Offering Pomegranate Seeds to the Great Mystery:
A Healing Retreat & Training
July 25-August 1, 2019 · Kopaonik, Serbia · With Liv Mokai Wheeler
In my experience of working with Spirit, the way in which we approach the Otherworld is very important because it informs what they choose to reveal to us. How do we approach Spirit? Do we approach Spirit with a modern mind ready for consumption? Or do we approach with a basket full of offerings, a song, and a humble heart? Do we come to take? Or do we come to give? This matters greatly.
Serbia has been coming into my dreams each night since this retreat/training has been in the process of creation. Something has already been ignited in the astral realm and it is quite active; particular dimensions seem to already be aware that we're on our way, so to speak. We will visit the sacred pyramid of Serbia, Rtanj, during our time together. Before we make the journey to Rtanj, Kontomble will talk to us about the beings of this sacred pyramid and they will help to prepare us to visit the beings physically. And indeed, at the pyramid and throughout the process, we will come together to make offerings to the Great Mystery and to be in presence together. We will wait to see if she will choose to open her gate to let us into her inner sanctuary of remembering. The way is just as important as the thing.
When we gather in the sacred mountains of Serbia, the Kontomble and I will also help to clarify your medicine. We will work with each of you to help to identify which spiritual beings walk with you and help to strengthen your connection to them. And just as we are particular in our ways and preferences, all spirit-beings seem to be quite particular too; oftentimes our preferences are actually a reflection of the guides that walk with us. As such, we will help to clarify the ways and preferences of the beings with you as well.
Throughout time, humans have always consulted with the Otherworld. This dialogue between community and the Otherworld has been helpful in so many ways from planting a seasonal harvest to determining whether a land wishes for a group of humans to settle there. Yes, the earth has a voice. I believe that we collectively experience a gap, can feel that there's something missing, when we recognize that a dignified space isn’t being created for that bridge in the culture. Currently, my focus is helping to create culture that very intentionally creates space for the spiritual bridges, the orators of the mystical realms and traditions.
Ultimately, we do need more clear channels and not just any channel. But rather, we need the true oracles; we need the ones who incarnated to be a voice for community, to be a messenger, to be a guide helping to steer our boats in the darkness. And in that, we need to reclaim our voices as well as our right to use our voice for sharing what we know and what Spirit shows us about the future. This connection is also part of what we will work to heal together in Serbia.
Does hearing this make your heartbeat quicken? Does it make you nervous? If so, this may very well be an indication that you are one of the ones we've been waiting for. You're likely someone who hears the earth calling out, someone who wonders how to respond; that you're able to hear her in the first place is already an indication.
This healing retreat and training will be in honor and respect of the Great Goddess and Gaia as well. I have become so inspired hearing our friend Bilyana’s stories about the heritage of Serbia and the Goddess culture that is alive there. We are honored to soon be guests of the land and people of Serbia.
This gathering calls forth the oracles of the earth, the orators of the mystical realms and traditions. It is for those who are feeling called to strengthen their connection to their spiritual guides and to unite with the spirit-beings they are naturally in communion with.
The main facilitator, Liv Mokai Wheeler, has created a healing retreat and training for women that are connected to the Otherworld to come together to reclaim their voice. It has been created to make space for healing and transformation such that each woman deepens into greater understanding of their connection to the Otherworld and is empowered to embody a fuller expression of their voice and medicine.
During the healing retreat and training, Liv will help each individual clarify what beings they are connected to. She will also help to guide deeper cultivation of these relations while helping each woman find courage to share what they know because of these connections. We will have the opportunity to sit in ceremony and council with the Kontomble as well.
There will also be emphasis on identifying what energy may block expression as a bridge of the Otherworld to ultimately transform this energy for greater freedom and sovereignty. There will be community circles to hold space for the dynamic transformation that will be taking place. And we will come together for healing art and song ceremonies in an effort to engage in the energy of creation and reclamation of voice and dignity.
Additionally, each person will receive an individual Emotion Code session before we gather and also an individual integration session afterwards so as to support the process and healing. We will pilgrimage to the mysterious ancient pyramid Rtanj Mountain to connect with the earth and beings there as well.
