VISION QUEST AYAPUMA SAMAY 2020
Taita Imbabura, Sacred Volcano.
Ancestral Territory of the Karanki Tribe.
Cloud Forest and Natural Reserve.
Santiago Andrade León. Medicine Man, Spiritual Leader, Chief of our Vision Quest in Ayapuma Samay Ecuador and in Nina Urcu Sicily, Italy.
Ceremonies and Circles during our Vision Quest:
Tuesday June 23th at 21h00
Four Tobaccos in the Altar of the Halfmoon
Temascal next day
June 25th Thursday
Traditional instructions for Building a Temazcal
June 28th Sunday
Harvest of Vision Questers of 4 days
July 1st, Wednesday
Altar of the Halfmoon. Traditional Tepee Ceremony
Harvest of our Vision Questers of 7 days
Native Medicine Man from USA
July 3th, Friday
Harvest of our Vision Questers of 9 days
July 5th Sunday
Sacred Offering Ceremony, Power Walk and Temascal
July 7th, Tuesday
Harvest of our Vision Questers of 13 days
4 Tobaccos in the Altar of the Halfmoon
*During our Vision Quest we will have daily TEMASCALES (Sweat Lodges) and songs to the four directions in the morning and night. We will be sharing different activities and workshops, daily communitary work etc. All of the family can participate.
WELCOME FAMILY TO OUR SACRED MOUNTAIN, AYAPUMA SAMAY, VOLCANO OF THE IMBABURA
********IMPORTANT INFO , VISION QUESTERS AND SUPPORT*****
ARRIVING TO AYAPUMA SAMAY , VOLCAN IMBABURA
****CAMP SETUP FOR EVERYONE,22th JUNE AND 23th ****
June 22th MONDAY at 11 a.m punctual at meeting point.
Driver will wait 20 min only.
ONLY ONE RIDE THIS DAY FOR EVERYONE THAT WANTS TO SET UP CAMP. GOING DOWN CAN BE WALKING OR WITH DRIVER AROUND 3 p.m.
Please don’t stay camping because camp will be closed until day of ceremony. Bring your personal water and lunch, we will not provide food this day and everyone should go down around 3 p.m to rest and get ready for ceremony next day.
June 23th, TUERSDAY at 2:00 p.m at meeting point. Day of Opening Ceremony.
****THIS IS OUR LAST TRANSPORT ****If needed driver will go down again for second ride up but family should arrive on time. After this transport any person arriving later should arrange personally their own way to go up. For further info contact Elias +593967635837
MEETING POINT: Santo Domingo de San Antonio (Last bus stop, see map attached)
SAN ANTONIO DE IBARRA.
BRING YOUR PERSONAL WATER AND FOOD BECAUSE CAMP ONLY OPENS ON THE 23th at 3 p.m before ceremony.
A light snack will be provided at 6:00 p.m before the prayer. Everyone including support and council should be registered before the prayer begins.
Transport will cost aprox 3 US depending on the number of people in each ride. Cost of each ride is $25 US divided by the number of people.
ANY ADDITIONAL INFO WE ARE HERE TO HELP SO PLEASE CONTACT US +593991371881 and +593968068691 or +593967635837
THINGS TO REMEMBER
- Tent must be Weatherproof
- Rain Boots
- Bring dishes if possible (bowl for soup, plate, fork, knife, spoon, cup). (*AyaPuma will provide all of these if you need and a deposit of US$15 will be asked for this service. At the end of quest we will return deposit when you give back the dishes, all of this to avoid virus and take care of our family in a better way.)
- Temascal dresses, shorts
- Poncho and/or blanket, you can buy blankets at Ibarra´s market, for vision questers we recommend 4 Tigres woolen blankets.
- Mosquito Net for Vision Questers
- Vision Questers can bring waterproof sleeping bag and up to two blankets to the mountain.
- We recommend to bring a plastic of 4 m to use under the tent, this protects from humidity for tents that are not for mountain conditions and to keep you warm in the morning when the dew and the cloud visit us.
- Shampoo and soap MUST be Biodegradable.
-Hat and sunscreen are highly recommended.
- Offerings for the water of the mountain.
- HAVE YOUR PRAYER TIES, POLES AND FLAGS READY
- REGISTER BEFORE CEREMONY
HELP THE PRECAMP TEAM TO PREPARE ALTARS, DINING ROOM AND KITCHEN. HELP US TO TAKE CARE OF THE WATER. WATER FROM TANKS IS NOT FOR DRINKING.
FAMILY, OUR SACRED TIME HAS ARRIVED!!! AYAPUMA VISION QUEST 2020 IS HERE!! —
FOLLOWING PICS ARE FROM MEETING POINT.
DESIGN OF VISION QUEST
4 days, 4 nights
365 RED tobacco prayers
Door of the EAST, Humbleness
7 days, 7 nights
365 YELLOW tobacco prayers
Door of the SOUTH, our Will
9 days, 9 nights
365 BLACK tobacco prayers
Door of the WEST, our Sincerity
13 days, 13 nights
365 WHITE tobacco prayers
Door of the NORTH, our Integrity
This is a full Circle of four years, four doors facing and opening the Sacred directions; the path to our healing and knowledge of Spirit,
the Red Road of our heart in the Heart of our Ancestors; the way to honor our lifes and find purpose and direction in this sacred space and time.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR VISION QUESTERS AND SUPPORT
PLEASE SEND YOUR CONFIRMATION OF ASSISTANCE WITH:
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
ARE YOU VISION QUESTING OR SUPPORTING? IS THIS YOUR FIRST YEAR?
Date of Arrival to Ecuador and if you need assistance of transportation from airport to camp.
Please send to:
FOR ALL OUR VISION QUESTERS
365 TOBACCO PRAYERS (RED, YELLOW, BLACK OR WHITE)
(***VIDEO ON PRAYER TIES)
7 FLAGS / ONE FOR EACH SACRED DIRECTION
(Flags should be cut in a rectangle size and at list 30 cm wide is our recommendation)
7 POLES / ONE FOR EACH DIRECTION
In Ibarra you can buy or look for your poles.
GREEN, MOTHER EARTH
BLUE, FATHER SKY
PURPLE, HEART OF OUR LIFE
INFORMATION ABOUT TRANSPORT AND ACCOMODATION WHEN ARRIVIG TO ECUADOR WILLBE POSTED SOON.
IS IMPORTANT YOU CONFIRM AND SEND EMAIL SO WE CAN HELP YOU ORGANISE ALL DETAILS.