APRIL EVENTS


The Qollasuyu Council Invites You 
to a Social Gathering & More!

 with Don Oscar and Cindy Miro-Quesada
Sunday, April 15, 2018   3:00 to 5:00 pm
Chattahoochee Nature Center~ Heron Pond Area
Atlanta, Georgia

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Enhanced Enjoyment Exploring the Trails of the 
Chattahoochee Nature Center.
The intent of the gathering is to have rare social time with Oscar and Cindy and to be with one another. Take time before we meet to explore this amazing place!

The Center opens at 12 noon and closes at 5:00 PM. The Qollasuyu Council will be meeting with Oscar and Cindy when they arrive until 3:00 PM. You are welcome to join us earlier if we are not in circle. Bring drinks and snacks.

Chattahoochee Nature Center Information: http://www.chattnaturecenter.org/

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is located on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell and sits on a beautiful site comprised of 127 acres of native plants and gardens that showcase the beauty of Georgia. Our property includes a River Boardwalk, Discovery Center, wetland demonstration gardens and woodland trails that are home to over 50 species of injured, non-releasable wildlife. For nearly 40 years, the Nature Center has continued to grow and reach out to citizens as a place to explore new ideas and expand the awareness of the natural world.


ETOWAH MOUNDS     
PILGRIMAGE  
Saturday, APRIL 14



Etowah Mounds was home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., this 54-acre site protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits and defensive ditch. Etowah Mounds is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast. 

Make this a weekend of events!  NOTE: The distance between Etowah Mounds and the Chattahoochee Nature Center is 51 min (34.6 mi) via I-75 N.
Come join us for any part of the day!
Explore on your own and/or gather with us at 12 noon for a picnic lunch.

* Primitive Tools and Weapons Day (10 AM to 4 PM)
Watch the re-creation of ancient Native American tools and weapons. Demonstrators will explain how to make, use, and care for things that were very important for survival thousands of years ago.

* Join us for dinner at the City Cellar and Loft Restaurant. 
We will make reservations. 
Let us know you are coming by Friday, April 13.

* Torchlight Tour (6 PM to 9 PM)
Step back in time at the Etowah Indian Mounds. Come follow staff and volunteers through the torch-lit site for a nighttime tour of the mounds. Stop for a while and listen to some stories by a campfire near the river before heading back to the museum. Guests who have visited the site earlier in the day may receive a discount by showing their receipt from earlier in the day.
This is magical!


Etowah Mounds Information:  http://gastateparks.org/EtowahIndianMounds


Schedule for the Weekend
SATURDAY, April 14 ~ Etowah Mounds, Cartersville, GA
The site opens at 9:00 AM. Arrive anytime in the morning, visit the museum, enjoy the Primitive Weapons and Tools event, explore the site on your own.
PICNIC at 12 noon. Look for the diagonal rainbow striped Qollasuyu Flag. Bring your own lunch.
Visit the museum, enjoy the event, tour the site as a group and walk the nature trail by the river.
DINNER - eat together at The City Cellar and Loft followed by The Torchlight Tour.
Drive to Roswell, GA in the morning./span>
SUNDAY, APRIL 15 ~ Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell, GA
The Center opens at 12 noon which gives everyone an opportunity to explore and enjoy the Center. Oscar and Cindy fly into Atlanta on Sunday. Between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM, we will have The Social Gathering at the Heron Pond Section of The Nature Center.
Please email Janet Harvey at charcaruna@earthlink.net or fill out the reservation form below to let us know you plan to join us at Etowah.  Let us know when you plan to arrive and If you want to join us for dinner. Also let us know if you plan to attend the Social Gathering on Sunday.    
RSVP:  What I Plan to Attend Form  (Click Here)
THE QOLLASUYU COUNCIL INVITES YOU 
TO OUR ANNUAL



Come JOIN US!   

Over this weekend, we will engage in ancient practices that remind and help us to connect to our Self, to others, to community, and to the natural world around us. Through ceremony, the teaching of ancient sacred arts by members of our community, stories, music, walks on the mountain paths and sharing of the sacred gifts of each participant, we weave a weekend of communion, connection and celebration.

Through Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Apprenticeships, Universal Shaman Courses, and workshops with don Oscar Miro-Quesada and other teachers, we have been introduced to many ceremonial, purification, healing, and ritual practices. Often times we engage with, or witness these, once or twice.Then we go home. With the assistance of long time practitioners of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, we will have the opportunity to come together in ceremony, practice the practices, visit sacred sites at The Mountain and enjoy one another’s company!

Focus of the Weekend: “Practicing the Practices”
* Purification Practices
* Healing Practices
* Ritual Earth and Water Practices
* Ceremonial Practices

Schedule: 
Friday Evening: Arrive at The Mountain by 5:30 PM to settle in and have dinner. 
At 8:00 PM, we will meet in the Tree House with our mesas for the Opening Ceremony. 

Saturday Morning: Practicing the Practices  Part 1:  Purification  and Healing Practices
Saturday Afternoon: Practicing the Practices  Part 2: Ritual Earth and Water Practices              
Saturday Evening:  Practicing the Practices  Part 3:  Fire Ceremony

Sunday Morning: Practicing the Practices  Part 4.  Closing by 12:30 PM followed by Lunch

Opportunities throughout the weekend for conversation, quiet moments alone, exploring, meditation, music....  


REGISTRATION PROCESS
1.  Meals and Lodging:  The fee for two nights lodging and all meals is : $202.83. Additional fee is added for single rooms. Please register by August 31.
Register at The Mountain website http://themountainrlc.org/ .    Go to “Register”. 

                                     
2. Program Registration Fee:
We will collect the $50 registration fee (
check or cash) when you arrive at The Mountain. 

3. Please submit the form below to register for the weekend. For any questions, please contact: Leah Maynard at leahmaynard2012@yahoo.com or Janet Harvey at chacaruna@qollasuyu.com