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The Toltec Earth’s Embrace Ritual

A Residential 4-Day Shamanic Intensive

Thursday, August 22th – Sunday, August 25th, 2024

Orval, Belgium

“Shamanism is a path of direct revelation, from personal experience, connection, and power. There is no sideline. Earth is a fundamental teacher, she heals, reveals, and transforms. Her power is there for everyone who is willing to receive it. This time asks us to remember and walk upon the path of the Earth renewed.” – Roel Crabbé

This is an in-depth initiation ritual with enormous potential. What Earth will bring you on this night of ceremony and embrace is something that cannot be expressed in words. You will walk the path of mystery and the ancient path of healing. – Roel Crabbé.

The Ancient Tradition of “Earth’s Embrace”

Sacred BurialThe Sacred Burial found in Toltec and African traditions, but this powerful ritual exists worldwide. The ritual of the Sacred Burial is an ancient tradition that has been used for many centuries for healing, renewal, and transformation, as a Vision Quest or rite of passage.

Roel is one of only a handful of people trained to facilitate a Toltec Sacred Burial ritual in Europe. He will be guiding this powerful ritual for the fifth time since 2008. Currently, he holds a Toltec Burial ceremony every two years. (The other year he runs the Vision Quest in the South of France).

This is an intense authentic initiation ritual very few people get to encounter. If the deep mystery of Earth, its teaching and healing powers call to you, we welcome you to join us in this ancient tradition.

Ancient, life-changing ritual of transformation

In the Sacred Burial ritual, you dig your own grave, where you will spend a night of darkness, silence, surrender and prayer.

It is an authentic ritual of stillness, transformation and deep communion with the spirit of the Earth.

The Sacred Burial is for people who are called to connect further and deeper with the healing power of the Earth or want to use this intensive transformation ritual as a Vision Quest.

Mother Earth is filled with healing powers and spending a night in the embrace of her deep healing power was recognized by ancient traditions as a strong, transforming discipline. The Earth carries endless magic and grace within it.

The Sacred Burial ritual is for those who want to listen deeply to her messages and open themselves to her profound healing.

The Sacred Burial teaches:

  • Recovering your true power through surrender and openness.
  • Opening yourself to a deeper and more harmonious relationship with the Earth.
  • Releasing inner resistance, negative thought patterns, and negative energies that block you from living your true potential through humility and surrender that are vital in this ceremony.
  • Returning to stillness as a gateway to the dimension of the heart and soul.
  • Opening to the embrace of the Earth and her lessons of silence and healing.

An Initiation that is not for everyone

It is important to note that this ritual is not for everyone. The Burial is for those who are willing to release the grasp of ego, fear and control and open on a deeper level. We will guide you through the necessary inner preparation to fully open yourself to the voice of nature and to release the perception of boundaries, so you can be fully embraced by the healing spirits. Focus, silence of mind and surrender are key.

Preparing for powerful ritual

During the preparation period, you will work with several methods of the Toltec tradition, fire ceremony, work in nature, meditations and silence. These preparations will guide you into deeper and deeper openness and give you access to inner silence. You will work with your connection to Mother Earth, the powers of nature, and allowing the embrace of life’s mystery to teach you about your true potential.

During this time you can focus on what is important for you at this moment in your life.

When we go into the Earth, we go with clear intention and surrender.

This ritual is only for those who are ready. This will open the door to the soul and carry you into new realms.

If you are dedicated to the path and are ready for this initiation into the Wisdom of the Earth, Roel and Griet welcome you and will guide you and keep watch over you during the entire ritual and your night in the Earth’s Embrace.

This workshop is limited to a small group of participants, so sign up early. Knowing Roel’s work method as well as the willingness to surrender to working in silence and on inner preparation are requirements for participation.

If you are interested but you have no prior experience with Roel’s guidance, or you have some personal questions, you can always contact him through the contact page. He will contact you to discuss your participation via Zoom.

Held in the pristine nature of Orval, in the South of Belgium, the ritual is performed with the utmost care and in accord with the spirits of nature. Together we will make sure that the site that is taking care of us will be left behind in pristine condition.

Facilitation: Roel Crabbé
Date: Sunday, August 23th – 18u, till Wednesday, August 26 – 16.30 u
Language: Dutch, with translation into English
Location: Bois le Comte te Orval (South of Belgium)
Contribution: 449 euro course + 196 euro accommodation
Earlybird: 399 euro course + 196 euro accommodation when you sign up and pay before June 1st, 2024
Included is board and stay in 3 or 4 person rooms, and organic-vegan meals. 1 or 2 person rooms can be booked as long as available, and at extra cost.
To Bring: A list of what to bring will be sent to you 1 month prior to the workshop.

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