements. We are weaving our sacred relationships with the natural world.
Day 14. Thursday July 2nd. Travel Day to Johannesburg.
We leave Botswana and fly to Johannesburg. WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO CAPE TOWN
We have deepened in nature, we understand our “Ropes to God” in our connections, with the land animals and people. We have our final goodbye dinner and closure.
We overnight at airportgamelodgehotel, Johannesburg.
Day 15. Friday, July 3rd, Fly Home with Africa deep in our hearts. (Shuttles provided to airport)
PLEASE NOTE: OUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CAPE TOWN AND ENDS IN (last day) in JOHANNESBURG on July 2nd 2015
If you wish to fly to other destinations from JOHANNESBURG after that, cost is paid by you and not included in the price and all arrangements must be made by you. Thank YOU
COST: JUST $4994! 14 nights, 15days
2 Internal flights, Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Johannesburg to Maun, Botswana and return from Botswana to Johannesburg ONLY.
Entrance fees to all parks
Private lodging ( Cape Point)
LARGE Tent accomodation, 2 PER TENT ( No single tents available) (Botswana)
All meals and non alcoholic drinks
Shuttles to and from Airports
Stipend for the San and clans
Some gratuities for guides
Road transport in air conditioned Sprinter
Transport in Safari vehicles.
Does not include:
ALL other flights
Special Foods (Bring with you)
Further Gratuities (optional)
Craig’s/Anna’s films or books (available for sale)
Please check your own country’s VISA requirements for South Africa and Botswana, Most countries do not require Visas, but CHECK PLEASE
We suggest you come a day or few ahead of time to de jet lag and see our beautiful mother city of Cape Town. Please note, any travel arrangements and accomodation made prior to June 19 and after July 2nd, 2015, are made and paid for by you.
ARRIVAL CITY IS CAPE TOWN DEPARTURE CITY IS JOHANNESBURG.
TOTAL: Just $4994, 14 nights, 15 days.
Non refundable deposit due: $500, January 9, 2015. This reserves your space.
Balance due: $4494, March 20th, 2015 (Non refundable after March 20, 2015)
Flights, transport and accomodation must be paid well ahead of time, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS on due dates as there is already much interest in this journey, monies not received by due dates, will mean you lose your space.
Minimum 10 people, Maximum 14.
A full package of detailed info will be sent on request.
Contact: with any questions to email@example.com ( please note I am traveling Nov 1st-14)
Thanks for answering the call, listening to your intuition to remember. We are honored to be have you with us.
Our Hosts and Guides
Anna Breytenbach famous for calming and communicating with Spirit the black leopard from the film The Animal Communicator, is a South African based professional animal communicator who has received advanced training through the Assisi International Animal institute in CA, USA and has been practicing for 12 years in South Africa. Europe and USA with domestic and wild animals. Her goal is to raise awareness and advance the relationships among human and non human animals, on both the personal and spiritual levels. Also holding a degree in psychology and qualified as a master training facilitator, she is able to guide participants to rediscover and develop their natural senses so that they deepen their connection with all species in an honouring manner.
When I first met Anna I was struck by the fact that her radar was everywhere with each bird that flew or walked near us. She is clear, direct and carries a deep sense of integrity, like a lazer beam. How fortunate are we that she has agreed to be with us. Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime to join this journey.
See More ~www.animalspirit.org
Craig Foster with his brother Damon is a professional documentary filmaker. They have 25 years experience behind them and have worked in over 20 African countries and on every continent. They have over 50 international awards including the “Oscar” of natural history film making. Their documentaries include The Great Dance
( about the Bushmen). The Fosters pushed the boundaries of human endeavor being the first team to dive with huge Nile crocodiles in their underwater cave systems. They documented the extraordinary crocodile shaman of Limon and the worlds foremost animal communicator, a South African woman. For years Craig worked and lived with Bushmen hunters, and shamans, Zulu traditional healers, Dogon priests and hunter/sorcerers. He lived the original human lifestyle and was initiated in many African ceremonies, which created a passion to explore the human/ animal interface. I have been privileged to explore a fraction of Cape Point
(Eden) with Craig. He is an extraordinary humble, nature being and to witness his intimate relationship with animals, the land and water has been an awe inspiring and transformational adventure. A gentle and patient teacher who will assist us in exploring and enhancing our experience in Eden and Botswana. Craig is also the director of the Animal Communicator, with Anna Breytenbach. To work with him … another dream has been realized. See More ~ http://www.senseafrica.com
I was born and raised among the red sand dunes of the Southern Kalahari in South Africa. My earliest childhood memories are of a time when we had descendants of the San living with us on the ranch, and spending endless days with them walking through the bush or on horseback, learning about the ways of the animals. I had the opportunity to learn so many things about nature at such an early age that I can’t remember not knowing them. In other words, the gentle and selfless way the San people parted with their knowledge had laid the foundation for me to become a safari guide. And it has given me the opportunity to share some of my knowledge over the years with hundreds of people.I started at a very young age in Northern Botswana – one of the last truly wild places left on the continent – doing an apprenticeship with one of the most reputable companies in the industry. Botany courses and Specialty walking courses are among the many areas of study that have helped me to broaden my knowledge base as a guide. I obtained a guides license quite early on and for the past 13 years I have had the great fortune of showing numerous international guests and renowned documentarians some of the most spectacular wildlife on the planet.A safari is a journey and a journey with me through the wilds of the country will leave you changed. That’s a guarantee.