This is an open and safe space for all that identify in some way as feminine or female. It is not she/her exclusive and we welcome all expressions of what feminine means to you.
The Woods of Kopaonik
We will gather at a woodland villa in the mountains near Kopaonik, Serbia. It is a warm and unique cabin nestled in the forest with cozy group spaces for us to come together as a community. We’ve chosen this villa to be our home during the healing retreat and training because of the inherent privacy in mountains and the protection of the forest. This will be a safe place where we can emote and engage in ritual and healing with freedom. It is a place that will be able to support and hold us during our process and transformation.
The host family will also be cooking our meals as well. As such, we will be able to experience the culture and hospitality of the Serbian people and their traditions.
Sleeping arrangements will be assigned and we will each be sharing rooms or beds with another community member. Upon registration, you will be given the opportunity to express your preferences in how you’ll be assigned a space.
The Magic of Rtanj Mountain
Rtanj Mountain is an enigmatic place with many stories centered around its Otherworldly energy and phenomena. Its ancient magic and mysteries has inspired many legends and folklore. Some believe it to be a mountain created by the beings of nature and a higher source, while others believe it to be an ancient pyramid with extraterrestrial origins. It is a place of miraculous beauty and mystical energy with many hidden streams, caves, and caverns. There is a rare and extraordinarily healing species of herb that is said to only grow on the pyramid itself as well.
The Kontomble have shared with us that the beings of the pyramid are in need of support and aid through the work of a community. We will council with Kontomble and they will also generously help us to communicate with the beings of the pyramid so as to better understand the veiled mysteries of the pyramid and how we may help these beings. We will then go to commune with them at the pyramid itself to offer our support and love.
Included in Offering Pomegranate Seeds to the Great Mystery:
All ceremonies, rituals, guidance, and teachings with Liv Mokai Wheeler
Healing art ceremony
Voice healing and song ceremony
A pilgrimage to the ancient pyramid
An Individual Emotion Code session
An individual integration session
Meals and drinking water
Accommodation for 7 nights
Not Included in Offering Pomegranate Seeds to the Great Mystery:
Roundtrip international flights to Serbia
Roundtrip transportation to Kopaonik and Rtanj
One lunch and one dinner during the pilgrimage to Rtanj
Kontomble, Spirit-Being, and Earth offerings
Facilitators and Support Team
Liv Mokai Wheeler
Liv Mokai Wheeler is a Kontomble Voice Diviner, a voice for the "little people," and international ritual facilitator. She trained and apprenticed for 8 years with Malidoma Some (author, PhD, West African Shaman). During that time, she made many pilgrimages to Burkina Faso, West Africa. There she spent time in the villages with the medicine people and also reconnected with the Kontomble. She has gone through several initiations that have enabled her to speak in the tongue of the Kontomble.
Liv’s practice has been working with people individually as well as facilitating healing in community for 14 years. Her work has brought her both into national and the international communities where she facilitates group divination rituals. She tours the world facilitating ritual reminding people of their true nature, which is deeper than our modern selves would have us believe.
For the past few years, Liv has been working with friends and researchers to help uncover the stories and memories of the "little people" around the world. In addition to publishing her first book, “With the Love of the Ancients: My Spiritual Journey of Remembering”, in 2018, she also produced a feature length documentary entitled “The Remembering” that released in January of 2019.
Bilyana Cincarevic is a painter and a conceptual artist, spiritual awakener, and keeper of an old Serbian tradition. She received her MA degree in applied painting techniques from the University of Arts in Belgrade in 2014. Her broad education includes years of studying Christianity and other spiritual philosophies, rituals and ceremonies, as well as civil society and humanities. Her focus on protecting women's rights places her among the intellectuals on the contemporary Serbian art scene.
In her performance, Bilyana restores an old rituals and the elements of ritual in order to elevate human awareness and re-establish connection with the forces and beings of nature. In her paintings she weaves energy and messages from her spiritual guides, Goddess Artemis in particular. Bilyana will lead an art healing ceremony during the healing retreat and training.
