Bumble Bee Retreat 2024

Cancelled. So Sorry. No Bumble Bee this Spring.

Bumble Bee Retreat 2024

Big Power for Important work

By working as a bridge between the cosmos and the planet, we as individuals and as a collective circle become light sabers for the Creative Life Force. In our Cosmos class we have learned that the compassionate Spirits of the Cosmos will partner with us to bring miraculous restructuring to our earthly selves – and therefore to Earth herself and all the societies on earth. This work is new in Modern Shamanism, for a whole lot of reasons. We are pioneers. Let’s bring this truth to power.

Bumble Bee gives a a chance to see the night sky in all her splendor. It’s dark enough to see the Milky Way. I will have my camera gear, and we can identify the constellations and key stars and planets. We will be journeying to them as part of our process, and it’s so much more fun when you have actually looked up in the sky and seen the lights that emanate from our Cosmic Spirit Friends. its in the Green Zone in this map:

There are 3 secrets* to building power and doing big work. We will work with all three and supercharge our capacity to carry spirit’s power in our bones, and create the changes in ourselves and our communities that we need so much at this time.

In classical shamanism we do extraction, transmutation and then empowerment. This is like that, but the whole thing happens at once. We call in the power in a particular way, we do our ceremony as prescribed. We create our relationships with the helping spirits as instructed. And then they do surgically precise complete healing with big power. It’s like the life cycle of a star happening at a cellular level on the issues. I have seen that entrenched thoughts are connected to entrenched heavy garbage in our bones. From ancestral stuff? Yes. From environmental stuff? Yes. From your usual suspects that create intrusions? Yes. But the zeitgeist part of this is the thing we are going to explore the most.

We are expressions of the earth, the sky and the human collective. We can work with the earth and sky to seed BIG CHANGE into that collective. The first iteration of this is to do the work to transfigure thoughts and habits that are self destructive. In ourselves. The second iteration is to use this ceremony and journey to help someone else. And the third is to collectively work to change our human ways.

Sacred Ceremony in our beautiful Spiral and Crossroads

Magical nights under the stars. Beautiful days in the Sonoran Desert. Deep Shamanic experiences with a close circle of friends. Fabulous food, laughter and celebration. Our 12th annual retreat is the pinnacle of the SpiritHealer School experience.

We have two empowered labyrinths at Bumble Bee, and we will be working with them to create Magical Medicine for ourselves and our communities. Our Spiral is so strong! We have been generating incredible power in the Spiral for over 10 years. And last year we added a crossroads where the compassionate Spirits of the 4 directions come and stand with us through our retreat. The sacred space of Bumble Bee is land that crosses between the worlds. Come see and experience the power.

Bumble Bee is a sacred retreat, but is not austere! You will enjoy fabulous food and drink in delightful company. We work hard and we play happy. You will love it – come join us! We do have a nice swimming pool, and the house is lovely with its airconditioning. So if the heat is still on, we will not be miserable.

$600 includes accommodations at Bumble Bee, incredible food, (moderate) libations with dinner and of course, amazing Shamanic journeying experiences. As I can accommodate, airport transportation and sleep over at my house before and after. These last are not promised. Paula and Virginia have dibs, which leaves one or two open beds at my house. But there are nice hotels nearby.

Is Bumble Bee for you?

Do you love connecting with authentic land filled with native Spirit? Do you love animals and the romance of the old west? Do you find deep joy in being nurtured with delicious food and lovely company? Do you want silence of a starry night, and the laughter of friends? Do you want to experience a bundle of magic in your heart and soul? Connected to the stars and the land like ribbons of light held by the shimmer of the dragon’s wings? Bumble Bee is for you. Join us!

Bumble Bee Magic

From the Stars to the Saguaros, Bumble Bee is filled with life and Spirits. We have been meeting here for 11 years, and the land loves us as much as we love it. Come meet the Spirits who support the Ranch and all its residents. And see the long horn cattle, the herd of loving horses, the pigs and chickens and of course the Ranch managers family. You will become part of that family too!


People will fly in to Phoenix on Sunday and Monday. We gather at Bumble Bee in the afternoon/evening of Tuesday, and begin our formal gathering at 10 am on Wednesday – through noon on Friday. Bumble Bee is about 1.5 hours north of Phoenix. As we get closer we will figure out local transportation. Between my car, a rental car or two and Tara the Chef we can usually get everyone where they need to be. Some of you may want to come earlier ( or stay later) and tour Northern Arizona. Grand Canyon, Sedona, and all our beautiful places.

We rent the Big House at Bumble Bee. It has beds for 6 0r 7 and sleeping mats for more. There are 7 spaces (and 6 beds) open for registration. Virginia and I have dibs on the sofas so the beds are available. We all stay at the ranch. If you prefer a separate space you can camp out, and the Ranch has cabins as well. These are above and beyond the $600 price. You will need to reserve them for yourself. Call Kelly and she will set you up. 623-694-1165 (Perfect for those who want to bring a partner who is not shamanically inclined.)

* Releasing, Including, Becoming – you will experience them and learn to work with them

You will love Bumble Bee, I promise!

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