I was born in South Africa and left when I was three years old for London where I was raised and educated to Post Graduate level in Therapeutic Bodywork at the University of Westminister.
I later settled in the USA, where I met my spiritual teachers. In the USA I worked in a major medical institute where I devised rigourous progams and group process for Massage programs sought by other hospitals in the country. I am an HIV counselor, and have worked with addiction. I also voluteered in San Quentins men’s prison where I assisted with relationship building work.
I am a Keeper of Ancestral Wisdom, and answered the call to become a diviner. My medicine as a healer was gifted to me by the Dagara people of West Africa and elder Malidoma Some, Shaman and Educator. I have been a guide and practioner in the Healing Arts for over 30 years. I am also a healer, ritual and ceremony leader, creator of Sacred Journeys and master group facilitator.
I was called back to South Africa after 59 years, and answered another calling to train in the traditional healing medicines of South Africa. I was named by Credo Mutwa, High Sanusi from whom I still receive transmissions. I am a desecndant of the Amaghebe clan of the Xhosa tradition and Tembu tribe and also a descendant of a Khoi Khoi healer,and the Shangan peoples. The last name given, Buvalele, a Xhosa name which means “one who opens the way for others”
I sit as a mother on the Council of the Mothers of the Waters as a representative for Africa, which performs ceremonies worldwide for the healing of our waters. www.watersongline.com
See more for Mbali http://www.ourdivinemedicine.com
Our Divine Medicine
is honored to bring you
Sacred Shamans of the Ancient
A Coming Home Journey of a lifetime to South Africa
BIG NEWS!! We have added Adams Calandar and Kruger National Park and the Cost has been Reduced!
MARCH 9-23rd 2014.
Please join us on this extraordinary ~
Voyage of Initiation into the Ancient
March 9th-23rd 2014, 14 nights, 15 days
Ancient Connection, Healing, Homecoming Transformation, Remembering
After another hugely successful transformative Journey in March 2013, Ourdivinemedicine reminds you SPACES are LIMITED.
|Your Guide and Facilitator|
Mbali is a diviner, voice for the ancestors and Traditional Medicine Healer. Guide. Her work to preserve ancient indigenous wisdom has led her to create deep relationships with the indigenous peoples of South Africa, where she has forged respect and trust allowing her groups to enter into intimate relationships with the sacred shamans of this country. She was named by Credo Mutwa, and her Zulu name means Flower and also History. Her Xhosa name is Vusamathongo, Awakener of the Ancestors. She is a desendant of Khoi Khoi Healer and also of the Xhosa AmaHegebe Clan which is part of the Thembu tribe.( Nelson Mandela) She is deeply connected to this land and all of its blessings. She sits on the Council of the Crown of the Mothers of the Waters.
Your Host, High Sanusi Credo Mutwa
Testamonial. May 2014
“A Prayer of years has been fulfilled. We felt in our heart of hearts to meet Baba Credo, which seemed difficult for a long time. Out of the heavens came Mbali “as a ferryman” (her own words) opening the doorway that led us to Baba Credo Mutwa and his wife Virginia. We also descended into the Great Womb ( Kuruman) an ancient ceremonial place of the San Bushman. Mbali’s sacred, precise and skillful preparation for our group of about 20 people has been such a blessing. We received more than we could ever imagine. Thank you Mbali! In Gratitude, Love and Light,” Jivanjili. May 2014, Kuruman, South Africa.
