Through 7 years of dedicated training to actualize his vision and senses of bringing humans into balance with nature and spirit consciousness, Ben studied and worked with Manex Ibar in the Basque Country, Jennifer Menke who is mentored by Native American spiritual elder La’ne Saan Moonwalke, and John P. Milton, one of the grandfathers of the environmental movement.
Ben also spent time in the Andes in Peru with the indigenous elders, Quechua tribes in Ausangate Mountain to learn the wisdom of nature, Mother Earth.
The teachings in this particular program will be custom designed to meet participants needs and to provide the necessary tools to have a deeply transformative Nature Quest. Ben will draw from his 7 years of training and personal experience. These teachings will include but are not limited to:
During the All-One/Solo time in nature, you will be in one area of about 108 paces in diameter. This is your time to be in union with the natural world. It’s a time to let go of all stresses and pressures from the outside world and a time to be deeply nourished and healed by nature. You will have very little distractions in order to allow you to become more relaxed and present, so that you may open your heart to the beauty of the great mystery unfolding. Many people who go through this process experience deep states of transformation and a shift in consensus reality. It is also an opportune time to learn about the false beliefs that are holding us back from our full potential.
Day 1: Arrival day / Spring water or Lake welcoming / Awareness Training
Day 2: Awareness Training – Breathwork – Relax Time
Day 3: Shamanic Teaching – 1⁄2 day Awareness Training – Breathwork
Go out on All-One solo in the afternoon
Day 4 to 8 include: 5days solo Vision Quest
Day 8: come out of your solo – Talking stick – Medicine Plants Ceremony
Day 9: Integration Time with wisdom & Breathwork
Day 10: Relaxing day and integration – End of your Vision Quest
The retreat will be held on the Sacred Land of Mt Shasta, Root chakra on Earth and Multi-Dimensional Portal. The land offers its own unique support for those who are wishing to be deeply held by the embrace of nature. Located near the Oregon border in northern California, holds the distinction of being one of the world’s preeminent sacred mountains. It is recognized as an eligible Native American cultural and cosmological property on the National Register of Historic Places. Artifacts found in the surrounding area conservatively suggest at least 11,000 years of human habitation, designating this region as one of the longest-occupied areas of North America
Mt Shasta, CA is a very special place and has been regarded as a sacred site by peoples for thousands of years. The land that you will be doing the vision quest on has many sacred stone seats, medicine wheel, Lakes, and Waterfalls, which contributes to the movement of universal energy transmitted through the earth. A necessary ingredient to remove blockages and support deep transformation.
By Plane: Please either fly into Redding, CA or Medford, OR on the first day and try to arrive before 2pm so Ben will pick you up from the airport (you can also take a bus or train from cities to Shasta or rent a car) It’s one hour drive from both locations.
By Car: Driving is a great idea, the trip to Mt Shasta is a beautiful adventure, you will drive through lakes, and deep nature, that I really recommend.
$ 2.550 – Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Redding or Medford and any personal needs for the duration of the stay. Space is limited to 11 people.
When you register, we will send you a list of the gears you will need and an introduction program with some questions to start working on your mind, vision, intention, and current situation. Please provide a photograph of yourself so we can place face to a name and let us know your intentions for the making the trip.
DEPOSIT: After receiving your registration confirmation email, a non-refundable deposit of $550 is required to secure your place with the remaining balance due before the Vision Quest started. Full payment is also accepted at time of registration. Special arrangements by request.
Payments can be made by personal cash in US dollars, bank transfer, Venmo or PayPal’s “send money to friends and family” option (credit card payments incur a 3% processing fee).
A detailed trip information sheet with payment info, gear needs will be sent to you with your registration confirmation email. Deposits are non-refundable.
Please email Ben by clicking on the button below if you would like to attend or for more information.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email!
May the force be with you
Shamanism is the most ancient and powerful spirituality. It’s the blood of primordial man. Shamans are technicians of the deeply sacred. They are the universes powerful links between other dimensions, worlds and realms