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2012 Retreat Belize

 

A Spiritual Retreat in the Jungle Mountains of Belize

Ocean Spirit Fire Temple 2012 Retreat Belize

December 19th – 23rd 2012

A 5 Day Celebration of Rebirth and Renewal

Including an inter-spiritual/multi-faith ritual in honor of the Olmec Ancestors

Register and pay deposit at the bottom of this page

What is the significance of December 21st 2012

According to western interpretation, December 21st 2012 marks the end of a whole cycle (13 b’aktuns) on the Mayan calendar.

A New Age interpretation of this that date is that it marks the period of transformative events both physical and spiritual that will move humankind into a space of consciousness that is more intuitive, mystical and shamanic.

Whether December 2012 is the end or the beginning, one thing is certain: it will not be just another day in Central America. People from all over the world will come together  to experience a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

At the Ocean Spirit Fire Temple 2012 Retreat you will spend 5 days creating, preparing and participating in a series of events and ceremonies culminating in a full day ritual in honor the Olmec ancestors – the mother culture of Mesoamerica.

The 2012 Retreat Belize will set into motion the inner awareness and transformation that this New Age will require.  During the retreat you will strengthen your connection yourself, to your community, to the elements, to the ancestors and the Universal energy, preparing yourself for this next phase in the Evolution of the personal and cosmic cycle.

The Journey

Each day of the retreat will reveal a deeper understanding of yourself.  Uncovering spiritual knowledge and tools that we are all blessed with will allow you to shed your former skin.  You will be guided to being in a place of openness, to be able to embrace your authentic self, that self that is ready to be received.

The retreat will include:

- An opening reception with traditional Belizean foods

- A Community Waterfall Cleansing Ritual

- A Sunrise Ceremony with Mayan elders at Cahal Pech Pyramid

- A Private Multi-Faith Ceremony on Sacred Grounds

- Blessing of a Mayan Burial Sight

- Feeding of Olmec Ancestors

- Traditional Drummers

- Individual Private Readings and Divination throughout the week

- The Gatekeepers Marketplace

- Closing Ceremony and Picnic

- And more…

Accommodations

1/4 mile from Ocean Spirit Fire Temple in Cristo Rey

Crystal Paradise Resor

email: info@crystalparadise.com

phone: 1 -501-820-4014

website: www.crystalparadise.comt

 

4 miles from Ocean Spirit Fire Temple in San Ignacio Town

HI-ET Guest House

email: thehiet@yahoo.com

phone:  1- 501- 824-2828

website: www.toucantrail.com/thehiet

 

Midas Resort

website: http://www.midasresortbelize.com

phone: 1-501-824-3172

 

Make sure to mention OSFT RETREAT 2012 when booking.

Who will guide the Retreat?

Winsom Winsom

The resident spiritual care-taker of Ocean Spirit Fire Temple is Winsom Winsom . Winsom is a Visionary, Healer and Spiritual Artist who has grounded herself in learning and living the wisdom passed on to her by the Ancestors. Winsom is firmly grounded in African Spirituality, although she does draw on the knowledge of all people whose practice is earth based. She has been through many initiations and rituals in Africa, Cuba, Central and North America. As well, Winsom has studied and worked with other healers including Nana Akua Oparebea, High Priestess at Akonedi Shrine in Larteh, Nana Kwaku כֿTeauasoכּ Fetish Priest of Ghana, Sobonfu Some  and Malidome Patrice Some.

Winsom is a reader who uses the messages received from the Ancestors to help others to understand what is happening presently in their lives.  Through readings, rituals and workshops Winsom assist people in discovering their own spiritual strength, power and understanding.

Email: winsomwinsom@yahoo.com

Reverend Jamaul Roots

Rev. Roots is an ordained Interfaith Minister, Vodou Priest and Spiritual Advisor. He is a graduate of The New Seminary in New York where he also served as Dean of Students and as an Associate Minister of The Interfaith Temple. Rev. Roots is the founder and director of Reverend Roots LLC, a spiritual event planning company specializing in custom designed ceremonies, healing rituals, workshops, seminars and retreats. An experienced healer, Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor and Ayurvedic Bodyworker, Reiki Master Teacher and Artist, Rev. Roots has traveled the world studying and practicing ritual and indigenous medicine and is currently living in in Belize, Central America, the home of his maternal ancestors.

Email: belizeroots@gmail.com

And 7 Other Gatekeepers representing various religious, spiritual, and healing traditions from around the world.

Check our Facebook Page for updates on the 9 Gatekeepers: facebook.com/2012RetreatBelize

 

Retreat Costs

$350.00 USD per person

$350.00 BZD per person for Belize Residents

$50.00 USD/$50.00 BZD for 1-Day Ritual

Please email for Discounted Family Rates

At the time of Registration we ask for a non-refundable deposit of $100 USD

Register before June 19th for only $50 USD and save

 Will you be here?

Olmec Sculpture and Modern Day Olmec Man

Photo by Winson Winsom

For more information contact Winsom Winsom

Rev. Jamaul Roots (Hougan Ibualama Aje Ochosi)

Register and pay deposit at the bottom of this page

Retreat Registration For

Retreat Participant Agreement

(Please read before filling out form, there is a place at the bottom of form to acknowledge that you have read and agree to these terms)

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING: Payment of retreat amount for participation offered by Ocean Spirit Fire Temple (“Retreat”) constitutes full agreement with the terms and conditions mentioned below.

WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY: Ocean Sprit Fire Temple and its representatives (“Retreat Organizers”) are making arrangements pertaining to the Retreat.  Retreat Organizers will not be held liable to injury, death, delay, theft, damage, or irregularities, however caused. Retreat Organizers will take no responsibility or liability for: 1. any changes or delays in air schedules, missed airline or other carrier connections, or other services. 2. Injury, loss, or damage to persons or property, including luggage. 3. Additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs, or schedule. 4. Defect in any vehicle or the act or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the Retreat participants, or in carrying out the arrangements of the Retreat, or otherwise. 5. Additional expenses incurred or due to sudden sickness, weather conditions, strikes, or other causes or acts of God. 6. Losses due to cancellations.

CHANGES IN ITINERARY: Even though changes to the printed schedule are not anticipated, the Retreat Organizers reserve the right to make any changes that may become necessary in the best interest of the operation of the Retreat, with or without advance notice. Changes will not result in a refund of any portion of the Retreat fee.

RATES: See Rate Schedule below for the rates and required non-refundable deposits for the retreat. Quoted rates are only valid for period specified. Before each Retreat begins participant must complete full payment for the Retreat, there will be no additional fees or surcharge for that participant.

FEE FOR RETREATS INCLUDES: 1. All receptions, all ceremonies and ritual, Mayan Ruin’s excursion, and all other activities as specified in itinerary. 2. Meals supplied at the retreat are included in the cost.  For participants staying at Crystal Paradise breakfast and dinner are included in your room rate.

CANCELLATIONS: All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing. Those canceling their booking will forfeit their non-refundable deposit. Also, they will be charged an additional cancellation fee as per the following schedule, no matter what the reason for cancellation: If the Retreat is canceled 35 days before the Retreat, there will be a cancellation fee of 25%, if canceled 25 days before Retreat, cancellation fee of 50%, if canceled 20 days before Retreat, cancellation fee of 75%. There will be no refund if the Retreat is canceled 15 days before Retreat or later. There will be no refund for any participant who leaves the Retreat prior to its conclusion, for whatever reason.

RESERVATION RESTRICTIONS: Any prospective participant with a disability, pre-existing medical condition, or medical history requiring special attention or treatment, should advise the Retreat Organizers at time of booking the reservation and are advised to consult with a medical specialist prior to reserving space in the Retreat. People who are unable to travel alone or who would require special assistance or handling must be accompanied by a companion who will provide the required assistance. The Retreat Organizers assume no responsibility for cases such as these.

INSURANCE: All participants in the Retreat are strongly advised to get travel, medical, accident, cancellation, and baggage insurance independently. The Retreat Organizers carry no insurance whatsoever for the Retreat participants. Participants are advised to consult the following non-profit informational web site: http://www.insuremytrip.com/

NATURE OF RETREAT: Portions of the Retreat could be considered rustic and rigorous and are best approached with a spirit of openness and adventure. Portions of the Retreat may be at higher elevations or in remote locations, where there may be no telephones or means of rapid evacuation in case of emergency. Smoking is not permitted in vehicles or at meals or during lectures, whether held indoors or outside. All Retreat participants should be prepared to walk at least one mile for the scheduled excursion.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. All Retreat participants should be healthy in mind and body. 2. All participants must have enough prescribed medication to last them for the duration of their stay on the Retreat, if undergoing any medical treatment or taking medication. 3. The Retreat Organizers are not responsible for Retreat participants’ health problems during or after the Retreat. 4. The Retreat Organizers are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property during the Retreat. 5. Retreat participants will spend much of their day outdoors with optional shelter from the sun.

WHAT TO BRING: Prepare for hot sunny days and cooler nights. Temperatures range from the 30s to the high 80s Fahrenheit. Be prepared for cooler weather, from 20 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit at night, due to higher altitude.  The weather in Belize during December is known to be unpredictable. Participants are advised to bring clothing and accessories suitable for mountainous tropical jungle in Belize.  Remember to bring your camera, hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, sturdy shoes, and white clothing for rituals.

PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEOTAPE: Representatives of the Retreat Organizers may be audio recording, photographing and/ or videotaping the Retreat. The Retreat Organizers reserve the right to publish any such audio recordings, photographs and videotapes without obtaining further consent from any participant. Each participant releases the Retreat Organizers and its representatives from any liability in connection with any such use of such audio recordings, photographs and videotapes.

The Retreat Organizers reserve the right to accept, decline, or retain any person as a Retreat participant at any time without liability. The Retreat Organizers reserve the right to remove any unusually disruptive Retreat participant without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever. The Retreat Organizers take no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the Retreat prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant that is not included on the Retreat schedule. There will be no discounts or refunds for any Retreat participant who temporarily leaves the Retreat and then returns to the Retreat later.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: I agree that I am taking the Retreat for the sole purpose of my personal education and growth. I am entirely responsible for my own personal safety, health, and mental, physical, emotional, and general well-being during and after the Retreat. I release the Retreat Organizers and their representatives, and any of their employees, assistants, and affiliates, of any liability for any injuries or damages mentally or physically I or any of my family members might incur during or after the Retreat. I understand that the Retreat is in no way psychotherapeutic or medical in nature. The Retreat is not involved with the treatment of disease of any kind and does in no way substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Winsom Winsom and other retreat leaders do not treat, prescribe, or diagnose any illness, disease, or any other physical or mental disorder. Any personal advice, counseling, and answers to my questions that are given to me on this Retreat are for entertainment purposes only. I release Retreat Organizers and their representatives and any of their employees, assistants, and affiliates from any injuries or damages mentally or physically that I or any of my family members might incur during or after this Retreat as a result of following any advice given to me on this Retreat. I release Retreat Organizers and their employees, assistants, and affiliates from any obligation to fulfill any claims about this Retreat that have been printed or spoken in any communications, lectures, letters, literature, the Internet, or the news media. I hold the Retreat Organizers harmless for anything that might happen to me or to my possessions on this Retreat. I understand that no health insurance or travel insurance will be provided by the Retreat organizers, and, if I wish to be insured, I have to do this myself.

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