Plant Diets

A ‘Plant Diet' is a traditional way of working with plants in order to get to know them better & receive their gifts, especially for guidance & healing. Dieting with plants in ceremony is a way to honour the plants & their Dream, to develop a deep relationship with a plant and to have a direct experience of plant consciousness.

During the plant diet ceremony we ingest an elixir that has been pre-prepared in a sacred manner. By drinking this regularly, we receive the plant’s vibration both physically and spiritually. This vibration accumulates in our body over time, and the more we surrender, the more the Spirit of the Plant can enter our being. Our body charges itself like a battery from the energies of the plant and eventually the plant may transform into being part of our cells, filling us with energy that can help us, as well as flowing out to others.

Healing takes place at all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, and is intended for both the individual and the collective. The ceremony provides an opportunity to heal any imbalance we may have created in the web of life. It is an opportunity to receive an initiation from the plant - the Spirit of the Plant and the intent and readiness of the dieter are paramount.

At this time on Planet Earth, the plant world is bringing important messages to assist our awakening and evolution. At a plant diet, the plants offer to initiate us to new levels of awareness, helping us to remember how to live as Sacred Humans. They open Gateways to Higher Consciousness and can give us a direct experience of other realms and higher dimensions.

Physical ingestion helps integrate and ground these new levels of consciousness into the physical body, as well as bringing the medicinal actions of the plant. During a diet, we spend our time dreaming with the plant, using methods such as journeying, meditation, time in nature, breathwork, dance, creative art or whatever is appropriate.

The plant diet ceremonies at Derrynagittah are timed to coincide with the Celtic Fire Festivals. We honour the turning of the Wheel of the Year and seek to align ourselves with the natural cycles of Nature. Participants either fast completely or follow a specified restricted diet during the weekend. We finish with a shared feast.

Please email me at info@derrynagittah.ie for details.

 

-Upcoming Plant Diets- 

 

Dog Rose Initiation

23rd-24th June 2018 at Derrynagittah

A ceremonial Plant Diet with the Wild Rose

You are warmly invited to join us for a ceremonial diet with the Dog Rose, the overlighting deva of Derrynagittah and an enduring symbol of love. Sacred to Venus, the Dog Rose is highly valued for her healing abilities and offers profound healing for the heart. We seek to connect with her sacred Dream, surrendering to her initiation and intending to manifest Heaven on Earth in a way of Beauty and Heart.

As we celebrate the peak of the sun’s energy at the summer solstice, we also prepare to turn inwards as the days begin to shorten. The Dog Rose helps us to develop the quality of unconditional love and reminds us of the sacred law that ‘Love is all there is’.

The diet begins on Saturday morning at 10am and finishes on Sunday afternoon around 4pm. During the weekend we will travel deeply with the Dog Rose. Places are limited so early booking is essential.

Bring: sleeping bag/bedding and food for shared feast on Sunday.

Payment:€200 incl. booking deposit €50   

Contact Marion at info@derrynagittah.ie to check availability and book a place.

Dandelion Plant Diet

20th - 22nd April 2018 
Ærø, Denmark

Dandelion – Master Healer & Seeder of Dreams

You are warmly invited to join us in sacred ceremony with the amazing Dandelion, a powerful medicinal herb which cleanses and nourishes the liver and kidneys. Dandelion brings the expansiveness of Jupiter and helps us to send out the seeds of our dreams. At this time of urgent change on our planet, the Dandelion is coming forward offering strong medicine to assist our evolution and bring a new story in our lives. We will call on the Dandelion for cleansing and to guide and strengthen us in knowing our Sacred Dream and making our Dream a reality.

 This is a ‘Plant Diet’ ceremony, an opportunity to immerse yourself in the energy of the Dandelion and to come into close relationship with this remarkable plant. The plant acts as one who initiates us into the next level of awakening, offering an initiation into what it truly means to live as a Sacred Human on this planet.

During the weekend, we ingest a specially prepared Dandelion elixir while fasting, thereby facilitating full communion with the plant. By regular ingestion of this sacrament, we will receive and integrate the Dandelion’s vibratory quality into our bodies.This brings healing for body, mind and spirit and offers an opportunity to heal any imbalances we may have created in the web of life, both individual and collective.

If you are unable to fast for medical reasons, small amounts of specific foods will be available for you. The ceremony starts at 17 pm on Friday and finishes around 4pm on Sunday, after a shared feast.

Join us for a profound weekend of expansion and beauty with the magnificent Dandelion!

This ceremony will be facilitated by Carole Guyett, medicine woman and medical herbalist from Ireland. Carole has developed and led ceremonial Plant Diets since 2008 and is author of ‘Sacred Plant Initiations’ (pub. Bear & Co. 2015). A passionate plant spirit healer, teacher and ceremonialist, she is dedicated to bringing the gifts of the plant world to others, and to healing the relationship between humans and Nature. Her work blends the Celtic tradition with the teachings of the Beauty Way. Carole offers apprenticeships, workshops, plant medicine, personal and group ceremonies both internationally and from her herb centre Derrynagittah in County Clare, Ireland.

 

Location: Organic Farm Vitsø & Yogastudio, Søby Landevej 20, 5985 Søby on the danish baltic island of Ærø. Copenhagen and Hamburg are both a 3- 4 hour journey by car or train and 70 minutes by ferry.

Costs: 1940 kr incl. food, drinks & 2 nights dreaming together in the Altar room.

Please bring bedding as well as suitable warm and waterproof clothing for outside.

For bookings and enquiries contact: Dorit Lassen: mail@yoga-aeroe.info

www.yoga-aeroe.info, 0045 41486895. There are 12 places available.

We have a holiday flat in the house with 6 sleeping places, feel free to get in touch if you would like to stay longer. With the booking of your place please send €100 as deposit to:

IBAN: DE80 4306 0967 2050 0969 00

BIC: GENODEM1GLS

Anyone with significant health issues, please let us know in advance.

 

Blackberry Initiation

3rd - 4th February 2018
A ceremonial Plant Diet with Blackberry
celebrating Brigid

You are warmly invited to join us for a ceremonial diet with the Blackberry, a plant ruled by Venus and sacred to the Goddess Brigid. As the first seeds stir beneath the earth, we will travel deeply with the Bramble, honouring Brigid’s Day and connecting with the seeds of our own ideas that germinate within us.

Associated with both Fire and Water, Blackberry embodies passion, vigour and sexuality, together with tenacity and perseverance. Wild and untamed, this is a plant of the fairies, aiding psychic vision and helping us to maintain our boundaries. Blackberry offers to initiate us to a new level of self. She celebrates our wildness while awakening & anchoring our passions.

The diet begins on Saturday morning at 10am and finishes on Sunday afternoon around 4pm. Places are limited so early booking is essential.

Payment : €200 incl. booking deposit €50

Contact info@derrynagittah.ie to check availability & book a place