Nations Lodge Lodge is based on native and ancient teachings
from all lands, cultures, tribes and nations with an emphasis
on the Mayan Cosmology and earth shift prophesies.
ARE NO LONGER HOLDING PUBLIC SWEAT LODGES IN THOUSAND OAKS,
BUT ARE OFFERING PRIVATE SWEAT LODGES FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
IF YOU CONSIDER YOUR SELF A FRIEND AND WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND
OR FIND OUT ABOUT OTHER LOCAL SWEAT LODGES, YOU MAY CONTACT
PATRICK AT 805-469-9847.
Makoyi & Elder, Ikakiaayo
3rd Saturday of each month 7 p.m. (6
p.m. Nov. through Feb.) until it's finished. Eat
light before the ceremony. Bring lots of bottled water, two
and loose fitting cotton clothing to change into for the sweat
Join us for the fun, chanting and sacred purification with
Patrick Harbula (Ninaa Makoyi--Man Wolf ), author of The
Magic of the Soul.
DO OCCASIONALLY OFFER SWEAT LODGES AT OTHER LOCATIONS AS PART
OF VARIOUS CEREMONIES AND RETREATS.
YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS--ESPECIALLY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
OR HEART CONDITIONS--YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE
PARTICIPATING IN SWEAT LODGES.
Eat light before the ceremony and hydrate yourself well all
day. Not too much water the hour before going into the lodge,
so your bladder is not too full. Bring two towels and loose
fitting cotton clothing (shorts & t-shirt are ideal) to
change into for the sweat lodge, or wear them here and bring
clothes to change into after the lodge. You will be soaked.
Sandals are helpful as well. Bring plenty of bottled water
for during and after the ceremony.
From now on we must insist that if you are going to cancel,
that you do so by Friday noon the day before the lodge--really
the earlier the better--so we have
time to clear your spot for others on the waiting list. We
are keeping track of those who cancel at the last minute and/or
don't show up. We understand emergencies come up, but if we
don't receive a cancellation with adequate time without a
really good reason, you wont be invited to attend in the future.
If it happens twice then you will for sure not be invited
back. I hope you understand we are setting this boundary in
order to provide the best experience possible for our sweat
TIMING: Please arrive on time or before 7 p.m. We will start
the sharing promptly at 7, and an important part of the ceremony
is the interaction and synergy that takes place through all
of us sharing and supporting each others intentions for the
LIST: If you are on the waiting list, please know that you
have a reserved a potential spot and observe the same guidelines
above for Cancellations if your plans change and you will
not be attending if a spot does open up. And please check
the status of your reservation on Saturday to see if a spot
has opened up, because we will be expecting you if it does.
If you wouldn't mind, please park down the street a bit from
our place (or really the farther away the better). And please
front of the place to our left (facing our house that is).
Our neighbors are not happy when there are a lot of cars parked
in the cul-de-sac, and we want to keep the peace. If you get
here on the early side and want to park in our driveway (if
there is space), feel free.
GIFT: We can always use rocks to heat the lodge, so as a medicine
gift, instead of sage, which we have plenty of, or tobacco
as gifts, please bring a nice rock with you, a gift that will
contribute to the ceremony in a very meaningful way and continue
to contribute in future lodges even if you aren't there. If
you choose to do so, it must have a bit of a rough surface
(definitely not smooth like a river rock) and ideally be about
the size of a medium-sized cantaloupe. This is not at all
a requirement just preference. We still love sage too.
Patrick J. Harbula
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