Your Hosts, Isak Kruper and Lydia, The Khomani Bushmen of the Kalahari
|Our Hosts Isak and Lydia|
The genetic origins of the Bushmen reach back over 1 million years
Our Personal hosts will be the Grandmothers, and Isak Kruiper and his wife Lydia. Isak is a doctor in the Bushmen tradition and both are gifted healers, dancers and singers who wiil introduce us to the magic and mystery of the Kahalari and its deep ancient wisdom. They have traveled world wide to bring healing ceremony and wisdom. We are honored.
Virginia Mutwa and the new childrens Hospice built with a portion of the funds from Coming Home groups.
Day 1: Sunday March 9th, Welcome Home to the Mother Land!
Arrive into Johannesburg, Oliver Tambo International airport no later than Sunday March 9th, 2014. You will be met at the airport and taken to our beautiful lodgings. On the edge of Johannesburg is a retreat space that will ease you into your transitions. Spring Bok and Ostrich walk the land.
Rest and relax. We meet and greet We are welcomed in the African way. We begin to re-ignite the fire of our life, and seed prayers for our intiatory journey, we honor our ancestors, and the deep connections to our origins, and prepare to receive the radiance of the motherland, its animals and peoples.
Day 2: Monday March 10,Indaba My Children.Kuruman to meet with CredoMutwa As humble disciples we will create a crucible to receive the teachings and guidance of these Shamans of the Ancient. Our Journey begins toKuruman, on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, home of High Sanusi, CredoMutwa. Credo is one of the greatest repository of African cultural knowledge and the so-called Guardian of the “Umalando” Africa’s secret knowledge. He is the last Zuluto be trained in the uninterrupted ancient knowledge system. We meet and greet at his home for tea before we settle into our lodgings overlooking the African veld. Any time spent with this Beloved elder at this time in his life is a deep honor.
Day 3: Tuesday March 11, A Day at the home of Credo Mutwa High Sanusi We will prepare to spend the day with Credo Mutwa, where we will share lunch at his table. We hear his world view and hear his poetic language of the old mind. We take this rare opportunity to ask Baba Credo personal and global life questions. Later we will be transported with Baba Credo’s story telling on a magical carpet ride around the planet as he weaves together past and present lives into a rich tapestry of spellbinding story telling. We will be awakened even shaken out of our reverie as we live into the answers. We visit the Eye, a peaceful oasis to connect with Sacred Waters. The Eye is a natural fountain delivering approximately 20-30 million litres of crystal clear water daily.In the early 19th century, The Eye was being described as the ‘fountain of Christianity. It is the biggest natural fountain in the Southern Hemisphere. In the early years the Tswana people christened this fountain Gasegonyane, which means small water calabash with bubbling water. (Overnight Kuruman: www.redsands.co.za) Day 4: Wednesday March 12, Credo Mutwa and the Great Womb We share our last morning with our beloved Elder, ritualize our gifts and leave with a ceremony for Spiritual Unity, asking for peace, making contracts to assist in the preservation of Sacred Indigenous Wisdom. As any family we share gifts, Baba will sign books and give blessings for our journey. It is a reverent farewell, to be held in our hearts going forward. We integrate the wisdom of this Shaman and Elder.What was remembered deep in our bones? At one of the most powerful energy centers in the world, the Great Womb, we greet the waters and seed prayers for the next evolutionary steps for humanity and healing the waters and the earth. This mother’s energy is like no other I have experienced, wether you sit by her side or sing to her or enter into her waters, she receives us with a deep love. It is an ancient bushman site, an Original Source, the water and fuel of our lives. What can we learn from these messengers deeply connected to the ancient mystery and magic of this Sacred Center. . (Overnight in Kuruman. www.redsands.co.za )
Day 5: Thursday March 13, Journey to meet the Khomani San Bushmen, whose past leader was Dawid Kruiper. We continue our journey deep into the Kalahari Desert to meet the First Peoples.
Some of the descendants of the the Bushmen live in Upington. Its here the old wisdom is still held and taught by the grandmothers and grandfathers. We will meet with grandmothers, who still teach and speak the original n/u language, a Southern San Language, to the children. They also still teach the old dances in the traditional San and Nama way and sing in n/u .
Later we journey to the Bushmen the aboriginal people of South Africa. Their distinct hunter-gatherer culture stretches back over 20, 000 years, and their genetic origins reach back over one million years. Recent research indicates that the Bushmen are the oldest genetic stock of contemporary humanity. The San or Bushmen of the Southern Kalahari around Witdraai, are called the “Khomani San” by scientists and it is these peoples we will share time with. We settle into our
Kalahari Bushcamp Grass huts and handmade beds. We have our first meal around the fire with stories of the old days.
