“In ceremony, this humble temple becomes a doorway to the heavens and gateway to the gods.”
Dawn of Eden’s Jaguar-Temple of Transformation
Approaching the temple’s main entrance, one sees the sacred winged-disc, used extensively in Sumerian and Egyptian times, mounted above the doorway.
A relaxed atmosphere is beneficial to one’s Ayahuasca ceremony. Thus, a sound system was installed in the temple to play a special Hemi-Sync recording at a low volume so it doesn’t interfere with the icaros being sung (or the shamanic music being played) during ceremony. The recording relaxes participants while gently moving them into a focused, whole-brain state of consciousness to elevate their experiences in ceremony.
This soothing ambiance is further enhanced by the calming sound of flowing water from Dawn of Eden’s nearby mermaid garden-waterfall.
Icaros and other “Magic Melodies”
Icaros are shamanic songs that are sung or whistled during an Ayahuasca ceremony. They are a magical art form and play an important role. Shipibo women typically sing icaros at Dawn of Eden as their feminine energy provides a valued complement to the ceremony.
Aside from icaros, Dawn of Eden incorporates specially selected shamanic music that takes the magic occurring during ceremony to an altogether higher level.
The spirit of Mapacho is an extraordinary shamanic ally. It is grown organically—without chemical fertilizers or pesticides—and does not contain any of the toxic additives found in commercial cigarettes. Mapacho is a powerful means to convey intention. It provides protection for individual participants and for the ceremonial space. It is also used to open participants to receive positive energies and seal participants from negative energies.
While acknowledging many people have an aversion to tobacco smoke, we respectively request those participating in shamanic ceremonies at Dawn of Eden embrace Mapacho as a sacred ally during the course of their ceremonial work.
While the temple is modest in size, visitors are quick to detect it’s an exceptional ceremonial space. The divine energy of the Egyptian deities is ever-present and immediately apparent.
As well, several shamanic mesas are in use; a principal mesa (above right), a secondary mesa overseen by the goddess, Ma’at (above left and below), and a floor-mesa (above center).
The Mesas: Portals to the Divine
A mesa can best be understood as a technology used in ancient shamanic arts. With a mesa, it’s possible to access spiritual realms through a collection of sacred power objects imbued with unseen energetic forces. As such, mesas are powerful shamanic tools for creating portals to the divine. Through these sanctified spiritual conduits, shamans can summon allies or channel healing and transformational energy for the advancement of human consciousness.
The principal and secondary mesas function as such portals. They pass powerful healing and transformational energies into the ceremonial space. Their service—as energy conduits—is augmented appreciably by the ceiling-mounted Horus-Eye which activates with the opening of the principal mesa. It serves as a quintessential stairway to heaven in so far as celestial energies are concerned. Heavenly energies flow through the Horus-Eye while the divine nature of the ceremony is beamed back into the Universe.
The floor mesa functions as the nucleus of an energy matrix and distribution hub central to the temple. It’s largely composed of selenite swords positioned like spokes on a wheel to radiate energy to participants seated in every direction. Its contribution to Dawn of Eden ceremonies cannot be overstated.
Selenite is a gemstone with fifth-dimensional light energy. It purifies and energetically cleanses the ceremonial space and all within it. To learn more about the selenite swords, handcrafted by Tom Ledder, visit: www.seleniteswordmaker.com
An Earlier Jaguar-Temple of Transformation
An earlier Jaguar-Temple of Transformation exists in Peru from the pre-Inca culture of Chavín dating to around 1200 BCE. Located in the Mountain Village of Chavín de Huántar, this temple also operated as a spiritual crossroad between Heaven and Earth. However, the Chavín Jaguar-Shamans used the sacred-medicine plant Huachuma, rather than Ayahuasca as a sacrament. Initiates of Dawn of Eden’s Chavin Renaissance are able to visit this earlier Jaguar-Temple during their program.
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Dawn of Eden’s transformational work is tailored to individuals who desire a greater alignment with their divine nature—their true and authentic higher-self and to those awakening to a higher purpose in service to humanity.
Whether you are new to the sacred-medicine plants or a seasoned veteran, the Ayahuasca based Jaguar Odyssey and Huachuma based Chavin Renaissance will meet you where you’re at and catapult you forward in your personal and spiritual growth. To book a program, visit: www.dawnofeden.net. We welcome your participation.
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