GIANT BIRD SPEARED BY A WARRIOR
This miraculous 7 day Sacred Mythic Journey walks the path to the mountain of Wollumbin which is located in a warm subtropical rainforest approximately 120 kilometers south of Brisbane in the state of New South Wales. Rising to 1156 meters (3793 ft), it is a holy place to many Aboriginal Communities. The mountain remains a place of cultural and traditional significance to the Bundjalung people and is the site of different ceremonies and initiation rites. In Aboriginal legend, Wollumbin was a giant bird, speared by a warrior. That fatal spear is still visible as a point on the summit. Other legends say fighting warriors cause the lightning and thunder often observed on the mountain.
DREAMTIME STORIES OF THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE
Outside the nearby town of Nimbin is another Aboriginal sacred place known as the Nimbin Rocks. An Aboriginal Dreamtime story relates that the word Nimbin is probably derived from the name of Nyimbunji, a shaman with great supernatural powers who once ruled the land for many miles around. He had more power than other men in the area and when people needed food, rain or other things they would go to him. He was generous, wise and kind and would visit the tribal areas to make sure everyone was all right and that they were following the rules and laws. The rocks are still associated with Nyimbunji.
NEW AGE WONDER BEACH TOWN
Byron Bay is a beach town icon and conjures up great memories for people who have visited there. Surfers, hippies, new agers and the well-to-do, all return repeatedly and each finds their slice of heaven. Many have stayed and built lives amidst the visual splendor of the location. Near the town is an area of hill towns called the hinterlands, pastoral hills covered with macadamia plantations and, it is said, numerous pot plots. In a country known for its laid-back friendly attitude, this New South Wales destination kicks it up a notch.
A CRYSTAL CASTLE AMONGST LUSH GARDENS
Wander through the stunning Shambhala Gardens and rainforest. Find yourself in an ancient labyrinth.
Touch the World Peace Stupa, a project blessed by the Dalai Lama. Indulge in delicious views, local coffee and food. A visit to the peaceful Crystal Castle includes walks in the exquisite natural surroundings. Be in awe of the Enchanted Cave, the largest amethyst cave in the world, and also the world’s tallest geode pair, The Crystal Guardians. Be at peace with the largest stone Blessing Buddha in Australia, and the only Kalachakra World Peace Stupa in the southern hemisphere.
CELEBRATING OUR DEEP CONNECTION WITH NATURE
There are about 500 different Aboriginal peoples in Australia, each with their own language and territory and usually made up of a large number of separate clans. Aboriginals have a special connection with everything that is natural. Aboriginals see themselves as part of nature … All things on earth we see as part human. It is true that people who belong to a particular area are really part of that area and if that area is destroyed they are also destroyed.
THE WISDOM IS IN THE LAND
Aboriginal spirituality entails a close relationship between humans and the land. Aborigines call the beginning of the world the “Dreaming,” or “Dreamtime.” In the “Dreamtime,” aboriginal “Ancestors” rose from below the earth to form various parts of nature including animal species, bodies of water, and the sky. Unlike other religions, however, aboriginal belief does not place the human species apart from or on a higher level than nature. Aborigines believe some of the Ancestors metamorphosed into nature (as in rock formations or rivers), where they remain spiritually alive.
- Comfortable accommodations throughout the journey
- All in-country local ground transportation
- Healthy and balanced fresh food diet, juices and herbal teas
- Welcome celebration meal and farewell meal
- Local national park entrance fees
- Transformational workshops and/or ceremonies
- Inspirational facilitators, guides and shamans
- Private one-on-one consultations (if requested)
- 15% of your total contribution goes towards supporting local indigenous communities
What’s NOT IncludedInternational and in-country domestic flights
Personal travel and medical insurance (optional)
Essential kit list items
Private taxi to/from local airport before and after the journey
Terms & Conditions
Cancellations made more than 2 months from the journey start date will be fully refunded but excluding a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations made within 2 months of the journey start date are fully non-refundable.
Up and Coming Journey Dates
First Quarter Moon of the 20th June – Full Moon of the 26th June 2021
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
STEP 1: Schedule Your Sacred Mythic Journey Interview Below
STEP 2: Secure Your Place
STEP 3: Prepare For The Journey! Ahead