Day 6: Friday March 14, Meet and Greet Bushmen Elders and Healers, Tracking We are still with all of this Desert. Bushman Isak and his wife Lydia. Isak is a doctor, Shaman and traditional Healer of ancient wisdom, they will stay with us during our time. The desert and the elements are also the healers the cleansers and transformers. Through morning counsel interpretation of messages visions and dreams received together with Isak, we will unfold the metaphors that come. His wife Lydia will also share her gift of seeing into the body she will gently combine massage and healing in a profound way. Optional. We learn about the interconnectedness of the natural world, from these Sages of Origins.The Bushmen have a life-style that is most highly attuned with nature, that they have maintained for aeons and perhaps millenia. So-called “Modern man” has only lately started to realise the importance of this.The Bushmen of the Kalahari are known for their legendary ability to track or “sny spoor” from “spoorsny” (= cut track) as it is known in Afrikaans.We will learn to track in the old way.
(Overnight Bushcamp, Simple Accomadation, Grass Hut Chalets with basic beds or tent camps( Stretcher beds with mattress, very comfy!)
Day 7: Saturday March 15, Community homestead Visits, Jewelry making and the art of Bone Burning.
This is a rare invitation to immerse ourselves in the vastness of The Kalahari Desert, its wildness and its unpredictability. Mother Africa like no other land will call forth our true qualities, expose our gifts. Are you ready to unleash your wild nature and surrender into the vastness and unpredictability of your life? The Bushmen are equally well known for their superb hunting ability and endurance, their dancing and music, the mimicking of birds and animals, their knowledge of plants as medicine, poison, and food. We learn about the herbs and medicines. There is also an option of an exceptional bodywork healing and medicinal consultation with local San doctors and practitioners. Another way to receive the medicine and sacred wisdom of these Sages of Origins. (Overnight Accomadation in the Kalahari As above)
Day 8: Sunday March 16, Ancient Caves for Healing and Ceremony We leave much to spirit to guide us and work with what happens in the moment this has allowed magic and mystery to manifest before our very eyes. We take a game ride out to see small animals and inhale the divine stillness of Kalahari and the RED sands. Together we will go to ancient caves for ceremony. A time to re-remember. Later we will share stories, our meals around the hearth, fires ( the heart of the San peoples) with our hosts We will begin to comprehend the light that comes from the origin as it creates a union with Nature. We share our last meal with our family.
(OvernightAccomadation in the Kalahari Desert. As above)
Day 9: Monday March 17, Kalahari
We will meet with a variety of the community, and learn about the community life. We will visit the local Jewelery makers in the grass huts along the road and witness bone burning, a dying art. The Bushmen always ready to welcome us in their homesteads. On our last day at sunset we will go to the Tree of Faith and await a possible magical dance or ceremony, anything can happen. Lydia sings and mimiks the calls of birds, profound and exquisite. These are the San people, this is their medicine. The people the land and the natural world are the Bushmen. Here we understand the importance of animal medicine, as the first peoples know. (Overnight Accomadation in the Kalahari Desert As Above) Day 10: Tuesday March 18. Integration We Bid farewell to our Bushmen family travel to Upington where we fly back to Johannesburg.
We will ritualize our deep gratitude for all that we have received. Home cooked meal awaits us. Rest and Relax. What a better way to integrate this journey ….three days exploring the Magic and Mystery of some of the most Ancient sites in the world. Serene and unspoilt Kaapsehoop.
(overnight www.airport-game-lodge-hotel.co.za) ADAMS CALANDAR, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AND THE SACRED TREASURES OF KAAPSEHOOP, Mpumalanga
Day 11: Wednesday March 19, Drive to Mpumalanga, Kaapsehoop Wilderness, via the Sudwala Caves.
I visited Kaapsehoop wilderness for the first time this year. It revealed itself to me slowly over the three days. It was like being on a magical mystery tour as I explored the land with Leon our generous host and guide. He opens his heart to us with a deep love of the horses, this land, and its infinite treasures.
At first it feels like nothing is happening and then I began to understand why the revered Credo Mutwa, calls it a very holy place. It was indeed like being in Natures church at every turn, and of course the most infamous Alter of all Adams Calandar. Wild horses roam protecting and guiding the land.
We lunch and visit the Sudwala Caves set in Precambrian dolomite rock first laid down 3800 million years ago they were formed about 240million years ago making them the oldest known caves in the world. What do are the messages of re remembering from these ancient rocks?
