With an Ear to the Great Mystery
A Two Day Kontomble Ritual with Liv Mokai Wheeler
Ojai, California · August 10 & 11, 2019
As I sat down to receive the guidance from the Otherworld for our ritual gathering, the messages from the Kontomble were simple in form:
Invite community to come together to sit with the Great Mystery.
They share with me that we all too often overly curate experiences these days, even when we gather in ritual with the Otherworld. They ask us to release expectation, to release preconceived ideas of what formula exists within the ritual container. They ask us to show up in the potential discomfort of not knowing.
Because the reality is that we don't know.
And so we show up honestly, as community ready to engage in the mystery with the Otherworld.
All fast beating hearts are welcome. All forms of insecurity are welcome. All aspects within your being that wish to liberate themselves are welcome. Your raw, primal being is welcome. Your voice is welcome. Your perceived imperfections are welcome. Your sense of fragility is welcome.
We welcome vulnerability of being.
What I can share with you, is that I travel with a village of Kontomble. In many ways, they see me as part of the village; I am part of the village. And in this ritual experience that we’re to have with one another, we're all to essentially exist within a village together.
The Kontomble bring the unexpected. I believe that they see much more than we in our human form are able to see. Through years of facilitating ritual with them, I have learned that they are also doctors. They bring healing to people. While they share guidance for a community, there are also other Kontomble that are actively facilitating healing. And as the frequencies are generated, alterations occur.
They bring medicine.
Kontomble medicine is spontaneous. It is loving. It asks us to trust in the depths of our humanity.
We will enter the unknown with the Kontomble as our guides. They are multidimensional beings. They connect with our ancestors, with our many brilliant guides and guardians.
And we will all exist in ritual together.
When I imagine into this ritual gathering with you, they show me that we are in a time that is in between worlds. We are in a changing paradigm. It is likely that many who are called to gather with us can feel this too. Our instincts tell us that in order to be a part of that shift, there is something we must do.
And so, we respond through ritual. We meet with the great beings of the Otherworld to listen, to counsel.
When we enter ritual space, physical matter rearranges.
When you enter the depths of ritual, Nature - if she so chooses - can reveal to you what would be a completely hidden world. Those doorways of potential get activated in ritual space. It can also rouse the earth. The earth, of that very location, can receive the message that humans are finally remembering again.
Although many of our rituals are focused on the feminine, this two day ritual is open for all to apply. In other words, the ritual itself enters gender fluidity.
We look forward to gathering with you in Southern California.
Liv Mokai Wheeler
With an Ear to the Great Mystery is a two day Kontomble Ritual that will be led and facilitated by Liv Mokai Wheeler. It is intended to be a safe space in which we can come together as a dynamic, open community to engage in the Great Mystery with the Otherworld.
We will gather for community circles and Kontomble Ritual with Liv Mokai.
We will have the opportunity to sit in ceremony and counsel with the Kontomble and to hear the messages from the Otherworld about where we are at this point in time, this time between worlds and between paradigms.
As we will be communing with Spirit in this sacred dialogue, we will also be making offerings throughout the weekend so as to feed these relations and give thanks for this counsel with love and reciprocity.
We will gather in Ojai, California. This beautiful valley is nestled within the Western Traverse Ranges and is home to diverse native plants, woodland nooks, and flowing streams with steelhead trout. The valley itself is a gateway between mountain ranges, a wild and sacred place in between worlds.
The ritual gathering will be hosted at Black Walnut Ranch. This space is a beautiful, lovingly tended gathering place. We’ve chosen this to be our gathering space for the Kontomble Ritual because of the sanctity within the valley, the abundant nature, and the spaciousness for connection. This will be a safe place where we can emote and engage in ritual and healing with freedom while diving deeply into counsel with the Otherworld. It is a place where we can both listen and be held.
With an Ear to the Great Mystery
August 10&11, 2019
10am-5pm both days
This two day ritual is open for all who feel called to apply.
All that is listed above is included in the cost to attend this ritual gathering. There will also be one light, grounding meal and herbal infusions provided each day so as to support our beings with nourishment during our time together.
Roundtrip transportation to the ceremony space, accommodation, and personal offerings are not included in the cost of this ritual gathering.
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 2018, in addition to publishing her first book, With the Love of the Ancients: My Spiritual Journey of Remembering, she also produced a feature-length documentary entitled The Remembering that released in January of 2019.
As there is limited space to attend the ritual gathering and we want to ensure that it feels like a resonant fit for all beings, each participant will need to apply for a space.
After an application is received and upon being welcomed to the ritual gathering, the nonrefundable deposit will be due within two weeks’ time.
Upon being welcomed, you would also receive a registration form, a healing agreement, liability 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.
Price: 475 USD
To reserve your space, a nonrefundable deposit of 200 USD will be due within two weeks of acceptance to the ritual gathering.
The remaining 275 USD will be due by August 1, 2019.
All payments are nonrefundable.
Payment plans are available so as to help make the financial aspects of the ritual gathering 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 ritual gathering.