The Braided River

10. The Journey (third trail stick)

THE JOURNEY (third trail stick) The third trail stick is for the journey, described by the beautiful word KERDÂ, meaning sacred trail, pilgrimage or quest. Now we settle into the rhythm of the journey. Our feet make a pact with the ground, tying our spirits into the trail. Our bodies move like weaving shuttles through […]

YÎKKÂ MANTALO Final Footstep

FINAL FOOTSTEP You have found the third fragment of this wolf tale and your YÎKKÂ MANTALO ceremony is complete within the dreaming house. Mending the trail has been a task of service and commitment. The healing seeds are glowing in their shell bowls all around the shrine. There are more arrows carved into the travelling […]

SNAD GWORO Final Footstep

FINAL FOOTSTEP As you gather up a second fragment from this jagged wolf tale, your SNAD GWORO ceremony comes to an end within the dreaming house. Many prayers have been fed and bound into the Soitlâ’s fire. The travelling sffondo has been notched with more carved arrows, ochre rubbed into the markings that honour your […]

BERYO KAMAWO Final Footstep

FINAL FOOTSTEP With a fragment of this jagged tale tied to your belt, you have now completed the BERYO KAMAWO ritual in the Soitlâ’s dreaming house. The Soitlâ’s fire is being stirred and fed by the ancient women who have always tended this shrine. Flames rise and dance, smoke coils, and the bone dreamer waits […]

MADYO Final Footstep

You have completed MADYO, the Sixth Moon and the second arc of your Lagyâno Journey with the Shrine Guardian. We witness and honour your footsteps along this trail. Your journey stone is now inscribed with another 36 small spirals, added as you have travelled. Now you are stepping from Wild Waters to Wild Songs. Travel well […]

WERITO Final Footstep

You have completed WERITO, the Fifth Moon and the first arc of your Lagyâno Journey with the Shrine Guardian. We witness and honour your footsteps along this trail. Your journey stone is now inscribed with 40 small spirals, added as you have travelled. Now you are stepping from Wild Earth to Wild Waters. Travel well with […]