Sunset, Welcome Ceremony and Dinner awaits at the Kaapsehoop homestead, and the oldest rocks in the world.
Overnight Kaapsehoop. Simple, farm style accomadation.
Day 12: Thursday March 20th. Adams Calandar
We begin our day early with an optional horseback journey, others may chose to rest this morning. To see this land on horseback I can only imagine is to experience an undiscovered rhythm of one’s being. Southern Africa holds some of the deepest mysteries in the world. One of them is Adams Calandar, it is 75, 000 years old, pre dating any structure found to date. The site is built along the same logitudinal line as Great Zimbabwe and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, suggesting a connection between these ancient civilizations. The land is holy and we will be exploring its ancient mystery, are you ready to hear its vibration and step into the mystery of your life?
Day 13: Friday March 21st, Kruger National Park, A Jewel of Africa
KNP is the size of Israel and houses our Revered wild animals. Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Hippo, Rhino, to name but a few. When I look at any of these I see Sacred Shamans of the ancient. Our guide will take us on a road less traveled. As well as the close encounters with our wild beings, there are also cultural and spiritual sites of great importance, while others reveal an exciting and romantic history of the area. We will be invited into a vast natural world that asks us to explore our own wildness.
Day 14: Saturday March 22nd, Return to Johannesburg An invitation to reflect on the power of the last few days. We have a farewell dinner, the motherland and her experiences filling our hearts. Overnight in Johannesburg) http://www.airport-game-lodge.co.za Day 15: Sunday March 23, Fly home with Africa forever in our Hearts Total just $4100 Non refundable Deposit of: $400 Due November 15th 2013 Full Balance of: $3700 Due no later than Jan 10th, 2014 Journey Includes:
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NOTE: This is still one of the most incredible and fairly priced journeys you will find!
Coming Home Journeys 2013 A Huge succeess…..!
Ancient Connection, Healing and reconciliation, Homecoming, Remembering, Transformation and a return to our true nature
I have been guided to assist you in an extraodinary pilgrimage
March 22nd~April 5th 2013, 14 nights and 15 days
Day 1: March 22, Welcome Home! Arrive in Johanesburg South Africa NO LATER than MARCH 22nd. What better way to welcome you home than to greet you with soulful vibes, a setting African sun, a sumptious feast of the tastes of Africa, all this, set in a tranquil retreat alongside Zoo lake. We rest and relax.
Day 2: March 23, Soweto, is a large sprawling township in Johanesburg, with a vibrant mix of culture, history, contrasts and creative artists. (Nelson Mandela and Desmund Tutu have both lived here) We have a rich, full day where will visit Credo Mutwa’s cultural village, eat local food at the resteraunt outside Mandelas musuem house, and meet with the local artists, Sangomas (Diviners and Healers)
Day 3: March 24, Credo Mutwa At the edge of the Kalahari desert, Kuruman the home of Credo Mutwa, High Sanusi and revered in some circles as one of the highest ranking Shamans in the world, he awaits us. At this time in his life it is an honor and a prvilege to share intimate time with him. We will meet him and his wife Virginia and begin our journey into prophesy, story telling and African myth as never before heard. What resonates in the recesses of your heart as you hear this Beloved elder? We stay in lodgings ovelooking the veldt, where gentle animals walk the land.
Day 4: March 25, Credo and the Sacred Womb of Mother Earth. We will meet in the morning to take this rare opportunity to ask Baba Credo personal and global life questions. We then visit A Sacred Site of profound immensity, known as one of the most powerful energy centers in the world. “its physicality literally took my breath away. ” I felt I connected with God,” said one of our group, “It was like a re- birth” said another. We will gently descend into the womb of the Great Mother which takes the physical form of the birth canal. We will honor the waters of this sacred site and the watersongline. In the depths of the womb we will listen to the song of Africa that awakens the ancient in us. We will emerge maybe singing our own song maybe re-birthed.
Day 5: March 26, Credo Mutwa We will be transported with Baba Mutwa’s story telling on a magical carpet ride around the planet as he weaves together past and present lives into a rich tapestry of spellbinding story telling. Any burning life questions are welcomed. We will see his sculptures, his artwork. And perhaps even receive a very special honor, a new name from him! We will visit the Eye known as the Sacred Oasis of the Kalahari, the biggest natural fountain in the Southern Hemisphere. We will collect Sacred water and return to exchange gifts and bid farewell.
