CA Women’s Vision Fast
Like the waxing and waning of the moon, our inner essence is reflected in the creative forces of nature, in the continual movement of light and dark. Throughout the stages of our lives, we flow between the stages of birth, death and re-birth.
You know in your bones the ancient practice of rites of passage. This is a time to go out alone, be held by the earth and the spacious desert. For four days and four nights, there is space to remember your wholeness, sink into your dreams, and release what no longer serves. Here we can clear away the distractions of busy life and tune our ears to our inner voice and nature.
It may be time to ask questions, such as: What needs to be let go? How can I come back to center? What deeper truths are unfolding in my life? How can I tend to my own dreams? And how can I give and receive from a place of nourishment?
Program Overview: The program is divided into three sections; severance, threshold time, and incorporation. The first days are a time of ‘severance’ or separation from your daily life, leaving behind what no longer serves, while setting an intention for your solo. The ‘threshold time’ is your solo time of four days and nights out in beautiful Death Valley. Finally, the days spent after the solo time are the first days of your year-long ‘incorporation’ experience. During our incorporation time together, you will learn to work with and take the gifts you carry back to your community.
We welcome all women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people to this ceremony. We also welcome and invite in all forms of gender identity and expression and see our diversity as a gift to the whole.
Program Questions Contact: Betsy Purluss at [email protected]
Additional course details & Materials
We will hold camp among the creosote bushes and open expanse of the desert of Death Valley National Park. We ask that you arrive at Panamint Springs by November 7th at 1PM so we can shuttle and set up camp together that afternoon in a remote area of Death Valley, where prep and solo time with take place. We will return to Panamint Springs campground for our final days of story and incorporation. We will complete our ceremony on Sunday afternoon, November 19th. More detailed logistics will be shared once you enroll. ADDITIONAL FEES: Camping fees are usually between $20-$40 for the entire time depending on group size. Any additional fees will be collected at the time of the program. You will be responsible for bringing your own food and equipment, though we can provide some gear if needed. We ask everyone to come prepared to live self-sufficiently. You will need to bring shelter and clothing suitable for a full range of inclement weather.
You will be responsible for bringing your own food and equipment, though we can provide some gear if needed. We ask everyone to come prepared to live self-sufficiently. You will need to bring shelter and clothing suitable for a full range of inclement weather.
To address safety concerns during the pandemic, please contact us regarding our current Coronavirus protocols as well as any current travel restrictions. These protocols may affect how you are able to travel to the program. Please note: As of May 2023 there are no longer any vaccination requirements for international travellers seeking entry to the USA.
Tüpippüh (also known as Death Valley) is home of the Timbisha people and is the name of their ancestral and contemporary homeland. Miners came to this area in 1849 and the Timbisha’s land was stolen to create Death Valley National Monument in 1933. The Timbisha were allotted a 40 acre reservation in the park and also forced onto other reservations and into towns in the area.
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