Journey of body, mind and spirit. Elebanah is an indigenous words meaning "beautiful resting place". The true meaning of Forest is for-rest - allowing nature to work its magic in a very special place.
Elebanah Shamanic Healing
This is an 18 hour process and be prepared to sleep in a weather and bug proof swag in the forest at Avoca Beach - ah grandfather Tree awaits you. It starts on a Saturday afternoon (4pm) with a one-on-one consultation where you will receive the first of two Shamanic healing sessions.
This includes a Soul Reading and River-of-Life Reading. You will then have the opportunity to integrate this healing whilst listening to the sounds of the forest, which can include the hooting of the Southern Boobook Owl and the chiming of the ubiquitous Bellbirds.
Flowing from this and including dream interpretation, the next morning (after a hot cup of tea), is a follow up Ritual which addresses what needs to be made "better" in your life. This goes to your deeper issues. The weekend is completed on the Sunday (10am).
Whilst a swag, tank water and toilet facilities are provided, you are expected to provide your own sleeping bag, pillow and sustenance for the period. It is good to wear long pants and long sleeves.
The cost of the 18hr intensive healing retreat is $625.
For those travelling by public transport - I provide a pickup and drop off service (30 min drive each way) from Gosford Railway station as part of this weekend activity (@$20).
About Elebanah, aboriginals and healing
The name Elebanah is an Aboriginal word meaning "peaceful" or "quiet place"1. The word aboriginal has been in the English language since at least the 16th century, to mean "first or earliest known, indigenous". It comes from the Latin word natives, derived from ab (from) and origo (origin, beginning). The word was used in Australia to describe its indigenous peoples as early as 1789. Aboriginal societies place great trust in their own healers, whom they believe have special powers derived from their spiritual ancestors to heal the sick. Healers are considered able to "see" in their patients' bodies. They deal with both emotional and physical problems. In Aboriginal Australia, it is the healer's job to diagnose problems, remedy them, and to propose and perform ritualized healing procedures.
Please note : Refunds for retreat cancellations require 21 days notice.
- 1. source: "Awabakal Word Finder" by John Maynard