Day 6: March 27, We will travel to red sands of the Kalahari The San are the aboriginal people of South Africa. Their distinct hunter-gatherer culture stretches back over 20 000 years, and their genetic origins reach back over one million years. Recent research indicates that the San are the oldest genetic stock of contemporary humanity.The San or Bushmen of the Southern Kalahari around Witdraai, are called the “Khomani San” by scientists and it is these peoples we will share time with, We check into our one night of Lodging, relax and dinner. Meet and greet the people.
Day 7: March 28, We set up camp, living on the land, the only authentic way to experience the Land, its animals and people. Wild horses wander the sands. This is a rare invitation to immerse ourselves in the vastness of The Kalahari Desert. Its wildness and its unpredictability, Mother Africa like no other land will call forth our true qualities, expose our gifts, welcome our talents. Are you ready to unleash your wild nature and surrender into the vastness and unpredictability of your life?
Here we will learn how to track the land in the “old way”, look for medicinal herbs and food. We will learn the ancient art of jewelry making ( men and women) and bone burning traditional San art. We will visit elders in their natural homesteads where they still live in simple rondavals and receive their knowledge.
Day 8: March 29, A game drive awaits us where I have witnessed mating leopards and bushmen conversing with lions wandering the sands and an exceptional bodywork healing and medicinal consultation with local San doctors and practitioners are available. The people the land and the natural world are the bushmen here we understand the importance of animal medicine, as the first peoples know. We will sit and eat together around fires and witness amazing sunsets the heart and life force of this exquisite place and peoples. We will meet with a variety of the community, and learn about the ancient medicines and herbs. These are the San people, this is their medicine.
Day 9: March 30, We meet with the elders and healers. Together we will go to ancient caves for ceremony, ancient teachings handed down from their elders. We share our last campfire meal with our generous hosts. We have our last sleep under the stars.
Day 10: March 31, We bid farewell to the First People and our amazing journey begins its close as we head deep into the African Bush to Timbavati, spiritual home of the White Lions ( Children of the Sun God) the rarest animals in the world. This is where I left my heart, with my family. African Sangomas (indigenous priests) have long-since recognized White Lions as the direct messengers of the divine-embodying a sacred essence that balances our planet’s ecosystems, and brings true leadership among living beings. White Lions are said to have been the first animals created on Earth and the last ones to roar if our times were to come to an end. Significantly, the precise location of their emergence, Timbavati, is in exact longitude alignment with the Sphinx, humankind’s oldest lion riddle. Being with the lions is an expereince you will never forget.
Day 11: April 1, White Lions We arrive in Timbavati where magic and mystery awaits us. We connect to the land. We are welcomed by the Tsau Family. At dusk we meet our majestic healers in their Natural Habitat. They are waiting and know we are coming. In the silence what transmissions do these magical beings have for you, at this very potent time in our world. When they lope towards you in the silence of an African bush sunset, their paws gently rumbling the earth, you know something magical is about to happen. Together with them we sit in silence to hear their transmissions and to receive their teachings of unconditional love and right use of power. Personally I am still stunned by my encounter with them.
Day 12: April 2, White Lions. A dawn drive to seek the Lions when the whole world is silent. After breakfast we will be led by expert indigenous trackers through the natural amphitheatre of the riverine forest of Tsau along the Nilotic Meridian. This walk imparts principles of the ancient art of tracking. The second part of the walk takes place in silence as we tune in to the presence of the resident beings. We picnic in the magical Wild Fig Forest on the banks of the Tsau River.
Afternoon Talk: White Lion Meditation on the banks of the Tsau River led by Linda Tucker who takes us on a journey of enlightenment and empowerment, sharing White Lion techniques to help us integrate the principles and qualities of these most radiant of animals in our own lives. Tuning in to these qualities helps us to achieve greater self-fulfillment, self-healing, leadership potential and effective decision-making. She will share with us her vast knowledge of the Royals and many mysteries including the lions connections to ancient Egypt. We will do a ceremony at the tree of the remembering.
Day 13: April 3, White Lions We take a short but spectacular not to be missed drive to the Alter and Three Rondavals, a Sacred site of immense breathtaking beauty. The Blyde River Canyon’s exhilarating natural attractions are almost endless. This lovely canyon situated in the Panorama Route in the stunning Mpumalanga province of South Africa is home to God’s Window, and yet another magnificent landmark – the Three Rondavels.
