" THE TEMPLE BODY "
JUNE 2019 - LAKE COWICHAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA
WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
...The Temple Body…
The Temple is always with Us for the Temple is within 'Us'.
We are all part of the Greater Temple
A body of Devotees.
Be it to Sacredness or Profanity
Devotion, always, to Something.
This 4 day ceremonial event explored the possibility that we, each of us, are the sadhu's.
We are the Teachers, Students and Agents of our mutual Liberation and Incarceration.
Through Ritualization our exploration of exponential, experiential exercises
culminated in one final, unique and paradoxically common practice of
teaching us how we might support & hold each other while letting go.
. . . CEREMONIES . . .
'THE COMMITTAL' FINAL WORDS CACAO CEREMONY
THE TEARING OF THE VEIL & SHROUDING OF THE BODY RITUAL
" WE "
THE BODY OF THE TEMPLE BODY
THE CREATION & REMOVAL OF THE MASK RITUAL
THE SEARCH FOR WHAT UNITES US UNDERNEATH
DOWSING RITUAL CONSECRATION RITUALS GRAVE OFFERINGS
INITIATION INVITATION ORIENTATION OFFERING WATER BLESSINGS
walk of the nereids
the white procession
the celebration of life
the dark procession
THE FINAL GATHERING OF THE TEMPLE BODY
A RITE OF PASSAGE CEREMONY
BURNING - ILLUMINATING SOMETHING THAT IS THERE TO BE SEEN
BURYING - RELEASING THE HEAVINESS AND WEIGHT OF IT
BROADCASTING - PLANTING A SEED IN IT'S PLACE
"I’m beyond honoured to have been part of such a powerful experience. Changed my life. For the better." - NB
"I was quite deeply moved by the temple ritual you created this year, it was beautiful." - JR
"Such gratitude for it all. What a beautiful experience we all shared.
thank you for the honour of sharing medicine at your empowering temple.
This year has been quite a potent experience ." - SR C
"Unlike anything I'd had the pleasure to witness before." - VN
"GRIEF IS NOT AN EVENT THAT HAPPENED IT IS AN EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS THAT HAPPENS." - MR
"WE ARE NOT BROKEN BY GRIEF BUT RATHER BROKEN OPEN THROUGH IT." - MR
ATMOSPHERIC PHOTO SERIES CREDIT: PANDORA YEUNG
AERIAL PHOTO SERIES CREDIT: XRAY NOVEMBER
WALK OF THE NEREIDS : FRACTAL FIVE FILMS