Since 2011 Tatjana Karajanov has been actively creating therapeutic music that stems from her studies of sound and frequencies and from her exploring the effect of music on the human bio field. She has composed two albums, creating the music by using her voice as an instrument: Music of the Spheres and Wisdom of the Forest. The music in both albums was carefully created, using special frequency ranges that have a therapeutic effect on the listener. She is working on the third album. Tatjana also makes healing music concerts in the form of improvisation, gathering together outstanding musicians. She sings traditional melodies from Serbia and the Balkans, as well as a fusion of Eastern and Northern melodic sounds. She is a homeopathic practitioner with 14 years of homeopathic experience and is currently studying psychology and Integrative Arts Psychotherapy education as well.
Through the experience in working with people, considering the mechanisms by which the totality of the human being functions, she has conceived the concept of therapeutic music workshops. "Active listening" of specially created harmonies, accompanied by appropriate exercises, the participants of the workshop have the opportunity to activate some "sleeping" parts of their "life music". These types of therapy propel the vital energy of an organism by activating all of its levels: physical, emotional and mental. The propelling of the vital force of the organism initiates very powerful self-healing processes, which transform traumatic content into an integrated experience. By developing this method, she has developed a special program for children and pregnant women. The voice healing workshop process consists of several levels. The movement is directed from the outward level of a person towards the inner level, in accordance with the person’s current state. By using one’s own voice, as a resonant tuner, vibrating certain tones, a person can evoke memories located within the body. Thus, gradually and gently, a person goes through each level opened for transformation. The effects of the workshop are felt immediately upon finishing the process. The person feels relaxed and many people report a feeling of instant relief. Over the following couple of months, people notice more significant changes where certain internal working models are transformed from destructive to constructive ones. Tatjana will lead a voice healing and song ceremony.
Florencia Barolin, LMT, is a medicine woman, healer, and body worker. Fifteen years ago she experienced a turning point that completely shifted her view of the world and of herself, revealing her gift and purpose, when she healed herself from cancer through a holistic approach. Since then she has dedicated her life to serving others and sharing the medicine she has harvested from her own personal deep work as well as from having studied with many great teachers.
Her healing work and approach with community is characterized by intuitive listening and a profound respect for each person’s innate wisdom to heal themselves while she guides as a sacred space holder in which deep emotional release, transformation, and healing takes place amidst unconditional love, kindness, and care. Flo will be joining us to help support the community and process and also aide in clearing energy and entities.
Since the age of twelve, Natalie started her journey towards spiritual healing as a result of being exposed to various spiritual teachers and healers. Since then, she has developed a stronger and deeper connection with spirit in her own unique way and continues to build on that relationship. Natalie also learned many skills while obtaining a master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She believes in the power of being held by community and allowing for true healing to occur between one another. Natalie will be facilitating Emotion Code Sessions and individual integration sessions for each participant.
Sylvie is what she would call a student of life and Spirit with a love and reverence for movement, herbalism, Celtic folk tradition, and the beings of the Otherworld including the Fey and the Little People of the Earth. As a result of finding recovery from an eating disorder, she began to sense and connect with humanity and the worlds in a different way. She has since been on the path of rediscovering what it is to truly live, to feed life, and to deepen into a more authentic expression of what it means to her to walk with Spirit most deeply by studying with and supporting Liv. She is both excited and honored to be supporting this gathering of women as gatekeeper for Liv and a being on the team helping to hold the process and community before and during the healing retreat and training.
As there is only space for 12 people to attend the healing retreat and training and it will entail in depth healing and commitment, each participant will need to apply for a space.
After an application is received and upon being welcomed to the healing retreat and training, the nonrefundable deposit will be required within two weeks’ time.
Upon being welcomed, you would also receive a registration form, a healing agreement, waiver, and a payment policy to sign and return to our team. These forms will be due within 72 hours and you would commit to a payment plan at this time.
After these steps are completed, your space would be officially reserved and you will be added to the community Facebook Group.
Price: 3200 USD
To reserve your space, a nonrefundable deposit of 500 USD will be due within two weeks of acceptance to the healing retreat and training.
The remaining 2700 USD will be due by June 15, 2019.
Payment plans are available so as to help make the financial aspects of the healing retreat and training more accessible. They can be set up at the time of registration.
We are now accepting applications. To receive an application, please send a message via the following contact form link indicating your interest in the healing retreat and training.