Outline of Course
2022 dates are September 20th through 25th
Day One: Awareness – Leave no trace, set up, logistics, lunch, greet the land, dinner, opening council.
Day Two: Invitation – Next three days are preparation for your 24-hour fasting solo – some variation on this: dreamwork, breakfast, invitation, excursion, lunch, processing, invitation, excursion, dinner, story time or council, bedtime
Day Three: Deepening – Day before Fasting Solo – Bond with your buddy and solo spot – some variation on this: dreamwork, breakfast, wander with your buddy to find your solo spot, lunch, preparation and instructions, dinner, fire circle (or water circle) council, bedtime
Day Four: Trial – Next 24 hours – Fasting Solo Day – dreamwork, light breakfast, gather things for an overnight vigil, meet up with your buddy, go to your solo spot, host one or more of any number of rites – death lodge, up through the night vigil, calling the ancestors, a four-direction circle, etc., spend the night outside by yourself
Day Five: Return – Second to last Day –offer gratitude to your spot and return to base camp, eat a nourishing meal, gather in council
Day Six: Closure – dreamwork, breakfast, leave no trace clean up, closing circle