On our return we have an optional reading with Sarah sister to Lion Shaman Maria That night we are greeted by the Shangaan tribe in their Homestead and through ceremony, we share food, and dancing under the stars with the local Shanagan Tribe, our family. We slumber to the roar of The Lions.
Day 14: April 4, On our last dawn drive we bid farewell to our feline family, and after a sumptious breakfast and farewell ritual with the Tsau family we begin our drive to Johannesburg. An invitation to reflect on the power of last few days. We have a farewell dinner along the way.
Day 15: April 5, Fly home from Johannesburg with Africa forever in our hearts.
Cost Just $3990.
NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT $400 DUE Dec 18th 2012, FULL BALANCE $3590 Due January 18th 2013. ( Minimum 8 people)
ALL FEES INCLUDE: entrance fees to parks and museums, food, shared lodging and internal transport, gas, stipends for healers. White Lions 2 game drives a day. Does not include: International flights, further, medicinal consultations, massages, gratuities for healers and guides, Alcohol and special foods, gifts.
PAYMENTS: Bank Transfer/direct deposit : Account details will be given on request. Or paypal Mbali (add 3%)
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Our Divine Medicine in collaboration with The Sacred Site Foundation of South Africa is honored to bring you:
Coming Home: Sacred Journeys to South Africa ~including Cape Town
Ancient Connection, Healing, Homecoming, Remembering~ MAGIC and Transformation
November 6th – November 19th, 2012 $3900
We invite you to join us on a very special journey to South Africa, including Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world that holds a natural treasure, voted this year as one of the seven wonders of the world~ Table Mountain. The land and the people welcome us home to a deep re-remembering in our bones of our ancient beings. Through our connection to Sacred sites we will listen to the heartbeat of Africa.
November 6th -19th, 14 nights, 15 Days. $3,600
Arrive into Cape Town NO LATER than November 5th, 2012. Rest and relax in your hotel or and explore Green Market Square In the center of Cape Town.
Day 1: Nov 6, Cape Town.
Without delay we visit the the national treasure and the mysteries of Table Mountain. With Dean Liprini’s expertise and guidance we will explore the beauty of this wonder of the world, experiencing the energies of the crown chakra and the sacred eye of the Table Mountain Goddess. Lunch a top the mountain. Khoi San name , King Cobra. In the Dagara Tradition rocks mountains and minerals are places of remembering. What are you being asked to remember?
Day 2: Nov 7, Ascension Cave and All Seeing Eye rock.
These are places of power and nurturance, the Solar Plexus, and Heart Chakra. Here we will be guided in ritual to help imbibe the Earth Heaven Song. We will better connect with the powerful transformative energies of these sacred vortexes.
Day 3: Nov 8, Cape Point & Good Hope
Cape Town is a peninsula enshrined by two primal oceans Atlantic and Indian. The Cape Peninsula can be seen as the Sacred Root of Africa~ a kundilini flow of Divine masculine and feminine Earth energies that flow from the top of Table Mountain down to the Peninsula to Cape Point and back. We will spend time at this vibrant point, a vital place to make an offering where two oceans meet to ask for healing between male and female.
We will also visit Simons Town on route to the famous Penguin sanctuary. If time allows we will visit the Masiphumelele township in Sun Valley to meet and greet the community.
Day 4: Nov 9, A Very Special Day awaits us.
Day 5: Nov 10, Sacred Bushmen Valley.
After breakfast we wend our way through the scenic mountains and winelands to the town of Worcestor, we will take the overnight train from Cape Town through rolling hills arriving in Kimberly the next day.
Day 7: Nov 12, Credo Mutwa and the Eye.
This is a chance to ask personal and global life questions and is a deep honor. Time permitting, Credo will throw the bones to shed light on our life questions.
Day 8: Nov 13, Credo Mutwa
We will be transported with Baba Mutwa’s story telling on a magical carpet ride around the planet as he weaves together past and present lives into a rich tapestry of spellbinding story telling. Any burning life questions are welcomed. We will see his sculptures, his artwork. We will visit the Eye known as the Sacred Oasis of the Kalahari, the biggest natural fountain in the Southern Hemisphere. We will collect Sacred water and return to exchange gifts and bid farewell.
Day 9: Nov 14, Sacred Womb of Mother Earth.
A Sacred Site of profound immensity , its physicality literally took my breath away. ” I felt I connected with God,” said one of our group, “It was like a re- birth” said another. We will gently descend into the womb of the Great Mother which takes the physical form of the birth canal. We will make offerings, to honor one of the most powerful energy centers on earth. We will do a cleansing ritual in honor of this sacred site, all the waters of the world and the healing of others and the watersongline. In the depths of the womb we will listen to the song of Africa that awakens the ancient in us. We will emerge maybe singing our own song maybe re-birthed. We drive for an overnight in Kimberley, stopping at the Bushmen community along the way.
