In Ancient times there was a mysterious theme, the one of the sky mill. It wasn’t a motif, it was a symbol for the change which the ancients viewed in the sky over the ages, through the procession of the equinoxes. Different constellations presented themselves to the eye in the sky at different times, the change was so slow as to take hundred of years to present a new constellation all together at the time of the equinox, yet the ancients understood and saw that change and called the whole effect a mill.
In the norse epic, The Kalevala, that heavenly mill is called the Sampo, it’s a multi coloured article, a magical mill forged by a the best Smith.
We want to use this motif and develop it into a themed event this coming September, in the Heartland campground in Abruzzo where we are researching a new type of hybrid between sustainable tourism and personal development work.
The idea is to run another of those special events which are a mix of tent making, and promotional work, cutting edge performance and inner work, but all the while in the wildest nature of Abruzzo, the mountains and the open air. We will be raising 4 yurts, and be focusing this time of the central tent portion of the Zodiac tent, the Zome.
Because the theme happens to be The Heavenly Mill, we want for the cooking part of the event to focus on food made from the ancient grains of Abruzzo, to develop a way to feed the event participant that connects us to a gluten free or at least gluten healthy past, when the local ancient grains where still healthy to eat….. before modern Wheat, so we will make pasta, and eat Spelt grain for staple, make bread in the fire etc.
The focus of this month long event will be to create a sort of alternative performance geared towards change alongside a group of other people. We are developing a type of activity that hopefully will turn into a participatory show, one that takes the spectator right into the show, like a sort of rite of passage from the past, the zodiac tent is going to be a sort of oracle edifice, and so we are working to have a sort of mix between challenging the self into deeper layers of connectivity, we hope to again touch on the subjects of telepathy, and well being, inner calling etc.
Like each of our events, there will be a sweatlodge to purify ourselves, this will hopefully take place around the equinox time, the moment of change.
Here is a video of the last event we hosted in the spring, we hope to be holding two of these month long events every year.
Contact us if you feel called to participate, remember we will be living only in nature and sleeping in yurts, and the scope of inner work and this level of natural encounter isn’t for everyone, it’s for people who wish to further into their psyche, for those of us that are willing to witness the mill of change and understand how it makes everything revolve, how it grinds the new age.