Day 10: Nov 15,
We leave for Benoni for an overnight stopping in the townships to meet and greet the communities. We get ready for Kruger.
Day 11: Nov 16, Kruger National Park.
After a nights rest, we head to Kruger. It is larger than Israel, and a wild life sanctuary like no other in the heart of the lowveldt. Two million acres awaits us. Here we are invited to immerse ourselves in its vastness, its wildness and its unpredictability. Mother Africa like no other land will call forth our true qualities, expose our gifts, welcome our talents. Are you ready to unleash your wild nature and surrender into the vastness and unpredictability of your life?
Day 12: Nov 17, White Lions
After a nights stay telling stories around an open fire, Braii (BBQ) we will take our second early morning game drive and allow the experience to sink deep into our bones.
Day 13: Nov 18, White Lions.
A dawn drive to seek the Lions when the whole world is silent. In the ancient Shangaan language Timbavati means ( the place where something ancient came down to earth- like a bird or angel from the heavens) -echoing the White Lions mythical status.
Day 14: Nov 19, White Lions.
On our last dawn drive we bid farewell to our feline family, and after a sumptious breakfast and ritual with the Tsau family we begin our drive to Johannesburg stopping at The Alter and Three Rondavaals, a Sacred site of immense breathtaking beauty. The Blyde River Canyon’s exhilarating natural attractions are almost endless. This lovely canyon situated in the Panorama Route in the stunning Mpumalanga province of South Africa is home to God’s Window, and yet another magnificent landmark – the Three Rondavels. We have a farewell dinner along the way.
NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT DUE $400 July 30, 2012, FULL BALANCE $3200, September 1, 2012.
Or paypal to Dean or Mbali (add 3%) Please ask Mbali for direct deposit bank account information, All questions email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org A full packet of info is available on request. Thank YOU, we are honored to share this time with you! Links www.sunpath.co.za www.ourdivinemedicine.com
Your Hosts: Dean Liprini and Mbali Creazzo
Dean Liprini is a sacred site researcher and Geomancer who grew up on the lower slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town. He will share his 18 years hands on experience with us. He is one of the first to unveil the many sacred sites of South Africa-which weave together ancient spiritual energies. His expertise and knowledge of Cape Town and the mysteries of Table Mountain is a gift you will always treasure
Mbali has a 30 year background in the Healing Arts. She is a traditional healer, a Diviner in the Dagara tradition and Voice for the Ancestors.
She brings people home through connecting them to the ancestors, ritual and Sacred Journeys, bringing healing and transformation.
“Mbali and Dean-deeply connected to Mother Earth and the Ancestors-are generous, caring facilitators of the highest integrity. ” LW, 2011 Journeyer
Leslie and I are offering a similar combination journey again in the Spring 2013. Leslie will be offering a journey to work with Mandaza in Zimbabwe and then afterwards I will be offering an opportunity to receive transmissions from Credo Mutwa, and we will be visiting Bushmen communities. We will have the honor of sitting with Credo, receive the medicine of his great knowledge of Africa.
Rituals will be completed for global and individual healing. I am also adding a visit to Timbavati home of the White Lions, where we will spend time with Linda Tucker who has worked tirelessly to return the Lions to their homeland. Time with these magical beings is not only rejuvenating but deeply healing and profound. They are healers in their own right. We will include a visit to the Sacred Womb of Mother earth one of the most powerful energy centers on the planet. We will visit Soweto and Credos Village where his work still remains. He now lives in Kuruman on the edge of the Kalahari. Sacred sites of importance will be included in the journey.
If you are interested in joining us next year for either or both journeys contact Leslie: email@example.com for the Zimbabwe Journey or firstname.lastname@example.org for the South African Journey. Mandaza.org
Coming Home: October 11-29 2011
A series of events in my life reconnected me to my ancestors and returned me home to South Africa after 54 years. In my bones I knew that I had to bring people to Africa, back to the homeland. The land has spoken to me, the people have opened my heart and I have been fortunate to have been in the presence of Credo Mutwa known in some circles as one the greatest Shamans in the world, a High Sanusi who holds the Umalando ~ the Great Knowledge of Africa. I have dreamed these journeys for you, connecting you to the ancient inside us. Join us on the journey of a lifetime.